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This section will be composed of the
1. The Program
2. As seen in the ministry of the Lord Jesus
3. As seen in the early church
1. The Program
Zechariah 4:6 This
is the word of the Lord unto Zerubbabel, saying, “Not by might, nor by
power, but by my Spirit,” saith the Lord of Hosts.
Zerubbabel led a
return of Jews, from 70 years of captivity, back to their home and began a
work to rebuild the temple. (Ezra 3:4-) After encountering much
opposition, he was encouraged by the Lord, that the work would be
completed not by man's power or might but by the Spirit of the Lord.
All through the
scriptures we see the supernatural power of God manifesting to accomplish
his purposes and establish his plans. God does this by way of his Holy
Spirit, working through the gifts and callings, that he places on people's
lives. The divine anointing of the Holy Spirit is the enablement of God,
to accomplish what God calls a person to do.
But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the
wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the
things that are mighty;
Vs.28 And base
things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea,
and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are:
Vs.29 That no
flesh should glory in his presence.
Vs.25 Because the
foolishness of God is wiser than man and the weakness of God is stronger
God's ways are not
man's ways and the very things that we consider useless, weak, or foolish,
is the very things that God will use and in doing so, God gets all the
glory. I'm reminded of Namaan having to dip in the muddy waters of the
Jordan River 7 times as part of God's way of healing him. Of the Lord
Jesus putting mud and spit in the eyes of a blind man and when he went and
washed, he was healed. By the supernatural power of God, seas were parted
and walked on, a few loaves of bread and fish fed thousands of people, and
the list goes on and on.
Vs. 58 And he did not many mighty works there because of their
MARK 7:4-13 Vs.
13 Making the word of God of none effect through your traditions, which
ye have delivered: and many such like things do ye.
of men and unbelief hinders the work and power of God.
The New Testament
program of God is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ to a lost humanity:
baptize and disciple those that believe. This is the Great Commission,
given by the Lord Jesus Christ to the church, as shown by the following
And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, “All power is given unto me
in heaven and in earth.
Vs.19 Go ye
therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the
Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost
them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and lo, I am
with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.
MARK 16:15 And he
said unto them, Go into all the world, and preach the gospel to every
SUPERNATURALLY EQUIPPED THE CHURCH to do this by the divine power of the
HOLY SPIRIT; working through the various calling and gifts that He places
in the church.
LUKE 24:49 And
behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city
of Jerusalem, UNTIL YE BE ENDUED WITH POWER FROM ON HIGH.
ACTS 1:8 But ye
SHALL RECEIVE POWER, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye
shall be witnesses unto me both in Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the
uttermost part of the earth.
MARK 16:17-18 And
these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out
devils; they shall speak with new tongues,
Vs.18 They shall
take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt
them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.
1 CORINTHIANS 12:28
AND GOD HATH SET SOME in the church, first apostles, secondarily
prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings,
helps, governments, diversities of tongues.
2. As Seen in
the Ministry of Jesus
LUKE 3:22 And the
HOLY GHOST descended in a bodily shape like a dove upon him, and a voice
from heaven, which said, “Thou art my beloved Son; in thee I am well
LUKE 4:1 And Jesus
being FULL OF THE HOLY GHOST returned from Jordan, and was led by the
Spirit into the wilderness.
LUKE 4:14, 18 And
Jesus returned IN THE POWER OF THE SPIRIT into Galilee; and there went out
a fame of him through all the region round about.
Vs.18 THE SPIRIT
OF THE LORD is upon me, because he hath ANNOINTED ME to preach the gospel
to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach
deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set
a liberty them that are bruised.
ACTS 10:38 How GOD
ANNOINTED Jesus of Nazareth WITH THE HOLY GHOST AND WITH POWER who went
about doing good, and healing all that are oppressed of the devil; for God
was with him
LUKE 11:20 But if
I by the finger of God cast our devils, no doubt the kingdom of God is
come upon you.
The Lord Jesus
ministered by the power of the Holy Ghost and not his own power as the Son
There is not enough
space to write of all the things that our Lord did, so I will quote the
scriptures from the book of John.
JOHN 21:25 “And
there are also many other things which Jesus did, the which, if they
should be written every one, I suppose that even the world itself could
not contain the books that should be written. Amen.”
3. As seen in
the early church
ACTS 2:4 And they
were ALL FILLED WITH THE HOLY GHOST, and began to speak with other
tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.
ACTS 3:6 Then
Peter said, Silver and gold have I none; but such as I have give I thee:
In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk.
ACTS 6:8 And
Stephen, full of faith and power, did great wonders among the people.
Vs.33-34 And there he found a certain man named Aeneas, which had kept
his bed 8 years, and was sick of the palsy.
Vs.34 And Peter
said unto him, Aeneas, Jesus Christ maketh thee whole: arise, and make thy
bed. And he arose immediately.
Vs.40-41 But Peter
put them all forth, and kneeled down and prayed; and turning him to the
body said, Tabitha, arise. And she opened her eyes; and when she saw
Peter, she sat up.
Vs.41 And he gave
her his hand, and lifted her up, and when he called the saints and widows,
presented her alive.
ACTS 14:8-10 And
there sat a certain man at Lystra, impotent in his feet, being a cripple
from his mothers womb, who never had walked.
Vs.9 The same
heard Paul speak; who steadfastly beholding him and perceiving that he had
faith to be healed,
Vs.10 Said with a
loud voice, Stand upright on thy feet. And he leaped and walked.
ACTS 19:11-12 And
GOD WROUGHT SPECIAL MIRACLES by the hands of Paul:
Vs.12 So that from
his body were brought unto the sick handkerchiefs or aprons, and the
diseases departed from them, and the evil spirits went out of them.
In this small sample
of scriptures, we can see the fulfilling of Gods word in Mark 16:20 and in
“And they went
forth, and preached everywhere, THE LORD WORKING WITH THEM, and confirming
the word with signs following. Amen.”
“Verily, verily, I
say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do
also; and greater works that these shall he do; because I go to the