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The Power of the Kingdom (21 of 40)
Series: Emerge: Kingdom
Jesus Culture - Banning Liebscher
John 14:7-15; Matthew 10:1-8
When we pray for others, we should do so fully expecting that we will see God move.
When we pray for the sick to be made whole, when we pray for blessings on people and for God to impact our churches and communities, we are asking for things that are already on God's heart - they are already a part of His desire for the Earth. Our perspective on prayer is completely different when we know we are not begging God to move but releasing His will on the Earth with our words and actions.
EQUIP: God desires for us to walk in His power.
Teaching Point 1: God intends each believer to walk in the power and purity of the Holy Spirit (John 14:7-15).
Most of us think that only a few people can do miracles, but Jesus said the fruits of the Spirit would be evident in everyone who believes. ''I tell you the truth, anyone who believes in me will do the same works I have done, and even greater works, because I am going to be with the Father'' (JOHN 14:12).
Jesus modeled a lifestyle that accomplished great things, and we can do the same. We have the Holy Spirit available to us to bring powerful change physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually to those we come in contact with. ''I brought glory to you here on earth by completing the work you gave me to do… I have revealed you to the ones you gave me from this world'' (JOHN 17:4,6).
God has given you influence in your relationships. As we reveal God's love to people, they get healed and restored.
There is no ''junior'' Holy Spirit. Young people don't get a Holy Spirit that is smaller or not as powerful as the Holy Spirit who raised Jesus from the dead:
- ''Your sons and daughters will prophesy'' (ACTS 2:17).
- ''This promise is to you, and to your children'' (ACTS 2:39).
- ''Then he took the children in his arms and placed his hands on their heads and blessed them'' (MARK 10 ...
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