Tuesday, June 11, 2019

The Power of the Gospel 【福音的大能】

“Then the disciples went out and preached everywhere, and the Lord worked with them and confirmed his word by the signs that accompanied it” - Mark 16:20. 

Signs and wonders follow the preaching of the WORD. They are always GOD'S SIGNS, not ours. 

Colonel Sanders retired after he sold his KFC business to a large corporation. Many years later, the corporation invited Sanders to be their traveling ambassador. Sanders was served a plate of KFC when he visited one of the KFC outlets. Tasting the food, he became visibly upset and angry saying “this is not my recipe”.

Paul founded the early church. The early church was very powerful in transforming lives through healing, deliverance and the impartation of spiritual gifts. If Paul is to walk into a powerless church today, he will be very upset because this was not the church he founded.

Saul was a very learned man, having been trained under Gamaliel, a great teacher of the Law. On the way to Damascus, the light from heaven flashed around him and transformed him to, Paul, an apostle of God. The light (fire) turned him into a ‘Flame of Fire’ as Hebrews 1:7 says that “God makes His ministers flame of fire” that even a girl possessed by a fortune-telling demonic spirit could see the light (Acts 16:16-17).

He zealously proclaimed the gospel of Christ with a powerful demonstration of ‘signs & wonders’ under the power of the Holy Spirit. 

He wrote:-

Romans 15:18-19, “I will not venture to speak of anything except what Christ has accomplished through me in leading the Gentiles to obey God by what I have said and done— by the power of signs and wonders, through the power of the Spirit of God. So from Jerusalem all the way around to Illyricum, I have fully proclaimed the gospel of Christ.”

1 Corinthians 1:17, “For Christ did not send me to baptize, but to preach the gospel–not with words of human wisdom, lest the cross of Christ be emptied of its power.”

1 Corinthians 2:4-5, “My message and my preaching were not with wise and persuasive words, but with a demonstration of the Spirit’s power, so that your faith might not rest on human wisdom, but on God’s power.”
1 Corinthians 4:20, “For the kingdom of God is not a matter of talk but of power.”

Any Christian who does not believe in signs, wonders, and miracles in his ministry is walking short of the mark of Sonship, to live a victorious life. Without the power of the Holy Spirit, Christians are no threat to the power of darkness.

A man of God wrote: “True Christianity is not just a matter of words; it is a demonstration of God's love and power to save, heal and deliver. Jesus did not just talk about God's power to heal and save, He demonstrated it.”

Another wrote:- “All the works of the Holy Spirit are done through man’s spirit while the works of the enemy are all done through man’s soul and sinful flesh.”
We give all glory to God!

Paul K P Ang
Arsenal of Fire Global

June 11, 2019

“门徒出去,到处宣传福音。主和他们同工,用神迹随着证实所传的道。阿门。” - 马可福音十六章20节
















洪光炳 Paul K P Ang


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