We began a new 5 week teaching last night on Deliverance and Healing. I would like to share with you this morning some of the highlights that touched my heart and I pray God will speak to you as He is doing to us.
Lets start with Mark 3;14-15
Mark 3:14-15New King James Version (NKJV)
14 Then He appointed twelve, that they might be with Him and that He might send them out to preach, 15 and to have power to heal sicknesses and to cast out demons:
One of the most important things for us to remember is that God has called us to:
1. BE WITH HIM…..Sometimes we get so busy in doing that we forget that we need to spend that intimate time with him… As I wrote this I thought of the story of Mary and Martha, where Mary choose the good thing and set at the feet of Jesus. As you will see even in the above verse,,after we spend time with Jesus, then He will SEND us out….
2. Appointed and Annointed to Be Sent Out
Jesus was sent by the Father to do the Fathers will
For I have come down from heaven, not to do My own will, but the will of Him who sent Me.
Jesus was SENT to do the will of His Father.
Luke 4:43New King James Version (NKJV)
43 but He said to them, “I must preach the kingdom of God to the other cities also, because for this purpose I have been sent.”
Just as Jesus was Sent by His Father, then He sent out the disciples with POWER and AUTHORITY!!
Sending Out the Twelve Mark 6
7 And He called the twelve to Himself, and began to send them out two by two, and gave them power over unclean spirits. 8 He commanded them to take nothing for the journey except a staff—no bag, no bread, no copper in their money belts— 9 but to wear sandals, and not to put on two tunics.
10 Also He said to them, “In whatever place you enter a house, stay there till you depart from that place. 11 And whoever will not receive you nor hear you, when you depart from there, shake off the dust under your feet as a testimony against them. Assuredly, I say to you, it will be more tolerable for Sodom and Gomorrah in the day of judgment than for that city!”
12 So they went out and preached that people should repent. 13 And they cast out many demons, and anointed with oil many who were sick, and healed them.
Luke 10:1New King James Version (NKJV)
The Seventy Sent Out
10 After these things the Lord appointed seventy others also, and sent them two by two before His face into every city and place where He Himself was about to go.
John 15:26-27New King James Version (NKJV)
26 “But when the Helper comes, whom I shall send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who proceeds from the Father, He will testify of Me. Also Luke 24:49
When Jesus returned to the Father He did not leave them alone, but He promised He would SEND a HELPER!!! I am so grateful because the HOLY SPIRIT was also sent for us for such a time as this…
This is something very important for you to understand. When Jesus was here HE annointed and appointed the disciples to go out and do the will of the Father…..But when did we receive the POWER to go out???
Acts 1:8New King James Version (NKJV)
8 But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”
There are many Christians today that are trying to do Gods will in their lives……but they are doing it in their own power….. Jesus sent us the HOLY SPIRIT so we would be FILLED WITH POWER, (Strength and Ability)
God has a plan for His children…to SEND them out into the world and He has equipped us with the Holy Spirit to enable us to do what Jesus did and even greater works….
The Great Commission
14 Later He appeared to the eleven as they sat at the table; and He rebuked their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they did not believe those who had seen Him after He had risen. 15 And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. 16 He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned. 17 And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues; 18 they will take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.”
God has a plan for your life my friend and it is an awesome plan to SEND YOU out into a world that needs to be Touched and Changed by God himself and He has equipped you through the Holy Spirit to do just that!!! Don’t underestimate the POWER of God that dwells in you…
Keep Asking, Seeking, Knocking
9 “So I say to you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. 10 For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened. 11 If a son asks for bread from any father among you, will he give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will he give him a serpent instead of a fish? 12 Or if he asks for an egg, will he offer him a scorpion? 13 If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him!”
Ask the Father right now for His Promised Holy Spirit to Fill you and endue you with the POWER from above and equip you to go out and do his will and see the signs mentioned about following you as you Go!!!
God bless you my friend
I only touched a little bit this morning, but I will continue soon!!!!
Pastor Carol Mora