Sunday, April 23, 2017

God Shows His Power!

On the day of Pentecost all the Lord's followers were together in one place.  Suddenly there was a noise from heaven like the sound of a mighty wind! It filled the house where they were meeting.  Then they saw what looked like fiery tongues moving in all directions, and a tongue came and settled on each person there.  The Holy Spirit took control of everyone, and they began speaking whatever languages the Spirit let them speak.  Many religious Jews from every country in the world were living in Jerusalem.  And when they heard this noise, a crowd gathered. But they were surprised, because they were hearing everything in their own languages.  They were excited and amazed, and said: Don't all these who are speaking come from Galilee?  Then why do we hear them speaking our very own languages?  Some of us are from Parthia, Media, and Elam. Others are from Mesopotamia, Judea, Cappadocia, Pontus, Asia, Phrygia, Pamphylia, Egypt, parts of Libya near Cyrene, Rome, Crete, and Arabia. Some of us were born Jews, and others of us have chosen to be Jews. Yet we all hear them using our own languages to tell the wonderful things God has done.  Everyone was excited and confused. Some of them even kept asking each other, "What does all this mean?"

Acts 2: 1 - 12

During the beginning days of Christianity, God displayed His power to men who were on the brink of believing in Jesus!  Men speaking languages that they had never learned along with healing the sick and even raising the dead were not unknown in those days.

Then came the time when men began to proclaim “the age of miracles has ceased!”  For whatever reason, physical evidences of the reality of God were rarely, if ever seen in the world.  Did God suspend revealing Himself to men or did men quit seeking God with a heart that is willing to recognize His power?  

If you truly believe that God does not act in the world today in a way that would confirm His might, power and Majesty, then why would you pray?  God would have to answer your prayer without giving you even a hint that it was the Almighty Himself responding to your request!  

Prayer under those circumstances would be like throwing money into a wishing well and hoping it would make a difference! There is little wonder that few men, even Christians pray in today’s world.

God has given mankind the ability to reject Him in spite of many clear and convincing proofs that He is real!  People can even reject God after they are convinced that He indeed does exist!

But don’t be fooled by the lie that says, “The age of miracles has ceased!”  Even today, if you seek Jesus you will find Him.  If you desire to see Him you will!  If you want to follow the Lord, He will show you the way!

“Lord Jesus, open my eyes to see Your power in the world around me today!  I confess to You, that whatever You have done in the past, You can still do today, and will be able to that and more forever.  Praise Your Holy Name!  Amen.”

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