“Through faith in the name of Jesus, this man was healed—and you know how crippled he was before. Faith in Jesus’ name has healed him before your very eyes.”
Heard multiple sermons from the book of Acts today. In Acts there is so much wild stuff going on, you’ve got the beginning of the early church, the Holy Spirit is brought upon believers, disciples are scattering out everywhere to spread the Gospel, 3,000 people get saved at Pentecost and in Acts 3 through the power of the Holy Spirit, a lame man who hasn’t been able to walk his whole life jumps up and takes off running around praising the Lord! It’s safe to say that during this time it was quite a time to be a Christian!
The biggest lesson learned all day looking at these crazy miracles that have taken place, it’s easy to look at the miracles and think we’ve got the Holy Spirit dwelling within us right? Why don’t we see or make miracles happen like this? Or we get upset and feel like we’re not good enough if we can’t do what these guys were doing. The big lesson throughout these sermons today was screaming at me right in my face!!!! It’s not about me, it’s not about you, it’s not about Peter or any of these apostles, IT’S JESUS!!!!! And only JESUS!!!! That’s it. Miracles of healing seem so crazy and huge but when you look to what was at the root of these miracles and people getting saved, IT’S JESUS!!!!
You know what’s so encouraging and gives so much freedom to our lives? Knowing that we don’t have to go out and work ourselves to death trying to make miracles happen, try to heal ourselves from personal addictions or struggles, heal someone else. we don’t have to base our power and expectations off of what we’ve got because it doesn’t matter either way.
With faith in the name of Jesus Christ, that’s where miracles happen big or small, healing takes place, walls of addictions are knocked down, literally anything is possible!!! How awesome is it that we can rest in the peace, joy, and security we have in having the power of the Holy Spirit dwelling within us and a personal relationship with the Son of God?!?!? There are plenty of principles, cool ways to say things or interpret scripture but at the end of the day God’s Word always brings us back to the source of the power and faithfulness of God which is seen in our lives through Jesus Christ! Before we can ever see the WHAT happen in our lives, we first have to sit back and recognize the WHO which is Jesus Christ! With Jesus at the lead, there ain’t no telling what’ll happen next but I promise you it’s going to be daggum awesome!!!! It’s JESUS CHRIST, just Jesus!!!!