“‘And in the last days it shall be, God declares,
that I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh,
and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy,
and your young men shall see visions,
and your old men shall dream dreams;
even on my male servants and female servants
in those days I will pour out my Spirit, and they shall prophesy.(Acts 2:17-18, ESV)

 

Some Theologians in the Evangelical world today, still doubt the amazing number of supernatural power encounters with God that are being reported worldwide. This anti-supernatural worldview did not come from an unbiased study of the Bible. Many of these same teachers vehemently defend the authority of God’s word. But some scholars have been so affected by this western naturalistic worldview that they interpret the Scriptures with a bias. Dr. Craig Keener refers to what we call the third world as the “majority world.”

It is being reported by multiple reliable sources that Jesus is appearing to Muslims in dreams in an unprecedented manner in many nations. People are being healed of disease, and signs and wonders are being well documented all around the world. I believe much of the western church could experience more of the power of God, if we would just ask Him for it. It is vitally important that we keep our main focus on the Gospel message.

But if we are to be faithful to the teaching of the Bible we should be asking for power encounters with God to see those in demonic bondage set free and sick people healed. Signs and wonders point to Jesus and the ultimate goal is the salvation of the lost.  God is a supernatural God and his people have been empowered with his Spirit. We desperately need a fresh encounter with God’s Spirit today.

Prayer: Father restore the power and the presence of your Holy Spirit back to the western Church. We are living in spiritual poverty. Grant us repentance and have mercy on us. In Jesus name amen.

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