Gathered and Scattered – “The Church of My Dreams” Part 9

The church of my dreams will walk in power because all of those who call this church their spiritual family will truly believe in the baptism in the Holy Spirit and walk in the attributes of the baptism.

This second experience after salvation (see Acts 8:14-17) means that the believer has been empowered by the Holy Spirit. The believer walks in the same power that raised Jesus from death and the grave. This power came upon them when they were baptized in the Spirit and along with it came one or more of the nine gifts of the same Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 12:4-11). This power was given so that believers could and would walk supernaturally in a natural world. Afterall, when you were born again you received the gift of eternal life (Romans 6:23b) and this is a relationship with a supernautral God (John 17:3). To enable this relationship to be maximized, God, in His grace, then sent the Holy Spirit to come upon us, empowering us to walk in the supernatural along with Him.

You may, as a Charismatic, say, “I know all that – tell me something I don’t know.” My answer to your comment: If you know it why are you not walking in it on a daily basis? Where is the evidence of your supernatural walk other than you have a private prayer language (not one of the 9 gifts of the Holy Spirit in 1 Corinthians 12 as that tongues is public tongues used in public worship assemblies). If you know it – walk in it. Show me! Demonstrate that you have more than a limited head knowledge of this truth but that you are actually walking in the power of God.

Jesus said,On the last and greatest day of the Feast, Jesus stood and said in a loud voice, “If anyone is thirsty, let him come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within him.” (John 7:37-38). In the church of my dreams every believer will know the truth and the truth will have set them free to walk in the power and thus see miracles, signs and wonders as they influence their neighborhood towards the gospel of salvation. More than knowledge – experience. They will truly and deeply believe what the Bible states and be walking in it. Every believer.

And, as they walk in it, that power will increase and touch more and more lives. In Ezekiel’s vision of the river of God flowing from the throne – the river deepen as it left the temple and entered the streets of Jerusalem. As the rivers of living waters are released from your inner spirit – where God is enthroned because you are the new temple of the Holy Spirit – the river will grow more powerful (deeper) the further into the society and world they go. The stronger the power of the Spirit will be. This will be actual, daily truth for every believer in the church of my dreams.

Jesus said,you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you and you shall be My witnesses...” There’s the key – the power is to be used as we witness to those who do not have a relationship with the living God. Believe it! Do it!

My dream church – people gathered to God and scattered to do His work in the world – sent to seek and save the lost with power. Ah! such a dream!

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