Fresh Insights Into Apostles – Part Thirty-Four

One important aspect of the ministry of apostles is that apostles demonstrate the Spirit and power in their ministry. They do not just preach the Word as that would only be half of the work they are called to – they demonstrate that the Word they preach and the message that they bring is THE Truth and the only way into Heaven. (Romans 15:18-19)

In his letter to the Church in Corinth Paul writes, “And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man’s wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power…” 1 Corinthians 2:4

One of the ways apostles demolish strongholds (arguments against the truth – 2 Corinthians 10:5)) is by demonstration of the Spirit and power. The Williams translation says, “They were attended with
PROOF and POWER given by the Spirit.” Apostolic ministry demonstrates the Word preached. God confirms apostolic ministry with signs following (Mark 16:20). Miracles, healings, deliverance, along with signs and wonders, should follow mature apostolic ministry. Philosophy and worldly wisdom can never accomplish what demonstration can. The power of God must be DEMONSTRATED. This means “to be put on public display;” “to exhibit;” and to “manifest publicly.”

As a result the early Church saw many come to a saving knowledge of the Lord as the apostles preached and ministered the Word. The Bible states: And with great power gave the APOSTLES witness of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus… Acts 4:33

And by the HANDS OF THE APOSTLES were many signs and wonders wrought among the people… Acts 5:12

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