In this, the last of six postings on what God is up to today in the Kingdom and in His world – and thus what the emphasis of the Church must be today we are going to briefly look at “getting up and moving out”. It is time to step up and step out.
So far we have seen that He is emphasizing:
1> Intimacy with Him
2> The Kingdom of God
3> Multiplying by making disciples and planting churches
4> Apostles and Prophets
5> The disciplship process
And, today – Step up and step out and watch God…
Mark 16:20 Then the disciples went out and preached everywhere, and the Lord worked with them and confirmed his word by the signs that accompanied it.
1 Corinthians 2:4-5 My message and my preaching were not with wise and persuasive words, but with a demonstration of the Spirit’s power, so that your faith might not rest on men’s wisdom, but on God’s power.
As we step up and step out – obeying and doing as He has commanded His Church – His people to do…
He will show up and show off
You will see true signs and wonders
The word “demonstrate” here is a special word used only once in the New Testament. It mans to put God on public display or to exhibit God. God wants to show up and show off through you…
Often we sit and wait for God when, in reality, He is waiting for us to obey His last command to “go into all the world…” As we obey and go then He promises to show up and show off. Matthew 28:20 states, “…and I am with you even to the end of the age.” If we will go and tell others about Jesus – stepping out in faith – He will show up and show off. He will back up our words and the Gospel with miracles, signs and wonders. But, we must take the first step and obey what He has commanded us to do. It is time to mobilize.