“For if the miracles that were done in you had been done in Sodom, it would have remained until today,” Matthew 11:23.
I heard a statement by a Pastor on the news the other day, who said that 37% of Millennials do not believe in God, and that the #1 reason was, that they didn’t see anyone walking out their Christianity. So therefore it was not real!
We have come into a time when we will no longer be able to walk a minimal walk with the LORD!
We will have to put action to what we truly believe and according to these Millennials, they are not seeing it!
This is a generation which is crying out for the real, the truth and the power! They are not going to tolerate their grandma’s religion, if it holds no substance!
They are over dead religion and will not go to your social club type of religious meetings!
They don’t have time in their life for meaningless pizza party’s and loveless entertainment centers!
They already get this in the world, so what do they need to go to church for? They have a heart that says… “if it doesn’t have any power and substance then we do not believe it and do not have time for it!”
Jesus said in John 10:37 “If I do not do the works of My Father, do not believe Me;”
He also told His disciples In John 14:11-12 “Believe Me that I am in the Father and the Father in Me, or else believe Me for the sake of the works themselves. Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father.”
Jesus spent a lot of time telling His disciples, that when he left that the Holy Spirit would come and do even greater works than they had seen!
But He also told them in Luke 24:49“Behold, I send the Promise of My Father upon you; but tarry in the city of Jerusalem until you are endued with power from on high.”
Receive Ye the Holy Ghost!
You see, he had blown on them and told them to receive the Holy Ghost before He left, but then He also told them not to go until they were filled with the Power!
This Power was bought and paid for by Jesus shed blood so that He could multiply Himself in you and I, and to reject it, is to reject all that He has available to us, to portray who He is to a dying world!
Shame on the church for denying this power to the people of God!
Shame on the Church for thinking we know better how to win souls without it!
Shame on us for withholding the real Jesus to the world and thinking that our programs and entertainment can replace the true raw power of the Holy Spirit in our gatherings!
“And as you go, preach, saying, ‘The kingdom of heaven is at hand.’ Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out demons. Freely you have received, freely give,” Matthew 10:7-8.
Go Demonstrate the Gospel!
When Jesus told His disciples to go preach, He did not mean go read to them. He called for a demonstration of the Gospel…
Why? So that they could see that God was real and that He would be glorified!
All religions can preach their own word and doctrine, but true Christianity is a demonstration of what the Father wants to do in the earth through His people!
Jesus said go demonstrate the gospel! He wasn’t just talking to His disciples but to all of us!
He said in the above scripture that when you preach say “The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand,” why? Because the Kingdom is in you and should be manifested through you!
You, yes you, are to be a demonstration of what the Kingdom of heaven wants to do in earth!
“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.
The LORD is Saying
“Now is the time for the demonstration of the Kingdom into the earth!
Now is the time to walk and talk and do miracles that will change men’s hearts!
Now is the time to act like My Son and do what you see the Father doing and say what you hear Him saying!
Now is the time to tarry and wait in My presence as Jesus waited, until He overflowed with all that I filled Him with!
My Power and presence will show the world who I truly am and what My heart truly is like!
No enticing words or programs born of the flesh will do! Now is the time to be filled with the Holy Spirit and Power!
Now is the time to carry the fire of My true presence into this dark and desolate, dying world!
They must see Me! They must feel me and sense who I AM! They must hear My Word and see the demonstration!
Like Moses demonstrated My power and brought the people out!
So it is time to bring this generation out with a demonstration of my Spirit, My Kingdom, and My Power, through My People!”
~ by Jo Ellen Stevens
Jo Ellen Stevens of TCIC Ministries is a Prophetic speaker, author, worshiper and intercessor. She has ministered with her husband for 23 years and was a worship leader at the Assembly of God for many years. She is an ordained minister (Restoration Ministries) and works with Restoration Ministries in their Ministry Rooms doing prophetic worship with her husband. She has taught many bible studies and have led many intercessory prayer groups.