I Thought Healings, Signs, and Wonders Passed Away?!

You thought wrong! There are more healings, signs, and wonders, taking place in the earth today then ever before. Jesus Christ, the same yesterday, today, and forever. The belief that there are no more healings or miracles is one of the most demonic teachings in the world today. I still don’t know how Little D (the devil) pulled that one off, but I have to admit it, that was a good one. All through the Bible, God backed up his Word with signs and wonders. Moses used signs and wonders in Egypt to prove that God was really with him. Daniel surviving the Lion’s den proved that God was with him. Don’t forget about Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego in the fiery furnace. All the people believed in Jesus, because of the many miracles He performed. He even said,’If you don’t believe me, believe the works, that you may know and believe the Father is in Me and I am in Him (John 10:38).’ The first apostles, everywhere they went performed great miracles, so much that every town they went to the people believed and realized that their message was the truth.

So like I said earlier, the removal of signs and wonders from Christianity probably the greatest trajedy of the past 2000 years. How did the devil pull that off? The banning of the Bible during the dark ages was another huge one, but thats for a different day. Pretty much every major denomination agrees that Christianity must be based solely on the Word of God. Lets see what God says about this:

And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;  they shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover. (Mark 16:17-18)

Verily Verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father. (John 14:12)

And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man’s wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, that your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God (1 Cor 2:4-5)

According to the Word, it is pretty clear. These are Jesus’ own words (written in the red). If you were going to doubt any part of the scripture, its probably not a good idea to doubt the red part. I heard one preacher say one time that signs and wonders are no longer needed, because we now have the Bible, they did not have it back then.  I heard another one say that tongues, and healings, and all miracles stopped when the last apostle died. Who comes up with these theories?

Fast forward to present day. Trying to verbally convince someone that Jesus is the only way has severe limitations. The Muslim will tell you why Mohammad came to give us the truth, and have his argument line upon line. The Buddhist guy will tell why Jesus was a good teacher, but there are many paths to enlightenment. Then the atheist will confront you and give you 6 reasons why there without a doubt is no God. No don’t get me wrong, intellectually convincing someone is very much possible (called apologetics), the gospel has no flaws and lines up perfectly and no other argument can compare. However, that is not how the saints we see in the New Testament were getting the job done. For example, in Acts  13 when Paul was going to minister to the govenor Sergius Paulus, a sorcerer tried to distract him. Paul caused a temporary blindness to come upon the sorcerer, for interfering with the work of the Lord. The govenor, seeing this demonstration of God’s power, believed Paul’s words to be true. In Acts 5, we see people lined up in the streets in beds and couches, waiting for Peter, as just his shadow healed them. We see whole towns getting saved after just one miracle at the hands of Paul.  In Acts 9, we also see the jailkeeper, asking how can he be saved, after seeing the jailhouse miraculously opened. When was the last time you actually saw someone ask, ‘what must I do to be saved?’

Instead,  most of what we see today are Christians walking around with these little tracts passing them out to people, trying to mentally convince. Or we see altar calls of people coming to the Lord at the end of a church service. When are we going to see a mass miracle revival break out at the department stores in the mall, or a floor at the hospital being cleared out because the healing power of God showed up and healed everyone. This is what the world is waiting for. The reason the psychics do so well financially is because they are funded by so called Christians who were taught that God no longer speaks today. All the psychics, tarot card readers, astrologers, and soothsayers would be put out of business in one week if Christians would hear God for themselves and prophecy to those that can’t.

Yes God does still speak. Yes God does still perform miracles. But he does it through YOU, and you have to have the faith to let him use you. A year ago I saw a youtube video of a healing revival that broke out at Disneyland. This changed everything for me, as I realized that God wants to invade the earth with heaven, but we either let him use us, or prevent him by not doing our part. After I watched this video I realized that I too could lay hands on the sick and they would recover, I too could do the works of Jesus. The people in this video were just ordinary Christians, who just believed the Word about healing, and everybody they touched was getting healed, at Disneyland. Just regular Christians, not Bishop Apostle Reverend AW Sutherland Rivers, Jr.

Signs and wonders are the primary reason people took notice of Jesus when he walked the earth, and the primary reason the Gospel spread like wildfire in the first century.  That statement might make many people mad, but I really don’t care. The bottom line is that this next decade between 2011 – 2021 will be the greatest decade of increased miracles, signs, and wonders, in unusual places all over the earth of all walks of life, and I’m sure that will make the devil even madder.  You can only suppress the truth for so long, he had a good run. Its now time for the glorious church to arise. Will you let God use you?

Demonstrate It!

Troy Anthony Smith is a successful entrepreneur and the founder of Demonstrate It, an organization that believes in healings, signs, and wonders. Mr. Smith currently resides in Hollywood,CA, where he can be found at the grocery stores, malls, and street corners, laying hands on the sick, casting out demons, and declaring the good news of the kingdom of God.

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