LYNETTE HAGIN usually leads Exaltation at Rhema Bible Training College each week. This is a time when students come together to pray out the plan of God for their lives or however the Holy Spirit leads. These times of consecration and surrender make Exaltation a weekly highlight throughout the year.
Occasionally, a Rhema alumnus ministers. Read how CHAD GONZALES, A 2003 RBTC GRADUATE AND PASTOR OF AWAKEN CHURCH in Jonesboro, Arkansas, encouraged the students.
Called to Manifest Jesus
Regardless of who you are, you have been equipped, called, and qualified by God. It doesn’t matter if you are a pastor, evangelist, prophet, or children’s volunteer. Or if you are a lawyer, doctor, stay-at-home mom, or landscaper. All Christians are called to manifest Jesus and display Heaven on earth. THE WORLD NEEDS TO SEE JESUS THROUGH YOU.
For years, the Body of Christ has been learning about faith. Now IT'S TIMEE TO START DEMONSTRATING WHAT WE BELIEVE. We owe the world an encounter with God. Members of the Body of Christ will either minister as one of the five-fold ministry gifts or work in a secular profession. But every Christian is called to heal the sick, raise the dead, cast out devils, and proclaim the Good News of the Kingdom.
Jesus believed evidence was needed when preaching the Gospel. He said, “ ‘The works which the Father has given Me to finish—the very works that I do—bear witness of Me, that the Father has sent Me’ ” (John 5:36 NKJV). The miracles that Jesus performed bore witness that God had sent Him!
We owe the world an encounter with God.Chad Gonzales
Demonstrating God’s Power
The same is true for us. When we share the Word, supernatural proof needs to accompany it. A demonstration of the power of God shows that it is true.
Many Christians in the modern-day church seem to think that we can win the world for Jesus without the miraculous! That is wrong thinking. The supernatural power of God has to be in manifestation to reach a lost and dying world.
JESUS IS THE PROTOTYPE of what a person filled and united with God can do. Since we are made in His image, we can do the same works that He did (John 14:12).
Proving Who You Are
It’s not good enough to say, “I am a Christian.” We need to prove it. THERE NEEDS TO BE AN OUTWARD MANIFESTATION OF OUR INWARD UNION WITH GOD.
Second Corinthians 6:16 says that God will live and walk in us. Our hands, feet, and mouth are the hands, feet, and mouth of Jesus. We are to release Him every day to those around us.
Because we are one with God, we can expect the supernatural to happen. When we start thinking like this, the byproduct will be the miraculous.
Quit Feeling Inadequate
Many times we second-guess ourselves. We say things like, “I don’t know if I’m good enough. I don’t know if I read enough of the Bible today. I don’t feel spiritual.”
OUR FEELINGS ARE INCONSIQUENTIAL because Jesus said, “My Father who lives in me does his work through Me” (John 14:10 NLT). That means if the Father is in you, you are qualified regardless of how you feel!
Be Used of God
WE'VE BEEN CALLED TO REPRESENT JESUS WITH 100 PERCENT ACCURACY! Like Jesus, we should be able to say, “If you’ve seen me, you’ve seen the Father” (John 14:9). The world is depending on us not only to preach the Gospel but also to demonstrate it! This is the life of a Christian. We have been invited to step into a realm that only God works in—the realm of the impossible.
The ministry of Jesus is still alive today. It is manifested through anyone who is willing to step up and say, “God, use me! I believe in You! I don’t care about fame and fortune. I just care about the anointing of God on my life and proving to the world that God loves them.”
Paul said in Colossians 2:6 (NKJV), “As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him.” Many have received Jesus, but only a small portion are walking in Jesus. Let that be you! Walk in Him! Live in Him! Manifest Him!
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