But we must never treat God or His Holy Spirit as something we can use and manipulate at our own will. We must be humble and be servants waiting to hear the voice of God to pray for someone, heal someone.
And now, Lord, look upon their threats and grant to your servants to continue to speak your word with all boldness, while you stretch out your hand to heal, and signs and wonders are performed through the name of your holy servant Jesus.” And when they had prayed, the place in which they were gathered together was shaken, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and continued to speak the word of God with boldness.Acts 4:29-3
Yes Lysa-We **GET** to do it. What a privilege! And lest we forget, what a responsibility. Whoa.
Yes AMEN!!!!This is what I was hoping you were saying:)))And not that WE do it, in His name but that He does it in and thru us~
"Yes, and the other thing about the WOF movement that is troubling is how they over-do the being privileged in Christ teaching. Yes, we are "sons and daughters of the King" and we are "the head and not the tail" but don't let that prevent you from having a servant's heart. So much of that self seeking and privilege attitude is so contrary to how Jesus conducted himself. Let God be the one to bless and favor you, not you clawing and grasping for it."Amen Daniel! The teaching of who we are in Christ, and the believers authority in Christ is taught throughout the Word of God, but there are two extremes that we must avoid. The one extreme is to use that authority in a way that God never intended, and that will happen if we do not embrace the cross of Christ, and the I is taken out of the picture. It is the authority of Christ that He has given us for His Kingdom purposes. The other extreme is to not see that God has made us kings and priests, and we are expecting God to do everything, when we has told us to take authority over the demonic realm, to bind and to loose, etc. etc. We must stay humble and yielding to God while moving in the authority and power that God has given to His Church.