This Generation

As the Lord was with the early apostles working wonders and miracles through the Holy Spirit which they all received, so He is in this generation. God is in the generation of the righteous; and the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is there is liberty (2 Cor. 3: 17). Liberty from sin, from diseases, from addictions, from any kind of imprisonment of the enemy.

We are living in the age of the dispensation of the Holy Spirit. If we have received the Holy Spirit, there shouldn’t be any difference to what the Lord can do through us now, to those He wrought through the early apostles. If we believe that the Lord is in the generation of the righteous, we must also believe that He still works wonders and miracles and other mighty deeds, for those are the signs that He is with us, otherwise, God could be present, yet His miracles (of healing, deliverance, etc.) are absent?

How can that be? For God is unchanging (see James 1: 17). Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever (Heb. 13: 8). And it is the same Spirit we received that the early apostles received, and the same Spirit that worked miracles through them. Why wouldn’t He work the same miracles through us now, except for the reason that many so-called believers do not really believe?

The Lord still works wonders and miracles by the Holy Spirit, but many couldn’t see and believe them. Maybe because they have hearts like the Laodiceans’? (See Rev. 3: 14-16)

God is in the generation of those who believe, obey, and follow Him. He is still busy going about His work, and greater works than these shall He do through us by the dispensation of the Holy Spirit.

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)

He that believes, the work that the Lord Jesus did while He walked on earth, he shall do also by the power of the Holy Spirit. And if others say that these words were addressed only to the early apostles and not to us, do the Lord and His Word exclude anyone? This kind of reasoning would get us into thinking, “What else in the Word isn’t applicable to me?” This is simply wrong, for the Lord said, “Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.” (Mat. 24: 35)

If one does not and cannot believe, the Lord also cannot perform miracles in one’s life.

He could not do any miracles there, except lay his hands on a few sick people and heal them. He was amazed at their lack of faith… (Mark 6: 5-6 NIV)

This weekend, may we study and meditate on the powerful Word of God again, asking the help and guidance of the Holy Spirit to cast out all unbeliefs and doubts. May we see and feel the Word’s power working in our lives. May God bless you more! Amen.

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This post is linked to Brag on God Friday, Spiritual Sundays, Walk with Him Wednesdays at A Holy Experience

Comments

  1. Charlotte says:

    Another great post! Yes…I believe that God’s promises are true and belong to us as much as they belonged to the first Christians. I also believe that the reason many do not experience His power in their lives is due to not believing…lack of faith, because without faith it is impossible to please God. However, I do not believe that He gives us everything we ask for, but only what He knows to be best for us. I’m thankful for that, because I don’t always know what is best for me:)

    • RinaPeru says:

      Yes, Charlotte. God doesn’t give us everything we ask for. Sometimes, those things we thought would be good for us are not approved by Him, that’s because He has much better things in store.
      Thank you for for this lovely comment!

  2. Pamela says:

    There’s no generation gap with God. His Word is as applicable today as it was for my grandmother.

  3. Charlotte says:

    I think this is a subject we need to seriously consider. I’m afraid there is a huge lack of faith in the Christian community today. Thank you for sharing these enlightening comments.
    Blessings,
    Charlotte

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