"The signs of a true apostle were performed among you with all perseverance, by signs and wonders and miracles."2 Corinthians 12:12
This week’s movement principle is: Pray For Signs and Wonders. In Acts 14:3, we read: “So Paul and Barnabas spent considerable time there, speaking boldly for the Lord, who confirmed the message of his grace by enabling them to perform signs and wonders.” And in Mark 16:20, we read: “The disciples went out and preached everywhere, and the Lord worked with them and confirmed his word by the signs that accompanied it.” Wherever the disciples went proclaiming His Word, God confirmed the gospel message of the kingdom with with miracles of healing, demons cast out, the blind seeing, the deaf hearing, the dead raised, etc. In Luke 10:9, Jesus commanded them to “heal the sick.” All of these signs and wonders Jesus described as ‘destroying the works of the devil’. So as you go out to plant churches in your neighborhood or around the globe, ask God to confirm the Word of God you are sharing with powerful signs and wonders. Ask that, as disciple makers pray for those in need in the name of Jesus, God would answer with miracles, signs and wonders, and cause hearts to open to receive the Good News. Ask God to open your eyes and heart to new levels of faith in Him that will open the way for the Holy Spirit to work among the people you meet.
Ask God this week to give everyone involved in church planting movements a sense of their connectedness to the family of Christ as children of God. Practice listening to Holy Spirit daily for where He is sending you to prepare His way.
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