Acts 4:20 – For we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard.
I believe God. I believe the Word of God. God’s Word is truth. If God said it, that settles it. The Word of God is settled forever in heaven, and He has magnified His Word above all His Name. Heaven and earth shall pass away but the Word of God shall never pass away. Not one jot or tittle of God’s Word will EVER fail. God is upholding all things by the Word of His power. It is impossible for God to lie. I make all those statements so I can say again, I believe God; I believe the Word of God. I MUST speak what I have seen and heard.
More than believe it, I choose to live by it. I have heard the Gospel of Jesus preached all my life. I can recall from my earliest childhood being in church, hearing the ministry of the Word, and even sitting at the foot of the pulpit, looking up at the Pastor as he spoke. I can recall, again even from my youth, words of truth that came from the pulpits I have been honored to observe. And I have seen with my own eyes great manifestations of the power of God. I saw my father healed of stomach ulcers for which the doctors were preparing to do surgery, but the final exam before surgery could find no ulcers. With my own eyes, and many times by the laying on of my hands as I ministered, I have witnessed blind eyes and deaf ears opening, cripples rising and walking, tumors, cancers, and cysts melting away in moments, demons cast out, all manner of healing, and on no less than three occasions, the dead raised. I MUST speak what I have seen and heard.
I have witnessed as people under the conviction and drawing of Holy Spirit run to Jesus for salvation and repentance of sin. I have witnessed, on numerous occasions, with my own eyes manifestations of what we call the Shekinah of the Lord; that is a manifestation of His glory in the form of fire or smoke. I have been so drunk in the Spirit that I could not stand, and had to be held up by others, even driven to my home and placed in my bed, awaking the next morning without knowledge of how I got home. I have witnessed such a strong presence of Holy Spirit that the business of a restaurant was stopped as the anointed vessel of the Lord walked through it on the way to a hotel pool to baptize new converts. I MUST speak what I have seen and heard. I urge you, be the witness you have been called to be; speak up.
Manna for Today – Acts 4:1-22; Mark 16:15-20; John 14:12-14; John 15:7; John 16:23; Philippians 4:13