The New Testament church in the book of Acts was a powerful church. They greatly affected their world with the Gospel message given to them by Jesus Christ. Their prayers had powerful results and in the same way it is the will of God that these signs should follow believers today. They had troubles and difficulties but they had tapped into something powerful and they rose above their troubles through prayer and faith in God.
Acts 4:29-31 (KJV) And now, Lord, behold their threatenings: and grant unto thy servants, that with all boldness they may speak thy word,  By stretching forth thine hand to heal; and that signs and wonders may be done by the name of thy holy child Jesus.  And when they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were assembled together; and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they spake the word of God with boldness.
Jesus made it clear that signs would follow those who believe his gospel message.
Mark 16:17-18 (KJV) And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;  They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.
It is important to note here that the believers do not follow after signs but the signs follow the believers. True believers are those who seek for the presence of the only one who can give signs. If we are believers in the Word of God we too can experience the deliverance and power to be set free from the things that bind us. Jesus told his disciples that they would receive power after they had been baptized with the Holy Ghost.
Acts 1:8 But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.
The Holy Ghost is that supernatural presence of God and something powerful happens when his Spirit comes to live within us. Through God’s anointing the bondage of sin is broken and men are set free. There is no reason to walk in bondage when the power to be free is available. I have written a study entitled “Signs That Follow The Word” and “What Does It Mean To Receive The Holy Ghost?” that lays out this exciting truth. Do you know someone who needs the power to be free from drugs or alcohol? Why not share this note with them? The newsletter is free and we would love to have them join us!
Here’s the weekly inspirational scripture.
Isaiah 10:27 And it shall come to pass in that day, that his burden shall be taken away from off thy shoulder, and his yoke from off thy neck, and the yoke shall be destroyed because of the anointing.
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