SIGNS & WONDERS III – By Pastor E. A. Adeboye
Memory Verse: John 6:30:“They said therefore unto him, What sign shewest thou then, that we may see, and believe thee? what dost thou work?”
Read: Exodus 4:9.
Exodus 4:9:“And it shall come to pass, if they will not believe also these two signs, neither hearken unto thy voice, that thou shalt take of the water of the river, and pour it upon the dry land: and the water which thou takest out of the river shall become blood upon the dry land.”
We vividly saw from yesterday’s study that people required a sign from Jesus to prove He is the Messiah. our Lord walked the earth, the people wanted Him to prove that He was the Messiah. If people required that Jesus should prove that He is the Messiah through a sign, it is then expected that anyone who claims to be a minister of God to confirm his or her calling with signs and wonders. As a servant of God, the ministry God has called you to do is designed for signs and wonders. Your ministry is your area of service to the Lord It may be singing, teaching, evangelising, counselling or just any definite area of service for which you have received special grace and anointing. For you to function effective in your area of calling, you need signs and wonders to follow you. This will attest to the fact that God actually sent you and that you are not an impostor. Some people desire academic, theological or ministerial titles; there is nothing wrong with titles if God gives you the grace to acquire them legitimately to His glory. However, in the service of God, titles without signs and wonder backing them up are inappropriate. Show me your works and not your titles. You need signs and wonder-working anointing to make it in your business life and to establish your calling among the people.
There was a time we used to a a Bible study meeting in a living room at the University of Ibadan (Nigeria). We were quite few in number then. Later on, we moved to the rear of the building for the meeting. There was an occasion where it began to rain when we were about to start the Bible study. Surprisingly the rain fell on every part of the campus but did not drop at the building where we were gathered for the meeting. Another time, I was in Abuja (Nigeria) for the Abuja Holy Ghost Service. Then, I went to visit the Christian Ecumenical Centre under construction. When I got there, the white man handling the project said to me: “Sir, I was told you are connected to the Man at the top”. I thought he was talking about Mr. President, so I asked him: “You mean the President?” He said “No, I mean the Man at the top”. Then, I knew he was talking about God. I said “O yes, by His special grace”. He then asked me to talk to God that there would be no rain during the day so that he could complete the job before Sunday. I told him there would be no rain during the day”. After I said that, I remembered we were to have the Abuja Holy Ghost Service of Friday night. On Friday the cloud of rain covered everywhere in Abuja and soon it began to rain, everywhere except the stadium where the programme was held. As you read this devotional, your life shall be filled with signs and wonders in Jesus’ Name.
- Father, for all those asking where my God is, show Yourself mighty in my life for them to see.
Bible in one year: 1 Corinthians 1-4; Psalm 8.