The Spirit of Faith Newsletter

November 1981 (Print Edition)


The Spirit of Faith Newsletter - 11/1981
Bill Bailey Ministries was the name of Dr. Bill's ministry before Word of Faith Ministries.
 

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"Power!"


Today, more than ever, there is a need for the Body of Christ to operate supernaturally. All one needs to do is read the Book of Acts to see that the New Testament Church operated supernaturally. Well, it's news to some that we are still the New Testament Church! Jesus said that we were to operate supernaturally as we carried out the "Great Commission," He said, "...Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature... 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." By the way, let me clear up something that many folks have twisted in this verse. Notice that it says "they shall" in every one of these cases except the one concerning the drinking of any deadly thing, in this case it says "if."

It's not talking about drinking poison or handling snakes to prove your faith; All that does is prove your ignorance! It is talking about divine protection as we go out and spread the Gospel, as Paul did in Acts 28:1-9. When a snake bit him, he shook it off and no harm came to him. He wasn't looking for snakes to handle, he was looking for firewood! Let's concentrate on what we are told we "shall" do. Jesus has given us the power that He has, which is "all power" (Matt. 28:18-20)


This power is "to us-ward who believe, according to the working of His mighty power..." (Eph. 1: 19) Now it is up to us to operate with the power He's given us. No one will be healed in our daily walk unless we lay hands on them! Jesus has given us the power necessary to do it, and we have the hands! We have been given the responsibility to preach The Gospel to this world. The Gospel He was talking about is a supernatural gospel. Notice what He told them in Matthew 10:7, 8, "And as you go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand. Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely have ye received, freely give."

It's time that we, as born-again, Spirit-filled Christians operate supernaturally!


Items of Interest in This Issue


Radio Schedule... Announcement concerning the resumption of Word of Faith Fellowship, this time in Denton, NC... Announcement and Schedule of the Piedmont Believer's Convention at the Ramada Inn in Clemmons, NC.


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