Do you consider yourself as someone God could use to release miracles, signs and wonders? Or do you think those aspects of the kingdom are reserved for church leaders (or maybe even those in the charismatic movement?) Stop and think about it. If you face a challenge, do you ever think to immediately pray for a miracle?
I know many people admire the culture of miracles we have at Bethel, but I wish people would understand that this kind of access to the kingdom is not supposed to be for a select few! The truth is, every believer can be a miracle worker or a healer. These aspects of Christian life are not relegated to leaders in the church, or apostles or prophets. Rather, we are all invited into an exciting, empowered, adventurous, miraculous life with Holy Spirit. And I believe if we want to start stepping into being world changers, then demonstrating the kingdom on earth as it is in heaven should become "normal Christianity"!
Let's take a deeper look on today's Monday Motivation video:
In a nutshell:
- God has called us to have houses of Acts.
- In the book of Acts there were two houses where miracles, signs, wonders occurred and angels visited them often (Simon's house and John Mark's house).
- Jesus didn't say signs and wonders will follow the apostles or prophets who believe, He said these signs will follow those who believe (Mark 16),
- I have a vision that every neighborhood would have watchmen on the walls who move in miracles signs and wonders.
- Imagine a world where people come into your house sick and they leave healed, they come in with a destroyed marriage and they leave reconciled, or they come in demonized and they leave free.
- Nehemiah rebuilt the walls of a broken city by assigning families to certain parts of the wall.
- In Chapter 3 of Nehemiah, he refers to a house where the mighty men lived. How amazing would it be if mighty men lived in the house down the street from you? That's neighborhood watch on steroids!
- Let's be those mighty men—rebuilding walls, bringing strength to the community and walking with faith!
Could We Be Heroes?
I think the movie The Incredibles paints a beautiful metaphor of what "normal Christianity" could look like—a family of superheroes, each with their own unique gifting, living undercover and yet saving the world. Could we be heroes like they are?
This week, I want to challenge you to think about what this could look like in your own life. How can you create a culture of miracles in your own home? How do you plan to make your life one that leaves people transformed by the love of Jesus? Will you be brave this week to step out and take a risk in faith? I'd love to hear how you plan to challenge yourself in the comments. Or share any testimonies of miracles you've experienced in your home.
Kris Vallotton is the senior associate leader of Bethel Church in Redding, California, and cofounder of Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry (BSSM). Kris travels internationally, training and equipping people to successfully fulfill their divine purpose. He's a best-selling author, having written more than a dozen books and training manuals to help prepare believers for life in the kingdom. He has a diverse background in business, counseling, consulting, pastoring and teaching, which gives him unique leadership insights and perspectives. Kris has a passion to use his experience and his prophetic gift to assist world leaders in achieving their goals and accomplishing their mission.
This article originally appeared at krisvallotton.com.
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