“Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever believes in Me will also do the works that I do; and greater works than these will He do, because I am going to the Father.” John 14:12
God is on the move amongst us and we are witnessing an increase in healings during our gatherings. We recently launched our Healing Room which takes place on the first Sunday morning of each month at King’s House, and we’re hearing testimonies of people being healed or noticing improvements in their conditions. Previous prophetic words over us have declared that we would be a ‘house of miracles’. We want to be a church that continues to push for more breakthroughs and the miraculous.
Let’s hear from Claire and Gill, who are a part of our Healing Room Team, as they encourage us to keep believing for more than we have seen, and why we are called to go after Signs and Wonders:
Signs and Wonders point people to Jesus
In the early church, signs and wonders were a completely normal part of life. When Philip proclaimed Christ in Samaria, “They paid attention to what he said with one accord when they heard and saw the signs that he did. Unclean spirits came out with a loud voice and many who were paralysed, or lame were healed.” Acts 8:6-7
Paul said that his ministry was a combination of both message and miracles. Miracles were central to his gospel ministry. He said, “And I was with you in weakness and in fear and in much trembling and my speech and my message were not in plausible words or wisdom but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power so that your faith might not rest in the wisdom of men but in the power of God.” 1 Corinthians 2:3-5
Signs and Wonders demonstrate His kingdom
Jesus told His disciples to proclaim and demonstrate His Kingdom wherever they went and this is still His commission for every believer today. He chooses to move through you and I as we walk in intimacy with Him.
Like Paul, we have been empowered to carry His miracle-working power with us into every environment and situation; not in our strength but because of His grace.
Signs and Wonders should be expected!
When we speak the name of Jesus we can expect signs and wonders to follow. In a coffee shop in our town, I (Claire) have seen God powerfully move when we’ve laid hands on the sick or invited His peace. I’ve seen how a sign and a wonder has opened a door for us to introduce someone to Jesus.
Signs and wonders are what we are made for; it’s the natural overflow and outcome of spending time with Jesus. As He fills us with His presence and power, we impact everyone that we come into contact with, making room for God to work.
Signs and Wonders are always available
When we allow faith and expectation to overshadow our doubt and cynicism, we suddenly can’t help but become aware that the Father is always working in our everyday lives (yes!) and in the people around us.
God is more passionate and eager to reveal Himself to people than we realise. He cannot help Himself! The question isn’t whether He will show up, but rather whether we are looking, listening and perceiving Him at work. I (Claire) have often found that when I’m in conversations with people, I start to sense the Holy Spirit’s presence, and sure enough the person I am speaking to shares how they are having a significant encounter with something supernatural; something they would never forget.
Signs and Wonders take us on amazing adventures!
Whilst interceding and worshipping on my (Gill’s) dog walks, I have sometimes found feathers and smelt a sweet fragrance. A patient told me (Gill) of an experience where a dove flew through their window and circled them, filling the room with peace! At work, we also had an abnormal ECG totally normalise on repeating it, which is impossible in the natural.
My (Gill’s) husband, Steve, once had a dream where he so clearly remembers sharing the Gospel with a Muslim lady, the same description of a woman I had prayed with for healing in A&E the evening before.
Our loving Father is so wonderful in leaving signs everywhere for us to delight in.
Let’s embark on this adventure of asking for more signs and wonders as we share His love and goodness with those around us.
Claire Coggan, Gill Cronau and the eFocus Team