THE SOURCE OF SIGNS AND WONDERS – Part 2
Acts 3:16 (KJV)
And His name through faith in His name hath made this man strong, whom ye see and know: yea, the faith which is by Him hath given him this perfect soundness in the presence of you all.
THROUGH FAITH IN HIS NAME(JESUS): It is not enough to have the name or the authority as it were, you must believe in the name and the power it carries to the point that you will use it to change difficult situations. If you visit a physician and he gives you a prescription, you will use it because of your belief in the physician. In the same way, if you believe the Lord Jesus and the authority in His name, you will attempt to use it.
After Jesus’ resurrection, the first time that the Apostles would attempt to use what was given to them was for the miracle of the lame man and you can see the demonstration of Peter’s faith when he said, “…silver and gold, I do not have but what I have, I give you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and walk.” He did not stop there, he also pulled him up. Have you imagined what could have happened to Peter and his colleague if the lame man had just fallen back after being pulled up? The people would probably have mocked and stoned them. Peter believed so much in what they had and did not give room for any negative thoughts. I dare you to believe just like Peter did and begin to exercise your faith and authority in His name! Start applying it to challenges and difficult situations and you will see how the power of God will be manifested in your life. There is a lot of potential power stored up in the name and this can only be released when you begin to use it in faith.
FAITH WHICH IS BY HIM: The operation of faith has to be done by Him and through Him. Over the years, I have wondered what this meant. I thought to myself that Peter couldn’t have made these statement which sounded like tautology just for the fun of it. He must be laying emphasis on something to warrant it being documented. The Holy Spirit explained this to me through the below scripture:
Colossians 1:16-17 (KJV)
For by Him were all things created, that are in Heaven, and that are in Earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by Him, and for Him:  And He is before all things, and by Him all things consist.
Yes! We have His name and faith in His name but whatever miracle that has to be done must be by Him and through Him alone: meaning He must approve it and want it to be done through that medium and for that situation and at that time. Everything must line up with His Will or else, nothing will happen. No matter how much we desire a particular miracle, no matter how much we fast and pray, no matter how much we use the authority in His name, He will still have to want it to be done, for it to happen. If it is not in His will, whatever it is remains the same. The scripture says all things were created by Him and for Him alone. Therefore whatever we do in the course of our walk in the miraculous, we must be cognizant of the fact that His Will must be in alignment for there to be a miracle. As I leave you with these three key elements, I Charge you to begin to manifest who you are created to be. You are for signs and wonders!
For further Study
Personal declaration for the day
I will manifest the glory of God in Jesus name.
Questions for you to reflect on
Do you know you are custodian of the name of Jesus on earth?