Apostle Grace Lubega
Luke 4:13-14(KJV); And when the devil had ended all the temptation, he departed from him for a season. And Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit into Galilee: and there went out a fame of him through all the region roundabout.
The miracle working power of God and His spirit is a privilege of sons.
This is not merely for children but for those that are full grown and mature in the things of the Spirit.
This is the pattern that Christ set for us in the gospel.
At Jordan, the Father appeared unto Him and affirmed the Father-son relationship when He said, ‘This is my son in whom I am well pleased…’(Matthew 3:17).
When Jesus went into the wilderness, the devil sought to test this relationship with the father. In the end, Christ prevailed.
The Bible says that He returned in the power of the Spirit and there went out a fame of Him through all the regions.’ Jesus entered into his miraculous ministry as a son. He had been tested, tried and proved.
Mature sons launched in the miraculous ministry understand these things: they do not turn stones to bread; that is, they do not perform miracles to show their power or simply demonstrate that they can do so.
In essence, they are purpose driven.
Secondly, they do not use the miraculous as a source of personal gain. They have seen the kingdoms and glories of this world and understood the vanity of it all.
As such, their miraculous ministry is not a wealth building machinery that they use to bleed people of money in exchange for healing.
To the mature one, every miracle is a teaching, every healing is an act of compassion; every deliverance points to God and never to self.
God’s name be praised!
FURTHER STUDY: Matthew 4:1-11; Matthew 3:17
To the mature son, every miracle is a teaching, every healing is an act of compassion; every deliverance points to God and never to self.
PRAYER: Father, I thank you for this Word. Thank you because you grow and mature me every day in the things of the Spirit. In maturity, I display compassion. In maturity, I walk in the love of the Father. In maturity, I do all things for your glory, and the expansion of the kingdom. In maturity, my heart beats after your desires and never my own. In Jesus’ name, Amen.