February 7, 2013

“…ye shall be witnesses unto me…” ARE you? Really!?! Let’s See!

Posted in Christianity at 9:22 am by Lisa Ritchey

But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me ...  Jesus in Act 1:8

John 11:45  Then many of the Jews which came to Mary, and had seen the things which Jesus did, believed on him.

This is why Jesus said that ye shall receive power and then ye shall be witnesses.  I preach on this oh, so often, but it really is true.  Many will come to know and accept Jesus because of what they see.  Are they seeing anything different in you than they do the other guy down the street?  The world is looking for the supernatural, and they are finding it, but in witchcraft books and movies,  not in most churches.

This is so not how it was meant to be.

What purpose does the empowering of the Holy Spirit serve? It is the power of God on the Earth. That is how God works through us.

17. And these signs shall follow them that believe (He did NOT say, “the apostles”, nor did He say, “those of you that are here with me now”, He said anyone, anytime that believes on the power of His Holy name. ANYONE); in my name (with my power of attorney, just as if it were me standing there doing it, but it is me doing it through you) shall they cast out devils (yep!); they shall speak with new tongues (Strong’s (Greek 1100) defines this as glossa: a language [specifically not naturally acquired] This means one given and not naturally learned, and as 1 Corinthians 13:10 tells us this will continue until Jesus returns, and as that hasn’t happened yet…) 18.They shall take up serpents (It is written in red, and that means that Jesus said, “… It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt[test, or try] the L-rd, thy G-d.Matthew 4:7. That means we are not to pick them up just to see what will happen, but if something happens like it did to Paul on the island gathering wood!); and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover (There is absolutely NO possible way to misunderstand that. It means what it says! Plain and simple. If you realize that it is not you doing it, but Him doing it through you, and that He WILL do it, then He will. He has already taken 39 lashes, or 1,573 stripes for it. Oh so many Christians that die of disease die because of a lack of faith, or they and no one around them knows the Word. Jesus just said that should not happen!)”.

It is not me that casts out devils, or heals the sick, it is God doing it through me via the power of the Holy Spirit.How do we do these things, though? We don’t. We become sensitive to His voice, we do and say what He tells us, and then He makes it happen. He is doing it. Just like a carpenter uses a hammer to get a nail into a piece of wood, I am simply the tool He uses to get the job done.

This is how we become like Jesus: by walking in the spirit (having our flesh under subjection to our spirit through fasting) and being sensitive to the Holy Spirit. It is only then that we are able to walk in the fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22,23) which is the nature of Jesus, and flow in the Gifts of the Spirit (1 Corinthians 12:7-12), which are the ministry of Jesus.

There is so much to be done and such a short time to do it in. We need all the help that we can get. And all the help that we need has already been made available to us: the anointing, already paid for so to us it is free, simply for the asking![1]

So, are you His witness?  There is the test.  How did you do?

[1] The entire article Jesus And The Anointing can be read here



  1. If everybody would relize that is our main purpose,saving souls.Not seeing how many trinkets with the church name on it. the twelve disciples didn”t pass out bottles of water to everybody they met with.Speak with a loud voice go thru out the world and speak the gospil

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