Purpose of a Miracle

2 Timothy was a father speaking to his son for the sole purpose of establishing the Kingdom of God on earth. Paul nor Christ ever considered preaching without demonstrating God’s power. So why do we?

“And I, brethren, when I came to you, I did not come with excellence of speech or of wisdom declaring to you the testimony of God. For I determined not to know anything among you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified.
And my speech and my preaching were not with persuasive words of human wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, that your faith should not be in the wisdom of men but in the power of God.”
‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭2:1-5‬ ‭NKJV‬‬‬‬‬‬

Preachers and sons, we either have anointing or we have entertainment. Not both. One comes from God, the other from men.

Our type of ministry, one that speaks the truth in love, will only grow when we have demonstrations of the miraculous. Because our discipleship and truth are so straight, it’s not attractive to the flesh. But the miracles are! They can’t be denied. Confirmation that God is working with us and confirming His Word is desperately needed today.

Mark 16:20 “And the disciples went everywhere and preached, and the Lord worked through them, confirming what they said by many miraculous signs.”

Listen to what Leonard Ravenhill had to say about this topic:

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Or what about John G. Lake:

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Or this: “When ministry becomes performance, then the sanctuary becomes a theater, the congregation becomes an audience, worship becomes entertainment and man’s applause and approval become the measure of success. But when ministry is for the glory of God, His presence moves into the sanctuary. Even the unsaved visitor will fall down on his face, worship God, and confess that God is among us.”

So what do we do?
1. Practice entering the presence of God in private before you call on Him in public.
2. Always pray for the sick. Always. Allow God to move. He is still the same yesterday, today, and forever. He heals the sick.

I would like to hear your thoughts on this topic. You can send them to GF@GfWatkins.org.

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G.F. Watkins is an international leader, speaker, visionary, church planter, and an author of seven books. From his humble beginnings as a high school coach, G.F. has gone on to plant churches around the world starting with PowerHouse Church in Katy, Texas, Powerhouse Namibia in Africa, and PowerHouse Peru in South America.  As a spiritual son to the late Dr. Edwin Louis Cole, father of the modern day men’s movement, G.F. Watkins’ principle of ministry and church planting is the restoration of the world through the restoration of the man. This fundamental belief, that men are God’s answer to the world’s  problems, birthed the world wide movement known as Man Church over 20 years ago.  Man Church teaches that manhood and Christlikeness are synonymous. It is the foundation on which all of PowerHouse Church and its covenant churches are built on. Reach the man, change the family; change the family, change the church; change the church, change the community; change the community, change the city; change the city, change the state; change the state, change the nation; change the nation, change the world. It all begins with men taking responsibility and taking their rightful place. After pastoring PowerHouse Katy for 20 years and planting churches around the globe, G.F. has stepped into the role of an apostolic leader and coach through his organization The Genesis Team. The Genesis team serves as a covering and a resource to pastors and business leaders, their families, and their staff. Sharing the wisdom gained over 30 years of ministry he guides young pastors and leaders as they navigate the obstacles of life. Pastor G.F. travels the world equipping God’s leaders with strategies for increasing commitment levels, developing and growing strong men’s ministries, and impacting the world with the gospel.