“To whom also He (Jesus) shewed Himself alive after his passion by many infallible proofs…” (Acts 2:3) The power of God, resting on a human vessel, produces demonstration of that power. It is assumed far too often that God has reserved the display of His power for preachers only, and only in the context of a church service. But Mark16:16-20 tells us that anyone who believes on The Lord Jesus is empowered to have signs following them.
The word proof is audacious. It’s a bold statement to claim there is proof for something in question. Yet here in Acts 2:3, we find the Bible affirming that Jesus displayed infallible proof of His resurrection. Then in Acts 5:33, we find the Apostles operating in the same power, producing infallible proofs: “And with great power gave the apostles witness of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus: and great grace was upon them all.” So what is an infallible proof according to the Bible? John the Apostle said “That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life…That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ.” (1 John 1:1,3) Proof is experience. Seeing, hearing, handling Him for yourself.
Take notice of the course of the scripture. Jesus showed Himself alive with poof. Then, when His disciples gave witness of His resurrection, power was manifested to prove through them, and not for nothing. But to bring us into fellowship with that demonstration, according to 1 John 1:3. That you and I may also declare and demonstrate. As we push to the end of this fast, let it stir in your spirit that what you have seen, and heard, and the anointing that you’ve handled over the course of this time is intended to be declared. And as you declare it, you bring those that will hear you into this same death of fellowship with Him that you now dwell in. Because what God does in you, He will do through you.
Personal Prayer Point:
“Father, Let me handle your presence. Make me a carrier of your power to demonstrate. Let me be a sign and a wonder to the lost and bound. Use me as a vessel to set them free.”
Scripture to Stand On:
(Isaiah 8:18 — 1 John 1:1-3 — Acts 4:20)
Corporate Prayer Point:
“Father, manifest your power amongst us every time we gather together as a church. Let there by dynamic demonstrations of your Spirit that form us into the picture of the glorious church Jesus is returning for.”
Scripture to Stand On:
(Ephesians 5:26-27 — John 14:21 — Acts 11:21)