Why Church is Powerless?

Wake up, Church!! Look at the signs surrounding us, which tell us the time is near. Our Lord Jesus is not going to return to a dead church, but a glorious Church. God will fill the whole earth with His glory. The glory of this present house will be greater than the glory of the former house (Haggai 2:9). Therefore, judgment is falling upon the family of God (1 Peter 4:17).

Pockets of revival are sparking everywhere and God is opening the mouths of His children to preach the gospel under the anointing of the Holy Spirit. What is revival? It means to revive our life from being lukewarm to being on fire for God. When you are on fire for God, you will love Him and obey Him. And obedience is the pathway to perfection and the ultimate mark of Sonship.

We are living in the most exciting, rapid changing world and the Lord is accelerating His works as the time is near.

The urgency of God is to speak life to His people. Sermons should come directly from Him speaking through His vessels under the anointing, not what the pulpit preachers desire to speak.

Jesus said in John 6:63 that "The words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life". Two important things we must learn from Jesus: Firstly, Jesus has the living Rhema word inside of Him. And secondly, Jesus told us that He never said or did anything unless the Father spoke it to Him first. (John 8:28; 14:24; 5:19). Therefore, in order for us to have the power that Jesus had, we must possess the Rhema words.

Logos is the written Word of God and Rhema is the living, spoken Word of God. The Word changes from logos to rhema in our heart, not our mind.

Jesus was Spirit-filled and Spirit-led. Jesus in reality, only did three things in His entire life on Earth:

- He did what the Father told Him to do.
- He went where the Father told Him to go.
- He said what the Father told Him to say.

He just waited upon the Rhema word from His Heavenly Father before He acted.

About a decade ago, my pastor took me to a hospital to pray for a boy who was in coma. He died and I grieved. Then the Lord spoke to me in an audible, thunderoua voice, "Next time, wait for My word."

It is not us doing things for God - it is God doing His works through us. Jesus said "My yoke is easy and my burden is light." We have to remember it is Jesus’ yoke - we are His sheep- the sheep of His pasture.

And this can only happen when there is a living relationship between us and the Heavenly Father in whom we trust and obey at all times.

Therefore, we cannot read the Bible from our own mindset. The Bible is a spiritual book and spiritual things are caught, not taught. This means that important truths about God are spiritually revealed rather than learned intellectually.

Anybody can read the Bible. The devil is a great theologian. He knows the logos word better than any great learned men of God. But, one thing that the devil does not have is the anointing of the Holy Spirit.

See how the devil used the word of God to challenge Jesus when He was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil (Matthew 4:1-11).

Yes, we have to read the Bible under the anointing of the Holy Spirit. As the apostle John says in 1 John 2:27: "As for you, the anointing you received from Him remains in you, and you do not need anyone to teach you. But as His anointing teaches you about all things and as that anointing is real, not counterfeit–just as it has taught you, remain in Him."

So, dear friends, maintain your anointing at all times and remain in Him. Be obedient to the Holy Spirit. Hold on the truth that God's words are Spirit and they are life (John 6:63) and living and active (Hebrews 4:12) and God will definitely confirm His word with 'signs' accompanying.

Often in my ministry, when His glory rests upon me (1 Peter 4:14) and when I am full of His Spirit and anointing (John 3:34) the words that I speak trigger in 'signs'. This is because I speak the 'Rhema' words that He puts in my mouth.

The Bible records in Luke 24 an interesting event which happened to two of Jesus’ disciples who were on their way to Emmaus. What we can learn from this story is what the two disciples testified at the end of their journey with Jesus in Luke 24:32: “Were not our hearts burning within us while he talked with us on the road and opened the Scriptures to us?” This is precisely what I mean by ‘Rhema’, the spoken words of Jesus.

Putting it in simple words, if we desire the words of our mouth to carry God's power manifesting in 'signs' to save, heal, deliver and impact lives, then our mouths must belong to Him. Remember, Jesus never said or did anything unless the Father spoke to Him first. (John 8:28; 14:24; 5:19).

Matthew 14:28-29
“Lord, if it’s you,” Peter replied, “tell me to come to you on the water.”
“Come,” He said. Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus.
So please do not walk on water based on the written word of God but wait for the Rhema word from God telling you to do so.

God is Spirit; therefore, He must be worshiped in spirit (John 4:24). God's word is also spirit, and we must receive His word in our human spirit, for the word to be effective and powerful when it is released.

Therefore, for our human spirit to be strong and sensitive to His leading (Romans 8:14), our human spirit must be continually strengthened and empowered by the Holy Spirit (Ephesians 3:16-19). True ministers of the Word are so hard to find.
There are two kinds of sins before God: the sin of rebellion - not doing what one has been told; and the sin of presumption - doing what one has not been ordered to do (Psalm 19:13).

Rebellion is failing to do what God has charged you to do. Presumption is doing what God has not commanded you to do.