Sunday, July 30, 2017

Michael Green on the Spirit's Power in the Church

Instead of being a community demonstrating the Lord’s power, we have become one which talks incessantly.  We need to remember that “the kingdom of God is not talk, but power.”  Where churches have regained dependence on God’s Spirit, where they have believed that God is active among his people today, where they have prayerfully asked him to give them not only qualities of character but spiritual power, then those same gifts which we see in the New Testament have appeared today… It has long been fashionable for us to dismiss these gifts as unnecessary or unattainable today.  We would be unwise to do so.  They are part of God’s equipping of his church for Evangelism. 
                                 --Michael Green