Soul Winning & Miracle Healing Crusades: Jesus and his disciples ministered to the multitudes by preaching the good news, feeding the poor, and healing the sick. Preaching the gospel around the world is our mandate. There is only gospel and we are taking it to every nation. If you feel a call to participate in a crusade, God can use you in a mighty way. If you go, He will go with you. Whatever you do for God can be used. Sign up to participate in a crusade today! Jesus said, “But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.” Acts 1:8 The whole purpose of Pentecost is that we would receive power; Holy Ghost power.
The Greek word translated as “power” here is “Dynamis”, which basically means power, ability, and strength. This is the same word used in Mark 5:30 when Jesus said that “virtue” (or power) flowed from Him and healed the woman with the issue of blood. So in Acts 1:8, Jesus was telling the disciples, “Do you remember the power that flowed from me and healed the woman with the issue of blood? Well when the Holy Ghost shall come upon you, you shall receive the very same power in you!” What a wonderful promise for the believer! But the question is, “Power for what?” Jesus said Contend for Pentecostal Power! Part 1 Desire Him! Seek Him! that this power is given to us so that we may be His witnesses all over the earth.
Pentecostal power is given to us so that we may proclaim the Gospel of Jesus to the lost. When the Gospel of Jesus is preached in the power and the anointing of the Holy Spirit, signs, wonders, and miracles inevitably follow. This is God’s order of things. This is the way it is supposed to be; the Gospel preached with power. Nothing less than that should be acceptable to the child of God! “For our gospel came not unto you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Ghost.” I Thessalonians 1:5 I am writing this because we are living in days when large segments of the church have lost sight of these things.
There are, of course, those who do not at all believe that the power and the gifts of the Holy Spirit are for today. Then there are those who call themselves “Pentecostal”, who pay lip-service to these things but do not strive or contend to lay hold of Pentecostal power. For them, even speaking in other tongues is unimportant.