Just listen When Jesus had called the Twelve together, he gave them power and authority to drive out all demons and to cure diseases, and he sent them out to proclaim the kingdom of God and to heal the sick. He told them: “Take nothing for the journey—no staff, no bag, no bread, no money, no extra shirt. Whatever house you enter, stay there until you leave that town. If people do not welcome you, leave their town and shake the dust off your feet as a testimony against them.” So they set out and went from village to village, proclaiming the good news and healing people everywhere. LUKE 9:1–6 (NIV)
Jesus called his disciples, gave them power and authority to drive out all demons and to cure diseases, and sent them out to do “the stuff,” to proclaim the kingdom of God, and to heal the sick.When he commissioned a larger group to do the same, they came back joyful, and it sounds like a little shocked that they had been able to “do the stuff”The seventy-two returned with joy and said, ‘Lord, even the demons submit to us in your name.” Luke 10:17 Do we really expect to see “the stuff” happening in our Church? I am wondering how I would have answered Wimber. All I know is I desperately want to see “the stuff” happening at Westlake. Not because I want to be able to boast, or even see miracles, it’s because I know some of us are facing problems, issues, and conditions in our lives that won’t change unless we see the Holy Spirit doing “the stuff” through us as the church.I would prefer to call it the Kingdom of God breaking in, in power, than “the stuff” but whatever we call it, I know Jesus called us to be involved in it happening we need it to happen.