“For the one whom God has sent speaks the words of God, for God gives the Spirit without limit.” John 3:34 (NIV)
Jesus was fully man and fully God, but He laid aside His divinity to carry our sin and to do what we were going to do. Jesus performed miracles because the Father had given Him the Holy Spirit without measure! That same Spirit has been given to us to do what Jesus did! Jesus aptly says that we can do what He has done, and even greater works than these (John 14:12). Jesus had said He must go to the Father so He could send us the Holy Spirit. (John 16:7), and this happened at Pentecost (Acts 2). Jesus promised that those who believe in Him would have signs and wonders accompanying their messages about Him (Mark 16:17-18). A sign is not the destination, but a marker, or pointer, indicating one is on the right path, heading the right direction. As we step into the great days of revival that are bursting upon us, signs and wonders will accompany those who believe, because we will be operating in the Spirit that has been given without limit! Even today such signs, wonders and miracles are happening across our nation and beyond. God is moving, and wants us to ask and believe in His name, and He will answer us, “so that the Son may bring glory to the Father” (John 14:13).
Ask the Father to fill you, even empower you with the Holy Spirit without limit so that you can do what Jesus did and even the greater works He promised. Pray for your pastor to be filled with the Holy Spirit without limit and for His empowering to flow through your congregation! Pray for churches across our city to overflow with the Holy Spirit empowering signs, wonders, miracles, prophecy and evangelism in every neighborhood in Athens!