Following the Ministry of Jesus

I believe another way to increase the anointing is

to spend much time reading the gospels and following

closely the ministry of Jesus. Jesus said, “The Son can do

nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father do”

(John 5:19). I believe we will only do what we see Jesus

do.

The disciples followed Jesus and saw the signs

and wonders and miracles that He did. He said to them,

“He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do

also; and greater works than these shall he do: because I

go unto my Father” (John 14:12).

Rodney Howard Browne teaches that God sent the Holy Ghost to empower them that

they might go forth and do His works. Later, when Peter

and John were taken in front of the chief priests and

elders and commanded not to preach or teach in the name

of Jesus, they said, “We cannot but speak the things

which we have seen and heard” (Acts 4:20).

You Will Be Like Those You Hang Around

You will only do what you have seen and heard. If

you hang around a ministry that does not believe in

healing and in the power of the Holy Spirit, then you will

be just like that.

When people come to me and say, “I don’t believe

in miracles,” or tell me that miracles have passed away, I

tell them that they have come too late to convince me.

I’ve seen God move. I believe in miracles.

Something that has been a blessing to me is

reading about one of the miracles Jesus did. Then I close

my eyes and watch what He did, picturing before my very

eyes how exciting it would be to attend Jesus’ crusades

and to witness the miracles He did.

Looking For a Man; Missing Your Miracle

Let’s look at the story of the man Jesus healed at

the pool of Bethesda found in John 5:1-9. The Bible says

there was by the sheep market a pool, in the Hebrew

tongue called Bethesda, having five porches. In these

porches lay a great multitude of blind, halt, and maimed

people, waiting for the troubling of the water. At a certain

season an angel would come and trouble the water and

whoever stepped in first was made whole of whatever

disease he had.

If you can, for a moment, picture the events that

transpired. An angel would come down and trouble the

water. Imagine how frustrating it must have been for

those who had been waiting for years for their miracle.

While they were coming, someone else got there ahead of

them.

Jesus arrives on the scene and walks up to a man

who was powerless to help himself. He asks him a

question. “Wilt thou be made whole?” That seems a

ridiculous question to ask a man who is sitting by a

healing pool waiting for an angel to trouble the water. If

he was from New York he might have said, “Of course, I

want to be healed. What do you think I am sitting here

for, my health?”

Jesus was provoking the man to see where he was.

The man gave Jesus a ridiculous answer in response to

the question. He said, “Sir, I have no man. While I am

coming, another steps down and is healed in my place.”

Jesus didn’t ask him if he had a man. He asked him, “Wilt

thou be made whole?” In reality, Jesus was saying, “I am

your man. Rise, take up your bed, and walk.” The man

arose and walked.

Looking for the Missing Pieces of the Puzzle

Anyone reading this passage of scripture would

say to me, “Well, Brother Rodney, isn’t it wonderful that

the man was healed?” Yes, it is wonderful. But when I

read this scripture, something bothered me about this

whole story and I couldn’t put my finger on it.

I read and reread this passage of scripture and I

could not help wondering, If all those sick people were

there, why did Jesus only heal one. I could not understand

why others around this man didn’t shout out to Jesus and

ask Him to come over and heal them as He had healed

that man.

After praying about it, the answer suddenly

dawned on me. It was so simple I could have kicked

myself for not seeing it sooner. The reason the others

were not healed was because they had a man to help them

get into the pool. They were so busy looking to their man,

they missed their miracle. Their miracle came into the

midst of them, and then left. They were untouched

because they were too busy to see what had happened

right in front of them.

As we spend time in the Gospels and follow the

ministry of Jesus, we begin to see it without the cloak of

religion and in the power of the gospel.

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