While meditating on a word I’d received and shared with my pastor, Randy Brummitt. “I came without a title, but a towel.” He told me one of the sermons he’s preached is I came with a towel, not a title. And in meditating today the Holy Spirit revealed: Jesus did not come with a title he came with a towel. He did not come into this world to be served. With all the power and authority he commanded—He came to be a servant. (Matthew 20:28) This is to teach us lessons in humility.
So many people in ministry, today, are under the auspices that there is power in a title. No, the power does not rest in a title, the power is in Jesus Christ who by the Holy Spirit, works through us for the edification of the body to God’s glory. Learn to be humble, learn to serve others. Jesus never had anybody carrying his scrolls; neither did he require body guards. And he was always in present danger. Yes, the Apostles wanted to protect Him, but he was already under the protection of God. Who is the Great Protector. And even at the hour of his capture; he healed a soldier by putting an ear back on that Peter had cut off with a sword. (Luke 22:49-53)
Jesus never took credit for the healing of others. He would say their faith made them whole or “be it unto you according to your faith.” He might even say, “Take up your bed and walk.” Some miracles he performed he would insist that no one say he did these things at all. Because he did not seek center stage and wasn’t trying to get recognition —he was about his father’s business. So God would get the glory. And his Father’s business was not about being paid to heal the sick or preach or prophesy. He’d already given instruction—But seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness and all of these things shall be added unto you. (Matthew 6:33)
Smith Wigglesworth and Katherine Kuhlman weren’t walking in titles; they were walking in the power of God. Wigglesworth said, “God can so fill a man with His Spirit that he can laugh and believe in the face of a thousand difficulties.” Katherine Kuhlman once said she never took credit for the miracles performed in her presence—she was just a spectator watching the Holy Spirit at work. The Azusa Street Revival was a historic revival led by William J. Seymour, an African American preacher. Not a grandiose title. Numerous books are still being written about that event today.
Many called Jesus everything from Rabbi to the Messiah. Yet he posed this question, “Who do men say that I am?” And to his disciples he asked, “But who do you say that I am?” And to those who referred to him as King of the Jews he replied, “You say that I am a king. For this purpose I was born and for this purpose I have come into the world—to bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth listens to my voice.” Pilate asked him, “What is truth?” (John 18:37-38)
The body of Christ, at large, needs to go back to basics. As this “getting deep” has gotten us into a lot of backwards thinking and deep trouble. The church needs reviving by the true word and not theatrics. Where are the signs and wonders? For it is written: Signs and wonders shall follow them that believe. Now we have all of these religious productions that hype people up and they seldom leave changed. After meeting Jesus, the Word, people were never the same. It really makes you wonder…. Whatever happened to the signs and wonders or greater works Jesus said we would be able to do?
- And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;
- They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.
The miracles and greater works are in the Spirit Realm being held in the hand of God. Who is waiting for a people to apply his word daily. A people; who are hungry for his word, sensitive to the Holy Spirit, who are humble and obedient to God alone.
For when we stand before God He is not going to call us by a title, but by our names. And the saddest state of affairs would be if he posed the question. “Ye did run well; who did hinder you that ye should not obey the truth? Ye worker of iniquity depart from me I never knew you.” (Galatians 5:7) (Matthew 7:23) Because you were too busy chasing positions instead of chasing God.
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