And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man’s wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power: 5 that your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God. (1 Corinthians 2:4–5)
Demonstration of the Spirit and Power
One miracle is worth a thousand sermons, slideshow presentations, and video conference calls. Of course, these all have their place, but so do miracles. The apostle Paul said, “My speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man’s wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power: that your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God” (1 Corinthians 2:4–5).
Jesus put His whole ministry and reputation on the line for miracles. “If I am not doing the works [performing the deeds] of My Father, then do not believe Me [do not adhere to Me and trust Me and rely on Me]. But if I do them, even though you do not believe Me or have faith in Me, [at least] believe the works” (John 10:37–38, AMPC, emphasis added).
Today, every Kingdom business or endeavor should have miraculous results and Kingdom methodologies, which means the thoughts of what to do and how to do it must come directly from God. According to Scripture, these solutions cannot be matched by this world or the
god of this world. This guarantees marketplace dominance and global Kingdom influence.
Dear God, I want to walk in your miracle power in my (business / job / community). As with the apostle Paul, let the words I speak be not in man’s wisdom, but in the demonstration of Your Spirit and power. In Jesus’ Name, I pray. Amen.
This devotional is excerpted from Dr. Bill Winston’s book, Miracles in the Marketplace. To order this amazing book, click here.