The normal Christian life is not limited to the que sera sera.
The normal Christian life is in daily demonstrations of power as we walk as Christ walked ~ in purity and power.
We must remember the word Christian means “like Christ”, and Christ means “anointing, or anointed One”. No anointing [release of God’s power] in our lives may reveal we have reduced our lifestyle to Jesus the man before God anointed Him, not Jesus the anointed of God who went about doing good and healing ALL who are oppressed of the devil.
Jesus said the Spirit of the Sovereign was upon Him to ~ and then He listed some of the reasons the Spirit’s anointing was on Him ~ some had to do with telling people about God and others had to do with demonstrations of God setting them free.
With Jesus it is never either or, it is always both and!
Nicodemus said, “Rabbi, we know that You have come from God as a teacher; for no one can do these signs that You do unless God is with him.” Notice Nicodemus did not say people recognized Jesus had come from God [to represent Him] because of what He said. He said the miraculous demonstrations of God’s love for people in power were the proof God was with Jesus.
Jesus said this about Himself, “If I do not do the works of My Father, do not believe Me” [john 10:37]. Yikes! That would eliminate a lot of preachers in our modern ministry modus operandi.
Luke said this about the dual function of Jesus’ ministry [lifestyle], “The first account I composed [Gospel of Luke], Theophilus, about all that Jesus began to do and teach, until the day when He was taken up to heaven” [Acts 1:1,2].
The Gospel has always been in word and deed!
The Gospel has always been seen and heard!
The Gospel has always been in doing and saying!
The Gospel has never been in just saying.
I’m just saying!
Luke tells us that Jesus never wavered on His dual responsibility to represent the Father. He walked in demonstrations of power UNTIL He was taken up. That seems to me to be the normal Christian life.
Stay Hungry And Thirsty My Friends!
Dr. Kevin M. Drury, DMin