We need to master three things about the earthly ministry of Jesus Christ:
1) The power of Christ
2) The character of Christ
3) The authority of Christ
The Power of Christ is manifested today in the nine gifts of the spirit namely, Word of wisdom, Word of knowledge, Discerning of spirits; Gift of healing, Gift of working of miracles, Gift of special kind of faith; Gift of diverse kinds of tongues, Gift of interpretation of tongues and Gift of prophecy. The power of God is made available to us in different situations through these gifts but those who despise the Holy Spirit cannot experience the power of God.
Beware of any church or minister that says the gifts of the spirit are outdated because they will exclude you from a major operation of God on the earth today. Jesus Christ is not dead; He transferred His power to the Body of Christ through the Holy Spirit. Don’t despise or neglect the Holy Spirit in your life if you want to experience Christ’s power.
The Character of Christ is manifested today through the fruit of the spirit in our lives and this makes people to see the loveliness of Christ in us. It is not enough to have the power of Christ; we need the character of Christ. The lack of this has made several anointed individuals veer off into sin and iniquity because they despised the character of Christ.
The Authority of Christ is seen today in the five-fold ministry of an apostle, a prophet, evangelist, pastor and teacher. When you find your pastor and follow effectively, you are under the authority of Christ and the devil cannot deceive you.
Prayer: Holy Spirit, I acknowledge you as the third Person in the Trinity, bring me into the character, authority and power of Christ today in Jesus name. Amen.