I asked the Lord a few weeks ago, “Lord, tell me what do we need today – what does your church need?” He answered, “Preach my Word and get my people to believe until their level of faith rises.” Whenever the level of faith rises to a certain place in a person’s life, they can get the answer to their prayers. It just happens. Tell the saints to begin to pray and to fast and to read and believe until the level of faith rises in their life, and then it will reach out to those in their homes and church.
By T.W. Barnes
John 19:30: “When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost.”
The huge veil in the temple split from top to bottom with this power released at Calvary. The earth quaked and the rocks rent. Graves were opened and many bodies of the saints who slept arose and went into the city and appeared unto many.
Oh, the power of Calvary! A thief that had probably never been to church in his life suddenly was saved. Roman soldiers began to tremble and said, “Surely this is the Son of God.” It released the great Pentecostal power and it is sweeping the earth now. I hope someone who is reading this will receive the Holy Ghost and/or be restored to the Lord Jesus Christ.
The power released from Calvary is so powerful it can save every human being on the face of the earth right now if they would yield to it. That power has ne4ver left the earth. It is a permanent in this earth as the air we breath. Enough power flows from Calvary right now to heal every sick person on earth. Jesus went to Calvary fro two things: healing for the sick and salvation for the lost.
The Lord Jesus died on the cross. The Roman soldiers had whipped Him and many of those stripes on His back went to the bone. He bore scars in His hands and His feet. A soldier plunged a spear into His heart. Have you ever stopped to think how long it would have taken Him to get well in a hospital? I want you to understand the resurrecting power of Calvary. When Jesus arose on the third day, He was healed. He had no sores, only scars, and He chose to carry those scars with Him. He came out victorious over death, hell, and the grave. Do not let anyone ever tell you that the power of Calvary cannot take care of sickness Do not let anyone tell you it cannot heal you now. Calvary brought in the better covenant.
Look at some of the wonderful things that happened in Egypt under the old covenant. When the Jews put the blood over the doorpost there was not one single Jew in all the three million that died. Not one. But in Egypt one died in every home – they didn’t have the blood on their doorposts. The Israelites ate the body of the lamb that symbolizes the broken body of Jesus Christ. There was not one sick Jew left in Egypt. There was not one cripple Jew left in Egypt. Every single Jew walked out at midnight well and healthy and protected.
We live under the better covenant with better promises. By His stripes we were healed.
Isaiah 65:24: “And it shall come to pass, that before they call, I will answer; and while they are yet speaking, I will hear.”
I have seen this happen so many times. While the Word is going forth, miracles happen in the congregation. I was down in Old Mexico a good many years ago at a huge gathering. Most of the people with me had gotten sick and all my help was gone. They turned the service to me. A little crippled girl, seven or eight years old, was all drawn over with her head on her knees. She had never had her head off her knees. She was born that way. As I was preaching, I suddenly noticed a commotion and the mother came running to the platform with the little girl and stood her up. That was the first time in her life to stand straight.