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    A HEART THAT can DISCERN THE TIMES

    by David Wilkerson


    When the economy collapses, jobs are lost and bills are piling up,

    what will people need? To be a part of a nice, fast-growing church,

    hearing messages on how to enjoy life? No, they´ll need answers.

    They´ll need someone with authority who can interpret what´s

    happening around them, someone who can read the times. And

    they´ll need a word from heaven to keep their hearts and minds in God´s peace.


    Jesus, though God in flesh, faced the devil as a Spirit-empowered

    man. He didn´t fight Satan on any other grounds. Jesus´ disciples

    had this same power: "And when He had called His twelve disciples

    to Him, He gave them power over unclean spirits, to cast them out,

    and to heal all kinds of sickness and all kinds of disease" (Matthew

    10:1). "I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions,

    and over all the power of the enemy" (Luke 10:19).


    The apostle Peter was made of flesh and blood, just like the rest

    of us, yet he wielded spiritual authority over the devil. He said to

    the lame man at the temple gate, "In the name of Jesus Christ of

    Nazareth, rise up and walk" (Acts 3:6). The man was instantly

    healed and the religious leaders of the day recognized great power

    in Peter. They asked him, "By what power or by what name have

    you done this? (4:7).


    Nowhere in the Bible do we see any suggestion that this same

    power isn´t meant for us today. What kind of God would empower

    his people in the wilderness when they needed it and embolden

    the crowds at Pentecost and then withhold it from his last-days

    church, when we need it more than any generation?


    God entrusts his divine authority only to what Peter calls the

    "hidden person of the heart, with the incorruptible beauty of a

    gentle spirit and quiet spirit" (1 Peter 3:4). Paul says, "The inward

    man is being renewed day by day" (2 Corinthians 4:16). Although

    the outward man is always on display before others, the hidden

    man is known only by God. The Holy Spirit is constantly at work

    in him, strengthening and preparing him to receive spiritual authority.


    Beloved, you are being trained and matured in God´s mercy and

    you´re learning to grow in your hidden man. Trust in his Word in

    every crisis - and walk in your spiritual authority.
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