Proof. People want it. People want proof that God does what He says He’ll do.
Do you need proof that George Washington existed? Abraham Lincoln? What about the Wright Brothers? Probably not because we have recorded history that has been handed down. The written history, monuments, and other historical items give living proof. I believe wholeheartedly that God in this hour is going to give greater proof that He does what He says He’ll do.
To the children of Israel, He proved Himself as Provider, Deliverer, and Protector. For 40 years in the wilderness, He provided everything they needed day by day.
To Elisha, God showed Himself and what He was capable of by parting the waters of the Jordan River after Elisha hit the waters with Elijah’s mantle. The school of prophets on the other side of the river saw this and declared that the spirit of Elijah rested upon Elisha. It was proof to the prophets.
2 Corinthians 3:6 says God made us able ministers. In other words, He has enabled us to be proof producers of the Covenant. We don’t lack the ability. We don’t lack anointing, or the assignment to give everyday proof. Pray everyday, “Father, help me today. Give proof to somebody that I meet, not just of Your existence, but of Your love and Your power, Your glory and Your grace.”
God tells us in Mark 16, “And these signs will accompany those who believe: In my name they will drive out demons; they will speak in new tongues; they will pick up snakes with their hands; and when they drink deadly poison, it will not hurt them at all; they will place their hands on sick people, and they will get well.” The disciples of that time then went forth and preached everywhere. They declared the Word and the Word worked.
Are you declaring the Word? Are you ready to be used to show the world “proof” of what God can do? He is calling you. Will you say, “Here I am, Lord! Send me!”?
If you need some encouraging, read this blog post about how great our God is!