Building Up The Family of Believers

Our great commission as believers in Jesus Christ is to take the mighty message of the Gospel into all the earth. We are to share it with all nations:

“baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost” (Matthew 28:19)

and teaching them to observe the Lord’s commandments (see verse 20).

It is the church’s job to build people up in the knowledge of the Lord. The Lord promises to go with you as your spread His Word. He stands right there with you, backing you up as you enforce His victory.

Matthew 28:20 says, “I am with you always, even unto the end of the world.”

The Lord Jesus is counting on you and me to tell others about His love. The Lord knows that when His church truly fulfills the Great Commission, great recovery and revival will come.

It is the church’s job to build people up in the knowledge of the Lord.Revelation 12:11 declares:

“And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.”

Your testimony and the knowledge of what the Lord Jesus has done for you holds mighty power. As you share the truth that God has put in your heart, it will bring souls out of darkness and into light, out of bondage and into the liberty of Christ.

What brings the Gospel into the world? Believers do – you and I do. You are a carrier of the living Word of God, and you have the answer the world needs. How will the people of the world know they can recover all and be set free from bondage unless you tell them that Christ Jesus has given them power to penetrate the enemy’s camp?

The Bible reveals how all power on heaven and earth belongs to the Lord Jesus (see Matthew 28:18).

The reason the devil causes havoc is that the church does not stand up and resist him. Looking at history, we see that the devil has convinced the church that we are powerless so that he can step in and take over. But God gave all power to Jesus, and Jesus gave His power to the church, telling us to go and teach the nations. As God’s people submit to Jesus’s authority, we are given authority. So we don’t need to fear if we trust in Him. God’s kingdom is an everlasting kingdom.

When David attacked the enemy’s camp, he took the spoils away and divided them. There was no mixed message. Everyone in the area knew that the Amalekites had been defeated. God answered David’s prayers and brought him total recovery.

Likewise, in the spiritual realm, the enemy’s spoils have been divided and the goods are yours. It is finished! You will never find in the Bible satan carrying a sword. Not one scripture in the Bible says the devil is carrying anything except words. We have been given a mighty weapon to counteract the enemy’s words – His Word.

“The sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God” (Ephesians 6:17).

All that has been stolen from you and your family is recovered. All that the devil took from you, from your family, through the cross of Jesus, has been restored to you again. Power for total recovery is promised to you! Now you must take it.

You have the authority in the Name that is above all names. Now it is up to you to use it!

© 2008, Benny Hinn Ministries. All rights reserved. Excerpt from Total Recovery: Supernatural Restoration and Release by Benny Hinn. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed without the written consent of the publisher.