And they went out and preached everywhere, the Lord working with them and confirming the word through the accompanying signs. Amen.
One of the things that is clearly missing in the church today in America especially is the signs, wonders, and miracles of God. Why? Why do we see so few mighty works of God throughout so many churches across our land? There are several reasons why. First of all there are many churches who want nothing to do with the work of the Holy Spirit. They don’t teach on nor have anything to do with the gifts of the Spirit nor the power of the Holy Spirit. Any church that denies the work of the Holy Spirit is not a church following in the footsteps of Jesus, for He said if you believe on Him the works He did we would do also.
There is another reason why. Notice in the above verse we are told that as the disciples went out preaching the Word and the Lord confirmed that Word with signs following. Not only do we have a lack of teaching on the whole of scripture as I mentioned above, but a lack of teaching all together. How does faith come for God to do these works? By hearing the Word of God preached. Take a look at the average church today and the body of Christ. Many believers do not go to church at all, and many others are content with going occasionally. If God confirms His Word with signs following and many believers only attend occasionally if at all, what is He going to confirm in their life?
Most churches today only have a Sunday morning service, no Sunday night or midweek service. They cater to the people who are to busy doing other things, and then we wonder why we don’t see God’s mighty works? He doesn’t have what He needs to work, the Word being preached more than once a week. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out the less Word preached, the less working of God. We don’t need less church, we need more. The early church met daily with the disciples hearing the Word preached. As long as believers are satisfied with little to no church, they will see little to no power of God working in their midst.