Jesus also, that he might sanctify the people with his own blood, suffered outside the gate. Therefore, let us go forth to him outside the camp, bearing his reproach. For we have no continuing city here, but we seek one to come.
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From a sermon at Grandma’s house by Preacher Clark, early 1969.
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Preacher Clark made an interesting observation during his sermon that afternoon at Grandma’s house. He said, “If you don’t have the signs on the inside of the [body of Christ], you better get one on the outside, so people will know where to find it.” He explained that the reason men had to put up signs to advertise their revivals and worship services was that signs that should follow believers were not on the inside. Jesus, he would tell us, never put up a billboard or had an ad in the paper. He was so full of the signs of the kingdom of God that he had to hide out in the mountains sometimes so that he could rest. And even then, the crowds sometimes found him.
No man anointed with the genuine power of God will ever have to spend so much as a penny on advertisements. The power of God is its own advertisement. Men who witness it will talk so much about the miracles and signs that take place when the power of God is in full operation that multitudes will flock to it.
I hear men on television speaking of their mighty revivals and pleading with people to come, but if the power of God was really present, they would not be reduced to bragging on themselves; instead, they would be like Jesus, trying to get away from the crowds so that they could rest for a little while from the heavy labor of healing the sick and afflicted.
May God raise up men for us who are anointed with such power that they will truly be like Jesus. If he does, you will hear about it, not from a slick ad in the newspaper but from the testimonies of delivered people.