Doing what you see the Father do

Bethel Church having prayer services to raise a dead 2 year old girl.


The “worship leader” (who is the mother) was dancing across the stage, jumping up and down, shouting that her daughter should come to life.


The “church” took a big gamble.


If they “win”, they go viral, and millions of dollars flows in by way of new followers.


If they “lose”, the punters get disillusioned with the “church”.


The lesson will be a tough one, especially for the little girl’s parents.


Did they shout loud enough and long enough?


Did they show enough enthusiasm to God?


Were the prayers “anointed” enough?


If they had just done it better or bolder then God would have answered the prayer?


There’s a lesson for them to learn.


They need to learn from Scripture that great miracles were always spontaneous.


They were not the outcome of a religious, stage managed performance.


Jesus always just commanded paralyzed people to get up and walk. He commanded dead people to get up.


There was no ceremony, and no “method”.


He didn’t have to “work his faith up”.


He said He only did what He saw the Father doing.


So, when we miss it in healing, we have to admit we didn’t act from “seeing the Father” do it. We need to learn what that means.

2 Responses to “Doing what you see the Father do”

  1. ian vincent Says:

    Commented on the failed raising of the dead at Bethel:

    One reason, perhaps, why Bethel has an expectation of raising the dead is they host a guy named David Hogan, who claims to have raised hundreds from the dead, but has no proof to offer for his claims.


    The article is going by the premise that the original Apostles had authority to raise the dead.

    Yes, but not by their own will.

    Instead of thinking, who has authority to raise the dead or heal and do miracles? there’s another way of looking at it.

    What about asking God to do it?

    Who has the authority to ASK God in Jesus name for anything?

    Everyone who believes.

    There’s no scriptural basis to say that its not possible for any believer to ask God to raise the dead, or heal the cancer patient, or whatever.

    To suggest otherwise would be patently false, and make someone a false teacher, just like Bill Johnson.

  2. ian vincent Says:

    All is not unified in the “discernment industry”.

    I hope you realize that even the wacko Liberal-Progressives also think Bethel is a cult.

    And some of the Cessasionists who speak out against Bethel are nearly as guilty of Scripture twisting as Bethel.

    It’s a mess of tortured logic.

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