Since ACTS 9 we live in THE DISPENSATION OF THE GRACE OF GOD.
Our Apostle,Preacher and Teacher PAUL wrote:
Ephesians 3:1 For this cause I Paul, the prisoner of Jesus Christ for you Gentiles,
Ephesians 3:2 If ye have heard of the dispensation of the grace of God which is given me to you-ward: ...
It seems that the greatest majority of the Denominations of men either IGNORE or prefer TO IGNORE the fact that the Body of Christ,The NEW CREATURE is UNDER GRACE.
We are NOT under THE LAW nor UNDER COVENANTS
Ephesians 2:11 Wherefore remember, that ye being in time past Gentiles in the flesh, who are called Uncircumcision by that which is called the Circumcision in the flesh made by hands;
Ephesians 2:12 That at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world:
The Lord is NOT performing the mighty operations,miracles and signs that abound in the records of the Scriptures.
GOD,to give credibility to a MAN and HIS MESSAGE gave them the power to perform mighty miracles,according to His will and purpose.
Moses, Joshua, Elijah, and the disciples displayed God-given miraculous power.
When The Lord was presenting PAUL to ISRAEL as THE NEW APOSTLE to follow,gave to him the same power that had given to Peter and the 12.
Romans 15:15 Nevertheless, brethren, I have written the more boldly unto you in some sort, as putting you in mind, because of the grace that is given to me of God,
Romans 15:16 That I should be the minister of Jesus Christ to the Gentiles, ministering the gospel of God, that the offering up of the Gentiles might be acceptable, being sanctified by the Holy Ghost.
Romans 15:17 I have therefore whereof I may glory through Jesus Christ in those things which pertain to God.
Romans 15:18 For I will not dare to speak of any of those things which Christ hath not wrought by me, to make the Gentiles obedient, by word and deed,
Romans 15:19 Through mighty signs and wonders, by the power of the Spirit of God; so that from Jerusalem, and round about unto Illyricum, I have fully preached the gospel of Christ.
Paul and healing:
The healing stopped because God stopped.
i. Epaphroditus and the mercy of God – Phil 2:25-27
Philippians 2:25 Yet I supposed it necessary
to send to you Epaphroditus, my brother,
and companion in labour, and fellowsoldier,
but your messenger, and he that ministered to my wants.
Philippians 2:26 For he longed after you all,
and was full of heaviness, because that ye had heard
that he had been sick.
Philippians 2:27 For indeed he was sick nigh unto death:
but God had mercy on him; and not on him only, but on me also,
lest I should have sorrow upon sorrow.
2 Timothy 4:20 Erastus abode at Corinth:
but Trophimus have I left at Miletum sick.
Thine often infirmities - 1 Tim 5:23
1 Timothy 5:23 Drink no longer water,
but use a little wine for thy stomach's sake and thine often infirmities.
The Power of God today – Rom 1:16; 1 Cor 1:18
For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ:
for it is the power of God unto salvation
to every one that believeth;
to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.
1 Corinthians 1:18
For the preaching of the cross is to them
that perish foolishness;
but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.
That ye may comprehend - Eph 3:16-21
Ephesians 3:16 That he would grant you,
according to the riches of his glory,
to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man;
Ephesians 3:17 That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith;
that ye, being rooted and grounded in love,
Ephesians 3:18 May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth,
and length, and depth, and height;
Ephesians 3:19 And to know the love of Christ,
which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled
with all the fulness of God.
Ephesians 3:20 Now unto him that is able to do exceeding
abundantly above all that we ask or think, according
to the power that worketh in us,
Ephesians 3:21 Unto him be glory in the church
by Christ Jesus throughout all ages,
world without end. Amen.
THE LORD HAS NOT CHANGED,HE CANNOT CHANGE.
Malachi 3:6 For I am the LORD, I change not...
Hebrews 13:8 Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.
BUT HIS DEALINGS WITH MANKIND HAVE CHANGED ACCORDING
TO HIS PURPOSE IN CHRIST.
WE ARE IN THE DISPENSATION OF GRACE ( Eph 3:2 )
HIS GRACE IS SUFFICIENT TO US!
2 Corinthians 12:9
And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee:
for my strength is made perfect in weakness.
Most gladly therefore will I rather glory
in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.