For Christ did not send me to baptize, but to preach the gospel–not with wisdom and eloquence, lest the cross of Christ be emptied of its power. (1Co 1:17)
And so it was with me, brothers and sisters. When I came to you, I did not come with eloquence or human wisdom as I proclaimed to you the testimony about God. For I resolved to know nothing while I was with you except Jesus Christ and him crucified. I came to you in weakness with great fear and trembling. My message and my preaching were not with wise and persuasive words, but with a demonstration of the Spirit’s power, so that your faith might not rest on human wisdom, but on God’s power. (1Co 2:1-5)
For the kingdom of God is not a matter of talk but of power. (1Co 4:20)
I use the above scripture references because they relate to power, the power of God to be exact. Paul says that it is the demonstration of the Spirit’s power that causes one’s faith to rest in God and not in a man’s eloquent words. Many cults have begun because of a man’s eloquent, albeit deceptive, words. With that said I had a dream that relates to the above.
I had a dream 08/06/2014 where 2 Mormon missionary boys came to my door to evangelize me. I can still see them clearly, they had their white shirts and name badges on. What happened was clearly a demonstration of God’s power and not my ability to argue scripture with them. I began to speak prophetically to each of them, getting words of knowledge, telling them things about themselves known only to God and them. They were astonished to say the least and I began to evangelize them. The next thing I saw in the dream was a large group of Mormon boys at my door I am guessing as a result of the testimony of the original 2 boys that had come to my door.
It was not my eloquence of defending the Gospel, although we as a church are commanded to earnestly contend for the faith, it was a demonstration of the power of God which I am sure that neither had ever seen in their church gatherings.
I shared this with my wife this morning, and we both prayed that this come to pass.