Pathway to power: Mt. 7:13-28

Right after Jesus taught his series on the beatitudes, he healed a man of leprosy.  The gospel is to be expressed both with words and with power.  Jesus declared and demonstrated the Kingdom of God while on earth.   He expected the same for his disciples.  Jesus promised “I tell you the truth, anyone who has faith in me will do what I have been doing. He will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father.” John 14:12-13  We are not meant to chase after signs and wonders.  They are supposed to follow us in confirming God’s Word.  Why is it that the church today lack in the demonstrations of the Spirit?  If we take a closer look at chapters 5 thru 7 you will find the overriding theme is one of humility.  Jesus was most humble and his Father chose to exalt Him.  We may want the power but how many of us want the necessary quality of true humility to demonstrate that power?