THURSDAY, MARCH 8
Scripture: 2 Corinthians 12:12
In 2 Corinthians 12:12 Paul said, “Truly the signs of an apostle were accomplished among you with all perseverance, in signs and wonders and mighty deeds.” We have several elements to the true apostolic. Perhaps the first one is perseverance, regardless of how things are going. The signs, the wonders, the mighty deeds have to be defined biblically. Perseverance means not quitting in the face of adversity. The next sign is not manipulating people for money but praying in what is needed (Mat. 6:24; Luke 16:13; 2 Cor. 2:17). Paul was setting a standard. It was a standard that emerged from his relationship with God. Paul went to the School of the Spirit! He refused to quit until Christlikeness was established personally. If we follow his pattern, we should finish our race in the power of the Spirit.