Mark 1:35-39; Luke 4:42-44
And when they had found him, they said unto him, All men seek for thee. (Mark 1:37)
Jesus’ ministry was only a few months old and masses of people were seeking Him out. This is astonishing when you realize that Jesus did not use any of the conventional methods of publicity. He had already rejected publicity during His first ministry in Jerusalem. (John 2:24-25) There was no natural explanation for Jesus’ success.
God is the one who promoted Jesus, and He used supernatural means to do it. It was not the slick techniques of Madison Avenue that brought the crowds; it was the awesome manifestation of God’s power. Just the day before, Jesus had cast a demon out of a man at the synagogue in Capernaum. (Mark 1:21-28) This caused the whole city to gather at Peter’s house where Jesus healed every one. (Luke 4:40)
Jesus’ display of the miraculous power of God was the spark that the Holy Spirit used to light a fire in the hearts of these people. Jesus had this power because of His intimate relationship with His Father. He was in continual communion with Him. When He wasn’t ministering to the people, He was in prayer with His Father.
As you seek to touch others with the new life you’ve found in Christ, understand that God will bring them to you if you allow Him to work supernaturally through you. Decide today that you will open your mind and heart to the power of the Holy Spirit, and let God confirm His Word with signs and wonders and miracles through you. It is easy to lead people to Jesus after they are healed, delivered, and given the wisdom they need in His name!