After reading this blog post from my good friend John Caldwell, I was put in mind of something that Alistair Begg said at the ministers conference.
During the Q&A session he quoted Luke 16:
"He answered, `Then I beg you, father, send Lazarus to my father's house, for I have five brothers. Let him warn them, so that they will not also come to this place of torment.'
"Abraham replied, `They have Moses and the Prophets; let them listen to them.'
" `No, father Abraham,' he said, `but if someone from the dead goes to them, they will repent.'
"He said to him, `If they do not listen to Moses and the Prophets, they will not be convinced even if someone rises from the dead.' "
He then summed up by saying:
“The confidence of heaven is in the Scriptures”
Begg was not actually speaking about signs and wonders, but about fads and fashions, nevertheless the principle is the same. We are all too prone to looking to the wrong places for power, validation and authority- the confidence of heaven is in the Scriptures.