Do You Believe In Miracles?
When it comes to miracles sometimes I take convincing. I’m not that guy that shouts miracles at the top of my lungs, it’s been a real battle with God on this front. I believe miracles happened, I believe miracles happen, but if i’m honest when people talk about miracles happening to me personally and or happening by my hand, i unconsciously turn my nose up to it.
Often we read the miracles in the Bible, and we don’t look at it from a lens of the reality and truth of it, we picture them as old stories and we don’t hold on to the magnitude and the power of them all.
Then when we hear of modern day miracles, we are blown away in concept but chuck it up to coincidence if we can’t put a logical reason to it.
THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS COINCIDENCE WITH GOD
Jesus worked a host of miracles that were a show of what is possible when we are in alignment with the Holy Spirit;
“Jesus said, “Take away the stone.” Martha, the sister of him who was dead, said to Him, “Lord, by this time there is a stench, for he has been dead four days.” Jesus said to her, “Did I not say to you that if you would believe you would see the glory of God?” Then they took away the stone from the place where the dead man was lying. And Jesus lifted up His eyes and said, “Father, I thank You that You have heard Me. And I know that You always hear Me, but because of the people who are standing by I said this, that they may believe that You sent Me.” Now when He had said these things, He cried with a loud voice, “Lazarus, come forth!” And he who had died came out bound hand and foot with graveclothes, and his face was wrapped with a cloth. Jesus said to them, “Loose him, and let him go.””
John 11:39-44 NKJV
There was an expectation on Jesus that He could heal Lazarus before he died, because people had seen Him heal dying people. However once Lazarus died, they thought that had to be the end they had never Jesus raise the dead. There are certain miracles Jesus worked so that we would see that it was possible.
Often we lack faith, not because we doubt the power of God, but just cause we haven’t seen it before.
“As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.” When He had said these things, He spat on the ground and made clay with the saliva; and He anointed the eyes of the blind man with the clay. And He said to him, “Go, wash in the pool of Siloam” (which is translated, Sent). So he went and washed, and came back seeing.”
John 9:5-7 NKJV
Sometimes, the miracle comes at a price, sometimes, the miracle comes grimy, sometimes you have to do something to activate the miracle that has already happened. The blind man was desperate for his miracle. Imagine hearing Jesus consistently spit in dust till it could turn to mud, and letting Him put that on your face. Are we ready to go through discomfort for our miracle? After hat, he didn’t see immediately, Jesus had done HIs part, but now the blind man had to obey, and wash it off in the river of Siloam.
One of the most powerful miracles to me in the Bible was the feeding of the multitude. What I find so amazing about it, is that the miracle happened in the hands of the disciple, not in the hands of Jesus.
Jesus prayed over the bread and fish, then he gave it to His disciples to hand out, it was while they were feeding the multitude that they found that the bread and fish exceeded the need.
Why is this important?
““Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father. And whatever you ask in My name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask anything in My name, I will do it.”
John 14:12-14 NKJV
Jesus was showing us our capacity to carry our miracles, by our hand, in HIs name.
I have heard first hand miracles, a friend whose brain tumour disappeared from nowhere, with no explanation from doctors of how it could happen.
Sometimes we don’t see miracles, not because they don’t happen, or because we don’t believe, but because they are still an alien experience to us. if there is anything you want to be or do, surround yourself with people that are or do that thing. Let it become normal practise to you and what manifests will shock you.
There are four people in the bible, other than David that defeated David, and the all came from the line of David. They were in the company of a giant killer, so it no longer seemed like an impossibility.
MIRACLES STILL HAPPEN, BELIEVE!