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God's Miraculous Power

Throughout the Word of God we see examples of God's Miraculous Power. Both in the Old Testament and in the New Testament. 

A miracle may be defined as an event in manifesting divine activity that is other than the ordinary processes of nature. As such, a miracle is an act of God’s extraordinary providence. In performing a miracle, God, who oversees and governs all things, acts in a supernatural manner; He goes beyond ordinary sequences in nature as He relates to His creation.[1] The basis of miracles rests in God: His freedom, His love, His power. To believe in the God of the Bible, the God of Christian faith, is to believe that miaracles are possible.[2]

The English word miracle in its etymology suggests something that causes wonder. A happenng or an event that seems to have no adequate explanation is an object of wonder. In the New Testament "wonders" is always used in connection with "signs." The conjunction of the two terms suggest that the wonders are signs that point to something else -- indeed, to supernatural activity.[3]

In the following scripture from Matthew 4:23-25 we see examples of God's Miraculous Power. Through His Miraculous Power, Jesus preached the gospel of the kingdom. He healed various kinds of sickness and disease: those who were sick: diseased, tormented, lunatick; and cast out demons; and who were lunatick; possessed with demons; and those who had the palsy (were paralytic). Through His Preaching, Teaching, and Healing, His fame grew.

 

[1] J. Rodman Williams, Renewal Theology: Systematic Theology from a Charismatic Perspective, Volume One, (Grand Rapids: Zondervan: 1996), 141.

[2] Rodman, 144.

[3] Rodman, 144-149.

Matthew 4:23-25 (KJV):

(23) And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all manner of sickness and all manner of disease among the people.

(24) And his fame went throughout all Syria: and they brought unto him all sick people that were taken with divers diseases and torments, and those which were possessed with devils, and those which were lunatick, and those that had the palsy; and he healed them.

(25) And there followed him great multitudes of people from Galilee, and from Decapolis, and from Jerusalem, and from Judaea, and from beyond Jordan.

Verse 23 references the location as that of Galilee.

In verse 23, it says "Jesus was going . . ." The word "going" indicates action. James 2:20 tells us that faith without works is dead. If we are to be used by God, we must know that although there is a time of being still in the presence of God, saturating in His Word and presence so that we can receive His orders -- His plan and His direction, there is a time that we must move forward and "take action." and go and do the work of the Lord.

Our action should follow that of the Lord Jesus Christ. He went "going, teaching, preaching, proclaiming, and healing.

We must go, teach, preach and proclaim the Good News of the Kingdom, and go forth healing. It is in the Lord Jesus Christ that we live, move, and have our being:

(Acts 28: For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring.)

Prayer:

Father in the Name of Jesus, help us to see your miraculous power at work in our lives. Help us to see that you have empowered the Believer in Jesus Christ to do great works and exploits through your mighty power. Help us to be deliverers who, through your power, will go about teaching, preaching, proclaiming your Kingdom, and healing those who are sick (both physical and mental). Father we thank you that we are your offspring: yours sons and daughters. For you said in your Word. We thank you that in John 1:12-13 says: But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that beiev on his name: Which were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. We believe in you. We are your sons and we have been made joint-heirs in Christ Jesus! In Jesus' Name We Pray, Amen.

 

(Look forward to future blogs on "God's Miraculous Power!)

 

 

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