Sooner or later, everyone will face a crisis that they cannot manage. There will come a point in your life when the only hope you have left in this world will be a miracle. But, I have good news, our God is still a miracle working God! Our God breathed life into the dead womb of Sarah and nine months later, she and Abraham became parents to Isaac. That is a miracle! The same God that parted the Red Sea for Moses and rained manna from the heavens for the children of Israel for forty years is the same miracle working God today!
Maybe your crisis will come in the form of an attack on your health, but our God is the Healer! Jesus healed the lame, deaf and the blind. He restored the paralytic and raised dead men from the grave. Consider this; the Word of God says that “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever.” You must know that what He did on the shores of the Sea of Galilee, He can do for you today.
Some Christians don’t ask for their miracles because they do not understand miracles. First, it is important that you realize you do not have to understand miracles in order to receive a miracle. Do you completely understand how food is converted into energy when you eat it? Does that mean that you are going to stop eating food until you do? Are you going to live in darkness just because you cannot fully understand how electricity works? Surely not! If you are willing to experience only what your carnal mind can understand, then you will live a shallow and empty life, and you will never experience a miracle.
Do you need a miracle, yet have never had a miracle? When you want what you have never had, you have to do what you have never done. Most importantly, you have to have faith in God that nothing is impossible. Simply put, faith starts out before you know how it is going to turn out. The fact is that until the person seeking healing is certain that it is God’s will to heal him, he is futilely trying to reap a harvest where no seed has been planted.
Understanding the Scriptural foundation for miracles will show you the connection between spiritual health and physical health. God’s first promise of healing found in the Bible is in Exodus 15: 26 where it says, “I will put none of these diseases upon thee which I have brought upon the Egyptians. For I am the Lord your God that healeth all your diseases.” This was God’s promise concerning the children of Israel that escaped bondage from the Egyptians. So, just how successful was God’s Medicare program for His children? In Psalms 105:37 David answers, “He brought them forth with silver and gold and there was not one feeble person among His tribes.”
Just because this is a miracle found in the Old Testament, does not mean that the same is not available for you today. It is God’s intention for you to expect healing as a part of the New Testament Church! In Mark 16:17-18, “and these signs shall follow them that believe. In My name they shall cast out demons, they shall speak with new tongues, they shall lay hands on the sick and they shall recover.” If Christ is indeed the same yesterday, today and forever, then His power to heal has never been withdrawn from this Earth.
So many times, Christians get distracted as to the true source of their healing and miracles. Do not get confused. Healing and miracles are not found in a church, or a specific preacher or place; they are found in the Word of God. The Bible is the source of divine healing and all miracles. The Word says, in Proverbs 3:1-8, “My son, forget not My law (the Word of God) for length of days and long life shall they add unto you…it shall be health to thy navel and marrow to thy bones.” Once you learn this, you will have the tenacity of faith, to stand on the Word and demand your miracle! If you have received bad news about your health and are staring death in the face, look the other way! You cannot look in opposite directions at the same time. Instead, look to life. Choose life! Choose faith!
Miracles are the only thing that can happen when you obey the Word of God and meet His conditions to receive a miracle. The Bible has seven conditions that you must meet in order to receive your miracle, and once you have met those conditions, the only thing that can happen is your miracle. Your miracle is not conditioned upon going to church every Sunday and being a tither. Your miracle is conditioned upon the principles set forth in the Word of God.
Presently, there are so many that are hurting, financially, physically, spiritually and emotionally in this world. Maybe it is someone you know and love or maybe it is you. Is your marriage in need of a miracle? Does it need to be raised from the dead? Perhaps your finances are in trouble and without a miracle you will face hardships you have never known before. Maybe your mind and your emotions are controlled by depression and bitterness or your physical body is enslaved by additions, sickness or disease and you long to be healthy and free. If so, this message is for you. Just because you are washed in the Blood and saved does not mean that you are no longer in need of miracles. If you are reading this and tell yourself that you do not believe in miracles, I assure you that when you need one, you will!
I encourage you to get this series, learn its principles, and put them into practice in your life today. Once you have, you will be equipped for battle and ready to release God’s healing power in your life and receive the miracle that He has waiting for you.
This sermon “I Believe In Miracles” is from “Riches of Righteousness” series.
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