The God of Miracles

The Christian faith is a miraculous one in every way.

We believe in God who we cannot see.

But we have all the evidence that He exists. Why?

It is because we live in the only inhabitable planet in the entire universe, known to mankind. There is no other species like us anywhere in the universe. This was not some accident.

The Bible tells us that Jesus Christ the Son of God existed before all things and He created all things!

John 1

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.

Colossians 1

15 The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. 16 For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him. 17 He is before all things, and in him all things hold together.

He is the same God who created the entire universe and everything we see in this physical realm and also everything in the invisible spiritual realm.

In Him ALL things hold together! Jesus Christ is the GREAT I AM.

He is the GREAT CREATOR of ALL THINGS.

He is the One who split up the Red Sea and did so many things!

Job 26

He spreads out the northern skies over empty space;
    he suspends the earth over nothing.
He wraps up the waters in his clouds,
    yet the clouds do not burst under their weight.
He covers the face of the full moon,
    spreading his clouds over it.
10 He marks out the horizon on the face of the waters
    for a boundary between light and darkness.
11 The pillars of the heavens quake,
    aghast at his rebuke.
12 By his power he churned up the sea;
    by his wisdom he cut Rahab to pieces.
13 By his breath the skies became fair;
    his hand pierced the gliding serpent.
14 And these are but the outer fringe of his works;
    how faint the whisper we hear of him!
    Who then can understand the thunder of his power?”

This ALL-powerful God also LOVES YOU and ME.

The FULLNESS of God came in Jesus Christ and He died on the cross and reconciled all of us. This is how powerful He is. One man’s death on the cross forgave all our sins! How can one man’s death give us forgiveness? It is because God’s FULLNESS is in Jesus Christ His Son – the image of the invisible God!

Colossians 1

18 And he is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy. 19 For God was pleased to have all his FULLNESS dwell in him, 20 and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross……. in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.

Jesus existed before anything existed. He created the entire human race. Yet, Adam sinned and brought death to the world. But then Jesus Christ died on the cross and was the FIRST to be raised from the dead – so that in EVERYTHING HE HAS THE SUPREMACY.

He has DEFEATED the greatest enemy of DEATH.

Nobody had seen God before. Not Abraham or Moses or David. But the SON of GOD who lived nearest the Father’s heart came to reveal His ABUNDANT GRACE and FULLNESS of GRACE to us! God became flesh and showed His abundant grace to us!

John 1

14 The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, FULL of GRACE and truth.

16 Out of his FULNESS, we have all received GRACE in place of GRACE already given. 17 For the law was given through Moses; GRACE and truth came through Jesus Christ. 18 No one has ever seen God, but the one and only Son, who is himself God and is in closest relationship with the Father, has made him known.

God is not stingy! He is the most powerful and glorious and possesses every good blessing. He is FULL of GRACE – He wants to give us as much as possible!

That is why He sent Jesus to show us his true nature of GRACE upon GRACE

What is this abundance of GRACE? He took away our sins on the cross!

John 1

29 The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, “Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world! 

The abundance of GRACE is that He gave the believer the GIFT of GOD’s RIGHTEOUSNESS. The believer in Christ receives ABUNDANT GRACE – the RIGHTEOUSNESS of GOD as a FREE GIFT.

Romans 5 ” 17 For if, by the trespass of the one man (ADAM), death reigned through that one man, how much more will those who receive God’s abundant provision of grace and of the gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man, Jesus Christ!”

If He has given us HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS then He will surely do miracles in our lives!

This Jesus Christ did so many miracles – He healed the sick, He opened the eyes of the blind. He turned water into wine. He healed the lepers with a touch. He drove out demons setting people free. He did good everywhere He went because this is God’s true nature of love and power!

Acts 10 “38 how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power, who went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him”

The Bible says that Jesus Christ never changes! He never stopped doing miracles. He cannot stop it because His LOVE NEVER CHANGES. His love never fails!

Hebrews 13 “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.”

Abraham was without a son for almost 100 years and almost as good as dead, both he and his wife were unable to have children, but He believed in the God who could raise the dead. He did not get discouraged by his own situation but kept looking in faith to the one who has all the power to do what He says!

Romans 4

“18 Against all hope, Abraham in hope believed and so became the father of many nations, just as it had been said to him, “So shall your offspring be.”19 Without weakening in his faith, he faced the fact that his body was as good as dead—since he was about a hundred years old—and that Sarah’s womb was also dead. 20 Yet he did not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God, but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God, 21 being fully persuaded that God had power to do what he had promised. 22 This is why “it was credited to him as righteousness.” 

23 The words “it was credited to him” were written not for him alone, 24 but also for us, to whom God will credit righteousness—for us who believe in him who raised Jesus our Lord from the dead. 25 He was delivered over to death for our sins and was raised to life for our justification.”

God has the POWER to do miracles in our lives today!
How do we know that?
It is because Jesus Christ died on the cross for our sins.
God then RAISED JESUS from the dead to make us RIGHTEOUS.
My friends, this GOD who created all things, can heal the sick, restore the losses, do the miracles AND EVEN RAISE THE DEAD.
The greatest miracle is that Jesus died for our sins and WAS RAISED From the DEAD to make you RIGHTEOUS.
If you believe in this GOD who raised JESUS from the DEAD you are RIGHTEOUS as GOD!
You receive the RIGHTEOUSNESS of GOD.
If God can RAISE JESUS from the DEAD…..
then HE CAN DO GREAT MIRACLES in YOUR LIFE…..IN JESUS NAME AMEN.
How do we have faith for miracles?
By believing the true Gospel about Christ and not trusting in our works.
By not trusting in ourselves or our inadequacies but believing that Jesus made us righteous without any works.
Romans 10 “
Christ is the culmination of the law so that there may be righteousness for everyone who believes.
Moses writes this about the righteousness that is by the law: “The person who does these things will live by them.” But the righteousness that is by faith says:
 If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved……Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word about Christ.”
The righteousness of the law was based on what you “do”.
But the righteousness of faith is based on what you “hear” about Jesus Christ.
Galatians 3 “So again I ask, does God give you his Spirit and work miracles among you by the works of the law, or by your believing what you heard?”
When we focus on our sins or performance, it destroys faith because we then disqualify ourselves. But when we just focus on JESUS and HIS LOVE and POWER, then we will see miracles in faith.
1st Thessalonians 1 “For we know, brothers and sisters loved by God, that he has chosen you, 5 because our gospel came to you not simply with words but also with power, with the Holy Spirit and deep conviction.
The Gospel is not just about theology and doctrines but about POWER.
We believe in a MIRACULOUS SAVIOR, who healed the sick and raised the dead and He Himself defeated death. The same Christ lives in us! The same power that raised the dead is within us!
Ephesians 1 “18 I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people, 19 and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is the same as the mighty strength 20 he exerted when he raised Christ from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms, 21 far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every name that is invoked, not only in the present age but also in the one to come.
The believer has the POWER of Christ in them, not our own strength but the resurrection power of Christ – the believer can and will do miracles in the NAME of JESUS.
Mark 16 “17 And these signs will accompany those who believe: In my name, they will drive out demons; they will speak in new tongues; 18 they will pick up snakes with their hands; and when they drink deadly poison, it will not hurt them at all; they will place their hands on sick people, and they will get well.””
It is only the name of JESUS that heals and does miracles. Not our holiness or our good name but the MIGHTY NAME of JESUS.
When Peter healed the lame man, this is what he said:
Acts 3 “
Then Peter said, “Silver or gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, walk. Taking him by the right hand, he helped him up, and instantly the man’s feet and ankles became strong. He jumped to his feet and began to walk. Then he went with them into the temple courts, walking and jumping, and praising God. 
16 By faith in the name of Jesus, this man whom you see and know was made strong. It is Jesus’ name and the faith that comes through him that has completely healed him, as you can all see.”
Those who BELIEVE in our Resurrected Christ will see the GLORY of GOD
John 11

25 Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; 26 and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this?”……40 Then Jesus said, Did I not tell you that if you believe, you will see the glory of God?”

 

JESUS IS LORD.

JESUS IS LORD.

JESUS IS LORD.

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