Thursday, December 3, 2015

A Lesson In Miracles

If you are in Christ, the only way you could be there is to first believe in miracles.  Our faith is founded on the fact that our Lord died for our sins, was raised from the dead and now sits at the right hand of the Father in heaven.  Each person that believes and receives Christ Jesus our Lord is a miracle and believes in miracles in this day and age so this idea that the Lord does not perform miracles anymore is garbage.

We need to carefully examine what it is we said yes to when we accepted the Lord Jesus into our lives as God and Savior.  What did we say yes to?  What this world considers impossible, namely:

1.  Our Lord died, then was raised from the dead on the third day walked among the people of this world (again) then ascended into heaven.

Now really think about this ^^.  According to this worlds reasoning once our Lord went into that grave it was over, the end.  But what does our faith and His Word say?  Our faith and His Word say going into that grave was the beginning.  This is a pattern that is followed to this very day.  Our miracle first must go into the grave and seemingly die.  Once the world considers it dead that is the beginning of your miracle.  Then the Lord raises what was once considered dead to life.

Consider seed planted in the ground.  One does not plant seed that is not first dried out and considered 'dead' but we all know and now take for granted that the only way for seed to bear fruit in the future is for it first to wither and dry out (death before life.)  The first thing we do in our Christian walk is get baptized.  Why?  Death comes before life.

Romans 6:3Or don’t you know that all of us who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? 4We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life.

If you believe in Jesus Christ as Lord today you already believe in miracles.  You already believe and know that death comes before life.  You already embrace the pattern and the miracle.  So now in your walk with the Lord, as you pray and believe for your own miracles you embrace the same power, the same pattern the Lord established for us in the beginning.  Please understand that each and every prayer answered is in itself a miracle (there are no 'small' miracles.)  We take for granted that the Lord answers our prayer when we do not recognize their significance as miracles in themselves.  When power and provision is transferred from the unseen spiritual world to the seen physical world, thats a miracle and it happens routinely on a daily basis as our Lord works in our lives.

The lesson here is that you are not believing something above and beyond when you ask for answered prayer/miracles in this physical world because the foundation of your faith is based on a greater miracle than anything you can ask for in your present circumstances.  Our souls ( of immeasurable worth) are saved (and we believe this without questioning) through faith in Christ's our Lord's death and resurrection.  How much more does our Lord act in other miracle working ways in our life in matters and affairs of less consequence?

Our Lord God Almighty is working miracles and answering prayers on behalf of His children right now today as much or more than He every has.  This miracle working power is for us, His Children, for us, His Bride.  We access the power and presence and provision of our Lord through the same faith that saved us (the first miracle that sets up all the rest afterward.)

Glory to God our Father and our Lord Jesus Christ.

May the grace, peace and mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ be upon you today.