CHARACTER STUDY: PAUL 27

KEY SCRIPTURE: Acts 15:12 ” Then all the multitude kept silence, and gave audience to Barnabas and Paul, declaring what miracles and wonders God had wrought among the Gentiles by them.”

Apostle Paul and Barnabas rehearsed the many miracles that the Holy Spirit used them to wrought among the gentiles. Can every Christian be used to work miracles? The scripture teaches that every Christian has the ability to work miracles, especially bringing healing to the sick.

To be able to work miracles in the name of the Lord one has to know certain biblical truths.

The very first truth to know is that God has declared that if you believe in Jesus you would work miracles.  John 14:12. “verily I say unto you, He that believes on me, the works that I do shall he do also, and greater works than these shall he do because I go unto my father”. The main condition to be a candidate to work miracles is to believe in Jesus.  In John 6:28,29, the disciples asked Jesus what must we do that we might work the works of God?  The Lord gave the following answer.  “This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent “. Believing in Jesus means believing whatever he told us. The Lord Jesus is the eternal word of God, and faith in Him gives one the ability to work miracles.

In Mark 16:17-20, the Lord reveals that certain signs would follow all those who would believe in him.  They would cast out devils, lay their hands on the sick and they would be healed, and many other signs. After the Lord was received into glory, the disciples went everywhere and the Lord worked with them confirming the word with signs and wonders following. Miracles are confirmations by the Spirit of God as we act on the word of God. 

The next truth to know is that as a Christian you have the same Holy Spirit as was in Jesus.  The Holy Spirit in us means we are anointed with power. His presence in you is the same in every child of God.  Acts 1:8 “But ye shall receive power after that the Holy Spirit is come unto you. And you shall be my witnesses (proof producers) both in Jerusalem Judea, Samaria and unto the uttermost parts of the earth.”. The Holy Spirit in you is the anointing.  He is the worker of the miracles.  Fellowship with the Spirit through prayer and bible study to activate His power in you.

There are a few other information to know, yet you can go along with these truths and do miracles in the name of the Lord. FAITH IN JESUS AND ACTING ON HIS WORD IS WHAT PRODUCES THE MIRACLES.  In working miracles, we act or speak for God in his name, against the devil.  In working miracles, you do not consider yourself but acknowledge the almighty power of God at work in you.  No glory goes to you as well, because he does the miracles for His glory to bless men.

  CONFESSION

I am one with Christ. He lives in me and works through me. His presence in me works the miracles. Nothing is too big for Him to do because He is the creator of all things. Indeed, I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me. As I speak and command, He commands through me.

FURTHER STUDIES.

Luke 10:19 ” Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.”

Matthew 10:1 “And when he had called unto him his twelve disciples, he gave them power against unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease.”

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