CHARACTER STUDY: PAUL 61

KEY SCRIPTURE: ACTS 19:11; And God wrought special miracles by the hands of Paul.

Our key scripture says “and God wrought special miracles by the hands of Paul”. Miracles are the doings of God. It is the supernatural power of God intervening in the natural course of events. In this instant God did it through Paul.

God performs miracles to proof the authenticity of the Christian faith. Miracles show that Jesus is alive. Mark 16:20 “And they went forth and preached everywhere, the Lord working with them and confirming the word with signs following them Amen”. Some people claim miracles ended with the Apostles. Unfortunately, some people who claim to be Christians and preach the word of God also say such things. If what happened during Jesus’ time and the Apostles day, does not happen today then Christianity is fake. Hebrews 13:8 says “Jesus Christ the same yesterday, today and forever”. If He is the same yesterday, today and forever then what He did through the Apostles must be done now as well. Indeed, he does it. How do you explain the case of a child confirmed as having sickling genotype becoming negative after prayer?

Our key scripture reads that it was God who wrought the special miracles by the hands of Paul. Miracles are not the creation of any man.

A man might have been the vessel through whom God performed that miracle yet it is always the handiworks of God. No man must claim any glory for any miracle wrought. It is the desire of God to be working miracles in the midst of his children. The lack of miracles happening in our midst is due to men placing themselves in the path of God. I mean when a man wonders within himself either about how to perform that feat or seeks glory for himself. This is what makes men get into the way of God in performing miracles.

Apostle Paul did not hinder the workings of the Spirit. He did not focus on himself either to fail or gain any glory for himself. He wanted every glory for the Lord. Whenever a man positions himself or herself this way, God would always work miracle. Allow the spirit to lead and you would know and experience miracles on a regular basis.

In the light of the fact that miracles are the doings of the Spirit of God, no man must take any glory for any miraculous deed. People of God should stop praising men of God who work miracles. They must thank God for using these men to do such things but not to praise them.

PRAYER:

Dear heavenly, father stir in your children the desire to see your spirit work His works in their midst. Grant to your children the proper knowledge as to work miracles and when these miracles are wrought may they learn to always give GOD the glory.

FURTHER STUDIES

John 14:12 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth 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.

Mark 16:17 ,18 ‘And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.

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