KEY SCRIPTURES: Matthew 12:38 (KJV). “Then certain of the scribes and of the Pharisees answered, saying, Master, we would see a sign from thee.”
The scribes and Pharisees at this moment asked the Lord to perform a miraculous sign for them to see. The Lord quickly answered them saying, “But he answered and said unto them, An evil and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given to it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas:”
— Matthew 12:39 (KJV) He said an evil generation seeks for a sign, but the sign that He would show them is His resurrection from the dead. Is seeking for miracles wrong? The Lord throughout his ministry performed so many signs and wonders for people who wanted and requested for it. Every sick man who needed healing from Jesus was requesting for a miraculous sign. When the Lord visited the wedding feast, whiles his mother asked Him to do something about the finished wine, she was asking for a sign and a wonder.
Why did Jesus say an evil generation seeks for a sign? These Pharisees were not looking for a miraculous sign to save them from some crises of some kind. They wanted Jesus to perform a miracle for these probable reasons. Firstly, they might want it, to prove he could perform one. Secondly, they could have desired for one for the excitement of seeing a sensational event or act. Lastly, they could have desired for a miracle so that they could satisfy their curiosity concerning all that they have been hearing about Jesus, just as king Herod desired, when Pilate sent Jesus to him, just before he was crucified. (Luke 23:8)
IT is wrong to desire for a miracle for any of the three reasons stated above. Man by nature craves for miracles. Men as fallen beings have lots of deficiencies that makes them desire for answers. Despite the present technological advancement, there are so many impossibilities that men have to grapple with. Man needs God’s hand to intervene. Men have proudly attempted to live as if they do not need God. This folly is always short lived when he has to be faced with situations that he has no answer. Covid 19 has brought men to their knees. Lots of natural disasters makes men in whatever class or technological level to wonder and even cry.
Man would always need the miraculous God. The first miracle that the soul of every man needs is to be born again. This experience will usher you into that life of having power over most of the things natural men cannot answer. “The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.” — John 3:8 (KJV)
The Lord was saying through this verse that the man who is born again is a supernatural man who is not limited by natural limitations. He is a living miracle. You would not only crave for miracles, but you would be a miracle, if you would surrender your life to Jesus today.
Dear heavenly Father you have made available the greatest means to experience, miracles, by allowing Jesus to die for all mankind. I receive His life and His Lordship today. I am born of God, and have a supernatural life to experience supernatural signs and wonders. Thank you, Lord.
John 1:12 KJV “But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.”
Mark 9:23 KJV” Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth.”