KEY SCRIPTURE: John 6:14 KJV “Then those men, when they had seen the miracle that Jesus did, said, This is of a truth that prophet that should come into the world.”
Miracles are called signs and wonders. They are signs because they indicate that God is present or they point to God’s works. They are also wonders, because they are acts, that are beyond the normal happenings among men. These make men, through whom God works these miracles to be seen as people with God’s approval or special commissioning. Miracles helps a number of unbelievers to believe. John 4:48 KJV “Then said Jesus unto him, Except ye see signs and wonders, ye will not believe.” Certain leaders of God’s people needs miracles in their ministry to help their followers fully accept their leadership and ministry. Joshua 3:7 KJV ” And the LORD said unto Joshua, This day will I begin to magnify thee in the sight of all Israel, that they may know that, as I was with Moses, so I will be with thee.” When the people saw what God had done through the Lord Jesus, they said this is that prophet or simply the Messiah.
Miracles should not be seen as some remote event that cannot easily occur. God is ever with His people. Miracles are simply God’s acts among men. God is very eager to be acknowledged by men. John 17:3 KJV “And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.” God wants men to be saved, and so would want men to know Him and His Son Jesus Christ. Miracles are one of the means that men come to believe and know the heavenly father. Now the intermediary agent, that is, the man through whom God would be working that miracle is the issue. The truth is, this aspect is also not an issue, for every one born into Christ, has been born into a miraculous life. John 3:8 KJV “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.”
The real problem is an understanding of how these things work. As children of God, we have been born again by the word of God. ( 1 Peter 1:23) To manifest miracles, we need to live according to the word. The word gives us access into the Spirit realm, and it is this same word that makes us spiritual or spirit beings. To explain further, the word of God makes us partake of the Spirit or divine nature, according to 2nd Peter 1:4. “Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, ….” It is now up to us to give ourselves to live by the word. On the human sphere acting on the word on many occasions sounds or looks very ridiculous, yet, it always produces what it talks about.
THOUGHT: MIRACLES ARE NORMAL HAPPENINGS WHEN WE LIVE BY THE WORD
John 6:63 KJV” It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.”
John 11:40 KJV “Jesus saith unto her, Said I not unto thee, that, if thou wouldest believe, thou shouldest see the glory of God?”