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Time Of Christ:Why Miracles At All

Daily Devotions: by Christina Farris

Mark 16:14-20 KJV
(14) Afterward he appeared unto the eleven as they sat at meat, and upbraided them with their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they believed not them which had seen him after he was risen.
(15) And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.
(16) He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.
(17) And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;
(18) 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.
(19) So then after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God.
(20) And they went forth, and preached every where, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following. Amen.

The wise men of Egypt could of duplicated perhaps one more plague but by the time the licing occurred even they understood what was happening was not magic, but the hand of God. Naaman would be healed of Leprosy, yet have a request that God would not hold it against him for going into idol temple with his boss, to aid him in bowing to the idol. I like to think that when Naaman returned even his boss believer in the God of Israel and the request was made void, but the Bible does not say. One would think a simple miracle at the time of even just Elijah would of shook those around, yet it only proves the blindness of people to see or not recognize the power of God.

Jesus called his disciple together to instruct them to teach and preach the Gospel. The fact they preach and taught the gospel would not be enough evidence alone it was from God for some people. The validation of the Gospels comes with signs and wonders. The revival of the church is seen at the time of miracles and wonders not explain other then, it had to be God. Miracles not humanly possible to duplicate but done by God.. Three things only Jesus can do today that man can not duplicate, is nature’s forces from calm to fury, the power to heal miraculously, and the power to raise the dead after four days or longer.

As a child and mother sit a the traffic light the mother begins to singing a little song, one for the money, two for the show and three to get ready and green lets go. The child ask mom, “how do you know the light would turn green?” After a few years of listening to her mom, the child finally figure out how her mom knew the light was going to change, To someone knowing how to drive or cross a road, the knowing the light was going to change is only a simple parlor trick to play on a child. Yet to know the time of eclipse is only a scientific educated probability. It like war, and peace, it easy to conclude if turmoil continue or ability to adapt to change occurs. The warning signs of a riot is nothing to a cop who is trained or even the military. Yet to untrained eye it just happened. What the difference between hypothesis or actual prophetic sign. Jesus coming was foretold through prophetic signs. Yet skeptics do not believe the signs. The occurrence over long time events. Abraham knew his people would be in bondage over four hundred years after his death. Yet his children would carry the prophesy of this sign to Egypt. Not heeding the warning about staying outside the promise land. Daniel date time for the Messiah coming would be proven true. Yet those not understand what Daniel was talking about this is just gibberish.

As churches are built prophesy is foretold, but it might not be understood, by the revelation of the prophesy when it comes to pass with be scrutinized as man made or real prophesy of God. Signs and wonders follow the believer, but not everything that is called prophetic is. One might not understand the power of God but the signs and wonders of building and establishing of a new fellowship or working with the lost for Jesus and not with the believers that are spiritually dead to the wonders of God. As Israel traveled through the wilderness and reached the promise land the people had become spiritually dead to the power of God despite the plagues of Egypt and miracles along the road to the promise land. Think of the early church as time would go by despite the power of the Holy Spirit man would fall to sleep to God’s ways, yet because of the power the Holy Spirit in the believers heart that trusted and obey God, the gifts of God would always flow. Just because you going through a dry period, or your church is not on fire, God is still doing something that you can not see. He bringing the church to a possible road of correction allowing the old to die, so the new will rise up in faith and evidence of God’s power will be revealed once more. It is awakening of the church until the time of Christ that people hunger for and the truth of the matter there must be times of stillness, and times of shouting. God does not leave the believer, but he got all he needs to go on in faith. God still speaks and moves but it not like the great awakening.

God called his people to teach and preach about the ways of God and for the non believer the evidence of these people being godly will be shown not only in their daily life, but through signs and wonders. Everything is for a purpose, and nothing God does whether silent or loud should be consider not of God. May Christ arise in your hearts daily, not just during the awakening of God’s Spirit in your life.

Dear Heavenly Father awake the unbeliever and believer of the power of your Spirit in their life. Awake the church world that they to will no longer be asleep in Christ but a new generation rising to your power and might. In Jesus precious name, Amen.

Continual Scripture Study for Devotion:

Luke 10:17-20 KJV
(17) And the seventy returned again with joy, saying, Lord, even the devils are subject unto us through thy name.
(18) And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven.
(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.
(20) Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you; but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven.

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