Gifts of the Spirit: The Working of Miracles

Sunday March 12, 2017

Be instantaneous in prayer. Pastor Syd is praying for bigger needs for the kingdom and CWI. He and Jen laid hands on and prayed for the home group leaders and for Jim and Sharon Day. One way God’s power is manifested is in the working of miracles (1 Corinthians 12:10). These are mighty deeds; the force that makes able or possible; the activity in power that makes the impossible possible. The Bible is full of miracles, and that season is not over. If you do your part, God can do His. Moses was 80 years old, and Aaron was 83 when they spoke to Pharaoh. People long for power, and we have the real thing to show them. Exodus 7-11 and again in chapter 14, show how Moses used the rod that God empowered with His Spirit to demonstrate that His power is greater than that of magicians. Even today magicians try to copy Moses and God with “magic” wands. God is a God of miracles. Jesus only did what He saw the Father do. He knew God was His Source when He was on earth. In 2 Kings 2:8 Elijah used his mantle to divide the river, and in verses 13 and 14 Elisha picked up Elijah’s mantle. In chapter 4:38-40 he purified poisoned stew. In chapter 6, a branch caused an iron ax-head to swim. Other extraordinary miracles and signs and wonders are recorded in Acts 19:11-12; Hebrews 2:4; John 2:1-11; Acts 4:33; Acts 5:12; and Acts 8:4. Doing miracles is God’s testimony. Be sensitive and hear the Spirit of the Lord and be obedient to do what He tells you to do. With great power the apostles testified to the resurrection of Jesus, and great (abundant) grace was on them all. God worked extraordinary miracles through Paul, so that people were healed even by handkerchiefs and aprons. Peter’s shadow caused people to be healed. Like Philip after Stephen’s stoning, we preach Jesus. We must walk in faith. Expect the most phenomenal things, the workings of miracles. God can use what is in your hands.