Spiritual Gifts, Part VII
To another the working of miracles. I Corinthians 12:10
Miracles are obtained by the supernatural power of the Holy Spirit and many have displayed the gift such as Moses, Elijah, Elisha, Jesus, Peter and Paul throughout the scriptures. Today we hear little about miracles but that doesn't mean they don't exist because they do! God is still in the miracle working business and He loves when His people step out of their boat of unbelief and take Him at His word, even saying we would do greater works than Jesus Himself!
It is physically impossible for man to walk on water but Jesus proved that was false when He walked out on the sea one night to His disciples. Okay maybe Jesus could do it but not man, right, no, wrong because the Lord had Peter step out of the boat and he actually walked on water until he set his eyes on the raging wind and waves and being fearful, began to sink until the Lord pulled him up. According to God's word we can perform miracles, signs and wonders in His name because we possess His Holy Spirit within us and we can stand on His word by faith. Jesus even told those who would follow Him that signs would follow them and so they do, for anyone willing to believe!
We desperately need the miracle working power of God back in the church today in the midst of all the worldly minded electronic madness and science that has clouded our minds with unbelief, trying to steal our devotion to the Lord Jesus Christ. The world laughs at us because we have no power, although we sing about it and proclaim it on Sundays we have failed miserably to display to the world the power and glory of the Most High God!
"Assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there,' and it will move; and nothing will be impossible to you." Matthew 17:20
Your servant in Christ, Tim Laughlin