By Funmi Komolafe
It’s a new week by God’s grace, new things that will benefit your life will happen to you this week in the name of Jesus.
Have you been expecting a miracle? What is your definition of a miracle and how do you think it can be achieved? As Christians, when we talk about miracles, we are talking about Godly miracles. Miracles are the manifestations of the awesome power.
Simply defined, a miracle is described as “ any amazing or wonderful occurrence”. Taking another look at the lexicon, it defines a miracle worker as “ a person who claims or is alleged to perform miracles”.
In the 1980s in Lagos, there was a man who had a reputation for astonishing magic. He could turn a person to a snake and vice versa. To some people what he did was wonderful. They even saw it as miracles but the miracle man could not save himself when a gang of hired assassins snuffed life out of him, right in his own house.
Brethren, when we talk of miracle as Christians we are talking about the type of miracle that only God can do. The one, which many times defy logic.
So who is qualified for a miracle? One may be a Christian but may not qualify for a miracle. Why? It is because some Christians doubt miracles. Some think they all made up stories.
For one to access a miracle, he or she must first have faith. I mean real faith and what is real faith? The answer is found in Hebrews 11 Vs. 1-3 “ Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. For by it the elders obtained a good report. Through faith we understand the words were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear”.
Note the words, “the evidence of things not seen” and things which are seen were not made of things which do appear”.
Clearly, these words of the Holy Bible tell us to look beyond the physical for whatever we are expecting.
The fact that one has tried and tried several times to achieve a goal or prayed and fasted for a long period is not enough reason to give up.
God gives miracles at this own time. He does not go by human calendar of time. More importantly, our miracle worker as Christians cannot die, he does not even sleep nor slumber as acknowledged by the Psalmist in Psalm 121 vs. 3&4 “ He will not suffer my foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber. Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep”.
Brethren, the one who does not sleep cannot forget you. He is has the capacity to put an end to all challenges.
For a sick person to receive a healing miracle, his faith must take him to the level where he begins to see himself healed.
When a doctor gives a verdict that a patient will die in about three months and the patient reminds him that he is not God, and that patient goes to live long and long and is till living, that patient has exercised faith and God has honoured his faith.
Hebrew 11 vs. 6 is unambiguous “ But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to him must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him”.
Let’s look at the first miracle of Jesus Christ at a marriage ceremony in Cana of Galilee. The host had run out of wine and shame was imminent. Guests either would have left murmuring or some would have openly abused him for getting together guests that he could not cater for.
The Holy Bible tells us how our Lord Jesus turned things around. John 2 vs. 6-10. “And there were set there six water-pots of stone, after the manner of the purifying of the Jews, containing two or three firkins apiece. Jesus saith unto them, Fill the waterpots with water. And they filled them to the brim. And he saith unto them, Draw out now, and bear unto the governor the feast. And they bare it. When the ruler of the feast had tasted the water that was made wine, and knew not whence it was: (but the servants which drew the water knew;) the governor of the feast called the bridegroom, And saith unto him, Every man at the beginning doth set forth good wine; and when men shall have well drunk, then that which is worse: but thou hast kept the good wine till now”.
What are the lessons for us here? First is Mary, the mother of Jesus knew that Jesus had the powers to bring into existence that which does not exist.
Secondly, the men who were asked to fill pots with water, did not question Jesus, they simply obeyed. Today, many of us have more faith in science and technology than the word of God and this is one of the reasons, why many have not received miracles.
It takes faith for a woman of over 50 years to conceive without any medical assistance. At that age, medical science would have declared that she has reached menopause and therefore incapable of making babies but with God all things are possible.
You need to believe in miracles to receive one. Mark 9 verse 23 is our authority.
“Jesus said unto hum, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth”.
Perhaps like the story of the father of the child to whom Jesus spoke in this story, we need the Holy Spirit to help our unbelief.
Verse 24 of Mark 9 states, “ And straightway the father of the child cried out, and said with tears, Lord, I believe: help thou mine unbelief”.
There are times, when even as Christians, spiritual level is so low that you begin to doubt if things will ever turn around.
For instance a person who is indebted to the tune of a few millions perhaps due to some business misfortune is likely to regularly think about how the debts will be written off.
Such thoughts even for 24 hours can never, never bring in the solution.
A common feature in the life of most people is that they think that God is not doing anything about the situation but that isn’t true. Different challenges have different solutions and this is the reason our Lord Jesus Christ used different methods to bring miracles to manifestation.
As a Christian it is advisable that you stop expressing doubts to miracles.
John 14 vs. 11-13 “ Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father is in me: or else believe me for the very works’ sake. Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works that these shall he do; because I go to my Father. And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son”.
That a particular kind of miracle was not recorded in the Holy Bible does not mean it cannot happen now
Jesus assured us that with faith, we can have even greater miracles.
Brethren, wait for yours, you will surely testify.