A PREFATORY THOUGHT-
At every mention of Miracles performed by our LORD and Saviour Jesus Christ, could
we not, as His ambassadors ("Now
then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray
you in Christ's stead, be ye reconciled to God"
[2Corinthians 5:20]), perform such Miracles
by the Promise of His Word, "greater
works than these shall [ye] do"?. In the troubled
times that lay ahead, Tribulation saints will especially NEED the LORD's Power displayed
in Miracles. "Then gathered the chief
priests and the Pharisees a council, and said, What do we? for this Man [put your name here]
doeth many Miracles" (John 11:47).
- John 2:11; 14:12
This beginning of Miracles did Jesus in Cana of Galilee, and manifested forth
His glory; and His disciples believed on Him... 14:12 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on
Me, the works that I do shall he [put your
name here] do also; and greater works
than these shall he [put
your name here] do; because
I go unto My Father."
- Acts 19:11
"And God wrought special Miracles by the hands of Paul [put your name here]."
- Acts 6:8
"And Stephen [put your name here], full of faith and power, did great wonders and Miracles
among the people."
- Acts 8:6
"And the people with one accord gave heed unto those things which Philip [put your name here]
spake, hearing and seeing the Miracles which he did."
- Acts 8:13
"Then Simon himself believed also: and when he was baptized, he continued with
Philip [put your name here], and wondered, beholding the Miracles and signs which were done."
- Acts 15:12
"Then all the multitude kept silence, and gave audience to Barnabas and Paul
[put your names here], declaring what Miracles and wonders God had wrought among the
Gentiles by them."
- Is. 45:11; 64:8
Thus saith the LORD, the Holy One of Israel [the
Messiah Jesus], and His Maker [Abba Father, Who sent His Son and made Him in human flesh
(John 1:14)], Ask Me of things to come concerning My sons, and concerning
the work of My hands command ye Me... 64:8 But now, O LORD, Thou art our Father; we are the clay,
and Thou our Potter; and we all are the work of Thy Hand."
- John 3:2
"The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that Thou
art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these Miracles that Thou doest,
except God be with him."
- John 9:33
"If this man were not of God, He could do nothing."
- Acts 10:38
"How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with Power: Who
went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the Devil; for God
was with Him."
- John 10:38
"believe the works: that ye may know, and believe, that the Father
is in Me, and I in Him."
- John 14:10-11
Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in Me? the Words that
I speak unto you I speak not of Myself: but the Father that dwelleth in Me, He
doeth the works. 11 Believe Me that I am in the Father, and the Father in Me [the purpose for Miracles]:
or else believe Me for the very works' sake."
- Acts 2:22
"Ye men of Israel, hear these words; Jesus of Nazareth, a Man approved of
God among you by Miracles and wonders and signs, which God did by Him
in the midst of you, as ye yourselves also know."
- John 2:23
"Now when He was in Jerusalem at the Passover, in the feast day, many believed
in His Name, when they saw the Miracles which He did."
- John 7:31
"And many of the people believed on Him, and said, When Christ cometh, will
He do more Miracles than these which this Man hath done?"
BEWARE, not all men have faith...
- not all believe- John 12:37 "But though He had done so many Miracles
before them, yet they believed not on Him."
- some only follow for food- John 6:26 "Jesus answered them and said, Verily, verily, I say
unto you, Ye seek Me, not because ye saw the Miracles, but because ye did eat
of the loaves, and were filled."
- while some do follow from faith, many only follow
for physical gain- John 6:2 "And a great
multitude followed Him, because they saw His Miracles which He did on them that
THE LORD JESUS DESIRES MIRACLES FOR HIS CHURCH-
- Heb. 2:4
"God also bearing them witness, both with signs and wonders, and with divers
Miracles, and gifts of the Holy Ghost, according to His Own Will?"
- 1 Cor. 12:10
"To another the working of Miracles; to another prophecy; to another
discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation
- 1 Cor. 12:28-29
"And God hath set some in the Church, first apostles, secondarily prophets,
thirdly teachers, after that Miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, governments,
diversities of tongues. Are all apostles? are all prophets? are all teachers? are
all workers of Miracles?"
- Gal. 3:5
"He therefore that ministereth to you the Spirit, and worketh Miracles among
you, doeth he it by the works of the Law, or by the hearing of faith?"
THE PEOPLE OF THE LORD GOD WILL DO EXPLOITS [MIRACLES]: "The people that do know their God shall be strong,
and do exploits" (Daniel 11:32). A few
past examples of miraculous exploits-
- Judg. 6:13-16
And Gideon said unto Him, Oh my LORD, if the LORD be with us, why then is all this
befallen us? and where be all His Miracles which our fathers told us of, saying,
Did not the LORD bring us up from Egypt? but now the LORD hath forsaken us, and delivered
us into the hands of the Midianites. 14 And the LORD looked upon him, and said, Go in this thy
might, and thou shalt save Israel from the hand of the Midianites: have not I
sent thee? 15
And he said unto Him, Oh my LORD, wherewith shall I save Israel? behold, my family
is poor in Manasseh, and I am the least in my father's house. 16 And the LORD said unto him,
Surely I will be with thee, and thou shalt smite the Midianites as one
- Deut. 29:2-6 "
Moses called unto all Israel, and said unto them, Ye have seen all that the LORD
did before your eyes [a Promise] in the land of Egypt unto Pharaoh, and unto all his servants,
and unto all his land; 3 The great temptations which thine eyes have seen, the signs,
and those great Miracles [a Promise]: 4 Yet the LORD hath not given you an heart to perceive, and eyes to
see, and ears to hear, unto this day [a Warning]. 5 And I have led you forty years in the wilderness: your
clothes are not waxen old upon you, and thy shoe is not waxen old upon
thy foot. 6
Ye have not eaten bread, neither have ye drunk wine or strong drink: that ye might
know that I am the LORD your God [the purpose
- Deut. 7:19
"The great temptations which thine eyes saw, and the signs, and the wonders,
and the Mighty Hand, and the Stretched Out Arm, whereby the LORD thy God brought
thee out: so shall the LORD thy God do unto ALL the people of whom thou art afraid."
- Deut. 11:1-5
Thou shalt Love the LORD thy God, and keep His Charge, and His Statutes, and His
Judgments, and His Commandments, alway. 2 And know ye this day: for I speak not with your children
which have not known, and which have not seen the chastisement of the LORD your God,
His greatness, His mighty hand, and His stretched out arm, 3 And His miracles, and
His acts, which He did in the midst of Egypt [put
your nation's name here] unto Pharaoh the
king of Egypt [put your national leader,
or even the Antichrist, here], and unto all
his land; 4
And what He did unto the army of Egypt, unto their horses, and to their chariots;
how He made the water of the Red sea to overflow them as they pursued after YOU,
and how the LORD hath destroyed them unto this day; 5 And what He did unto YOU
in the wilderness, until ye came into this place."
A few future examples of miraculous exploits-
- Dan. 11:33-35, 12:1, 12:10 "33 And they that understand
[an exploit] among the people shall instruct
many [an exploit]: yet they shall fall by the sword, and by flame, by captivity,
and by spoil [Martyrdom is a great exploit], many days. 34 Now when they shall fall, they shall be holpen with a little
Help [even Miracles]:
but many shall cleave to them with flatteries [the
greed of the wicked]. 35 And some of them of understanding
shall fall, to try them, and to purge, and to make them white, even to the time of
the end: because it is yet for a time appointed... 12:1 and there shall be a Time of Trouble, such as never was
since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time Thy people shall
be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the Book... 12:10 Many shall be purified,
and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked
shall understand; but the wise shall understand."
- Zech. 13:9 "And
I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined,
and will try them as gold is tried: they shall call on My Name, and I will hear
them [an exploit]: I will say, It is My people: and they shall say, The LORD is
my God [a definite exploit!]."
- Mal. 3:2 "But
who may abide the Day of His Coming?
[an exploit] and who shall stand when
He appeareth? [an exploit] for He is like a Refiner's Fire..."
- John 15:2 "Every
in Me [Jesus]
that beareth not fruit [works unto righteousness] He [the Father] taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit
He purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit
- Rev. 7:14 "These
are they which came out of great Tribulation
[an exploit], and have washed their
robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb
- Rev. 13:7
"And it was given unto him [Antichrist]
to make war with the saints [an exploit], and
to overcome them [Martyrdom is
a great exploit]: and power was given him [Antichrist] over
all kindreds, and tongues, and nations."
- Rev. 20:4 "I
saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus [an exploit], and
for the Word of God [an exploit], and which had not worshipped the Beast [an exploit],
neither his image [an exploit], neither had received his mark upon their foreheads [an exploit], or
in their hands [an exploit]; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years [an exceeding great and precious exploit!]."
BEWARE- SATAN MIMICS MIRACLES: Exodus 7:8-13,17-21-
- "8 And the LORD spake unto Moses and unto Aaron, saying, 9 When Pharaoh shall
speak unto YOU, saying, Show a Miracle for you: then thou shalt...
Take thy rod, and cast it before Pharaoh [or
the enemy], and it shall become a serpent.
Moses and Aaron went in unto Pharaoh, and they did so as the LORD had commanded
and Aaron cast down his rod before Pharaoh, and before his servants, and it became
a serpent [demonstrate faith by obedience]. 11 Then Pharaoh also called the wise men and the sorcerers [Devil worshippers]:
now the magicians of Egypt, they also did in like manner with their enchantments [Devil power]. 12 For they cast down
every man his rod, and they became serpents: but Aaron's rod swallowed up their
rods [God's Miracles display the Omnipotent
Power of Creation. They are not lying deceptions].
He [Almighty God]
hardened Pharaoh's heart, that he hearkened not unto them; as the LORD had said...
saith the LORD, In this thou shalt know that I am the LORD: behold, I will smite
with the rod that is in Mine hand [Moses and
Aaron represented God's "hand"-- just as you will also, when being used by God
in His Miracles.] upon the waters which are
in the river, and they shall be turned to blood. [Note:
Tribulation saints will see Moses and Elijah, the Two Witnesses, repeating many of
the Miracles in their new ministry that they worked in their old ministries.] 18 And the fish that is in the river shall die, and the river shall
stink; and the Egyptians shall loathe to drink of the water of the river.
- 19 And the
LORD spake unto Moses, Say unto Aaron, Take thy rod, and stretch out thine hand upon
the waters of Egypt, upon their streams, upon their rivers, and upon their ponds,
and upon all their pools of water, that they may become blood; and that there may
be blood throughout all the land of Egypt, both in vessels of wood, and in vessels
of stone [God's command revealed].
- 20 And Moses
and Aaron did so, as the LORD commanded; and he lifted up the rod, and smote the
waters that were in the river, in the sight of Pharaoh, and in the sight of his servants
[God's servants obeyed];
- and all the waters that were in the river were
turned to blood [God's victory a fact].
- 21 And the
fish that was in the river died; and the river stank, and the Egyptians could not
drink of the water of the river; and there was blood throughout all the land of Egypt
[God's judgment executed].
- Mocking imitations will deceive Tribulational
- Rev. 13:14
"And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which
he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth,
that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and
- Rev. 16:14
"For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the
kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great
day of God Almighty."
- Rev. 19:20
"And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles
before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast,
and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire
burning with brimstone."
ALWAYS REMEMBER THE PURPOSE OF THE LORD'S MIRACLES-
- John 17:21-23,26
That they all may be one; as Thou, Father, art in Me, and I in Thee, that
they also may be one in Us: that the world may believe that Thou hast sent Me.
the glory [even of His Miracles] which Thou gavest Me I have given them; that they
may be one, even as We are One: 23 I in them, and Thou in Me, that they may be made Perfect
In One; and that the world may know that Thou hast sent Me, and hast loved them,
as Thou hast loved Me. 26 And I have declared unto them Thy Name, and will declare It:
that the Love wherewith Thou hast loved Me may be in them, and I in them."
"And many other signs truly did Jesus in the presence of His disciples,
which are not written in this Book."
"Whereby are given unto us Exceeding Great And Precious Promises:
that by These ye might be partakers of the Divine Nature,
having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.
And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge;
And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience Godliness;
And to Godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity.
For if these things be in you, and abound,
They make you that ye shall neither be barren nor
in the Knowledge of our LORD Jesus Christ."
2 Peter 1:4-8
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