Tag: miracles in the bible
As long as Peter was holding on to the word of Jesus ‘come’ he was walking on water. But the moment Peter forgot about the word Jesus gave him to come towards him, and began to trust the power of the wind, rather then the power of the word of Jesus, be began to sink.
Our Own Limits-Ephesians 3:20
Limiting ourselves -Ephesians 3:20
How often we find that we are limiting ourselves, in many areas of our life.
Many times, the only limitation there is, is ourselves.
Those limitation do not apply only in one area or another, but in many areas of our life, spiritual or material.
In Ephesians 3:20, Paul says that God can give us more that we can think or imagine.
I believe the reason for that is because he knows that we put limits on ourselves, in many ways, including our Christian faith.
We have somehow, by one way or another, put a lot of ´fences´ in many areas of our life.
God wants to make us brake those fences of limitation, and to learn to brake the speed limit of our faith in him and his Word, because he thinks it is possible for us to do so.
Jesus said that anything or everything is possible, for the one who believes.
God has always more for us, than we think or can imagine, and he does not limit us, but we limit ourselves in our faith in him.
The more of the limits we brake, the more of his power and work in our life will be.
Legalism vs. Grace of God Luke 6:6-11
There we are. We have here in Luke 6:6-11 a mighty miracle done by Jesus in front of the pharisees, and they instead of believing in him, and give glory to God the Father, started to plan how they can kill him. All they were looking for, was a legalistic keeping of the Law of God, by keeping the Sabbath (verse 7) and therefore, missing completely the mercy and grace of God, expressed by Jesus healing the man, in front of their eyes.
Even today, we have people who see the miracles done by God, and still try to be religious, instead of giving their life to him, and be born again, by the Holy Spirit. They are satisfied with their religion, and think that they do not need miracles from God.
The pharisees were concentrated on the Law, and in this case, missed the mercy of God for the man with the leprosy hand. And yet Jesus is the one, giving them the Law, by being God himself. How can any person be furious about a good deed of healing, in which we see the ‘stamp’ of the mercy of God?
No surprise here! Guess who is furious with a miracle from heaven. The enemy of our soul.
Spiritual or Material First-John 6
As Christians, what are we looking for, first in life? To have the Kingdom of God, or to have our bellies full with food?
In John 6:26, Jesus told them, that they should not come to him for his material gifts, but for the things about the kingdom of God.
The sign and wonders which Jesus performed among them, were the part of the Kingdom of God expressed on earth. But they did not come to him because of the signs and wonders. According to Jesus, they wanted something else to eat.
They allowed their belly, to become their idol, placing it of first importance, before the Kingdom of God. They wanted the material first, and then, maybe the spiritual things of the Kingdom of God.
But Jesus said, that it is not the way to come to him.
The way to come to him, is exactly what he said in Matthew 6:33, that we should first seek the Kingdom of God, and then, everything else will be added to us.
Christian Bible Study-Where Are We Looking At-Luke 5:5
Christian Biblical Studies-Where Are We Looking At – Luke 5:5
When Peter was walking on the water, he was first looking at Jesus, and then started looking at the wind and began to sink.
But in Luke 5:5, Peter was first looking at the circumstances, had an logical explanation and reasoning, but then decided to listen to Jesus, do what he says, despite not making sense for an experienced fisherman, and he got a miracle, and abundance. Let us not reason a miracle.
Who is Our Source? Matthew 16:8-12
Who We Choose to Be Our Source? Matthew 16:8-12
In Matthew 16:8-12 Jesus was trying to show them, who is the source of their provision, by mentioning to them the two occasions, when he provided food for thousands of people, by a miracle.
The reason Jesus mentioned those to occasions of feeding the thousands supernaturally, was to show them, that when they do not have bread or need something, the source is not themselves, or their circumstances, but him.
That is why Jesus also mentioned to them, and asked them, how many baskets with left overs they had, on the two occasions. He wanted to show them, that he is the God of overflow, the overflow of provision.
Jesus did not only provide the thousands with food, but gave them more than they need, twice.
And that is the reason why he called them ¨You of little faith¨. The have seen twice the baskets with left over food, supplied by a miracle, and that should have been enough, to make their faith grow. But instead, they still discussed among themselves that they do not have bread.
Jesus was saying to them ¨I am the source of your provision, and not what you have or do not have.¨
Signs and Wonders and the Power of God
The Miracles and the Power from God
In 1 Corinthians 2:4, 5, apostle Paul says that his preaching was not only with persuasive words and human wisdom, but with the demonstration of the power of God and miracles from God.
People need to see signs and wonders from God, in order to believe in God. Not all people who see miracles from God believe in him on the base on those miracles. For example, many people saw Lazarus raised from the death, but still did not believe in Jesus, but instead, went and told the pharisees, what has happened.
In the same way, many people saw Jesus raising the dead, healing people, and doing all sorts of miracles, but still did not believe in him.
But there are some people, who just need to see one miracle from God, and they will give their life to him.
Jesus also said in the Bible, in the story about the rich man who went to hell and that if people do not believe what Moses wrote in the Scriptures, even if somebody rose from the dead, they will not be convinced or believe.