Who hath believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the Lord revealed? Isaiah 53:1 KJV
I know miracles happen.
I have experienced them.
(Though not often enough.)
So why aren’t we in the Church seeing more of them?
If God says to us,
For with God nothing shall be impossible. Luke 1:37
God means what He says, right?
Of course, to believe in miracles, or doing the so called impossible, you must invest yourself in an intimate relationship with God (through your personal relationship with His Son Jesus Christ).
But you must also believe what God says the truth is–namely, what is written in His Eternal Word. It is up to us to believe Him, and live in such a way, that we can access the miraculous realms of heaven all the time.
I want to be able to do that, don’t you?
The “Impossible” is available…
To the child of the King of Kings, (and that is us in the Church,) we are His disciples! God has said to us in His Word:
- And Jesus looking upon them saith, With men it is impossible, but not with God: for with God all things are possible Mark 10:27
- And he said, The things which are impossible with men are possible with God. Luke 18:27
- Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, ACCORDING TO HIS POWER THAT IS AT WORK WITHIN US, Ephesians 3:20
- Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father. John 14:12
The works Jesus did?
And, even greater?
I keep asking myself, “Why aren’t we in the Church doing more of this?”
Belief and Unbelief
John 12:37-50 NIV
Even after Jesus had performed so many signs in their presence, they still would not believe in him. This was to fulfill the word of Isaiah the prophet:
“Lord, who has believed our message and to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?”
For this reason they could not believe, because, as Isaiah says elsewhere:
“He has blinded their eyes and hardened their hearts, so they can neither see with their eyes, nor understand with their hearts, nor turn—and I would heal them.”
Isaiah said this because he saw Jesus’ glory and spoke about him.
Yet at the same time many even among the leaders believed in him. But because of the Pharisees they would not openly acknowledge their faith for fear they would be put out of the synagogue; for they loved human praise more than praise from God.
Then Jesus cried out, “Whoever believes in me does not believe in me only, but in the one who sent me. The one who looks at me is seeing the one who sent me. I have come into the world as a light, so that no one who believes in me should stay in darkness.
“If anyone hears my words but does not keep them, I do not judge that person. For I did not come to judge the world, but to save the world. There is a judge for the one who rejects me and does not accept my words; the very words I have spoken will condemn them at the last day. For I did not speak on my own, but the Father who sent me commanded me to say all that I have spoken. I know that his command leads to eternal life. So whatever I say is just what the Father has told me to say.”
Could unbelief be our problem as well?
The Arm of the LORD
The Arm of the Lord is unstoppable:
Yes, and from ancient days I am he.
No one can deliver out of my hand.
When I act, who can reverse it?” Isaiah 43:13
It is available to us:
See, the Sovereign Lord comes with power,
and he rules with a mighty arm.
See, his reward is with him,
and his recompense accompanies him. Isaiah 40:10
The Lord’s hand will be made known to his servants:
When you see this, your heart will rejoice
and you will flourish like grass;
the hand of the Lord will be made known to his servants,
but his fury will be shown to his foes.
Doesn’t this sound like the right road to daily living at Ephesians 3:20?