What Should You Do with Every Miracle?

Miracles are beautiful. They are the supernatural manifestation of God’s power in a natural world, most times against natural orders. Miracles impose God’s sovereignty upon natural situations and are one of His ways of expressing love to humanity. Well, I believe these are reasons enough for us to continually receive miracles and supernatural manifestations with gratitude?

Miracles are phenomena man can never do by himself. And so whenever we receive divine interventions like miracles, our hearts must always take a posture of gratitude.

However, beyond being grateful and thankful for miracles, there’s one more thing God would desire us to do when we receive miracles. We must see the efficacy of the finished work of the cross in every miracle.

How so?

Let’s start with some background information.

Let’s look at some of the miracles Jesus performed while He walked the earth as a man. Hebrews 1:3 makes us understand that Jesus is the express image of God. This means that whatever we see Jesus do in any circumstance is what the Father would have us do.

So, what did Jesus do with the miracles He performed while on earth?

The Forgiveness of Sin

And, behold, men brought in a bed a man which was taken with a palsy: and they sought means to bring him in, and to lay him before him. And when they could not find by what way they might bring him in because of the multitude, they went upon the housetop, and let him down through the tiling with his couch into the midst before Jesus.

And when he saw their faith, he said unto him, Man, thy sins are forgiven thee. And the scribes and the Pharisees began to reason, saying, Who is this which speaketh blasphemies? Who can forgive sins, but God alone?

But when Jesus perceived their thoughts, he answering said unto them, What reason ye in your hearts? Whether is easier, to say, Thy sins be forgiven thee; or to say, Rise up and walk? But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power upon earth to forgive sins, (he said unto the sick of the palsy,) I say unto thee, Arise, and take up thy couch, and go into thine house.

And immediately he rose up before them, and took up that whereon he lay, and departed to his own house, glorifying God. And they were all amazed, and they glorified God, and were filled with fear, saying, We have seen strange things today.

Luke 5:18-26 KJV

The Bread of Life

There is a lad here, which hath five barley loaves, and two small fishes: but what are they among so many? And Jesus said, Make the men sit down. Now, there was much grass in the place. So the men sat down, in number about five thousand.

And Jesus took the loaves; and when he had given thanks, he distributed to the disciples, and the disciples to them that were set down; and likewise of the fishes as much as they would.

And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst.

John 6:9-11, 35 KJV

Doing the Works of God

And as Jesus passed by, he saw a man which was blind from his birth. And his disciples asked him, saying, Master, who did sin, this man, or his parents, that he was born blind?

Jesus answered, Neither hath this man sinned, nor his parents: but that the works of God should be made manifest in him. I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work. As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.

When he had thus spoken, he spat on the ground, and made clay of the spittle, and he anointed the eyes of the blind man with the clay, and said unto him, Go, wash in the pool of Siloam, (which is by interpretation, Sent.) He went his way therefore, and washed, and came seeing.

John 9:1-7 KJV

The Resurrection and the Life

Now a certain man was sick, named Lazarus, of Bethany, the town of Mary and her sister Martha. (It was that Mary which anointed the Lord with ointment, and wiped his feet with her hair, whose brother Lazarus was sick.)

Therefore his sisters sent unto him, saying, Lord, behold, he whom thou lovest is sick. When Jesus heard that, he said, This sickness is not unto death, but for the glory of God, that the Son of God might be glorified thereby.

Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: and whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this?

And when he thus had spoken, he cried with a loud voice, Lazarus, come forth. And he that was dead came forth, bound hand and foot with graveclothes: and his face was bound about with a napkin. Jesus saith unto them, Lose him, and let him go.

John 11: 1-4, 25-26, 43-44 KJV

Can you see the pattern?

When Jesus walked the earth and performed diverse miracles, there was always something He taught the people alongside the act of the miracle.

The miracles He performed pointed to all we receive upon salvation! He even went ahead to ensure that His audience understood why He performed each miracle before or after He did them.

Now, match those subheadings and miracles to Ephesians 1 (please read it), which explains in detail what we receive by Christ’s death, burial, and resurrection!

Even the miracles recorded in the Old Testament books were to show the power of God and state clearly by the prophets through whom they were performed.

What does this say to us?

Miracles Must Point Us to the Saving Power of God

If Jesus, the express image of God, performed miracles to show the power of God in salvation, then we must, with every miracle, see the power of God in salvation.

Miracles should never stop at us getting our dream job, house, spouse, or car. But we must come to embrace the finished work of the cross with every miracle – as they should serve as a timely reminder of the victory Christ won for us on the cross.

Miracles Shouldn’t Get the Most Focus

Since miracles solve problems we face in the natural, we can quickly develop the tendency to stay too focused on receiving a miracle rather than spending time with the Miracle Giver.

But if we are to follow Jesus’ pattern of interpreting miracles, we must make a deliberate effort to give attention to the Doer much more than we do our expectations for miracles. This also means that our fellowship with God should never be anchored only on what He can do for us but on who He is and what He has done for us.

It Is Wise to Run from Miracles without the Cross

Finally, it becomes safe to steer clear of anyone who performs a miracle in the name of Jesus without pointing or redirecting you to Jesus and the power of God. Since you want to focus more on the One who gives the miracles, it is wise to surround yourself with people who help you pay more attention to Him than the handouts He provides.

Furthermore, if someone (a supposed man of God) pays so much attention to performing miracles than showing people the One who does the miracles, don’t you think he can effortlessly transition into sourcing those miracles elsewhere?

So, if you get so obsessed about miracles than you care about God, you can easily expose yourself to corruption, ungodliness, and demonic influence.

What am I saying?

Desire miracles. Be grateful for them. But never separate miracles from the One who gives them. And never get too focused on miracles than you are on God!


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