Modern medicine suffers, despite all its advances, because it has almost completely forgotten that healing is a gift as well as a science.
In Modernism, miracles also are suspect if not “impossible.” Forced to deny plain words of the Scriptures that expose and condemn all natural man’s selfish actions, the Modernist has to question ALL Scripture that does not agree with his life. The God’s Divine Directory becomes a book “written by man” full of “mistakes.” Its plain demands become “Misinterpretations.” Modernism joins Satan by asking, “Has God said?” when He very plainly HAS! (Genesis 3:1). This philosophy tries to take the supernatural from Scripture and society, undermining faith in God and His Word. Here, the Bible is not our absolute guide for life under the light of God’s Holy Spirit. A Modernist rethinks truth in a way that clouds Christ’s clear commands. He makes darkened reason, not intelligent trust in the Word of a wise and holy God, his rule. Subtle changes in understanding of truth, double-thinking, and silence on issues that clarify sin are all marks of Modernism.
We modern people think of miracles as the suspension of the natural order, but Jesus meant them to be the restoration of the natural order. The Bible tells us that God did not originally make the world to have disease, hunger, and death in it. Jesus has come to redeem where it is wrong and heal the world where it is broken. His miracles are not just proofs that he has power but also wonderful foretastes of what he is going to do with that power. Jesus’ miracles are not just a challenge to our minds but a promise to our hearts that the world we all want is coming.
Nothing is impossible with God. Therefore, no person or situation is beyond His ability to bring complete restoration.
Happy New Year, everyone. A new year showing up on our calendars does not change our circumstances, not by any means. However, we can change our outlook by anticipating what God will do in impossible situations. He has done it before; He will do it again. Get out a piece of paper and a pen and start listing all the things that God has done for you in 2020. You might have to prime the pump a tiny bit, but once you start to look around and see God’s provision, not just in a material sense, you will be focused on thankfulness. Thankfulness always leads to hope.
Power does not come by working up emotions. We may shout, sweat, get excited, and whack the pulpit when we have the anointing of God. But without that anointing, we are actors, and the platform is a mere stage. God does not want theatricals. Get God’s love into your heart and true emotions flow. Anything else is emotionalism, imitation feeling. It reminds me of a man trying to speak from one city to another by shouting when the telephone line was dead. If the line is live, and there is power in it, his voice will reach the other city quite easily. If the Gospel is live, it will reach the hearts of hearers.
God often uses the weak to release clear demonstrations of his power. He does so to drive the point home; it is only through Him that the miraculous is performed. It is not by our might, nor by our power. God partners with the weak, leading us to impossible places so that no true rational person can truthfully say that man had any hand in the victorious outcome. He does so to encourage his children and broadcast his loving heart to a lost world.
Sometimes the miracle you are waiting for is waiting for you to reach for it. The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand.
I am tired of reading about God’s visitations of yesteryear. I want God to break out somewhere in my lifetime so that in the future my children can say, “I was there. I know; it’s true.” God has no grandchildren. Each generation must experience His presence. Recitation was never meant to take the place of visitation.