God is in the miracle business, and sometimes He chooses to Glorify Himself through miracles. He always works in the mundane, but He especially shows His Glory through the impossible.
Ephesians 1:3-6 ‘Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love he predestined us for adoption to himself as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will, to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved’
Again, in Ephesians 1:11-12 ‘In him we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to the purpose of him who works all things according to the counsel of his will, so that we who were the first to hope in Christ might be to the praise of his glory’
and in 2 Chronicles 16:9 ‘For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to give strong support to those whose heart is blameless toward him’
God is looking for people to demonstrate His Power. To experience God's Power, we must not discount God's ability to accomplish the impossible; Genesis 17:17 ‘Then Abraham fell on his face and laughed and said to himself, ‘Shall a child be born to a man who is a hundred years old? Shall Sarah, who is ninety years old, bear a child?’ When God prophesied about this miracle child, Abraham laughed. Probably he did not laugh because of disbelief, but it was incredible to him because Sarah was barren and past childbearing age. Just like Abraham, we don't consider the miraculous. We ask, 'How can God fix this situation?', or 'How can God turn this around?', or ‘How can God use somebody like me?' God is in the miracle business, and sometimes He chooses to Glorify Himself through miracles. He always works in the mundane, but He especially shows His Glory through the impossible.
In Matthew 19:24-26 Christ told his disciples about the impossibility of mankind being saved; ‘Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter the kingdom of God.’ When the disciples heard this, they were greatly astonished, saying, ‘Who then can be saved?’ But Jesus looked at them and said, ‘With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.’ Many of us know God as Father. He cares, directs, and disciplines us. It seems not many know God as El Shaddai, God Almighty, the all-powerful and sufficient God, who can do anything and meet any need.
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In John 14:12 Jesus said that those who believed in Him would do greater miracles; ‘Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever believes in me will also do the works that I do; and greater works than these will he do, because I am going to the Father’.
When Peter preached his first sermon, 3,000 people were saved; Acts 2:41 ‘So those who received his word were baptized, and there were added that day about three thousand souls’. Jesus’ ministry was largely limited to Israel, but the disciples reached and turned the world upside down. Nations and governments are transformed by the gospel, but most Christians still have no experience of this. This is the God we need to know as well. We need Him for our lives, our families, our churches, and our nations, to be transformed. We need El Shaddai. We should try to follow the example of the Apostle Paul who made it his mission to not only know Jesus but to also know His Power; Philippians 3:10 ‘that I may know him and the power of his resurrection, and may share his sufferings, becoming like him in his death’.
When God appeared to Abraham, He told him to walk before Him and be blameless. This does not mean sinless, but single hearted, sincere, and wholly devoted to the Lord. What situation is God calling you to bring before Him? Our God is the God of the impossible. Let us bring our problems, fears, and hopes before Him. Because that is where He works, He works in the impossible.
Author: Eugene Dragunas
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