I have witnessed two great miracles in my life: the births of my children, Indie and Kale. 🙂
When we hear the word “miracles,” we may think of the miracles that Jesus and his disciples performed.
“And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand. Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give.”
Notice how he commanded them to do these things? He didn’t say, “pray for the sick—that if it’s God’s will for them to be healed, they’ll be healed, and if not, then perhaps that medication they’re on will keep them ticking just a little while longer…”
This is something I hadn’t really considered until recently, and I’ll admit that a video published by someone in the Torah community is what got me thinking about it.
And as someone who is passionate about health and wellness, I’m not surprised the Father would lay this on my heart so heavily. I haven’t stopped thinking about it since it first came up.
He commanded his disciples to heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead and cast out devils.
Why don’t we see these miracles happen today? Why aren’t His people doing these things?
Some would say it’s because they were only meant for Jesus and his disciples to do. But I have heard testimonies from genuine followers of the Messiah (like the ones told in the video linked above) of healing miracles that have taken place in our day. I’ve also heard that it happens a lot more in countries outside the U.S.
Perhaps the reason why we don’t see things like this is because we aren’t walking in the authority we’ve been given…
“…freely ye have received, freely give.”
Have we freely received the gifts He desires to give us? Or have we refused them out of fear and lack of faith?
There’s also the issue of discernment to consider. Just because someone performs such miracles doesn’t mean they are walking in the authority of Yeshua. The Bible tells us that the anti-Messiah will deceive the world with “all power and signs and lying wonders” (2 Thess. 2:9). So we must be careful lest we become pray to such deception even now.
Perhaps a fear of deception is also partly what hinders us from boldly embracing that authority.
Whatever the case, my prayer is that we fully turn back to Him—that we step out in faith, trust in His power and authority and allow Him to work through us as He so desires.
Only then will we see an outpouring of the Holy Spirit like we see in Acts 2. Only then will we begin to witness miracles on a mass scale.
“And afterward, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your old men will dream dreams, your young men will see visions. Even on my servants, both men and women, I will pour out my Spirit in those days. I will show wonders in the heavens and on the earth, blood and fire and billows of smoke.The sun will be turned to darkness and the moon to blood before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord. And everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” Joel 2: 28-32
This is day 23 in my 40 Days of Repentance series. Click here to read day 22.