AND YOU WERE BORN FOR SUCH A TIME AS THIS!
Throughout Jesus’ life and ministry we have heard of how He performed many great miracles. The evidence of which have been chronicled in the pages of history. Many have been the beneficiary of such. It is not just a thing of the past as I do believe that miracles are still a thing of present day manifestations of the work of God in His Kingdom here on earth. Jesus is known to have given to those who were in great need of such and like a loving Father, the performing of miracles He has given to us this spiritual gift as part of our inheritance through Him. .
A more in depth we read in the book of Acts 2:22 “Ye men of Israel, hear the words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which God did by him in the midst of you, as ye yourselves also know:” The application of this word is this, Jesus, though He was a man censored and condemned by men, He was approved of God, He was a man marked out by God! The matter of fact was not to be denied since we too bear witness to some of the miracles. We look now at 1 Corinthians 12:10 as the gifts were being detailed, God’s word says referring to gifts, “to another the working of miracles” The gift of working miracles like all of the other spiritual gifts were not distributed for the advantage of those who had them, but were bestowed for the benefit of the church.
But what really is a MIRACLE?
A MIRACLE is an effect produced by Divine power above and beyond or that which is opposed to what are regular effects of the laws of nature. It is not a violation of the laws of nature, but is a suspension of their usual operation, for some important purpose. For instance, the effect of death is, that the body returns to corruption. This effect is produced by the appointed laws of nature, or in other words, God usually produces this effect when He suspends that regular effect and suddenly gives life to a dead body for some important person. This is a MIRACLE! Such an effect is clearly the result of Divine power.
No other being but God can do that. When therefore, Christ and the Apostles exerted this power, it was clear evidence that God approved of their doctrines; that He had commissioned them; and that they were authorized to declare His will. He would not give this attestation to a false doctrine. Absolutely not! Most or all the diseases that He cured, were determined to be incurable by man who had not even the slightest of clue of a pill that could be popped to heal mankind of such diseases. But when Christ cured them by a WORD, it was the the clearest of all proofs He was sent from heaven.
Today you are alive, your heart beats, you have a strong pulse, all of your mental faculties are in place, and you have a sound mind. It is not because of any medicine that you took, or any food that you ate, no amount of face creams could do it, no face lift or tummy tucks, no! You are alive today because of the MIRACLE working power of Jesus Christ and for this we must give God all the glory, honour and the praise for YOU ARE A MIRACLE AND YOU WERE BORN FOR SUCH A TIME AS THIS!