HOLDING FAST TO YOUR TESTIMONY

The man answered, “A man called Jesus made some mud and rubbed it on my eyes. Then He told me, ‘Go to Siloam and wash yourself.’ So I went there and washed myself, and now I can see!” They asked him, “Where is Jesus?” The blind man answered, “I don’t know.” They brought the man who was once blind to the Pharisees. (Jesus had made the mud and opened the blind man’s eyes on the Sabbath day.)

Again, the Pharisees kept asking the blind man how he could see. The man said to them, “He put mud on my eyes, I washed myself, and I can see.” Some of the Pharisees were saying, “This man is not from God because He does not keep the Sabbath day!” But others were asking, “How could a sinful man perform such miracles?” They were divided among themselves.

They asked the man again, “What do you say about Jesus? Do you believe He opened your eyes?” The man answered, “He is a prophet.” The Jewish leaders didn’t believe that the man had really been blind and could now see, until they called the man’s parents. The leaders asked them, “Is this man your son? Do you claim that he was born blind? How come he now sees?” Then his parents answered, “We know he is our son and that he was born blind, but we don’t know how he can see now. We don’t know how he opened his eyes. Ask him. He is a grown man; he can speak for himself.” (The man’s parents said these things, because they were afraid of the Jewish leaders. The Jewish leaders had already agreed that if anyone said that Jesus was the Messiah, that person would be thrown out of the synagogue. That is why his parents said, “He is an adult; ask him.”) Then, a second time, the Jewish leaders told the man (who had been blind), “Give glory to God! We know that this man is a sinner.” The man answered, “Maybe He is a sinner. I don’t know. But one thing I do know, I was blind and now I can see” (John 9:11-25).

WHY DO MIRACLES AND WONDERS HAPPEN?

  1. Now Moses was tending the flock of Jethro his father-in-law, the priest of Midian. And he led the flock to the back of the desert, and came to Horeb, the mountain of God.
  2. ” And the Angel of the LORD appeared to him in a flame of fire from the midst of a bush. So he looked, and behold, the bush was burning with fire, but the bush was not consumed.
  3. Then Moses said, “I will now turn aside and see the great sight, why the bush does not burn.”
  4. So when the LORD saw that he turned aside to look, God called to him from the midst of the bush and said, “Moses, Moses!” And he said, “Here I am.” Exodus 3:1-4

TO MAKE US TURN TOWARDS HIM AND REVEAL HIMSELF TO US.

The first verse of Exodus 3 can be simplified as “Minding our own business” and going by the systems of this world , Here Moses was doing his daily routine , little did he expect that he was going to Know his Purpose that day. The Second verse God does a Miracle to get Moses’ attention ,” the bush was burning with fire , but the bush was not consumed” , In the third verse we see that Moses decides to go and pay attention to that amazing sight, and once God gets Moses’ attention , we can further read that God reveals his plans for Moses . Similarly , recall your memories and think , what made you to turn towards God , what brought you to this article? Which Miracle had a greater impact in your life?.

TO SHOW HIS POWER AND NAME TO HIS CHILDREN AND ALL THE EARTH

“But indeed for this purpose I have raised you up, that I may show My power in you, and that My name may be declared in all the earth. – Exodus 9:16 – The second portion gives us a clear picture that , God raises his People for showing his glory and power , Remember the last time when , God gave you a salary Raise , God gave you something which you were not even worthy of , Did you give credit to God or your Hard-work ? Remember to give praise and glory to God in every situations. See the statements made by Kings in those days , which is not acceptable in God’s sight. – And Pharaoh said, “Who is the LORD, that I should obey His voice to let Israel go? I do not know the LORD, nor will I let Israel go.” – Exodus 5:2 , . In Daniel 3:15 we can read about Nebuchadnezzar’s statement ” And who is the god who will deliver you from my hands?” Remember to exalt and glorify him in every situations.

TO MAKE US TO BELIEVE AND TRUST IN HIM

“And I am glad for your sakes that i was not there, that you may believe. Nevertheless let us go to him.” – John 11:15

“This beginning of signs Jesus did in Cana of Galilee, and manifested His glory; and His disciples believed in Him.” – John 2:11

“So the father knew that it was at the same hour in which Jesus said to him, “Your son lives.” And he himself believed, and his whole household.” – John 4:53

All the three references confirms that , God does miracles to increase your Faith, and place your trust in Him. Remember to increase your Faith when things doesn’t go in your way.

TO CONFIRM HIS WORD

“And they went out and preached everywhere, the Lord working with them and confirming the word through the accompanying signs.Amen” – Mark 16:20

“Therefore they stayed there a long time, speaking boldly in the Lord, who was bearing witness to the word of His grace, granting signs and wonders to be done by their hands.” – Acts 14:3

God creates Miracles to Confirm his word , no wonder when you pray holding to the Promises of God , you will receive a miracle , Learn to Trust God’s word and promises to Receive his miracles.

MIRACLES HAPPEN TO THOSE WHO BELIEVE

Matthew 13:58 says that ” Now He did not do many mighty works there because of their unbelief.

Your Faith plays a major role in receiving miracles from God, Kindly read the following miracles which happened purely because of Faith.

“And behold, a leper came and worshiped Him, saying, “Lord, if you are willing, You can make me clean.” – Matthew 8:3 ( Jesus Cleanses a Leper ).

When Jesus heard it, He marveled, and said to those who followed, “Assuredly, I say to you, I have not found such great faith, not even in Israel! – Matthew 8:10 ( Jesus Heals a Centurion’s Servant ).

“Then behold, they brought to Him a paralytic lying on a bed. When Jesus saw their faith, He said to the paralytic, “Son, be of good cheer; your sins are forgiven you.” – Matthew 9:2 ( Jesus Forgives and Heals a Paralytic because of His friends faith).

“Then He touched their eyes,saying, “According to your faith let it be to you.” “- Matthew 9:29 ( Jesus Heals Two Blind Men ).

“But Jesus turned around, and when He saw her He said, “Be of good cheer, daughter; your faith has made you well.” And the woman was made well from that hour.”” – Matthew 9:22 ( A Girl Restored to Life and a Woman Healed ).

These verses are enough to increase our faith in God, and trust in his plans for us.

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