When faced with great need, either for ourselves or for others, we should begin by humbly seeking to know God’s will in the matter. Jesus listened to the voice of His Father, and He watched Him.
We serve the God of signs, wonders, and miracles. (Heb 2:4) Jesus demonstrated many miracles, signs, and wonders while He was on earth. He is our example.
This is an area where imitating Him will not only bring Him pleasure, but it will bless all those who receive answers to prayer, signs, wonders, and miracles! And Jesus will receive all of the glory and honor for the miracles in which we are instrumental. Praise God!
Ask the Lord to reveal His will to you, and then base your prayer upon the answer. Praying for a miracle is welcoming a gift of the Holy Spirit to manifest. When His will is to work a miracle, He’ll witness that to your heart. Then you can ask Him to perform the miracle that you know He wants to bring about.
It’s often crucial to exercise a key to the miraculous—the spoken word. God has given us authority over disease, demons, sickness, storms, and finances. (Matt 10:1; Lk 10:19)
He calls us to use His authority by using divinely empowered speech. We may declare that authority in Jesus’ name: we may command needed funds to come to us; command a storm to be stilled; command a demon to come out; command an affliction to leave; and command a sickness to depart.
Jesus said in Mark 11:23 that we must believe in our hearts that it has already happened! With the anointing of faith that God gives you, speak it out. But remember that miracles come by faith in God’s present power, not by a ritual or a formula of human works or willpower. God is the miracle worker. Never lose sight of that!
Our faith in God is based upon the Word of God. (Josh 21:45; Jer 1:12; Rom 10:17) The Bible states that:
- God’s Word stands forever (Isa 40:8);
- That His Words do not pass away (Mat 24:35); and
- That His Word is alive and powerful—and able to discern thoughts and motives of the heart. (Heb 4:12)
- That faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God. (Rom 10:17)
Test the Bible for yourself. Ask God to speak to you through his Word. Encounter the Bible on your own. You can’t inherit somebody else’s experience. You’ve got to have an authentic experience for yourself.
Romans 1:16 reminds us that the GOSPEL (or the preaching of it) is the power of God unto salvation! And Acts 14:3 announces that God worked with the apostles by bearing witness to the gospel by performing signs and wonders. The Good News (gospel) and signs, wonders, and miracles have always been a dynamic combination in furthering the goals of the Kingdom.
Study God’s Word and familiarize yourself with it as deeply as you can. The more that you know the Word, the more that your faith will grow—especially, faith for miracles and wonders. Launch out into the deep and believe God for miracles today!