How Can I Receive a Miracle?

How Can I Receive a Miracle?

Considering the last blog article, I thought it would be timely to look at Bible verses that help us to understand how to receive a miracle when we need it or whenever someone we care about might need one. Let’s clarify our terms, first.  Let’s look at the difference between a blessing and a miracle.

A blessing is unmerited favor or approval; a special favor, mercy or benefit.  (Example:  The blessing of living in a land of liberty. -or- The blessing of having food and shelter.)

A miracle is a supernatural phenomenon from God in an emergency or time of need; an extraordinary, welcome event in the physical world that surpasses all known human or natural powers and is ascribed to God. 

From time to time, most of us need a miracle at some point in our lives.  The God whom we serve is predictable and orderly; He is forever faithful. 

God doesn’t change.  God always want to help us; always wants to bless us and to deliver us from evil.  You can find these truths right in God’s Word.  (Ps 54:4; Isa 41:10; Heb 13:8)

First, know what the Bible says to you.  Meditate upon these truths from Scripture:

  • And the Lord will make you the head and not the tail; you shall be above only, and not be beneath, if you heed the commandments of the Lord your God, which I command you today, and are careful to observe them.  (Deu 28:13)  –  God surrounds us with His favor at all times.  He gives us the grace and ability to rule in this life.
  • But to him who does not work but believes on Him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is accounted for righteousness . . .  (Rom 4:5) – Our faith in Jesus Christ is our righteousness in God’s sight.
  • And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.  (Phil 4:19) – God’s promises to meet ALL of our needs through Jesus Christ and our faith in Him.
  • And let them say continually, “Let the Lord be magnified, Who has pleasure in the prosperity of His servant.”  (Ps 35:27b) – God is pleased with our success and our prosperity. 
  • Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers.  (3 Joh 2) – The Lord’s desire is for us to prosper and to be healthy always.
  • But Jesus looked at them and said to them, “With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”  (Mt 19:26, see also Mk 10:27; Lk 18:27) – All things are possible to us through our faith in Jesus Christ.
  • And whatever you ask in My name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.  (Joh 14:13) – Jesus says that He will do WHATEVER we pray for in order to bring glory to our Father God through the Son, Jesus. 
  • Then Mary said, “Behold the maidservant of the Lord! Let it be to me according to your word.”  (Lk 1:38)  – When we ask God for something, we place our faith in God and in His Word. 

The eight Bible verses shown above are only a sample of the good and precious promises that God has given to every believer.  God’s Word is His will.  When we ask for something in agreement with His will, we know that God WILL give us whatever we need.  (1 Joh 5:14-15)

  1. Know what God’s Word says and understand that it is His will for you.
  2. Sow God’s Word into your heart by reading, memorizing, and meditating upon it daily.
  3. Put your faith in the Word, and ask God for what you need, based upon His Word.
  4. Understand that God’s answer to you is “Yes” and receive your miracle by faith right then.  Have confidence that God’s Word will prevail in your life.
  5. Praise and thank God for hearing and answering your prayers, and expect to reap the harvest of your miracle thanks to the seed of the Word of God that you have planted in your heart. 
  6. Do not abandon your faith or your testimony. Hold fast; do not waiver in your faith in God.

Following these guidelines should reap untold benefits and wonders. Give God all of the glory, honor, and praise, in Jesus’ holy name.

Do Not Take Revenge but Trust God

Do Not Take Revenge but Trust God

We’re meditating upon the awe-inspiring statements in Scripture that remind us that God Himself fights on our behalf!  Hallelujah!

You must not fear them, for the Lord your God Himself fights for you.  (Deuteronomy 3:22 NKJV)

One man of you shall chase a thousand, for the Lord your God is He who fights for you, as He promised you.  (Joshua 23:10 NKJV)  God has PROMISED to fight for us!

Deliver me from my enemies, O my God; defend me from those who rise up against me.  (Psalm 59:1 NKJV)

Do not say, “I will recompense evil;” wait for the Lord, and He will save you.  (Proverbs 20:22 NKJV)

Don’t take revenge in any situation.  Do not be fearful.  Patiently trust in and wait upon the Lord to save, fight for, and deliver you.  According to these verses, God has promised to do all of these things–and more.  Be wise, and heed His advice—you’ll be glad you did!

A Relationship Picture

A Relationship Picture

He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him and honor him.  With long life I will satisfy him, and show him My salvation.  (Ps 91:15-16)

This verse is a word picture, to my mind, of Jesus’ relationship with every believer who pursues Him and values their salvation.  Here is the image this passage paints to me:

  • Jesus and I are in a dynamic relationship with each other. Glory to God!
  • I call upon Him in prayer, and He answers my every prayer and meets my need. Hallelujah!
  • Jesus is with me when I am in trouble, and He shows me the way to escape the trouble—which I do, because I obey Him.
  • Jesus honors me by hearing and answering my prayers, and by valuing my relationship with Him. He demonstrates the fact that He values our relationship by fulfilling His own Word to me.
  • Jesus has given me long life—not only on this earth—but also in the fact that I will live eternally with Him.
  • He has proven and validated His salvation to me. He has done that by:             (a) answering my prayers; (b) meeting my needs—in every area:  healing, finances, relationships, life’s complications; (c) always being with me; (d) upholding and sustaining my life; (e) giving me wisdom and revelations; (f) always loving me; and by (g) allowing me to be filled with His glory.

What God has done for me, He has also done for you!  Take inventory of how blessed you are, and rejoice, dear one.