Thursday, December 27, 2007


A PREFATORY THOUGHT-At every mention of Miracles performed by our LORD and Saviour Jesus Christ, could we not, as His ambassadors ("Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ's stead, be ye reconciled to God" [2Corinthians 5:20]), perform such Miracles by the Promise of His Word, "greater works than these shall [ye] do"?. In the troubled times that lay ahead, Tribulation saints will especially NEED the LORD's Power displayed in Miracles. "Then gathered the chief priests and the Pharisees a council, and said, What do we? for this Man [put your name here] doeth many Miracles" (John 11:47).
John 2:11; 14:12 "2:11 This beginning of Miracles did Jesus in Cana of Galilee, and manifested forth His glory; and His disciples believed on Him... 14:12 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on Me, the works that I do shall he [put your name here] do also; and greater works than these shall he [put your name here] do; because I go unto My Father."
Acts 19:11 "And God wrought special Miracles by the hands of Paul [put your name here]."
Acts 6:8 "And Stephen [put your name here],
full of faith and power, did great wonders and Miracles among the people."
Acts 8:6 "And the people with one accord gave heed unto those things which Philip [put your name here] spake, hearing and seeing the Miracles which he did."
Acts 8:13 "Then Simon himself believed also: and when he was baptized, he continued with Philip [put your name here], and wondered, beholding the Miracles and signs which were done."
Acts 15:12 "Then all the multitude kept silence, and gave audience to Barnabas and Paul [put your names here], declaring what Miracles and wonders God had wrought among the Gentiles by them."
Is. 45:11; 64:8 "45:11 Thus saith the LORD, the Holy One of Israel [the Messiah Jesus], and His Maker [Abba Father, Who sent His Son and made Him in human flesh (John 1:14)], Ask Me of things to come concerning My sons, and concerning the work of My hands command ye Me... 64:8 But now, O LORD, Thou art our Father; we are the clay, and Thou our Potter; and we all are the work of Thy Hand."
John 3:2 "The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi,
we know that Thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these Miracles that Thou doest, except God be with him."
John 9:33 "If this man were not of God, He could do nothing."
Acts 10:38 "How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with Power: Who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the Devil; for God was with Him."
John 10:38 "believe the works: that ye may know, and believe, that the Father is in Me, and I in Him."
John 14:10-11 "10 Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in Me? the Words that I speak unto you I speak not of Myself: but the Father that dwelleth in Me, He doeth the works. 11 Believe Me that I am in the Father, and the Father in Me [the purpose for Miracles]: or else believe Me for the very works' sake."
Acts 2:22 "Ye men of Israel, hear these 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."
John 2:23 "Now when He was in Jerusalem at the Passover, in the feast day, many believed in His Name, when they saw the Miracles which He did."
John 7:31 "And many of the people believed on Him, and said, When Christ cometh, will He do more Miracles than these which this Man hath done?"
BEWARE, not all men have faith...
not all believe- John 12:37 "But though He had done so many Miracles before them, yet they believed not on Him."
some only follow for food- John 6:26 "Jesus answered them and said, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Ye seek Me, not because ye saw the Miracles, but because ye did eat of the loaves, and were filled."
while some do follow from faith, many only follow for physical gain- John 6:2 "And a great multitude followed Him, because they saw His Miracles which He did on them that were diseased."
Heb. 2:4 "God also bearing them witness, both with signs and wonders, and with divers Miracles, and gifts of the Holy Ghost, according to His Own Will?"
1 Cor. 12:10 "To another the working of Miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues."
1 Cor. 12:28-29 "And God hath set some in the Church, first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that Miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, diversities of tongues. Are all apostles? are all prophets? are all teachers? are all workers of Miracles?"
Gal. 3:5 "He therefore that ministereth to you the Spirit, and worketh Miracles among you, doeth he it by the works of the Law, or by the hearing of faith?"
THE PEOPLE OF THE LORD GOD WILL DO EXPLOITS [MIRACLES]: "The people that do know their God shall be strong, and do exploits" (Daniel 11:32). A few past examples of miraculous exploits-
Judg. 6:13-16 "13 And Gideon said unto Him, Oh my LORD, if the LORD be with us, why then is all this befallen us? and where be all His Miracles which our fathers told us of, saying, Did not the LORD bring us up from Egypt? but now the LORD hath forsaken us, and delivered us into the hands of the Midianites. 14 And the LORD looked upon him, and said, Go in this thy might, and thou shalt save Israel from the hand of the Midianites: have not I sent thee? 15 And he said unto Him, Oh my LORD, wherewith shall I save Israel? behold, my family is poor in Manasseh, and I am the least in my father's house. 16 And the LORD said unto him, Surely I will be with thee, and thou shalt smite the Midianites as one man."
Deut. 29:2-6 " 2 And Moses called unto all Israel, and said unto them, Ye have seen all that the LORD did before your eyes [a Promise] in the land of Egypt unto Pharaoh, and unto all his servants, and unto all his land; 3 The great temptations which thine eyes have seen, the signs, and those great Miracles [a Promise]: 4 Yet the LORD hath not given you an heart to perceive, and eyes to see, and ears to hear, unto this day [a Warning]. 5 And I have led you forty years in the wilderness: your clothes are not waxen old upon you, and thy shoe is not waxen old upon thy foot. 6 Ye have not eaten bread, neither have ye drunk wine or strong drink: that ye might know that I am the LORD your God [the purpose for Miracles]."
Deut. 7:19 "The great temptations which thine eyes saw, and the signs, and the wonders, and the Mighty Hand, and the Stretched Out Arm, whereby the LORD thy God brought thee out: so shall the LORD thy God do unto ALL the people of whom thou art afraid."
Deut. 11:1-5 "1 Thou shalt Love the LORD thy God, and keep His Charge, and His Statutes, and His Judgments, and His Commandments, alway. 2 And know ye this day: for I speak not with your children which have not known, and which have not seen the chastisement of the LORD your God, His greatness, His mighty hand, and His stretched out arm, 3 And His miracles, and His acts, which He did in the midst of Egypt [put your nation's name here] unto Pharaoh the king of Egypt [put your national leader, or even the Antichrist, here], and unto all his land; 4 And what He did unto the army of Egypt, unto their horses, and to their chariots; how He made the water of the Red sea to overflow them as they pursued after YOU, and how the LORD hath destroyed them unto this day; 5 And what He did unto YOU in the wilderness, until ye came into this place."
A few future examples of miraculous exploits-
Dan. 11:33-35, 12:1, 12:10 "33 And they that understand [an exploit] among the people shall instruct many [an exploit]: yet they shall fall by the sword, and by flame, by captivity, and by spoil [Martyrdom is a great exploit], many days. 34 Now when they shall fall, they shall be holpen with a little Help [even Miracles]: but many shall cleave to them with flatteries [the greed of the wicked]. 35 And some of them of understanding shall fall, to try them, and to purge, and to make them white, even to the time of the end: because it is yet for a time appointed... 12:1 and there shall be a Time of Trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time Thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the Book... 12:10 Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand;
but the wise shall understand."
Zech. 13:9 "And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried: they shall call on My Name, and I will hear them [an exploit]: I will say, It is My people: and they shall say, The LORD is my God [a definite exploit!]."
Mal. 3:2 "But who may abide the Day of His Coming? [an exploit] and who shall stand when He appeareth? [an exploit] for He is like a Refiner's Fire..."
John 15:2 "Every branch [you] in Me [Jesus] that beareth not fruit [works unto righteousness] He [the Father] taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit [an exploit], He purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit [an exploit]."
Rev. 7:14 "These are they which came out of great Tribulation [an exploit], and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb [an exploit]."
Rev. 13:7 "And it was given unto him [Antichrist] to make war with the saints [an exploit], and to overcome them [Martyrdom is a great exploit]: and power was given him [Antichrist] over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations."
Rev. 20:4 "I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus [an exploit], and for the Word of God [an exploit], and which had not worshipped the Beast [an exploit], neither his image [an exploit], neither had received his mark upon their foreheads [an exploit], or in their hands [an exploit]; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years [an exceeding great and precious exploit!]."
"8 And the LORD spake unto Moses and unto Aaron, saying, 9 When Pharaoh shall speak unto YOU, saying, Show a Miracle for you: then thou shalt... Take thy rod, and cast it before Pharaoh [or the enemy], and it shall become a serpent. 10 And Moses and Aaron went in unto Pharaoh, and they did so as the LORD had commanded [obeyed]: and Aaron cast down his rod before Pharaoh, and before his servants, and it became a serpent [demonstrate faith by obedience]. 11 Then Pharaoh also called the wise men and the sorcerers [Devil worshippers]: now the magicians of Egypt, they also did in like manner with their enchantments [Devil power]. 12 For they cast down every man his rod, and they became serpents: but Aaron's rod swallowed up their rods [God's Miracles display the Omnipotent Power of Creation. They are not lying deceptions]. 13 And He [Almighty God] hardened Pharaoh's heart, that he hearkened not unto them; as the LORD had said... 17 Thus saith the LORD, In this thou shalt know that I am the LORD: behold, I will smite with the rod that is in Mine hand [Moses and Aaron represented God's "hand"-- just as you will also, when being used by God in His Miracles.] upon the waters which are in the river, and they shall be turned to blood. [Note: Tribulation saints will see Moses and Elijah, the Two Witnesses, repeating many of the Miracles in their new ministry that they worked in their old ministries.] 18 And the fish that is in the river shall die, and the river shall stink; and the Egyptians shall loathe to drink of the water of the river.
19 And the LORD spake unto Moses, Say unto Aaron, Take thy rod, and stretch out thine hand upon the waters of Egypt, upon their streams, upon their rivers, and upon their ponds, and upon all their pools of water, that they may become blood; and that there may be blood throughout all the land of Egypt, both in vessels of wood, and in vessels of stone [God's command revealed].
20 And Moses and Aaron did so, as the LORD commanded; and he lifted up the rod, and smote the waters that were in the river, in the sight of Pharaoh, and in the sight of his servants [God's servants obeyed];
and all the waters that were in the river were turned to blood [God's victory a fact].
21 And the fish that was in the river died; and the river stank, and the Egyptians could not drink of the water of the river; and there was blood throughout all the land of Egypt [God's judgment executed].
Mocking imitations will deceive Tribulational multitudes-
Rev. 13:14 "And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live."
Rev. 16:14 "For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty."
Rev. 19:20 "And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone."
John 17:21-23,26 "21 That they all may be one; as Thou, Father, art in Me, and I in Thee, that they also may be one in Us: that the world may believe that Thou hast sent Me. 22 And the glory [even of His Miracles] which Thou gavest Me I have given them; that they may be one, even as We are One: 23 I in them, and Thou in Me, that they may be made Perfect In One; and that the world may know that Thou hast sent Me, and hast loved them, as Thou hast loved Me. 26 And I have declared unto them Thy Name, and will declare It: that the Love wherewith Thou hast loved Me may be in them, and I in them."

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