Saturday, April 12, 2014

Miracle Based Faith!

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When Jesus heard this, he said, “There is one thing you still need to do. Go and sell everything you own! Give the money to the poor, and you will have riches in heaven. Then come and be my follower.”  When the man heard this, he was sad, because he was very rich.

Jesus saw how sad the man was. So he said, “It's terribly hard for rich people to get into God's kingdom!  In fact, it's easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to get into God's kingdom.”

When the crowd heard this, they asked, “How can anyone ever be saved?”

Jesus replied, “There are some things that people cannot do, but God can do anything.”

Luke 18:22-27

God is the God of the impossible!  When God does something that cannot be done everyone knows that someone greater than a man accomplished that deed! 

Scientific advances make it more difficult to identify a "real miracle."  We are working hard to do things that once, only God could do.  Like Adam and Eve we still want to be like God, but not in a good way.

Jesus healed the sick, gave sight to the blind and by His touch the deaf could hear.  At some level doctors are doing all those things today.  And I suppose it could be said that doctors are able to "raise the dead" by means of advanced resuscitation techniques. 

If your faith is based on seeing miracles here on earth, you will continually struggle with whether or not you are seeing a miracle or the latest advancement in science and medicine.  But when your faith is firmly planted in your relationship with Jesus Christ and the undeniable reality of that fellowship with Him, then nothing here on earth can mimic that sweet communion!  Will you see miracles?  Oh yes, everyday is a miracle when you walk with Jesus!  The world will indeed try to copy the miracles, but it will most certainly work at killing your relationship with Jesus!

"Lord Jesus, I don't need to see miracles, but I need to hear Your voice and feel Your touch as I walk today through this 'world of woe.'   Thank You Jesus that You can do what cannot be done!  And may You be praised forever.  Amen."

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