True Miracles Rising – Part 3

Just like with the early disciples, God sets us up to watch others receive miracles for our training and the development of our faith in Him (Jn 9:3). But He also has miracles for us personally.

One way He delivers us out of self-reliance into trusting Him more to work His grace on our behalves is to experience His powerful Presence. He watches us and knows where and when we especially need Him. He will invite us to come away from our work to simply praise and worship Him. When He calls us away, His timing is perfect. It may not feel convenient in the moment to those of us who are focused and efficiency-minded, but God’s invitation is not to be regarded as a distraction or a waste of time. But rather as our miraculous solution to ultimately excel at our assignments and expand His Kingdom by His Spirit as He presents Himself (1 Co 14:22 TPT). In this way, God humbles us and resets our focus on Him as the Mighty One, who is higher than our struggles. He reminds us that He loves us and is our all-powerful, enthroned King—our burden-bearer and solution giver—the only One who can lift us beyond our limitations. In these praise and worship breaks, God’s Glory invades our present circumstances and brings our much-needed change miraculously.

Saint Paul, through whom God did many miracles, experienced a physical jail break; and those around him spiritual conversions when the Spirit of Salvation visited Him while praising God (Ac 16:24-36, 19:11).

Believing in God is everything (Matt 13:58 TPT).

Jesus says in John 14:12 TPT, “I tell you this timeless truth: The person who follows me in faith, believing in me, will do the same mighty miracles that I do—even greater miracles than these because I go to be with my Father!”

Saint Peter miraculously heal a paralyzed man and raise a dead woman back to life, like Jesus did, as Holy Spirit worked through him (Ac 9:32-41).

“Jesus, the Anointed One, is always the same—yesterday, today, and forever” (He 13:8 TPT). Therefore, He can work through us in the power of creative miracles when we as His disciple-learners walk closely with Him.

Miracles are purposed to expand God’s Kingdom—inwardly to strengthen His people in Him and outwardly to expand reach, as news of miracles travels fast (Lk 7:17). The working of miracles results in the uniting of believers and the multiplying of them.

Acts 5:12-16 TPT says:

The apostles performed many signs, wonders, and miracles among the people. And the believers were wonderfully united as they met regularly in the temple courts in the area known as Solomon’s Porch. No one dared harm them, for everyone held them in high regard. Continually more and more people believed in the Lord and were added to their number—great crowds of both men and women. In fact, when people knew Peter was going to walk by, they carried the sick out to the streets and laid them down on cots and mats, knowing the incredible power emanating from him would overshadow them and heal them. Great numbers of people swarmed into Jerusalem from the nearby villages. They brought with them the sick and those troubled by demons—and everyone was healed!

God’s love for us is everlasting. His merciful miracles are rich. “Everything he does is full of splendor and beauty! Each miracle demonstrates his eternal perfection” (Ps 111:3 TPT). Even His “marvelous words are living miracles” (Ps 119:129 TPT). This is why we must speak life-giving words. It’s why we long to obey Him, to align with His way (Jn 14:15 TPT).

In fact, we will never fulfill our destinies without God’s miraculous intervention in our lives. Psalm 71:6 TPT says, “It was you who supported me from the day I was born, loving me, helping me through my life’s journey. You’ve made me into a miracle; no wonder I trust you and praise you forever! Many marvel at my success, but I know it is all because of you, my mighty protector!”

Friends, we are to “Praise him for his mighty miracles! Praise him for his magnificent greatness” (Ps 150:2 TPT)! Who could ever praise Him enough (Ps 106:2 TPT)?

So, pray with me if you will…

Dear Lord,

“…You are my soul’s celebration. How could I ever forget the miracles of kindness you’ve done for me” (Ps 103:2 (TPT)? I “give thanks to the only miracle-working God” (Ps 136:4 TPT)! “Open my eyes to see the miracle-wonders hidden in Scripture” (Ps 119:18 TPT). May “I remember all your wonders of old” (Ps 77:11 TPT). Empower me to be a miracle-worker by Your Spirit for Your glory. “Let us see your miracles again, and let the rising generation see the glorious wonders you’re famous for” (Ps 90:16 TPT).

In Jesus’ Mighty Name,

Amen.

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True Miracles Rising – Part 1

There are some mighty, life-changing, legacy blessings God is releasing. So, is your heart aligned to receive?

A big way God blesses us is through people for whom we have a heart. That’s why it’s important to receive deliverance from fear of man and exercise forgiving love.

1 John 4:20-21 TPT reminds us that “Anyone can say, ‘I love God,’ yet have hatred toward another believer.” It goes onto say that God “has given us this command: whoever loves God must also demonstrate love to others.”

It’s about treating others with dignity and respect, not returning insult for insult but blessing them, even in prayer, if in no other way (1 Pe 3:9).

Often, the enemy will try to attack us through the very person God desires to use to bless us. But we can be wiser than the devil by seeing with the eyes of God and acting on His plan. We can step back and ask God, “What’s really going on here? What would You have me see and know?” God has always answered these questions for me in impossible situations.

God will use enemy provokes to get our attention and reveal a root issue in us for the purpose of our repentance and deliverance in order to bless us. We can choose to stop letting un-resolve hinder our blessings by getting honest with God, letting past hurts go and living more in His light of eternal life inside of us.

This doesn’t necessarily mean reconciliation with offenders. God’s order is repentance before reconciliation. So, if offenders do not get honest and repent with God and you, there can be no reconciliation with you. Still, God will still use offenders to get our attention to show us what’s in our hearts and chase us back to Him more deeply, where we can first experience victory over our situations.

Unrepentant offenders will eventually fall away. But God will use some repentant offenders to flood blessing into our lives, like a river, when we move past offense to compassion, like Joseph did toward his brothers, who sold him into slavery.

God causes them to see our value and worth as they are willing. He opens their eyes to His truth and brings conviction for repentance as He lifts us before them in unexpected ways that only He can do.

This is growing them in His grace. It is manifest vindication, and it’s miraculous.

The Tyndale Bible Dictionary defines miracle as “A divine act by which God reveals himself to people.” It goes on to say that it’s not necessarily contrary to natural law but, in fact, uses nature, such as “the wind that parted the Red Sea.” Faith is a critical element, since “a natural approach cannot prove or disprove the presence of” a miracle. Also, “the timing and content of the process can be miraculous, even though the event may seem natural. The revelatory significance is also important. In every case God performed the miracle not merely as a ‘wonder’ to inspire awe but as a ‘sign’ to draw people to himself.”

This is exceptional news for those of us who have grown in God’s miraculous grace and waited a long time for major shifts. God does have miraculous timing for us, and has already given us incremental breakthroughs, including and often beginning with, revelation-understanding.

In mid-December 2021, our Lord revealed to me that miracles can have an appointed time, just like justice has a Heavenly court date. Our lifelong destinies are released along a determined timeline. Miracles are a part of this so that a fullness of joy can be experienced on earth as a witness to others.

Many have held hope in their hearts for a long time to see God’s promised miracles manifest, especially in regards to others for whom we have a heart, even the difficult ones. So, the once-resistant is who God desires to bless us through, and He’s bringing us into His perfect time. He has been using His promises to build our faith and joy in Him as we plant seeds according to His will. God’s promised miracles will surely burst forth like a river. He will reward the faith-filled, His obedient ones. It’s coming very soon. And He will surely bring us to our knees in humble awe as He dazzles us.

We often think of miracles coming down from above. And they do. But they touch what is already embedded in our hearts. God is breathing life on what we lift to Him by invitation. He will not breathe on what we withhold from Him. So, it’s time to unlock our deepest desires, our buried treasures that we value most and lift them to Him in trust believing that He is our life-giving Miracle-Worker, who truly desires to bless all involved in this way.

God has leveled the mountains that He made us overcome. Those we certainly could not have scaled alone. Our best blessings are on the other side and right before us in plain sight, now that the mountain has been leveled. We’re almost there, so keep moving forward until all is made manifest.

Let’s thank God for this new life He gives, believing He is bringing it to pass in His way and time. Miraculously.

This video-devo was graciously re-posted by the Salem Web Network, which includes iBelieve.com.