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Definition of a miracle.
- Miracle (according to the Oxford Languages) – A surprising and welcome event that is not explicable by natural or scientific laws and is therefore considered to be the work of a divine agency.
A small sample of miracles in the Bible.
- Elijah’s Mount Carmel victory over the false prophets – 1 Kings 18:20-40.
- Elisha makes the ax head floats – 2 Kings 6:1-6.
- Jesus and Peter) walk on water – Matthew 14:22-33.
- Peter and John heal the lame man at the Temple gate – Acts 3:1-10.
- Acts 6:8 (NKJV) – And Stephen, full of faith and power, did great wonders and signs among the people.
Anatomy of a miracle.
- 1 Corinthians 12:7, 10a (NKJV) – But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to each one for the profit of all:… 10 to another the working of miracles …
- And the greatest miracle of them all – transformation of the mind – Romans 12:2 (NKJV) – And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.
So what should be our response to miracles? Let’s take a closer look at Elijah.
- Elijah the Healer and Miracle Worker – 1 Kings chapter 17 and 18.
- Expect something to go wrong – The boy dies – 1 Kings 17:17.
- Watch out for blame game – 1 Kings 17:18.
- Sometimes God allows tragedy/sickness to show His glory – 1 Kings 17:20
- It’s when the healing of her son happens that Elijah is recognized as from God and God speaks thru him – 1 Kings 17:24.
- Persistence is a key. Pray until God says you are done for the healing/miracle – 1 Kings 18:41-46.
Our vision for the future must include a miracle working God!
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