I believe the days of miracles are upon us! I get emotional about this because I love people. I want to be there when the lame walk, the blind see, and the deaf hear. I want to see arms grow that weren’t there before! This generation has become tired of hearing about what God used to do. They want to experience it now, and so do I.
Mark 11:22–24 (NLT)
22 Then Jesus said to the disciples, “Have faith in God.
23 I tell you the truth, you can say to this mountain, ‘May you be lifted up and thrown into the sea,’ and it will happen. But you must really believe it will happen and have no doubt in your heart.
24 I tell you, you can pray for anything, and if you believe that you’ve received it, it will be yours.”
We must really believe. Mark 9:23 says all things are possible to those who believe. It’s possible. But are we expecting miracles to happen? If we expect something from God, He will move on our behalf.
What Do You Expect?
We live in a day where people don’t seem to expect much of anything! We just show up. We think that whatever God wants to happen will just happen. Or we come to church half asleep and hope the pastor has something good to keep us awake. Many of us have been Christians for a long time, and some are Bible school graduates. We know a lot, but we still don’t expect anything!
If we show up to church expecting nothing, that is what we will get. The only way to experience something is to expect it. Let’s be ready to see, hear, and experience God! It’s not about us. It’s about what Jesus wants to do. But He needs us to expect the miraculous.
When we renew our minds to the Word, we can look at a situation the way God sees it. It won’t be a 50/50 chance of a miracle. We know it will happen.
Think about what started Jesus’ ministry: He changed water into wine. Until that point, He never performed one miracle—but then He kept doing more and more miracles. Hebrews 13:8 (NLT) says, “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.” Jesus didn’t change! His power is the same. The only difference now is that He is not walking on the earth; He’s walking within us.
We should expect greater works—greater miracles and healings! Craig W. Hagin
Jesus multiplied Himself millions of times. He lives inside every Christian. And He says, “Anyone who believes in me will do the same works I have done, and even greater works” (John 14:12 NLT). Greater! We should expect greater works—greater miracles and healings!
I’ve seen some awesome things, but I haven’t seen anything greater than what Jesus did! But that same Jesus walks with me and talks with me. He said He would never leave me. Wherever I go, He goes with me and shows up in a room when I’m in that room.
We are Jesus’ hands and feet today. We are supposed to do the works He did. A move of God is not a bunch of us running around the church. It might be fun, but it’s a lot more fun to watch someone who never walked get up and walk!
Acts 3:1–8 (NLT)
1 Peter and John went to the Temple one afternoon to take part in the three o’clock prayer service.
2 As they approached the Temple, a man lame from birth was being carried in. Each day he was put beside the Temple gate, the one called the Beautiful Gate, so he could beg from the people going into the Temple.
3 When he saw Peter and John about to enter, he asked them for some money.
4 Peter and John looked at him intently, and Peter said, “Look at us!”
5 The lame man looked at them eagerly, expecting some money.
6 But Peter said, “I don’t have any silver or gold for you. But I’ll give you what I have. In the name of Jesus Christ the Nazarene, get up and walk!”
7 Then Peter took the lame man by the right hand and helped him up. And as he did, the man’s feet and ankles were instantly healed and strengthened.
8 He jumped up, stood on his feet, and began to walk! Then, walking, leaping, and praising God, he went into the Temple with them.
It’s time to look at people intently as Peter and John did and give them what we have! We must know who we are and what we have in Christ! It takes bold faith to walk up to somebody and say, “Get up!”
Go Do What Jesus Did
Plenty of people need miracles. They are hurting and don’t know what to do. Desperate people come across our paths every day on the job, in a store, or at a restaurant. But we can speak life to them. The Spirit of God in us will give us the right words to say!
My grandfather always said, “Be a participator, not a spectator.” The Early Church didn’t know as much about the Bible as we do. But they knew God was real. Nothing stopped them. They believed the entire world needed to hear their message of truth. That’s what we must do today—go into our world with a message!
What happened after the lame man went into the temple with Peter and John? People gathered, and Peter saw an opportunity to share the Gospel (Acts 3:9–12). Do you want to witness to people? Expect miracles, and doors will open! People will listen because they know we have “something.” What we have is the Name of Jesus. This is not about ministers or ministries making a difference. It’s about Jesus Christ—the One Who lives in all of us.
Show up to life with an expectation that God is still God. Expect to see greater things! Jesus said we could ask for anything in His name (John 14:14). There’s no limit! But we have to ask and expect. We have to get off the pew and do something. It’s time to experience signs, wonders, miracles, and healings!
Do you have a miracle testimony? Do you need a miracle? Let us know at [email protected] or 918-258-1588, ext. 5566.
Craig W. Hagin
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