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October 4, 2023

The Gift of Miracles: Doing the Impossible (The After Glow)

Passage: 1 Corinthians 12:4-11
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In 1 Corinthians 12:4-11, the Apostle Paul reminds us of the spiritual gifts given to believers by the same Spirit, the same Lord, and the same God. These diverse gifts, including the working of miracles, are bestowed upon individuals for the edification of the saints, and they are distributed as the Spirit wills.

The working of miracles is a remarkable gift that involves the direct and powerful action of God, going beyond the ordinary laws of nature and defying human expectations. If there is a natural explanation, it cannot be considered a miracle. We are encouraged to believe in the first miracle in the Bible, which began with God's spoken word. The greatest miracle of all is salvation, where God makes the impossible possible.

In the Old Testament, we find numerous examples of miracles, such as the plagues of Egypt, the parting of the Red Sea, and the manna from heaven. In the New Testament, Jesus performed numerous miracles, including turning water into wine, walking on water, and raising Lazarus from the dead. The Book of Acts is filled with accounts of miraculous events, like Peter healing a lame man and Paul shaking off a viper. These miracles are not limited to ancient times; they continue to happen in modern days, from resuscitating a boy who fell into an icy stream to holding back rain for events.

Believing in God for the impossible is a fundamental aspect of our faith. We must ask ourselves, "Is anything too hard for the Lord?" He spoke the world into existence, healed the sick, raised the dead, and can certainly work miracles in our lives. If you are facing an impossible situation, you are a candidate for a miracle.

However, some people never experience miracles because they don't believe in them, don't pray for them, and don't expect them due to fear and a lack of understanding. We must overcome these barriers to fully embrace the miraculous power of God.

The gifts of the Spirit, including the working of miracles, are given for the edification of the body of Christ. In our worship, prayer, and baptism, we seek the presence of the Holy Spirit. We lay our burdens down and come to God in repentance, ready to receive His gifts. During our gatherings, we engage in worship in the Spirit, including speaking in tongues and interpreting, and we invite revelatory gifts to flow as we pray for one another. We also gather for collective prayer for miracles, healing, and faith.

As we explore the gift of miracles and the supernatural power of God, remember that Calvary Chapel West Jacksonville, under the leadership of Pastor Allen Victor, is a place where you can experience the manifestation of the Spirit's gifts.  Let us believe in the impossible and expect God's miracles to manifest in our lives.

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