Miracles

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I just finished replying to the comments from yesterday and last night. Thank you so much for being here and adding your comments! A comment can make a post so much better! It can help “complete”  a post or add a perspective or reference which takes us in different directions. If you are a new reader, please know how welcome you are to add comments and for my longer term readers, the same is true. The community of Discovering and Sharing Grace is awesome as we continue to explore and see more of God’s love and abundant grace!

During my talk with God this morning, I was guided to the following:

Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but not with God; all things are possible with God.”

– Mark 10: 27

Personally, this directly connects us to the post where we discussed spending time with God in prayer. When we face challenging times and are not spending time with God, it is easy (at least for me) to forget “all things are possible with God.”

Outside of the Bible, do miracles take place? I believe they do.

We talked about miracles this morning. I would like to see our pastoral community talk more about miracles. Not only those in the Bible, but those taking place within the congregation.

I believe I have personally witnessed at least one miracle. A young boy from our church was dying from a very rare illness, if they even knew that diagnosis for sure. It was a mystery. From day one until that boy left the hospital, there was a person from our church present and praying in his room. Let’s see, last I heard, he should be graduating college around this time!

It was then God and I  talked about what can we personally do. I will save the writing for another time, but was guided to:

If you can?” said Jesus. “Everything is possible for one who believes.”

–  Mark 9: 23

 

32 comments on “Miracles

  1. Our God is still able to do exceeding abundantly above all we can ask or think!

    • Matthew, thank you so much for you and wife being here with us as we continue to discover and share God’s grace and love. You have used a wonderful combination of words in your description of what our God is able to do: “exceeding abundantly above…” Amen! It is so true! Blessings for your ministry and reaching this hurting world and those spiritually seeking! I will be praying for your ministry and the hearts you will touch and change.

  2. Hello, Rick! So funny you would post this now, right as the Lord had me emailing articles of miraculous healing to someone in need of it! 😊 Here are links to a two-part real-time testimony of God’s miraculous healing of our 16 yr old daughter’s torn RIGHT rotator cuff (serious shoulder injury ordinarily requiring surgery). And for your readers unfamiliar with me, I am a physician to whom He has lovingly shown the power of His word – hallelujah!! May the Lord grant us all a spirit of wisdom and revelation in order to know Him better as we read His word on the matter…

    Real-Time Testimony of Miraculous Healing – Part I – The Lord Is With Us
    https://thelordiswithus.com/2016/02/02/real-time-testimony-of-miraculous-healing/

    Real-Time Testimony of Miraculous Healing – Part II – The Lord Is With Us
    https://thelordiswithus.com/2016/02/19/real-time-testimony-of-miraculous-healing-part-ii/

    • Deanna, we were God guided to have miracles on our hearts today and to write about them. God’s Holy Spirit will guide our writing and at times we will be very close on our walk of faith. So appreciative of you being here with us as we continue to discover and share God’s love and grace.

      • You had written that you were hoping our pastoral community would speak more about miracles in OUR lives. I was
        replying in kind, with just the tip of the iceberg of my testimonies that Jesus IS the same yesterday, today, and forever. I wonder why you would write what you did without reading what I’m sharing, dear brother. I gently, and lovingly, suggest you explore what kept you from opening the gift you were given; please allow His divine power demolish those strongholds (2 Cor. 10:4-6), and you will know much more of His joy. 😊

      • My reason for writing about our pastoral community speaking more about miracles in our lives is I don’t believe the modern congregation knows how true and how often miracles occur around us. I believe many people believe in the miracles of the Bible but have a hard time believing and seeing those of today. I read what you are sharing with me and appreciate your sharing and caring and praying for me as we are all on different places on our walk of faith. I appreciate your prayers to demolish any strongholds that hold me back from knowing more of God’s joy.
        Thank you so much for being here!

      • Most of our Church today is the Laodicean church, to whom our Lord says, “I am about to spit you out of My mouth. You say, ‘I am rich; I have acquired wealth and do not need a thing.’ But you do not realize that you are wretched, pitiful, poor, blind, and naked. I counsel you to buy from me gold refined in the fire, so that you can become rich; and white clothes to wear, so that you can cover your shameful nakedness; and salve to put on your eyes so you can see. Those WHOM I LOVE I rebuke and discipline. So be earnest and repent. Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with me. TO HIM WHO OVERCOMES, I will give the right to sit with me on my throne, JUST AS I OVERCAME and sat down with my Father on His throne. He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.” (Rev. 3:16-22).
        Lord, we praise You and thank You for loving us so much as to restore us to Your image through the Son of Man, Jesus Christ. Thank You for enabling us with Your divine power to demolish all strongholds keeping us from receiving Your liberating grace, knowing Your miraculous power at work every hour in our lives here in Christ. Give us ears to hear You and apprehend You through each other as per Your design, and thank You so much for awakening us to our identity as this blessed Body, members of the Christ. Amen.

      • Deanna thank you so much! For the scritpure reference which makes me think about the wealth of our churches and the stewardship of the money. Thank you for praying for me and for us. There are strongholds that do keep us from receiving “Your liberating grace”. We can all lift one another up in prayer. I have shared my struggle with depression and my walk of faith. I would appreciate prayer for healing from depression and as Deanna says in her prayer, receive “Your liberating grace.” We are all on very different places on our walk of faith….from people taking their first step in faith to those who have deeper understandings. I love the acceptance and love of our discovering and sharing grace community.

      • Thank you for your gratitude; it is such a blessing. Few Christians are aware of prophetic intercessors. They are those among us who, like Elijah and Jeremiah, have gone through firey trials time and again, and therefore have experiental knowledge of the truth (God’s word), for God has wrought it into they! They are commissioned by God to BE the message He gives them to speak. They are to commissioned to release the word not only to men, but also into the heavenlies. This is a key means whereby God’s divine power demolishes strongholds affecting us, His people. So please continue as you do, dear brother, praising God for them. Also, be certain to lift them up in prayer as Aaron and Hur lifted Moses’ hands for him in order that Israel defeat the Amalekites (Ex. 17:8-16) – they CANNOT do it without you! (See how mutually interdependent He has made us?! Hallelujah!)

      • Deanna, I will be praying for you. Thank you so much for being here with us and provding an understanding of your walk of faith. When you speak of there being prophetic intercessors being among us….I see you at that level. Would you mind providing me (us) with the meaning of intercessory prayer and how it differs from prayer. I love your description of how God has made us mutually interdependent.

      • Thank you so very much for your prayers, dear brother! They are the difference between life and death, no exaggeration! I don’t see any of our different functions as levels, just particular Bodily functions – the Body needs EVERY part, as we realize when we break a toe, right?!
        Intercessory prayer is specifically interceding for others (as in contrast to praying for ourselves). God has many intercessors who have long lists of specific prayer requests (they are sooo important). Prophetic intercessors are very different. They specifically seek His face, His will, and then pray it up / speak it forth; sometimes He gives for them to act it out prophetically (see 2 Kings for many examples, as with Elijah and Elisha).
        Knowing many prophetic intercessors, I’ll add that many of these saints are flying as the point man, seeing only a wing man to their side a bit behind them; as you might imagine (and know from Scriptural examples), they are prone to the temptation of feeling alone, abandoned, burdened – praise God it’s a lie, but this helps you in knowing how to intercede for them!!
        Thank you so much for asking, Rick! Your heart for every member of the Body is so very evident and appreciated!

      • Thank you so much, Deanna! I do have more questions about prophetic intercessors but will save them for a later time as I’m not too focused right now. Perhaps you could write about intercessors on your blog at some point. Your point about the Body needing every part does make sense to me. Ok, one question if you don’t mind…how does one become or know they are called to be an intercessor or prophectic intercessor? Thank you for helping me understand more. I am praying for you and will pray for the intercessors and prophetic intercessors as well. I hope I am not a nuisance with my questions!

      • Good questions, absolutely not a nuisance. The best answer regarding how we know our callings I have at the moment is this: our calling is that which the Holy Spirit moves us to do when we are submitted to God – that which flows forth supernaturally with all His energy as we keep pressing into Jesus! But that’s the kind of answer to which we roll our eyes sometimes… Are you repeatedly led to pray for others, keeping a list, perhaps? If so, you’re an intercessor. The prophetic types find themselves spending LONG periods of time alone with the Lord, hearing Him speak to their spirits; then, or later, the Holy Apirit compels them to speak or act in accordance with what He has told or shown them.
        I identify with young Elihu (NOT one of the three “friends” who condemned Job) in Job 32:18-20 “I am full of words, and the spirit within me compels me; inside I am like bottled up wine, like new wineskins ready to burst. I must speak and find relief; I must open my lips and reply [to you].”

      • Deanna, thank you so much for this additional information and explanation. This area of faith is one I feel called to learn more about and you have been so gracious and helpful with your time and information. Glad I’m not a nuisance! I really appreciate you being here as we continue to discover and share God’s love and abundant grace! Thank you!!

      • Praising the Lord loudly wth you!! Thank you!!! He sure knows what He’s doing in and through this blessed Body of His – such corporate Life is astounding!!

      • Amen! The more we learn about God’s Word and Living Water the closer we will be to God. We have readers who are taking their first steps of faith and some who are yet to take that step. All our welcome and accepted here. It is God’s love and grace we wish to discover and more widely share. Thank you so much for being here with us!

      • Rick, the Lord just blessed me by having me reread this excerpt/partial transcript of a video posted on You Tube of pastor Dan Mohler – it is YOU, brother! For when the Lord so moves you, enjoy: https://thelordiswithus.com/2015/12/09/on-becoming-love-dan-mohler-part-i/

      • Deanna, thank you so much! I am looking forward to watching and listening when my spirit is calm and open to the message. Today, I have thought about and prayed for intercessors and prophetic intercessors. We are all in different places on our walk of faith and I love the acceptance of our community as we agree to continue and discover God’s love and grace!

      • Oops! Forgot to add this link to a previous blog addressing the importance of Christians apeaking forth / acting out God’s will: https://thelordiswithus.com/2015/10/23/the-joint-enterprise-of-grace-and-faith-making-the-word-become-manifest-part-iii/
        Please let me know eventually if it is helpful or not. 😊

      • Deanna, I dont need to wait to let you know if eventually this is helpful…it really is. It is an aspect of faith that I am wanting to learn more abour and you have helped me already! Thank you so much!

      • Hallelujah! Thank you so much! Have you noticed that Christ in us really flourishes quickly when our attitudes are right? (Please know I am not inferring yours was wrong.) Again, praise the Lord!

      • Amen! When God alligns people in His purpose, I can’t imagine what could be accomplished. I believe we can learn more about that here as we continue to discover and share God’s love and grace. I did not feel you were inferring my attitude was wrong………this community needs to be open to honest sharing and realize we are all in different places on our walk of faith. As long as we are walking toward God to receive His love and grace, we are on the right path.

      • I felt your prayers today as the Lord led me to speak the gospel with great boldness (and His sword brought quite a stir – darkness hates the light). So thank you soooo much!! Such a difference praise makes!

      • I continue to pray for you…for intercessors and for prophetic intercessors for them to see and live out God’s will for their lives and share with us what they see. I pray you continue to speak the gospel with great and confident boldness! Thank you for being here and for helping me understand more of prayer levels.

      • Wow!! Thank you! I truly feel your prayers – I have been even more emboldened to stand in the presence of the powers and principalities of darkness and speak forth the liberating and glorious gospel these past two days! Hugs!

      • Deanna, I will continue to keep you in my prayers. I will pray for intercessors and prophetic intercessors that I don’t know. I love your “speak forth the liberating and glorious gospel…” That nicely sums up what we do here, in our own way, the discovering and sharing of God’s love and grace to our hurting world and those spiritually seeking. Thank you for being here and for answering my questions with patience and kindness.

      • I meant what a difference prayer makes. My phone’s editor changed the word prayer to praise – there’s something in that!

      • Prayer to praise! I like it! Or Prayer and praise. You are so right about what a difference prayer makes…just look at the prayers in our comments here. Praise God for our committment to prayer!

      • May God continue gushing fourth through you, brother! Whoo-hoo! (Hopefully that’s understood outside of Texas!)

      • The more time (one of my mayjor challenges) I spend time with God, the more I am at peace (another major challenge for me). I’m pretty sure your “Whoo-hoo was heard and understood and heard outside of Texas…..at least it made it all the way to Florida! Thank you for being here with us.

  3. writerwendee says:

    You included my favorite passage “Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but not with God; all things are possible with God.”

    – Mark 10: 27

    Comments definitely play a big role in blogging and building bonds between the writer and reader.

    Yes, there are miracles happening all around us, all the time.

    I’m not sure it was a miracle, though I know it was the Lord’s hand at work. In 2012 my hubby was given six months to live from an unknown illness. Today is walking without assistance, can drive and is no longer wheelchair bound.

    Have a blessed week Rick!

    • Give God all the glory and praise for your husband’s healing and recovery! What a powerful testimony to be sharing as we talk about miracles around us in the modern times. The scripture is so rich in meaning. Thank you for sharing your miracle with us as we continue to discover and share God’s grace and presence on our lives!

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