“Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee. For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the Lord shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee. And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness of thy rising. Lift up thine eyes round about, and see: all they gather themselves together, they come to thee: thy sons shall come from far, and thy daughters shall be nursed at thy side. Then thou shalt see, and flow together, and thine heart shall fear, and be enlarged; because the abundance of the sea shall be converted unto thee, the forces of the Gentiles shall come unto thee.” – Isaiah 60:1-5
LIGHT FOR NOW: As believers, we have a part to play in the miraculous.
A vital faith we must take note of is that miracles are in Christianity; you cannot remove miracles outside of Christianity, because the miraculous is part of Christianity. God’s power is not magic, and magic is not God’s power; therefore, miracle is not magic. Luke 1:34-35 “Then said Mary unto the angel, How shall this be, seeing I know not a man? And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God”. Therefore, Mary had a part to play in the miraculous. In Luke 1:37, “For with God nothing shall be impossible”; the word “nothing” in Luke 1:37 is the word “rhema” in the Greek; which is God’s word communicated in the prophets’ utterance that was yet to fulfill. Actually, what the angel was saying is “no word of God is void of ability” or “no word of God lacks the ability”. In other words, God speaks before he does; he will speak then you will receive it. God works by his word: God speaks then he acts; He doesn’t act then he speaks. Therefore, the incarnation did not just happen; a woman believed it and received it. Mary believed and received, she said “be it unto me according to thy word”; she believed and that is how God works.
A miracle does not preclude or exclude your participation. Man is involved in what God does. Look at all the miracles Jesus did when it had to do with men and resources (men put water in the jar, a boy gave five loaves of bread and two fishes), there is something somebody did. There was no magic, it wasn’t like a show. God is a convincing God; He will not just change men; He wants to change all men and give them the new birth but men have to believe it and receive it. It shows you he doesn’t just act; men have to be convinced by what he does. Many times as a believer, you must learn to persist in faith stand strong. Truth is, every time you refuse to give or help to people in need when you have the capacity, you refuse to allow somebody to be helped by God through you. Doing this show you don’t understand that you have a love nature; a nature that does not have bad motives but just to get people’s needs met. Glory!
INSTRUCTION: Be the miracle that someone needs.
CONFESSION: As God is meeting someone’s needs through me, I have to be persuaded, I have to yield to his spirit and do his word; I must choose not to give up, I must stay in faith. Through this, my needs are met, my bills are paid, God’s power is working on my behalf, in Jesus Name, Amen.
QUOTE: No word of God is void of ability.
DAILY BIBLE READING: MORNING: LUKE CHAPTER 2; EVENING: LUKE CHAPTER 19