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The Working of Miracles

I believe that this is the day that the Father desires to restore the gift of Working of Miracles back into prominence in the earth. Working of Miracles is one of the nine gifts of the Spirit listed in 1 Corinthians 12: 8-10.

By definition the Working of Miracles is a supernatural intervention in the ordinary course of nature; a temporary suspension of the accustomed order; an interruption of the system of nature as we know it. The working of miracles is where God sets aside the natural laws set in motion to govern the earth, and does something out of the ordinary course.

God created the natural laws of physics that govern the earth. And at will, He has the ability to defy them! God lives in the realm of the eternal, the realm of the spirit. And spiritual laws supersede natural law.

The Working of Miracles was in prominence in the Old Testament as a display of the power and presence of God over the gods of the pagan nations that surrounded Israel. The Ten Plagues that God displayed through Moses before the Exodus of Israel out of Egypt were ten manifestations of the working of miracles against the gods of Egypt.

As we come to the close of the age of grace in which we live, I believe God will once against display His power and presence through the working of miracles as a sign to the world of His power, goodness, and love! He can still calm storms with a word of command! The Father can still feed multitudes with a small lunch! If Joshua could part the waters of the Jordan, if Moses could part the Red Sea, if Joshua could command the sun to stand still in the sky, if Daniel could be protected from ravenous lions, if three Jews could be immune from fire, if Elijah could cause a widow’s food supply to multiply, then can God not do even more through the church today with the better covenant we have that is established upon better promises than they had under the Old Covenant? As great need arises in this hour, expect God’s sovereign power to manifest to meet people’s needs through the church of the Lord Jesus Christ through this awesome gift, the Working of Miracles!

Here’s another thought about the working of miracles. Enoch walked with God, and was raptured to heaven – he was not, for God took him (Genesis 5:23). Phillip was instantaneously translated (raptured) to a city 20 miles away after ministering to a religious man from Ethiopia (See Acts 8). I believe the Father will be doing these kinds of things again as the spiritual battle intensifies on earth just prior to the time of tribulation.

The rapture of the church will be a manifestation of the working of miracles as our bodies are instantaneously changed and transported to heaven when Jesus comes with a shout!

For the Father t o do what He desires, we must intensify our prayer life. It’s time to take more time to seek the Lord, and ask Him to manifest Himself in a greater way in spiritual gifts. Let’s prepare ourselves for the outpouring of His Spirit that He has promised before the return of Jesus!

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