Tuesday, August 28, 2012


Today is Tuesday.  I'm looking forward to a full day.  I hope your day is enjoyable as well.  Here is a truth to share:
MIRACULOUS- In Acts 14: 6-10; we have a man cripple from his mother's womb, who Paul perceived had faith to be healed.  He said to him "Stand upright on thy feet.  And he leaped and walked."  What a miracle!  Now the question is why?  Why was Paul given this miracle to perform?  Well, Jesus marked His ministry with the miraculous and as a signet of God's power in the truth of the Gospel, this miracle was given to Paul to perform.   So that the people would understand that Paul was representing Jesus Christ in the spreading of the Gospel, not some idea of Paul's.  The same power of God manifested in the ministry of Jesus Christ was allowed to be manifest in the ministry of Paul to some degree so that all would understand that Paul is preaching the good news of Jesus Christ, not of himself.  Whenever God feels the need to confirm His power and glory, God allows miracles to be performed.  But, if a man thinks he has the power to perform miracles, then God will sit silently on the sidelines and watch him fail.  God does not use miracles to magnify men, but to magnify the message!  Let us rejoice in the miraculous answers to prayer and the wonders of God, but let it magnify the message!  (not the one who prayed, and certainly not the one who was healed.)  Is the message being shared more clearly and powerfully because God allowed a miracle to be performed?  This should be our goal!

Have a blessed day.  Pastor Mike Mutchler
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