Embracing miracles, signs & wonders

How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him. – Act 10:38 (KJV)

Right after Jesus multiplied the bread, the people were looking for him, so they took small boats and found him on the other side of the lake. When the people asked Jesus about when He came there, He said to them, “I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, you have been searching for Me, not because you saw the miracles and signs but because you were fed with the loaves and were filled and satisfied.” (John 6:26). So, Jesus was saying that these guys were following Him for the wrong reasons. They followed him because their stomachs got filled with food, but Jesus was saying that they actually should have followed Him for the signs and the miracles that He performed. Now, popular religious teachings will tell you today that you should not follow Jesus for the miracles He does. They will say things like, “don’t seek His hand, but seek His face,” or “be careful not to follow Jesus for what He can do for you.” But this is clearly the opposite of what Jesus taught. It is clear that Jesus was putting the emphasis on the supernatural and that people should follow Him for this reason.

You cannot separate Jesus from signs, wonders, and miracles. Jesus is in every miracle He does. When Jesus was on earth, we see the following in His life: “how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.” The “doing good” that it speaks about here is not just doing nice deeds. If you look at the life of Jesus, wherever he went he healed people. Signs and wonders followed Jesus wherever he went. When we think of good works, what normally comes up in our minds is that we help someone cross the street, are friendly and always smile at everyone. These things are good but it is not the good works that Jesus referred to. Jesus’ perspective of good works are signs, wonders and miracles. If we then have the viewpoint that signs and wonders will cause us to be distracted from Jesus, then I wonder why Jesus distracted so many people when He was on earth? Can you see the point that I am trying to make? Jesus did not distract the people by performing all those miraculous deeds. Miracles should actually draw you to Jesus. Where miracles happen through the power of Jesus, you will also find Him. When signs, wonders and miracles take place in Church, there are a people that will say that it is “weird.” I think it is weird when no signs, wonders and miracles take place. Jesus said: “He that believes in me will be able to do the things that I have been doing and even greater,” (John 14:12) and He was speaking about signs, wonders and miracles. He is a God of signs, wonders, and miracles!

I want to encourage you to go for the supernatural. Wherever you find signs, wonders and miracles performed by the power of God, you will find Jesus. I pray for a great hunger in your heart to experience the supernatural!

John 3:1 Now there was a certain man among the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler (a leader, an authority) among the Jews, 2 Who came to Jesus at night and said to Him, Rabbi, we know and are certain that You have come from God [as] a Teacher; for no one can do these signs (these wonderworks, these miracles—and produce the proofs) that You do unless God is with him.