The questions contained within the Miracle Section are arranged in series like a book and will be more informative if read from the beginning. Click to start at the beginning of the series.
Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father (John 14:12).
Is that a typo? How could I possible do the works of Jesus? Then Jesus said I will do even greater works. When we come across this passage, we all have a hard time understanding.
Not being able to believe and understand, we put this verse on the do not understand pile because we see Jesus as God and not as a man. But while Jesus is God, when he came to earth, He laid aside all of His Godly powers and came as a man.
Paul tells us that Jesus emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men (Philippians 2:7). When Jesus came to earth, He came as a man. Everything He did on earth, He did as a man, not as God.
Start of miracles
No miracles are mentioned in the Bible during the first 30 years of Jesus’ life until He was baptized in the Jordan River and the Holy Spirit came upon Him. And it came to pass in those days, that Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee, and was baptized of John in Jordan. And straightway coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens opened, and the Spirit like a dove descending upon him (Mark 1:9-
God had given Adam dominion (Genesis 1:26) but Adam failed in his responsibility. However, everything that Adam was created to do, Jesus did. Jesus took dominion over demons, over the elements, and over living things. Jesus walked on earth in the authority and power God had originally given to Adam for the benefit of mankind. Jesus operated in the power and authority that Adam was created to operate in, as a man, not as God.
Jesus said, I am the vine, you are the branches: He that abides in me, and I in him, the same brings forth much fruit: for without me you can do nothing (John 15:5).
So how do we bring forth much fruit? Be abiding in Jesus. And how did Jesus bring forth much fruit? By abiding in the Father through the Holy Spirit. Jesus gave them this answer: "Very truly I tell you, the Son can do nothing by himself; he can do only what he sees his Father doing, because whatever the Father does the Son also does (John 15:5).
And now we know the secret to operating in supernatural miracles. We can do nothing of ourselves, but by abiding in Jesus through the direction of the Holy Spirit, we become a conduit of God’s mighty power. It is not what we want, it is what God wants. When we follow God’s instructions, miracles happen. We can say, “I can do whatever the Holy Spirit tells me in the name of Jesus.”
This is the secret of effective results. When we pray, we are asking God to do something that He may fulfill now or possible some day in the future. But when we speak forth what the Holy Spirit has told us, we can be assured that it is in the Lord’s will and it will likely be completed immediately or soon.
Jesus commissioned all Christians to do the works He did. However, we are not responsible for the miracles. We are only responsible to be open to the Holy Spirit and follow His instructions as Jesus did.
If we are open, listen, and obey, we can be part of God’s miracles.
Next Section -
Bible answers to your questions.
Get Bible Answers . org