Sunday, March 24, 2019

Signs and Wonders to help us believe

Man needs to see the miraculous continually. Jesus went around doing good and healing not just because it was in his nature to heal people, but also so that people would believe. In John 4 Jesus says to a man whose son was dying, "Unless you people see signs and wonders, you simply will not believe." Here's the text and the context:

John 4:46-50- Therefore He came again to Cana of Galilee where He had made the water wine. And there was a royal official whose son was sick at Capernaum. 47 When he heard that Jesus had come out of Judea into Galilee, he went to Him and was imploring Him to come down and heal his son; for he was at the point of death. 48 So Jesus said to him, “Unless you people see signs and wonders, you simply will not believe.” 49 The royal official *said to Him, “Sir, come down before my child dies.” 50 Jesus *said to him, “Go; your son lives.” The man believed the word that Jesus spoke to him and started off.

If you read this with a certain perspective, it could come across as a rebuke to the royal official, but I don't believe that's the way to see this situation. The context of this situation starts by reminding us of the miracle of water being turned to wine. Most likely the royal official was aware of the water to wine miracle. Nevertheless, he needed a miracle at that moment and the miracle of water to wine was yesterday's news. Man needs to continually see the hand of God helping him. 

With that said, I believe it's possible to read Jesus' words this way: "Unless you people continue to see signs and wonders, you simply will not believe."

14 comments:

  1. What about people who have been healed 3 times and yet still don't believe? I'm assuming because they denied the power of God they will suffer a harsh judgement when they pass?

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  2. Amen pastor Tom !:) You are such a Great Blessing to America and the World :) Grretings from RO :)

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  3. Amen .. it seems humanity "believes" in "something(s)" i.e the Word, remisson of sin, repentance and external life partly by seeing or even reading about signs and wonders although blessed are those who believe and have not seen. I wonder how many of the original disciples and apostles would have followed Christ without these signs and wonders should not one have been performed by Jesus or later by themselves for His glory and purpose?  It seems the methodology Jesus uses is quite perfect thank you Jesus, to believe in "someone" Jesus Christ, we need in our weakness need to believe in something(s) Amen .. bless you for all you do for God and others peace.

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  4. I was reading the same thing a few days ago thinking the same thing God bless, PS I think that leg grew

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    1. Me too, and I also think that leg is continuing to grow...Amen!

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  5. Amen.A miracle is a sign for the unbeliever that God is real. People need christians like Tom that talk the talk but then walk the walk of power. Bless you Tom.

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  6. Couldn't agree more with that one, and he is so not like many that make a name for themselves and then the ministry turns into a side show....

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  7. We live under a very dark cloud of "UNKNOWING" and need all the help we can get. You're a BIG HELP Brother Tom & Ahiva.
    God Bless.

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  8. Amen. The flesh is weak. But the grace of God was that God came down in the likeness of sinful flesh, of course without sin, coming face to face with us. So God in Christ, He proved that Hs understood that weakness. Christ proved God's grace to love us anyway... Great post, Tom!

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  9. It's Amy. The site wanted another email for a url.

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  10. Praise God Tom we love you guys here in Indiana brother! Keep bringing the KINGDOM dominion to earth in dunamis power!

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  11. That was Nick in IND

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  12. 1 Corinthians 4:20
    For the kingdom of God is not a matter of talk but of power.

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  13. After 3 1/2 years I finally had a Jehovah witness knock at my door today. He invited me to attend their Easter gathering. Before he left I asked him if he had any pain in his body. He said yes my right shoulder, it will need surgery. He was an elderly man. I told him I would like to pray for him real quick which he did not disagree to. So I placed my hand on his shoulder and spoke life and restoration into it by the name of Jesus and through the power of the Holy Spirit. I said Thank you Father, Now raise your arm and check it out. He said Wow, the power of the mind. I said that is the power of Jesus Christ. His face was a little perplexed. He said I hope it stays this way.
    I shared more of who Jesus is and how His Spirit lives in us to accomplish what He said we could do according to His word. Pray his heart turns to the Lord.

    Signs and wonders are for today and tomorrow. We can try to debate people into the Kingdom or we can simply display God's Glory, power and authority through the working of Jesus Christ to the lost. Praise God! Worthy is the Lamb!

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