“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”
Some people have asked how come we don’t see in our day the manifestations of mighty works and miracles as witnessed in the Old Testament. “How come we don’t see such acts as the Red Sea splitting open, and the sun standing still?” they ask. First of all, these things still happen, but they happen only when they are necessary. Splitting the Red Sea had to do with God bringing the children of Israel out of Egypt into the Promised Land. After Moses performed this mighty miracle, Joshua, Elijah, and Elisha also did at different times.
When Jesus came however, He did something higher than all what those previous prophets did. Instead of splitting the water, He walked on it. That’s a greater miracle and it’s in the New Testament. The others split the water because they never conceived the possibility of walking on water, but God was taking His children one step at a time.
For Philip, it was much better because he didn’t even have to walk on water; he was carried by the Spirit from where he was to where he needed to be: “And when they were come up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord caught away Philip, that the eunuch saw him no more: and he went on his way rejoicing. But Philip was found at Azotus: and passing through he preached in all the cities, till he came to Caesarea” (Acts 8:39-40). If you study the progression carefully, you’ll discover that we actually have greater miracles today than they had back then.
Comparing yesterday’s miracles with today’s miracles is like comparing yesterday’s cars with today’s cars; the difference is very clear. The Bible tells us how Jesus healed certain people without necessarily meeting them. He healed the centurion’s servant who wasn’t within proximity. Today, we transmit some of our outreach meetings live via satellite and the internet, and it’s glorious to see how in a single meeting, people in different parts of the world receive miracles simultaneously. These are today’s miracles.
Understand that we’re the ones at the last lap of the relay; the generation that will see the rapture of the Church. Therefore, we should expect to experience a greater move of the Spirit like never before in our day. We’re going to thoroughly shake this world for Christ, and after then, the rapture will take place. So expect greater miracles in our day!
thank you for the revelation of your Word that confirms indeed that the glory of the latter is greater than that of the former, as evidenced by the miracles that are wrought today by your Spirit, through faith in the Name of Jesus. I’m properly positioned to experience the greater and mighty move of the Spirit in my day and will do wonders in my world,
in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Ecclesiastes 7:10; Haggai 2:9
DAILY SCRIPTURE READING
1 Year Bible reading plan: Luke 11:37-54; Judges 5-6
2 Year Bible reading plan: Matthew 28:11-20; Leviticus 8