Could this be the missing link?

Over the past few years, there has been much emphasis on the subject of healing, however, miracles, such as those performed by Elijah and others, is another subject.

In church, we have been exploring the subject of miracles. In Matthew 28, we are commanded to heal the sick, raise the dead, cast out demons etc. We discovered quite quickly that we fail to fulfil these commands and then wondered what we should do to make this happen.

We started out by examining our motives. Why do we want miracles amongst us? For personal recognition, to express God’s heart to a dying world or to fulfil our job description expressed in Matthew 28?

Our discussion at church focused on the latter motivation: Jesus told us to do this and that is all there is to it. We reminded ourselves that miracles should not be confined to within the walls of the church but should be taken into the marketplace.

At a church prayer meeting, we asked ourselves why the reality of the scriptures is different from our human experience. Frustratingly, it seems that the miracles of God are confined to the pages of the Old and New Testaments.

We started to ask ourselves ‘why not now?’

After the initial discussion at church, on my way home, I was still pondering this question when suddenly I made the link between Matthew 28 and 1 Corinthians 12 – where the gifts of the Spirit are clearly outlined.

I was intrigued to discover that the gifts of the Spirit almost directly correlate with the instructions given in Matthew 28. To fulfil the Great Commission, you need the gifts of the Spirit.

I realised that the gifts of the Spirit are given to fulfil the Great Commission. As I meditated on this fact, I was reminded that after Jesus had given the disciples the instructions in Matthew 28, they were to wait in Jerusalem until the Holy Spirit had been poured out. In fact, a cursory reading of the Acts of the Apostles shows that the apostles started to work miracles only after the Holy Spirit had been poured out.

So before we are too hard on ourselves because we know what to do but seem incapable, of doing it, could it be because we are trying to do it in our own strength? What we need to do is keep on asking God in a persistent manner for the gifts of the Spirit.

We receive the gifts of the Spirit by asking for and desiring them. That’s what I am referring to in the title of this post – could this be the missing link? The missing link to the miraculous.

Sometimes we have to start with what we know. Let’s ask God for His gifts and see what happens.

Just thought to share my revelation with you.

So until I appear again in your inbox with more insight from the scriptures, stay blessed,



About the Author: Ola Aroyehun

Ola Aroyehun editor of The Christian Business and Professional Magazine: a magazine dedicated to helping Christians apply biblical principles to their professional lives.

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