Daily Read - 2 Samuel 23:24-24:25; Acts 3:1-26; Psalm 123:1-4; Proverbs 16:21-23
"Men of Israel, why do you marvel at this? Or why look so intently at us,
as though by our own power or godliness we had made this man walk?
The most exciting and thrilling of times fast approaches this world when the God of the universe releases His magnificent glory through His people. Untold miracles and wonders unlike anything ever experienced will pour out from believers like mighty rushing rivers. Millions of people will be swept into the Kingdom of God as His glory fills the earth as the waters cover the seas.
The early church experienced a type and shadow of this tremendous outpouring as recorded in the book of Acts. One of the first miracles documented took place at the Gate Beautiful near the entrance of the temple. A man, lame from birth, sat daily at this gate asking for money; however, on this glorious day, he received much more than he was expecting. Peter and John came upon this man on their way to prayer. "We have no silver or gold to offer you," Peter explained, "but we will give you what we do have. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and walk." As Peter lifted this man up, strength entered into his ankles and feet. What a remarkable sight; a man once crippled now walking, leaping, and praising God in the temple.
Filled with astonishment, those who witnessed this miracle ran after Peter and John looking to them as the miracle workers. Peter set the crowd straight assuring them this man received wholeness not by anything they possessed, but came because of faith in the name and person of Jesus Christ.
In the coming days, the power of God will pour out in such a measure multitudes will be saved, healed, and delivered. We must never forget from whom the power comes and to whom the glory belongs!
It is an honor and privilege to be alive during this most historic time in Christendom. Never before has there been or ever will be a move of God as we are about to experience on this earth.
We must never touch His glory, attributing any of the credit for miracles to flesh and blood. It is only by and through the power of Almighty God that miracles are possible. Man cannot produce, reproduce, conjure up, or manufacture a divine miracle; it only comes when God decides to touch the earth with His divine kiss.
Expect God to use you in a powerful way to touch and bless someone today. Look for opportunities to allow His miracle working flow to move through you. You may not be able to give people what they want, but you do have what they truly need.
When, and not if, God moves through you to bring His glorious miracle working power be quick to direct all attention to Him the one and only miracle worker.
To God be all the glory!