I warmly welcome you to this edition of the program, Building on the ROCK with Pastor Murphy. This program is designed to empower you achieve your dreams in God through His Word. It is an honour to share the all powerful Word of God with you today. My name is Murphy Okpala. Today I will be discussing the topic: God loves Miracles! but before we go on with the discussion let’s listen to this lovely song.
Artist: Chris Tomlin
Song Title: The Name of Jesus
Scripture: Psalm 77:14
Last week I shared with you on 4 simple steps to receive your miracle from God. Just to recap the first step is to hear what God has said in the scriptures about your problem. Secondly, you put what you heard in your mouth, meditating and confessing it as your own. Thirdly, get up and do what you are saying and confessing. Fourth and finally, worship God for your miracle. These steps are expressions of your faith in God. It is by faith that we receive from God.
Having discussed the steps for receiving your miracles from God last week, today on BotROCK with Pastor Murphy we will be looking into God’s disposition towards miracles i.e. God’s willingness to do a miracle in your life or meet your needs. I believe this will completely liberate you to start experiencing the miraculous power of God in your life.
But before we go further, let me remind you that The All Believers’ Prayer Convention, #aBPC 5.0 kicks off in exactly one week from today. I trust you are planning to attend. The theme of this edition is The Emergence. In #aBPC 5.0 God will be destroying the things that have been hindering you from showing forth His glory in your life, business, and in this nation. It is a lifetime opportunity you don’t want to miss.The Date is 30th October to 1st November, 2015, 4pm daily. The Venue is TCC Tent, Akachukwu Springs, by the Trans-Ekulu Flyover, Enugu–Onitsha Expressway. There will be a Holy Ghost miracle service on Sunday 1st November by 4pm at the same venue. I believe that #aBPC 5.0, The Emergence will lunch you into a heaven on earth experience. I look forward to welcoming you.
Sometimes when you see people praying to God for a miracle you can get the impression that God is not willing to do the miracle. We cry, beg and complain as if God has made up His mind not to do the miracle. But in studying the Bible, I have come to understand that God is favorably disposed to performing miracles.God’s default is to do miracles.
God displays His power among people by performing miracles!
This means that you don’t have to beg God to do a miracle in your life because He already wants to do it. As a matter of fact, in some cases God is more willing to perform the miracles than you are willing to receive it. This is an important mindset we should have in approaching God for a miracle.
You are not trying to convince God in prayer to work a miracle for you.
God already wants to heal you, give you a breakthrough, and deliver you from oppression.
In Psalm 77:14 the Bible describes God as a God that performs miracles and displays His power among people. God displays His power among people by performing miracles! And God wants to display His power. This means that it is not only you that benefit from the miracle that God performs in your life. God also wants to use it to make His name known in your neighborhood, community or your workplace.
God loves to perform miracles in the life of His people.
Walking with God is walking in miracles.
When Isaiah was prophesying the birth of Jesus, he said unto us a son is given and his name shall be called Miracles. Most translations say His name shall be called wonderful. But studying the root word translated wonderful, you will realize that literarily it means miracles or full of wonders. Is it not striking that the first name Isaiah prophesied that Jesus will be called is Miracles.
When you are introducing yourself to people, you naturally emphasize the name you want to be known for. For some people it will be their first name because the like it. But if you have a surname that opens doors, you will naturally emphasize that name.
Now imagine this, in introducing Himself God put forth His name Miracles first. This tells me that miracles are very important to God and He wants you to know Him as a God of Miracles.
So if God is eager to perform miracles, why have I not yet seen my miracle? You may ask
It is simply because His miracles are also His sign of endorsements. Remember that God confirms His words with miracles, signs and wonders. That is why He has laid down the steps we talked about last week through which you can receive a miracle from Him.
The Bible says that God’s eyes are constantly going through and fro the whole earth searching for one whose heart is perfect towards Him so that He can show himself strong or display His strength on their behalf. Remember that God displays His strength with miracles. So we can say that God is constantly seeking for people who He will work miracles for. That just goes to show how much God wants to do miracles but his criteria is that your heart must be perfect towards Him.
Common Hindrances to Your Miracles: Sin, Unforgiveness & Bitterness
As I conclude let me show you 2 things that can hinder God from performing a miracle in your life:
First is Recurrent or Unrepentant Sin. Sin limits the hand of God from doing what He wants to do in your life. Isaiah 59:1-2 says surely the arm of the Lord is not short to do a miracle in your life neither is His ear dull from hearing your prayers. But your sin has separated you from Him that he cannot hear you. So you need to repent and live completely for God if you want to experience His miracles in your life continually.
The Second hindrance is Unforgiveness and Bitterness. Mark 11:25 says when you are asking God for a miracle that you should forgive the people that have wronged you so that God may also forgive you. It is the mercy of God that brings us miracles. If you don’t forgive, you will the restricting the miraculous power of God from working in your life.
God wants to do a miracle in your life today but you need to get these two things out of your life and practice the four steps I shared last week consistently. When you do this you will see God work miracles in your life consistently.
BEFORE WE END OUR PROGRAM TODAY, I want to give you an opportunity to make Jesus Lord of your life. He wants to make Himself real to you if you will let Him. Say this simple prayer with me:
Jesus I know you are the son of God and you died for my sins. Today I give you my life, take me and change me. Be the Lord of my life. Thank you Lord, for I am now yours!
If you sincerely made that prayer from your heart, you are now a child of God and have started the journey of a fruitful life. Join a Bible believing Church that will help you grow in God. If you reside in Enugu city feel free to visit us at The Cornerstone Church, Trans-Ekulu, we will be glad to have you.
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