11 January 2019

Miracles no Magic

A miracle is neither magic nor the fruit of good luck.  It is rather a partnership between God and mankind and it depends on faith and obedience.

When He had said these things, He spat on the ground and made clay with the saliva; and He anointed the eyes of the blind man with the clay. And He said to him, "Go, wash in the pool of Siloam" (which is translated, Sent). So he went and washed, and came back seeing. Therefore, the neighbors and those who previously had seen that he was blind said, "Is not this he who sat and begged?" John 9:6-8

Observe then what happened! Jesus used the ground to make mud to anoint the man's eyes and said, go and wash your eyes. Jesus acted and gave him the instruction, go and wash! And he went and did as Jesus had told him and the man came back seeing.

What if the man had not obeyed Jesus? What if, instead, he had replied ... no, I am not going that far.  What do you think would have happened to the blind man? Definitely, he would have remained blind.

In other words, although the Son of God anointed the blind man with the mud mixed with His own saliva, if there was no obedience, there would not have been a miracle.

It was always like this in the days of Jesus and today is no different! That is the reason why so many are praying for miracles and nothing happens for them. They tell Jesus in their prayers everything they wish to have, but do not follow the guidance He gives them. And if you are one of those who are reluctant to obey, it is very unlikely that you will see miracles happening in your life.

Let me give you a practical example. Jesus said: "But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you" Matthew 5:44

Now, if you choose instead to hate your enemies, to curse those who curse you and to do bad to those who hate you, you will be directly disobeying the guidance He has given you.  As a consequence of this, your prayers will go unanswered.

Therefore, if you have an enemy, love him, if someone has cursed you, bless him, if someone hates you, do good to him and to those who spitefully use you and persecute you, pray for them. In doing so, you will be obeying His words and you will be able to see miracles happening in your life.

God bless you all

Marcelo Pires

Universal Church


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