Where would one expect most miracles to be visible, Pyongyang or Washington D.C.? Perhaps I’m talking with those who don’t contribute to the notion of miracles in this century, at all? Can you assume with me for as soon as that at the least somewhere on earth, a God-sent miracle occurs from time to time?
Then back again to the question. Where would this miracle most likely occur? In a land where the Bible is believed and where faith generally seems to abound, or in a place where darkness prevails? Perhaps a Muslim country?
The solution of course is wherever there’s faith for that miracle, and a crying out to God for it. All of us remember Capernaum, the town where the Son of God Himself could achieve this little since the faith level was so low.
It’s joked today that the American church needs to strive to get first to the Capernaum level. For Jesus did execute a few miracles there. What can it be like in your church if only a “few” miracles occurred? Then we will start believing for phase 2: everyone being healed, as when Jesus was here.
Ah, but don’t forget phase 3: “Greater works than these you shall do best acim podcast…” Greater than Jesus? Men have pondered this for many time. Surely he “meant” something besides what He said. He meant salvation. Surely the forgiveness of sins is better than a healing miracle. But Jesus forgave sins. Or He meant “greater in number.” Possibly.
If that’s what He meant, we’ve got some believing (I started to state working) to do, wouldn’t you say? Miracles and healings and signs and wonders, surely they’re not in the centre of what Jesus came for, but has anyone found the Scripture that says He’ll never do these things again?
Imagine if people in Pyongyang, or Washington, or Peking, or Mecca, called upon the name of the Lord for His full delivering power, unhindered by traditions that have crept up in the church, traditions of unbelief, what would happen then?