Need a Miracle? First Believe Then Receive

Sometimes when people are in need of a acim they get things backwards because of their desperate state and desire to see that they have their miracle first before they can believe that they actually have one. It’s possible that they get this from society because many just will not believe first because they have been let down so many times in the past.

They do not want to be hurt again so they resign themselves that it is safer and better for them overall if they see that they have received their miracle first and then it will be okay to believe that they have one. That way they will not be hurt or disappointed or feel like a failure.

Unfortunately, that isn’t the way it works. There is a story in the bible found in John 4:46-54 where a certain nobleman had a son who was sick and a miracle was needed. His son was at the point of death. Let’s pick up the story starting at verse 46 and find out the right way to receive a miracle from God.

So we start off with Jesus coming again into Cana of Galilee where he had made the water into wine. Here we also find a certain nobleman whose son was sick over at Capernaum. When the father heard that Jesus had come to Galilee from Judea, he went to him and besought him that he would come down and heal his son who was at the point of death.

Here are the points to what we just found out regarding our story.

The father has a son who is sick enough to be at the point of death so we know that it is a serious case of physical infirmity. The father loves his son and will do what has to be done to save his child.

The father hears that Jesus is close by and immediately seeks him out. If you have a sick child who is going to die soon if you don’t get the best help, doesn’t make sense that you drop everything and go and get the very best help you can find in order to save them?

So the father beseeches Jesus to come and heal his son because his son is at the point of death. When you are faced with a life and death situation in your life or that of a loved one, you really don’t care what you have to do to save either yourself or your loved one. You will do what it takes. This man was a “certain nobleman.” He was used to giving orders and having them carried out. He was in control of every situation he ever faced. He was successful otherwise he would not be a “certain nobleman.” He had his act together. He was a mover and a shaker. But because he was a person who had to always be in control of himself and his environment, which included all those around him, if he had a situation that he couldn’t control, what was he going to do?

He naturally would use his influence and all his resources to make things happen so that he would be able to maintain control. Sometimes you can find yourself in a situation that no matter how good you are or think you are you are not in control. So what will happen? You will look stupid or not in control and you might panic. This man was a nobleman so he was high society. He went straight to the top (to Jesus) to get what he needed which was a miracle for his son. That part he did right. You go straight to Jesus when you need a miracle.

Friend you need to know something about Jesus. You will never and I mean never manipulate him into doing anything. Your control freak attitude might work around the people that are intimidated by you, but you can forget it when it comes to Jesus Christ.

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