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Written by Eric R

Does God perform a miracle today? 

Yes, He is the same yesterday, today, and forever.

What do we expect? Miracle or magic?

Please read the following verses, and if you don't know the story of these excerpts, please take time to read the portion for a better understanding.

And Elisha said to her, "What shall I do for you? Tell me; what have you in the house?" 2 Kings 4:2

Jesus said to the servants, "Fill the jars with water." And they filled them up to the brim. And he said to them, "Now draw some out and take it to the master of the feast." John 2:7-8

And he said to them, "How many loaves do you have? Go and see." And when they had found out, they said, "Five, and two fish." Mark 6:38

We see a pattern in all three incidents whose outcome resulted in an increase and a miracle.

Elisha in the Old Testament and the Lord Jesus Christ in the New Testament used what they already had as the source for performing the miracle.

Magic gives surprise, thrill, excitement to the audience, and nothing more than that; the magician gets fame and money.

Jesus Christ had never done any magic to attract others, nor personally benefited anything by performing the miracles.

He was always concerned about the people in need, performed miracles with what little they had, and ensured the beneficiaries were satisfied and blessed.

Do we need a miracle today?

God asks, "What do you need? And what do you have?"

The woman who met Elisha was in colossal debt; debtors tried to enslave her children. When she prayed, the Prophet gave her the Word of God. She committed herself to obey the Word of God, and God blessed her with abundance with what she had already.

Mary told the servants to do what Jesus said at the wedding in Cana. He turned the colorless, tasteless water into a colorful, tasty wine with their water. This miracle was possible only because the servants obeyed what Jesus said.

Several thousand were fed by what they had; five loaves of bread and two fish. The young boy gave what he had for himself to Jesus. He provided them all with what they had.

Ask yourself, "What do I need?" God asks you, "What do you have?"

Please continue to ponder over these thoughts in the light of the Word of God. The Holy Spirit will prompt you with the action plan.

You will experience a miracle when you obey and give what you have in the hands of God.

May God bless you.


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