My wife, Pam, made an incredible statement several years ago: “Expecting the miraculous is one of the childlike characteristics that have to be cultivated and protected in a world full of cynicism and disappointment.”
Miracles and faith must go hand in hand. Faith is related to every part of our Christian lives. By faith we receive salvation (see Ephesians 2:8-9). Faith is associated with our experiences of sanctification (see Acts 26:18), purification (see Acts 15:9), justification (see Romans 4:5; 5:1) and adoption (see Galatians 3:26; Colossians 3:24).
All are dependent upon our faith. Faith comes by hearing. Hearing by the word of the Lord! There is a war of faith to hear and stand that we must enter into at times if we are to see our promises manifest. In the book of Haggai, the people began strong to rebuild but got distracted and discouraged from the warfare.
The word MIRACLE is linked with the principle of WONDER! Wonderful events only God can conceive in heaven for us to see in earth, is really what a miracle is about. A miracle (or miracles) is a supernatural manifestation of divine power in this atmospheric world that we live where special revelations of the presence and power of God are displayed. All natural events become subservient and aid His power from the Throne Room as it is released in and through us here in the earth realm. Once His power is released, He establishes and preserves His will and the life processes of human flesh in the world. A miracle, or His power, extends eternity into the atmosphere we live and walk.
This power aligns with “the Spirit of the Lord” so “the Finger of God” (Luke 4:18; 11:20; cf. Acts 3:12) can have His work. Miracles are “powers”, “mighty works,” “wonderful works” and “manifestations of the power of God”. He uses His finger to touch, paint and work His will like the mighty Molder of Life that He is! He creates a new order out of a mess. He enters the natural laws of earth and redirects their actions. The supernatural finger of God rearranges what seems to us as a natural world. The whole world is filled with wonders to those who have eyes to see. The natural world everywhere is full of marvels, but we must look for the Finger that makes the natural wondrous and alive with GOD.
Chuck D. Pierce
Glory of Zion International Ministries
|Charles D. “Chuck” Pierceserves as President of Global Spheres, Inc. (GSI). This is an apostolic, prophetic ministry used to gather and mobilize the worshipping Triumphant Reserve worldwide. GSI facilitates other ministries and participates in regional and national gatherings to develop new Kingdom paradigms. Peter and Doris Wagner complete the leadership team of this new wineskin. Chuck is President of Glory of Zion International Ministries, a ministry that aligns Jew and Gentile and is known for his accurate prophetic gifting which helps nations, cities, churches and individuals understand the times and seasons in which we live.|