Walking in the Miracle Realm
As Christians we need to learn how to think and act beyond the natural resources available to us. Too often we place our trust in natural things and limit ourselves to this natural world. We forget that God is our covenant partner. That we have been born of God. The Maker of heaven and earth is our Dad! And our Father loves us. Our first response to any situation ought to be to access the presence and power God.
God wants us walking in the miracle realm! That means we need to know how to perform miracles. Miracles are not for a select few. They are for every believer (Mark 16:17-18). But too often we perish for a lack of knowledge (Hosea 4:6). This series will teach you the two ingredients needed for miracles, how they work together, and how to perform miracles in your life. God wants YOU to experience His miracle working power.
Acts 6:8 (KJV) Stephen, full of faith and power, did great wonders and miracles among the people.
The first thing to note about this verse is that Steven was NOT part of the five-fold ministry. He was a helper in the church—a volunteer! Therefore, miracles are NOT limited to a five-fold ministry calling. Miracles truly are for every believer.
Acts 6:8 also reveals the two ingredients needed for miracles. How could Steven do great wonders and miracles among the people? Because he was full of faith and full of power. Faith and power produce miracles! If we are going to walk in the miracle realm, we have to be full of faith and full of power. So, where did Steven get this faith and power from?
How to Perform Miracles — Realize You are Full of Faith
Ephesians 2:8 (NKJV) For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God.
Notice that faith is the gift of God. God has given us a gift called, “faith.” If you are a believer you have faith. God has given it to you.
Romans 12:3 (NKJV) For I say, through the grace given to me, to everyone who is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think soberly, as God has dealt to each one a measure of faith.
We know we are not to think more highly than we ought. But we are also not to think more lowly than we ought either. We are to think soberly. What is thinking soberly? God has given me a measure of His faith. You have a measure of the faith that made this world spin! You have miracle working faith.
Galatians 2:20 (KJV) I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.
Who’s faith did Paul live by? The faith that is in the Son of God who loves him and lives in him. He did not place his faith in himself. Paul placed his faith in Jesus. Did you know that you can actually live by the faith of Jesus. You want to know how to perform miracles? Use Jesus’s faith. After all, He lives in you.
Faith is also a fruit of the Spirit? The Holy Spirit produces the fruit of faith within us (Galatians 5:22—some translations say faith, others say faithfulness, but pístis is the Greek word for faith)!
By now you should see that you have the faith of God in you. You do NOT need to get more faith. You possess miracle working faith. Millions of Christians are spinning in circles trying to get more faith, not knowing they already possess the faith of Jesus. We don’t need to get any more faith, we simply need to awaken or inspire the faith that is already placed within us by God. How do we do that . . .
Romans 10:17 (NKJV) So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
. . . faith arises from the message . . . – The Pauline Epistles, by James T. Hudson
. . . faith is awakened by the message . . . – The New English Bible
. . . faith is triggered by hearing . . . – A Passion for God, Translation by Raymond Ortlund, Jr.
Notice that God’s gift of faith, which we received at the New Birth, is awakened, triggered, or inspired by hearing the Word of God. We are not trying to get more faith by hearing the Word of God. Instead, we are letting God’s Word ignite the faith that is already in us. You are a wall-to-wall ten-foot-tall faith giant! You just might not know it yet.
How to Perform Miracles — Being Full of Power
Luke 24:49 (NKJV) Behold, I send the Promise of My Father upon you; but tarry in the city of Jerusalem until you are endued with power from on high.
Acts 1:8 (NKJV) But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.
What fills us with power? The baptism of the Holy Spirit. This is why the baptism of the Holy Spirit is so important. This is also why satan fights so hard against the baptism of the Holy Spirit and praying in other tongues. He does not want us full of power. He does not want us producing miracles for God. And He does not want us to know how to perform miracles.
Acts 2:4 (NKJV) They were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.
Jude 1:20 (NKJV) But you, beloved, building yourselves up on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit.
It is important to understand there is a definite difference between receiving faith and power and being full of faith and power! We receive faith at the New Birth. But we become full of faith as we allow God’s Word to ignite faith within us. Likewise, we receive power at the baptism of the Holy Spirit, but we are full of power by being full of the Spirit. This is not a one time event. Like Jude reveals, we should be building ourselves up by praying in the Holy Spirit; allowing God’s presence to become tangible to us.
Full of Faith = Full of the Word!
Full of Power = Full of the Spirit!
If we are going to walk in the miracle realm we need to be full of both! Be full of the Word and be full of the Spirit! If you want to learn more about “How to Perform Miracles” continue on with our 5 part series, “The Two Ingredients for Miracles.” I also recommend reading, “Until I Come” by Jim Hockaday. Miracles Await!