I have often wondered the reason believers exalt natural circumstances over God and His word. God is so much bigger and more powerful than any natural circumstance. After all, God is a supernatural being which means He is over the natural. He created the world and everything in it into existence. (Genesis 1) God's word is also very important and powerful.
"For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart." (Hebrews 4:12, NIV)
What if Jesus while on this earth exalted natural circumstances over His Father and His word to Him? What if He told His Father, "I know what you say but..."? Then, Jesus would not have healed the sick. He would not have made the lame walk, set the captives fee, taught the parables, discipled His followers, and so on. He would not have done the work and the will of His Father. There would not have been signs, wonders, and miracles.
We, as believers in Jesus Christ and children of God, have Jesus' spirit. We are created in the image of God. (Genesis 1:27) We also have God's word. In His word, He tells us that we are to be just like Jesus in this world. (1 John 4:17b, KJV) According to His word, we are able to do even greater works than Jesus did while He was here in this world. Jesus had to leave this world to be with His Father in Heaven. (John 14:12-14) All of us who have Jesus' spirit living within us now are more than the one man named Jesus. His spirit has been deposited inside of every believer in Jesus Christ. Therefore, we should be doing even more of our Father's work and will in this world. There should be many more signs, wonders, and miracles now than back in Jesus' day and time.
First, we have to realize that we cannot do anything without Him. He is the true vine, and we are the branches. (John 15:5) We can only be fruitful when we abide in Him and Him in us. (John 15:4) We also have to stop exalting natural circumstances over God and His word. We have to believe God and take Him at His word. Then, we will be seeing and performing many more signs, wonders, and miracles in this world. Many more people will be healed, set free, and preached the Gospel all in the name of Jesus. All glory, honor, and praise will go to our Father.
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