How To Receive A Miracle

HOW TO RECEIVE A MIRACLE

John 9

Pastor Mike Prah

August 27, 2017

 

Why Does God Do Miracles?

 

  1. God Cares

 “How we thank You Lord.  Your mighty miracles are proof that You care.”  Psalm 75:1 (TLB)

 

Jesus: “If God cares so wonderfully for wildflowers that are here today and thrown into the fire tomorrow, He will certainly care for you. Why do you have so little faith?” Matthew 6:30 (NLT)

 

Peter: “Give all your worries and cares to God, for He cares about you.” 1 Peter 5:7 (NLT)

 

  1. God’s Character.

“You are the God who performs miracles; you display your power among the peoples.” Psalms 77:14 (NIV)

 

“For His miracles demonstrate His honor, majesty, and eternal goodness.” (Psalm 111:3 (TLB)

 

  1. To Receive a Miracle, I have to Obey Jesus in the Ordinary.

“After saying this, He spit on the ground, made some mud with the saliva, and put it on the man’s eyes. “Go,” He told him, “wash in the Pool of Siloam”. So the man went and washed, and came home seeing John 9:6-7 (NIV)

 

  1. To Receive a Miracle You have to See Jesus God at Work in Your Circumstances

 

“As he went along, he saw a man blind from birth. His disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” “Neither this man nor his parents sinned,” said Jesus, “but this happened so that the works of God might be displayed in him. While I am in the world, I am the light of the world” John 9:1-3,5 (NIV)

 

“Jesus told them, ‘I have come into the world to give sight to those who are spiritually blind and to show those who think they see that they are blind.’” John 9:39 (TLB)

 

What Keeps Us From Receiving A  Miracle?

 

  • Popular opinion

 “His disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” “Neither this man nor his parents sinned,” said Jesus, “but this happened so that the works of God might be displayed in him” John 9:2-3, NIV

 

  • Doubt 

“His neighbors and others who knew him as a blind beggar asked each other, “Isn’t this the man who used to sit and beg?” Some said he was, and others said, “No, he just looks like him!” But the beggar kept saying, “Yes, I am the same one!” John 9:8-9 (NLT)

 

 “Be careful then, dear brothers and sisters. Make sure that your own hearts are not evil and unbelieving, turning you away from the living God” Hebrews 3:12 (NLT)

 

  • Tradition

“Some of the Pharisees said, “This man is not from God, for he does not keep the Sabbath.” John 9:16, NIV

 

“You have let go of the commands of God and are holding on to human traditions.”  And he continued, “You have a fine way of setting aside the commands of God in order to observe your own traditions” Mark 7:8-9, NIV

 

  • Fear

“How he can see now, or who opened his eyes, we don’t know. Ask him. He is of age; he will speak for himself.”  His parents said this because they were afraid of the Jewish leaders, who already had decided that anyone who acknowledged that Jesus was the Messiah would be put out of the synagogue.” John 9:21-22, NIV

 

“For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” 1 Timothy 1;7  NKJV

 

“There is no fear in love.  But perfect love drives out all fear.” 1 John 4:18

 

 “One thing I do know I was blind but now I see.”  John 9:25, NIV

 

  1. To receive a Miracle, I Must Trust Jesus With My Life

“How then were your eyes opened?” they asked.  He replied, “The man they call Jesus made some mud and put it on my eyes. He told me to go to Siloam and wash. So I went and washed, and then I could see.” John 9:10-11, NIV

 

“Then they turned again to the blind man, “What have you to say about him? It was your eyes he opened.” The man replied, “He is a prophet.” John 9:17, NIV

 

 

“ When Jesus heard what had happened, he found the man and asked, “Do you believe in the Son of Man?” The man answered, “Who is he, sir? I want to believe in him.” “You have seen him,” Jesus said, “and he is speaking to you!” “Yes, Lord, I believe!” the man said. And he worshiped Jesus.” John 9:35-38, NLT

 

“Then Jesus told him, “I entered this world to render judgment—to give sight to the blind and to show those who think they see that they are blind.” John 9:39 (NLT)