Daily Archives: January 2, 2013

Gen. 2; Matt. 2; Ezra 2; Acts 2

I am always amazed at the power of God when I read the bible.  Almost every page is filled with miracles and wonders.  In the Old Testament it is God working directly in the world, starting in creation as he fashions the world and all that is in it.

“Out of the ground the Lord God formed every beast of the field and every bird in the air” Gen. 2:19 NKJV

Throughout the years that pass he destroys the world with a great flood, brings fire from heaven upon nations and cities, and blesses individuals with prosperity and wealth and even children in such a way that all would know it was supernatural.  He raises the nation of Israel out of slavery with more miracles against a great empire.  He leads that nation into and out of captivity through centuries of obedience and disobedience.

What is even more amazing is when we get to the New Testament and God actually gives some of this awesome power to us.  He entrusts humans with the ability to perform miracles.  Through the Holy Spirit residing in us, we can now be a part of the process.

“And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues….And when this sound occurred, the multitude came together, and were confused, because everyone heard them speak in his own language.  Then they were all amazed and marveled.” Acts 2:5-7a NKJV

As a result of this miracle and the words of Peter, the bible says that about 3,000 souls were saved that day.  Can you imagine?  Some would say, well of course they were the apostles and they were great men of the bible who walked with Jesus.  But don’t forget this was the same man, Peter, who denied Christ three times in one night.  I think we often sell ourselves short of what God can do through us.  We have this same spirit dwelling in us if we have accepted Christ.  The bible is also filled with people who were flawed many of them doubted their abilities, but God pushed and pulled them into the story and amazing things happened.  My prayer for myself and for all of us is that in this new year, we will allow God to pull us into the story and that we will see miracles and wonders.

Allen (allen4myfamily)



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