Believe In Miracles, But Trust In Jesus
|“I believe in miracles! I really do! There’s nothing wrong with you that a miracle would not cure. All you need is a miracle.”|
Thus begins Adrian Rogers’ inspiring book Believe in Miracles, but Trust in Jesus, which Love Worth Finding is publishing afresh this month. In it Dr. Rogers states, “God spoke, and the universe sprang into existence. It is unthinkable that the Creator, having such incredible power, should subsequently be unable to move miraculously upon His own creation. Is the clock stronger than the clockmaker? No indeed!”
Are miracles possible today? “We must say a resounding yes to that. Can we have miracles on demand? That’s another question. But I can promise you this—God wants to do a great and wonderful miracle just for you.”
Dr. Rogers explains:
|"This is what the Gospel of John is all about. When John wrote his Gospel, the beloved apostle selected seven miracles that bring as much encouragement to us who live in the twenty-first century as they did to those who experienced them in the first century. They are life-changing!"|
A Parade of Miracles
The miracles in the Bible literally, physically happened. Jesus performed these miracles, and they are history. But beyond them, there is a greater spiritual significance.
|At the end of John’s Gospel we learn that there was a selection process
going on as far as his recording of Christ’s miracles was concerned. By
the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, John chose those seven of the Lord’s
miracles and put them together in a special sequence for our
“And many other signs truly did Jesus in the presence of His disciples, which are not written in this book: But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through His name” (John 20:30-31).
The word signs in this passage has great significance. It is the plural of the Greek word semeion, which means a “miracle with a message” or a “miracle with a meaning.” Not just a miracle at face value, but a miracle with a special lesson tied to it. It is a sign with special significance.
John selected seven miracles to teach us a tremendous truth.
Dr. G. Campbell Morgan said that every parable Jesus spoke was a miracle of instruction, and every miracle Jesus performed was a parable for instruction. I like that. There is meaning in the miracles John records. Each shows not only His power over nature but His redeeming power over sin, death, hell, and the grave.
They point clearly to the wonderful truth that Jesus Christ is God’s answer to your deepest needs—your disappointments, doubts, desires, despair, darkness, and death.
I believe in miracles because I believe in God. Remember the angel’s question to Abraham: “Is anything too hard for the Lord?” (Genesis 18:14).
Some say, “Well, I don’t believe in God; therefore, I don’t believe in miracles.”
But whoever says that must believe that nothing times nobody equals everything. The doubter must believe that in the beginning the heavens and the earth created themselves, then generated life spontaneously. Such a person believes in a colossal miracle without anyone to perform it. He should not pride himself on his intelligence.
The greatest minds of all time have believed in a Creator. Socrates, Lord Bacon, Galileo, John Newton, Louis Pasteur, Albert Einstein, rocket scientist Dr. Wernher von Braun—all believed in a higher intelligence.
It is impossible to believe in a sovereign God and not believe in miracles. Ignorance of God makes belief impossible, but knowledge of Him makes unbelief impossible.
Believe in Miracles, but Trust in Jesus is filled with factual accounts of modern day miracles that will affirm your faith in the supernatural. Dr. Rogers prayed that you would experience miracles in your life. But he added:
|"…it would be disappointing if that’s as far as you get. Go beyond
miracles. Go on to Jesus. John shows us that miracles of grace are
greater than miracles of glory. The greatest miracle is the
transformation of the human heart.
When we receive Him and know His transforming power, we experience the ultimate miracle, new birth, and eternal life through Jesus Christ the Lord! Indeed, I am one of those miracles. Are you?"