JULY 22 FAITH PRODUCED THE MIRACLE

ACTS 3:1-16 “And his name through faith in his name hath made this man strong, whom ye see and know: yea, the faith which is by him hath given him this perfect soundness in the presence of you all” (Acts 3:16). Many people mistakenly think that miracles happen because of some special gift in an individual’s life. This has led them to believe that miracles don’t happen today because all the apostles are dead. However, there are still apostles alive today. Ephesians 4:11-13 says that apostles and prophets are given to the church until we become perfect and measure up to the fullness of Christ’s stature. That certainly hasn’t happened yet, so apostles must still be in the church today. Miracles never took place just because of a call on someone’s life. In the instance above, Peter says very plainly that it was the faith in the name of Jesus, which this paralyzed man had, that produced his healing. We certainly still have faith today, because you can’t please God without it (Heb. 11:6). We still have the name of Jesus with all its privileges and benefits. You can’t be saved without it (Acts 4:12). Therefore, faith in the name of Jesus is what produces results. People with special gifts only aid a person’s faith; they aren’t a substitute for faith. If this wasn’t so, then everyone would be healed through those who have the gifts of healing and miracles. That’s not the way it happens. The individual receiving the healing must believe too. Don’t let Satan deceive you, that because you don’t have any special anointing or callings, you can’t receive your miracle from God. If you have Jesus, and faith in what He can do, you have all you need to receive anything from God. Exercise your faith in Jesus today!

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