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The inner workings of miracles

Miracles can be explained and obtained because the Bible presents us with many examples of circumstances in which miracles took place. It is worthwhile to study the milieu in which miracles happen.

1. Not all miracles work as a result of faith. I have seen too many miracles without any faith. Those who experienced them were utterly shocked. 

A. Signs and wonders happen for a witness.

B. To reach a sinner (God sees the heart) bringing him or her to repentance. One is God's son or daughter but in a lost state so a miracle opens their eyes to their true belonging and heavenly identity. 

C. To confirm anointing - God's choice of a vessel. Jesus said, (...) believe because of the works themselves (John 14:11). 

2. Melting and surrender. There are mechanisms which God created. Simple humbling of the pride of life touches His heart, e.g., Hezekiah, King Ahab or Nineveh. 

A. Praise and worship are the two mechanisms that can bring one to a state of surrender. Praise may bring surrender provided that it is indeed true praise, and not mere song singing. God is enthroned upon the praises of Israel (Psalms 22:3).

B. Worship is like giving up territory one imagined to have possessed or even owned. Worship means to bow low before the Lord, the lower one goes the more of Him becomes present until the lines get crossed and one enters His holy corridors. 

C. Abandonment in worship can bring ecstasy as that of the fifty prophets (under Samuel) and the fifty sons of the prophets. 

D. This sort of worship brings changes. Power of God comes only to change anything old into something new. When there is no will to change anything and one is unwilling to let go one will be only irritated by the "too loud praise" or "too emotional worship." 

3. Bible teaching does not carry the spiritual presence like worship does. Teaching is for the intellect.

A. If you are after only the intellect, because you want to be smarter, more knowledgeable, wiser, more important; (and God forbid) to show off then no matter how much you would like to experience a miracle it will not happen. Intellect is intellect for your brain; and something spiritual deals with your spirit.   

B. The spiritual realm can be easily confused with feelings of the human soul. When the gratification of feelings in any possible way is being only sought then it all comes down to gratified emotions, exalted emotions, and happy feelings. This can happen through religion, dancing, parties, eating drinking, joking, sex and playing; these have nothing to do with the spiritual realm of worship. 

C.  Those who are too intellectual are dry in another area. The Living Waters cannot flow when one constantly defines things, accepts one thing and rejects another. 

D. Those who are simple and openhearted receive miracles at the point of their need. I have seen most of these miracles. 

In closing

Sometimes, when people are taught to believe and they release their faith they receive something similar to a psychosomatic miracle; like a temporary loss of pain. But the status quo all too often returns. The higher way is to make room for God's faith through the humbling of the pride of this life.

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  1. The LORD showed me something early this morning. There is the possibility of forgetting because of time however He loves us and will not permit this to occur and so this statement by Jesus.

    John 14:25-26 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

    25 “These things I have spoken to you while abiding with you. 26 But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I said to you.

    Those who experience that secret place with their Father knows that to realize the possibility of forgetting is not a pleasant revelation. Every moment with the Father in that secret place is Eternal but we deal with time in between fragmenting this single and whole experience. Understanding, knowledge is given, then practiced makes one wise and keeps humbling the self because the self has a possibility of forgetting. You keep reminding yourself to humble the self and seek more and more of that Eternal moment with Him. I never want to forget so in those intervals of time between we use gain and use the understood knowledge to act wisely and keep humbling the self in search for that Eternal moment with Him. When you are there you don't want to leave but none the less we deal with the self. Seeking to make a habitat for Him more and more until that experience until that moment becomes one again and you are taken to stay and never go out anymore. Words cannot explain this secret place for as I said it is an experience and those who have not or not yet experienced they must keep digging and digging until the find Him. Words at best can only be used to paint a picture using the physical metaphors but one must have that experience to understand what the Holy Spirit is reminding us of. Words are expressions but also a shield. Those who have have not experience that secret place must be shielded for entering there must be our own choice by humbling the self but if one is not ready to do so then the word shields them from His Eternal presence or else they could not exist anymore. No one can touch the secret place or define it and tell you that you are wrong for they have not experienced Him. Even the creating of a habitat for more of that whole and single experience deals with humbling the self. Until the possibility of forgetting is completely nullified and you never go out anymore. More and more of Him in Eternity.

    Read the following verses for they all deal with the secret place with Him and examine what was stated above and enjoy. Shalom.

    John 14:16-27 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

    16 I will ask the Father, and He will give you another [a]Helper, that He may be with you forever; 17 that is the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it does not see Him or know Him, but you know Him because He abides with you and will be in you.

    18 “I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you. 19 [b]After a little while the world will no longer see Me, but you will see Me; because I live, you will live also. 20 In that day you will know that I am in My Father, and you in Me, and I in you. 21 He who has My commandments and keeps them is the one who loves Me; and he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and will disclose Myself to him.” 22 Judas (not Iscariot) *said to Him, “Lord, what then has happened that YOU ARE GOING TO DISCLOSE YOURSELF TO US AND NOT TO THE WORLD?” 23 Jesus answered and said to him, “If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our abode with him. 24 He who does not love Me does not keep My words; and the word which you hear is not Mine, but the Father’s who sent Me.

    25 “These things I have spoken to you while abiding with you. 26 But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, HE WILL TEACH YOU ALL THINGS, AND BRING TO REMEMBRANCE ALL THAT I SAID TO YOU. 27 PEACE I LEAVE WITH YOU; MY PEACE I GIVE TO YOU; NOT AS THE WORLD GIVE DO I GIVE TO YOU. Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful.