Sometime ago, I made a bold proclamation that “#hardwork does more #miracles than #prayers..” and many could not understand the premise. As expected, people asked why would you say a thing like that. Others said that is blasphemy. Some even asked if i wasn’t moving towards atheism.
Fare enough, you may not understand what i meant by that proclamation but, you can listen to Pastor Chris Oyakhilome explain just one perspective to how that works in the video clips below. Howbeit, his lucid elucidation in this video is just one way to look at what i proclaimed above. I stumbled on the clip this morning, i knew exactly what he was talking about, and i could not but share because, where ever i see hardcore #truths expressed, i share it. So, watch, learn, be inspired & start working miracles. YES, you, the same you, working miracles daily in your life and in others’.
My dear, don’t sit back there waiting for #God to come down and work miracles for a helpless you. Really, are you truly helpless? Praying that pitiful, faithless prayer that is dead without you working it out is not in tandem with scriptural truths and existential realities. You do that because you do not know who you are as a Christian, created in God’s matchless image, empowered by His breath of Life [..and His Spirit living in you], and redeemed by His blood to create and re-create, and to have absolute dominion over ALL that He created before you.
God isn’t in that miracle working business anymore, unlike you may wish to believe. He transferred that task and every power needed to perform it to you long ago. Yes to you. He did it first at creation & more recently reaffirmed it, at your redemption in Christ Jesus. #YOU ARE THE #MIRACLE #WORKER. You are the one to call things that be not into existence, like He did at the beginning of time, and you work them out to be, in the Name of He who was, and is, and He is to come because All powers has been returned you by Jesus Christ. He makes impossible possible through you, and not vice versa.
How do i know all that?
Hold on a minute. Have you forgotten so quickly that the beginning of all known miracles happened when God Almighty, out of absolutely nothing, called the world and all that we know, see and cannot see into existence. The scriptures says He said “let there be..” and there was, and still is, till tomorrow. Isn’t that what we call Faith? Calling things which be not into being, and working them out as though they were [Hebrews 12:1].
Records has it that the Almighty God did this creative work of faith over just six(6) days, and rested. And ever after, He has made no attempt whatsoever at creating, working or doing any other miracle except through a man. Even the miracle of our salvation, He didn’t do it or just call it into being as a spirit. No, He came in human flesh, lived among men so He can perform the miracle of salvation so that. WHY?
First, i think many people takes working miracles to mean the same thing as the religious piety and holiness required of men to receive eternal life in heaven. No, that is not related with working miracles. You don’t need to be the holiest of all to perform miracles. You probably reminded all that you can work miracles in my Name and end up in hell, eternal separation from God. Yes, you need holiness to secure a place with God in heaven as the Scripture says but, all you need to work miracles is to be human and have Faith in God’s ability in you to just anything whatsoever you can ask or think. You must have heard motivational speakers say, if you think it, you can do it. It’s not psyching. It is Faith in yourself. And yourself is the image of God. You are the carbon copy of God. You breathed His life [Spirit] into you, and commanded that you do greater things than he has done aside having absolute dominion [control] over all that He already created.
Come to think of it, the all knowing, all powerful, Almighty God after creation handed it all to you and asked that you improve on what he has created. Yes, that is what He said. Be fruitful, replenish, sustain, fill the earth, etc. To answer the why more correctly, you need to do a quick detour back to the very beginning. In the biblical account, in Genesis 1:26,27,28; commanded you to do miracles. How else were to do all that he commanded if you don’t do miracles. Look around you, every beautiful and wonderful thing you enjoy are all miracles done by men and women who have lived before you. In your own lifetimes, humans are still performing miracles, not just in religious houses but, in laboratories, industries, communication, space, hospitals, infrastructures, etc. Humans are doing wonders. Natural is no longer luxurious because what man has created now have greater value than what is left as God created it long ago.
Check it very quickly, many of these miracle workers all over the world are not necessarily religious but, they have this Faith in their own ability to do exactly what God asked man to do at the very beginning. You say why will God allow that. Friend, you haven’t been reading your Holy Bible or religious book. When God asked man to work miracles in Genesis 1:28, He didn’t attach any condition to it. he didn’t ask that man must be holy or righteous to be able to do so. And you know when God gives a gift, He doesn’t withdraw it back even if you go astray. Being a sinner only guarantee you an eternal separation from God’s dwelling place but, doesn’t stop you from working miracles. The choice is yours, either to start working miracles in your own world or watch others do it.
As Christians, If you don’t assume your rightful place and begin to exhibit your miracle working power as a redeemed soul [whose life is no longer his/hers but, Christ that liveth in you], you will have to live in awe of the people who know it and do just that, saints and sinners alike..!
However, know ye this day that all miracle workers believe in God. They have Faith. Yes, i just said sinners can perform miracles. True, they do but, they believe in God’s ability in them to create [work miracles] in order to do so. That a sinner work miracle doesn’t make him/her a saint. All wonder workers we have known relates with their inner being. They call it brainstorming, deep thinking or whatever. It is all about connecting with their spirit being to receive inspired insights that build their believe in themselves, which they work on to deliever the wonders we now see. The spirit comes from God and will go back to God. So, if God created all humans, and breathed life into all, and you believe in yourself, it means you believe in God who created you, because you are the image of God. You may chose to deny your believe in God but, that doesn’t stop the fact that you do. ANYWAY, THIS IS A TOPIC FOR ANOTHER DAY AND NOT THE FOCUS OF THIS ARTICLE.
Irrespective, whatever you do, go ye and work miracles. Prayers is wonderful, and the effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much but, the hardwork done by Faith in God’s abilities deposited in you will work wonders. You too can work miracles, start today. Selah!
NB: The term ‘Miracle’ means an amazing event. An event or action that is amazing, extraordinary, or unexpected. A wonder.