9/12/2015 – Brief Thoughts: A line we dare not cross

“Nevertheless do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rejoice that your names are recorded in heaven.” (Luke 10:20)

“An evil and adulterous generation craves for a sign; and yet no sign will be given to it but the sign of Jonah the prophet, for just as JONAH WAS THREE DAYS AND THREE NIGHTS IN THE BELLY OF THE SEA MONSTER, so will the Son of Man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.” (Matt 12:39-40)

I believe in healing. I do not believe, as some do, that signs and wonders no longer exist. I do not believe God wrote a best-seller and then went fishing. I believe in those “new things” He is always about, and in new revelation. I believe there is still more he has to say to us. I believe there is still much more he has to say to me. But there is a fine line when it comes to revelations and miracles we dare not cross, and we will be increasingly tempted to do just that as signs and wonders from both heaven and hell increase in the coming days.

In both of the verses above, Jesus compares the merely miraculous to the truly miraculous—the former being signs and wonders, and the latter being the price He paid for us and the redemption that bought. The true miracle of God is, and has been since the incarnation of the Savior, salvation of the soul and the indwelling power of the Holy Spirit that purchased. To put anything above this as the finished evidence of God’s power or our faith is, as He made clear to the Pharisees, “spiritual adultery.” Go ahead and believe God still has miracles to perform. Go ahead and believe God still has Rhema knowledge to share with us, but beware crossing the line in to coveting signs and wonders as evidence of God’s power or our faith or blessing. The greatest gift has already been given, and the powers of darkness will soon send two to deceive those who minimalize that by demanding more of God than that.

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