The Working of Miracles
January 5, 2022
Mark 4:38-40 (KJV)
38 "And he was in the hinder part of the ship, asleep on a pillow: and they awake him, and say unto him, 'Master, carest thou not that we perish?'
39 "And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, 'Peace, be still.' And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm.
40 "And he said unto them, 'Why are ye so fearful? how is it that ye have no faith?'"
Excerpt from "The Holy Spirit and His Gifts Study Course" by Kenneth E. Hagin:
“We see Jesus exercising this gift of faith as He slept in the back of the ship during a raging storm. Someone might argue, “Yes, but that was Jesus. He is the Son of God.” However, Jesus never did anything except by the power of the Holy Ghost.
"Jesus voluntarily stripped Himself of what power He had as the Son of God when He came to the earth (Phil. 2:7). Jesus was just as much the Son of God before the Holy Ghost came upon Him and anointed Him as He was after He was ”anointed." Yet because He stripped Himself of that power vested in Him as the Son of God when He came to the earth, Jesus never worked any miracles prior to the time He was baptized by John and the Holy Ghost came upon Him.
"You see, when Jesus was on the earth, He ministered only as a man anointed by the Holy Ghost. If He had worked miracles by some power that was inherent in Him as the Son of God, He would not have told us we could do the works that He did. But Jesus plainly said, 'Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also . . .' (John 14:12). But if Jesus did the works as a man anointed by the Holy Ghost, then certainly under the inspiration and anointing of the Holy Ghost, believers could do the same thing."
Father, I believe Your Word to be true, and because I do, then all things are possible for him who believes. In Jesus's name, Amen.
Blessings on the journey, and remember that the best is yet to come.