What is a miracle? Well, there seems to be different
kinds of miracles. Many people look at a newborn baby and think of it
as a miracle. Some people refer to life itself as a miracle. Some
people use the term very loosely and say things like, There was so
much traffic this morning, it's a miracle I got to work on time. These
aren't the kind of miracles that we're gonna talk about today. The
kind we'll learn about today, is an intervention by God to make
something happen that wouldn't normally happen. So without
further ado, let's get on with our story.
MIRACLE OF FAITH STUDY ON
MIRACLE OF FAITH MEANING WITH
MIRACLE OF FAITH MESSAGE
There was a man named Jairus who was the ruler of a
synagogue. He had only one daughter who was 12 years old, and she was
at the point of death. There was a crowd of people around Jesus when
Jairus came up and fell at His feet begging Him, My daughter is dying,
but if you come and lay your hand on her, she'll live.
Jesus and His disciples followed Jairus as the
crowds of people thronged Him. There was a woman in the crowd that had
a bleeding disease for 12 years and had spent all the money she earned
on doctors, but she only grew worse. When she heard of Jesus, she said
to herself, If I only touch His clothes, I'll be healed. So she came
up behind Him in the crowd and touched the hem of His garment.
Immediately her bleeding stopped and she could feel that her plague
Jesus knew right away that virtue (power) had left
Him when the woman was healed. He turned around in the crowd and said,
Who touched me? When everyone denied it, Peter and the other disciples
said, Master, the people crowd you and press you and you ask, Who
touched me? Jesus said, Someone has touched me, I feel strength is
gone out of me.
This is a fascinating thing about the power of
faith. Throngs of people pushing and shoving, trying to get close to
Jesus. Undoubtedly, some are accidentally bumping into Him, some
reaching out to greet Him with a friendly pat on His arm, etc. But
notice, the faith of the woman allowed the miracle of healing to flow
from Jesus to her, even though Jesus didn't plan it. Of all the people
touching Him, only the one with faith allowed the miracle to be
released from Him.
When the woman realized that Jesus knew what had
happened, she was afraid. Trembling, she fell down at Jesus feet and
told Him in front of all the people why she touched Him and how she
was instantly healed. Jesus said to her, Daughter, be glad, your faith
has healed you, go in peace.
Just then, a person from Jairus' house came and told
him, Your daughter is dead, there's no reason to trouble the Master
any more. Jesus overheard and said to Jairus, Don't be afraid, only
believe. At Jairus' house, many people were there crying and mourning
for her, and Jesus said, Why are you making such a fuss? The damsel
isn't dead, she's just asleep. They laughed with contempt at Jesus,
knowing she was dead.
When Jesus put everyone outside, He took the father
and mother of the girl and Peter, James and John into the house where
the girl was lying. Jesus took the damsel by the hand and said, Little
girl, arise. The girl's spirit returned to her and she got up
immediately. Her parents were astonished. Jesus told them to get her
some food and that they shouldn't tell anyone what was done, but news
of it spread all through that land.
MIRACLE OF FAITH TRUTH ON
MIRACLE OF FAITH BLESSINGS WHICH BRINGS FORTH
MIRACLE OF FAITH HOPE
What's the difference between hope and faith?
Uncertainty. When you hope for something, you aren't certain that
you'll get what you hope for, but you wish you do. Of course, it's the
attitude you have that we're really talking about, not the word
hope. You've probably had faith many times before and called it hope,
but it's what's in your heart that counts. When you have faith, you
believe with all your heart that your prayer will be answered.
Another cool thing about faith is that you leave the door open for God
to adjust your desires to His will. In other words, if you want
something and you ask in faith, you are really asking God to give you
what He knows is best for you. If what you wanted isn't God's will,
His blessing will be so much better than what you wanted in the first
place, that you will understand what He chose to do! Knowing
that could release more miracles in your life than you've been
allowing, so ask in faith and watch them increase!