Signs & Miracles
When Pharaoh speaks to you, saying, ‘Work a miracle,’ then you shall say to Aaron, ‘ Take your staff and throw it down before Pharaoh, that it may become a serpent. – Exodus 7:9
Signs and miracles are not the norm for the Christian life.
Of all of those who lived before Moses, none were used by God to work signs and wonders. Rather, the norm for that faithful remnant until his time – and afterward – exercised their faith in daily perseverance as an example to us.
Pharaoh, who thought himself representative of ‘god on earth’ is actually an illustration for all those professing Christianity who seek miraculous healings, sign and wonders even today, and such desires is as wicked as the day Pharaoh himself requested it. Indeed, Scripture teaches us that, yes, signs and miracles do take place, yet from false Christ’s and false prophets. Mark 13:22. Indeed, it is a wicked and adulterous generation that seeks after signs. Matthew 12:39. While our Lord certainly works His will at His pleasure among us, and sometimes miraculously, it is not to be sought after nor expected to be part and partial of the Christian life.
No, far from signs and miracles, the norm for the Christian life is steadfast faith, trust and obedience in the Lord Jesus, trudging along joyously, resting in the truths of His eternal, infallible, authoritative Word.
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