Teaching – How To Receive A Miracle
Pastor Caspar McCloud – 6/27/10
There was a farmer who lived on a quiet, rural highway. But as time went by developers came in and built up subdivision nearly all round this man’s farm. The little town near by became a tourist attraction. Then the traffic slowly built up at an alarming rate. It became so heavy and so fast that his chickens were being run over at a rate of three to six a day. So he called the sheriff’s office and said, “You’ve got to do something about all of these tourists driving so fast and killing all of my chickens.”
“What do you want me to do?” asked the sheriff.
“I don’t care just do something about these fast car drivers.”
So the next day the sheriff had the county go out and put up a sign that said: SLOW: SCHOOL CROSSING. Three days later, the farmer again called the sheriff and said, “That sign didn’t help a bit. They are still hitting my chickens.”
The next day, the county put up a sign that said: SLOW: CHILDREN AT PLAY.
Again, no change. So the farmer called and called, every day for three weeks. Finally, he told the sheriff, “Look, your signs are just not working. Mind if I put up one of my own?”
The sheriff told him, “Sure thing, let’s see if yours works better.”
He was willing to agree to anything to get him to stop those daily calls. Well, the sheriff got no more calls from the farmer. After three weeks he decided to call the farmer and see how things were going.
“Did you put up your sign?”
“Oh, I sure did. And not one chicken has been killed since. I’ve got to go. I’m very busy.” And he hung up the phone.
The sheriff thought to himself, “I’d better go have a look at that sign. There might be something there that WE could use to slow down drivers…”
So the sheriff drove out to the farmer’s house, and he saw the sign. It was on a whole sheet of plywood. Written on a painted, yellow back ground in large black letter letters were the words: SLOW: NUDIST COLONY.
We thank you Papa God for this day and we want to come now and enter into your courts with thanksgiving in our hearts and rejoice in your presence. We thank you for the awesome privilege of partnering with you and invite you Holy Spirit to come and take us over in this meeting and in this day. We ask that you bless us and all those loved ones we are praying for as well as any enemies we have; that they will know you and be saved and converted. We give you all our praise and worship and we love you and ask for your blessings to come now and overtake us and chase us down.
We bind and break the power of every unclean spirit from interfering with us in any shape, form, or manner. So right now in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth I take authority over the devil that has been ruling your spirits, your souls, minds, and bodies. Papa God and I are in charge here.
I take authority over Satan and his entire invisible evil kingdom right now and I release your spirits to the love of God. I release your minds and bodies to the peace of God Almighty. For you are the apple of his eye and the object of his attention. For he loves you with an ever lasting love, and he proved his love for you because he sent Jesus Christ of Nazareth, the Living Word to come and he died the most horrible death possible just to save you. That is because he truly loves you and there is no greater love than a man who would willingly lay down his life for another.
You tell us in Luke 17:33 “Whosoever shall seek to save his life shall lose it; and whosoever shall lose his life shall preserve it.”
We want to submit to you Lord completely.
We ask you Holy Spirit to come now and teach us more of your ways so we can better learn to put on the mindset of Christ this day; that we can do what you have called us together to do. That signs and wonders will confirm and follow us as we line up with you. We are so grateful for your mercy, grace, and love and we love you forever, Lord, amen.
Some years ago a women called me all the way from Australia and said, I understand that you operate in the gifts of miracles now how do I go about getting one? Actually I have gotten a number of calls like that since TBN aired my testimony in 2003. I explained to her that I could not heal a fly with a headache unless the Lord decides to work through me. I did not even have the power to blow the fuzz off a Georgia peach unless the Lord decided to use me to do that.
We often think as believers if only our unbelieving friends and the world could see a miracle then they would believe the truth, then they would believe the Gospel and get saved!
However the Bible tells us in a number of places- no they won’t.
Pharaoh and the Egyptians saw many miracles performed through Moses and they still hardened their hearts towards God. They also paid a heavy price for the rebellion. Sadly the ways of the world have not changed all that much since then have they?
You know a miracle is really something that supernaturally overrides our natural reality. It is something that happens where Papa God decides to intervene on our behalf. Like when the Israelites were trapped between the Mountains and the Red Sea with old Pharaoh and his army coming in after them in hot pursuit. They literally had no way out; they were about to be slaughtered or re-captured and made slaves again. If not for the fact that the Lord caused the waters to split down the middle and allow them to cross over to safety on dry ground. Then causing the waters to come back together and drown the entire Egyptian army when they tried to go across after God’s chosen people.
We read about many miracles that happened in the Bible that are recorded there for our instruction and encouragement. It tells of sick and diseased people being instantly healed to Jesus feeding thousands of people with a few loaves of bread and a couple of small fish.
Because let’s face it sometimes all of us have need of a miracle. Maybe you needed one in the past or you need one right now, or some time in future you will need one.
One issue I see in many churches is there seems to be a real problem in understanding of the Scriptures because so many Christians don’t know how to even believe to receive a miracle from Papa God. As most of them have even been taught once you’re saved you’re immune to evil spirits and the gifts of miracles passed away 2000 years ago. Yet, we know that all things are possible with God.
In John 14:13-15 “And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.
14 If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it. 15 If ye love me, keep my commandments.”
Here are clear instructions to being able to receive a miracle.
Psalm 103:2-3 “Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits: Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases.”
A benefit is a condition of a contract, not an extra bonus thrown in at the last minute at discretion of the employer to entice you for some reason. All of the Lord’s benefits are part of the great Salvation package.
When I was a young boy in school they had these alarms go off quite unexpectedly and as I recall most times it would cause sudden fear and my heart would start to go thumpity-thump. We did not always know if there was a real emergency or if it was just a drill to see how quickly and orderly we could exit the building. There was talk that the Russians and Americans were about to start WWIII and we may all be atomic bombed out of here. Talk about programmed spirits of fear.
I know from training horses that if a horse shows fear of something like an umbrella for example you must keep opening and closing that umbrella and walk the horse closer and closer to that stressor until the horse gets to a place where they realize it will not harm them and it is really no big deal.
You can even rub that umbrella on the horse all over his body and he just no longer reacts. Mind you this may take hours to accomplish.
Then if you happen to be out riding someday and a rain starts where someone suddenly opens an umbrella most often the horse will just not react at all and no one gets hurt. A friend of mine in a horse show was hurt when someone in the audience opened an umbrella. She did not think to train her horse for possibilities like that. She does now.
So my advice here is don’t wait until some sort of rain storm happens before you learn how to believe Papa God for a miracle. Because when you are in the midst of some storm in your life, often times your emotions will play havoc with your faith. You could become easily double minded and the Bible tells us if you are double minded do not expect a miracle. James 1:7 “For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord.”
Well that would not be a blessing to be double minded in anything unless you are running for some political office where you have to speak out of both sides of your mouth to satisfy your constituents. Just joking!-sort of.
Maybe we need to understand the difference between a blessing and a miracle. The Bible says in,
Proverbs 10:22 “The blessing of the LORD, it maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow with it.”
The desire of Papa God’s heart is to bless his people and dwell with them. All his divine blessings are for both Jew and Gentile, the true seed of Abraham by faith in God’s only Son, our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, the Messiah, the Anointed One. Through Abraham, the faithful friend of Papa God, all the nations of the world will be blessed.
One really important key to blessings which is so often missed in the churches today is:
Genesis 12:1-3 “ Now the LORD had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house, unto a land that I will shew thee:
2 And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing:
3 And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.”
On the other side a miracle is really a supernatural intervention of Papa God in a crisis situation. For example, when someone suddenly dies and the Lord uses someone nearby to command a spirit of death to come out in Jesus’ name and for life to return and that person returns and is completely healed. Well if the Lord did not heal them they just die all over again before their appointed time.
Seems in a way if we are walking in the Lord’s blessings we are walking in his power and in his strength. Not by our own might or strength.
In the Old Testament we read that the Children of Israel, when they obeyed the Lord, and they entered into that Sabbath day rest and they kept the commandment to keep that day holy as we are still instructed to do, the result was they were blessed in the land of Israel. Everything they did was blessed. There was no drought or famine. They were living in peace and had plenty. The Lord sent rains at the right time giving them abundant harvests. That was why Israel was called ‘the land of milk and honey’. It was a really a good place to live, and there was plenty of good things growing all round to feed them as well as clean water that sprung forth, just enough sun light to make it be the place to live and prosper.
Deuteronomy 8:6-10 “Therefore thou shalt keep the commandments of the LORD thy God, to walk in his ways, and to fear him.
7 For the LORD thy God bringeth thee into a good land, a land of brooks of water, of fountains and depths that spring out of valleys and hills;
8 A land of wheat, and barley, and vines, and fig trees, and pomegranates; a land of oil olive, and honey;
9 A land wherein thou shalt eat bread without scarceness, thou shalt not lack any thing in it; a land whose stones are iron, and out of whose hills thou mayest dig brass.
10 When thou hast eaten and art full, then thou shalt bless the LORD thy God for the good land which he hath given thee.”
Sort of seems in a way we could say a blessing is a way that Papa God releases his power so it unfolds in a natural way.
Sometime I have witnessed creative miracles that at the moment seemed so natural but after I reflected on what just happened I clearly saw it was the hand of God and it was miraculous. Such as times I prayed and laid hands on someone for healing and suddenly within a few minutes they were healed. But again why bother even praying if you are not going to trust and believe the Lord is going to do something through you?
I am certainly not trying to suggest blessings are somehow better than miracles. What I am trying to say in a rather simplistic way is it better to be walking in divine blessings so you do not need a miracle to get you through a crisis.
Too many people, church going believers seem to live their lives going from one crisis to the next. That is way too much adrenaline on going. Which, after a while releases too much cortisol- causing a spirit of fear which we now call stress to mess with you and you can then have some serious health issues.
For example it would be better to be blessed and walking in good health than to find yourself in a place where you are so desperate that you may die without the Lord performing a miracle.
Believe me I speak from personal experience here.
Papa God’s will is for us to prosper and be in health; that we are in peace and love him and everyone else including ourselves.
I can tell you I have seen the Lord perform a number of miracles over the years. Things like people being instantly healed which is always so astounding to observe.
People being instantly healed from things like pneumonia, and tumors and even accidents, walking out of wheel chairs. I have seen the Lord miraculously provide money in desperate situations, as well as restore marriages and families I would have thought could not possibly work out. All things are possible with the Lord.
I have even seen the Lord heal people I personally did not think qualified yet. The Lord is so full of mercy, grace, and love.
Experiencing a miracle is a wonderful thing for any believer. It surely helps increase your faith to believe for more.
When you consider it if it weren’t for miracles, maybe we wouldn’t grow up in our faith to the place where we really walk in the blessings of Papa God each day. Most Christians I deal with today seem to believe that the Lord still does miracles. They (unlike some cemeteries of higher learning, oops I mean seminaries) that teach miracles have passed away 2000 years ago because they have no real answers why they do not see answers to prayers. But simply believing God is able to still perform miracles is really not enough. Certainly you must believe it to receive it.
John 14:13-15 “And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.
14 If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.
15 If ye love me, keep my commandments.”
Again, so many believers seem to miss the, “if you love me, keep my commandments” part which is a condition to being able to get whatsoever you ask in my name, that will I do.”
In other words how many professing believing Christians pray and just hope it will happens?
How would it have worked for so many men and women in the Bible if they just hoped or wished for a miracle to happen?
So often professing Christian men and women of God do not know how to trust the Lord for a miracle, or they simply just give up too quickly.
Often they indicate in their conversations with me that there is no way to command a miracle to happen. However, is that truly what the Bible says? Where did we get that idea from? We just read in John 14:13 “And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.”
Has the Lord somehow changed? Isn’t he always the same yesterday, today, and forever according to Hebrew 13:8? Does this not suggest it involves miracles as well?
Isn’t Papa God still the Lord of order? That what He will do for one he will do for another? That he is no respecter of persons?
Romans 2:10-11 “But glory, honour, and peace, to every man that worketh good, to the Jew first, and also to the Gentile:
11 For there is no respect of persons with God.”
Meaning he truly loves all his children, all billions of us.
God is a God of order, not confusion.
We find this repeatedly demonstrated through the physical laws of the universe.
Papa God ties the reliability of the physical laws of the universe to the reliability of his promises.
Jeremiah 31:35-36 “Thus saith the LORD, which giveth the sun for a light by day, and the ordinances of the moon and of the stars for a light by night, which divideth the sea when the waves thereof roar; The LORD of hosts is his name:
36 If those ordinances depart from before me, saith the LORD, then the seed of Israel also shall cease from being a nation before me for ever.”
Papa God created this world and all the universes. He created everything physical that we can see, hear, touch, taste, feel, and hold around us. And the physical world as most people have observed is quite orderly.
Miracles supersede the natural laws yet we see the key here is faith to believe in one to receive one. Jesus said we could move mountains into the sea with faith.
Mark 11:23 “For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.”
Let us look at this example from 1 Kings 18:21-39 “And Elijah came unto all the people, and said, How long halt ye between two opinions? if the LORD be God, follow him: but if Baal, then follow him. And the people answered him not a word. (Baal represents the devil)
22 Then said Elijah unto the people, I, even I only, remain a prophet of the LORD; but Baal’s prophets are four hundred and fifty men.
23 Let them therefore give us two bullocks; and let them choose one bullock for themselves, and cut it in pieces, and lay it on wood, and put no fire under: and I will dress the other bullock, and lay it on wood, and put no fire under:
24 And call ye on the name of your gods, and I will call on the name of the LORD: and the God that answereth by fire, let him be God. And all the people answered and said, It is well spoken.
(Can you imagine faith of Elijah here? One man serving his God going against a crowd of ignorant people.)
25 And Elijah said unto the prophets of Baal, Choose you one bullock for yourselves, and dress it first; for ye are many; and call on the name of your gods, but put no fire under.
26 And they took the bullock which was given them, and they dressed it, and called on the name of Baal from morning even until noon, saying, O Baal, hear us. But there was no voice, nor any that answered. And they leaped upon the altar which was made. 27 And it came to pass at noon, that Elijah mocked them, and said, Cry aloud: for he is a god; either he is talking, or he is pursuing, or he is in a journey, or peradventure he sleepeth, and must be awaked.
28 And they cried aloud, and cut themselves after their manner with knives and lancets, till the blood gushed out upon them. (Sounds like some of those strange religions today that cut themselves and each other trying to get their god to do something.)
29 And it came to pass, when midday was past, and they prophesied until the time of the offering of the evening sacrifice, that there was neither voice, nor any to answer, nor any that regarded.
30 And Elijah said unto all the people, Come near unto me. And all the people came near unto him. And he repaired the altar of the LORD that was broken down.
31 And Elijah took twelve stones, according to the number of the tribes of the sons of Jacob, unto whom the word of the LORD came, saying, Israel shall be thy name:
32 And with the stones he built an altar in the name of the LORD: and he made a trench about the altar, as great as would contain two measures of seed. 33 And he put the wood in order, and cut the bullock in pieces, and laid him on the wood, and said, Fill four barrels with water, and pour it on the burnt sacrifice, and on the wood. 34 And he said, Do it the second time. And they did it the second time. And he said, Do it the third time. And they did it the third time. 35 And the water ran round about the altar; and he filled the trench also with water. 36 And it came to pass at the time of the offering of the evening sacrifice, that Elijah the prophet came near, and said, LORD God of Abraham, Isaac, and of Israel, let it be known this day that thou art God in Israel, and that I am thy servant, and that I have done all these things at thy word. 37 Hear me, O LORD, hear me, that this people may know that thou art the LORD God, and that thou hast turned their heart back again. 38 Then the fire of the LORD fell, and consumed the burnt sacrifice, and the wood, and the stones, and the dust, and licked up the water that was in the trench. 39 And when all the people saw it, they fell on their faces: and they said, The LORD, he is the God; the LORD, he is the God.”
There are laws that encompass faith such as we read in Romans 3:27 “Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? of works? Nay: but by the law of faith.”
The kingdom of Papa God established laws which the Lord oversees and it is still operational. The Word of God has not changed; it is consistent. Jesus even said, “I did not come to destroy the law but to fulfill it.”
Matthew 5:17-20 “Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. 18 For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled. 19 Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven. 20 For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven.”
I knew a Christian man who owned a company that installed Cell Towers. One day one of his workers fell off one of his towers and died. When someone falls off a tower and is killed it could most likely be due to the law of gravity. Yet, even the believers may go off wondering why in the world did a loving God allow that to happen and cause that person to die an early death? Because the devil loves to try and blame the Lord and put such thoughts in your head. Do not blame the Lord. He gave us laws to protect us, just like he gave us fire.
It can be used to cook food or burn your house down. The reason equestrians wear a protective helmet in competitive sports like the Hunters/Jumpers is because you can get really hurt. If you are causing a horse to take some very high jumps which it would naturally never do it’s very possible it may stop at the jump and you will fly over without your horse.
Many horse “high-jumps,” start with fences at a minimum of 4’6″ in height. They may go up to over 7 feet. After each round the fences are then raised.
The winner is the horse and rider combination that clears the massive jump at the greatest height.
When actor Christopher Reeves who played in the film “Superman”, was seriously injured by taking one of those very high jumps, people everywhere seemed to coming down on the equestrian community just they way they do when someone gets hurt or killed by a gun shot.
Suddenly people thought all horses were dangerous, all guns should be confiscated.
I am not a fan of guns, as I’d rather bring out my Act 10:38 but, let us recall the facts. More people die at the hand of the attending physician from medical errors that all the gun accidents combined. Also, the only reason Japan never invaded America in WWII was that so many citizens owned a gun.
Horses, guns, fire, and cell towers are not bad in themselves. It’s what you do with them; how you used them for good or evil. Anything evil is a sin!
The wages of sin is still death. Romans 6:23 “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”
Romans 3:23-31 “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus: 25 Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God; 26 To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus. 27 Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? of works? Nay: but by the law of faith. 28 Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law. 29 Is he the God of the Jews only? is he not also of the Gentiles? Yes, of the Gentiles also: 30 Seeing it is one God, which shall justify the circumcision by faith, and uncircumcision through faith. 31 Do we then make void the law through faith? God forbid: yea, we establish the law.”
Papa God created the law of gravity. If you jump off the top of a building, that law is still in effect and most likely you will die before your appointed time. However, if you respect and obey the law that the Lord has placed in this world you will be blessed.
I believe this same principle applies with all the spiritual laws of Papa God. What we do in the physical effects the spiritual and what we do in the spiritual will affect our physical.
This is why Jesus warned those who gathered at what we often refer to as the Sermon on the Mount. I always think of it as Jesus riding a horse and delivering a message. Just joking, but truly the Lord Jesus Christ of Nazareth must have really shocked the people of his day that heard him when he equated lust to ADULTERY!
In Matthew 5:28-29 “But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart. 29 And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell.”
I believe the Word here is giving us very serious consequences of lust (mental adultery). According to Jesus, then it is possible to end up in Hell over this! Therefore, this sin like all sin must not be taken lightly; too many believers think there are big sins and little sins. The Lord says all sin is like filthy rags to him.
If we want to experience blessings and miracles we need to obey the Lord and respect his Word.
If we are to receive a miracle from Papa God we absolutely must recognize as people like Elijah did that miracles are not just hit and miss. If he missed on that calling down fire from Heaven the crowd would have surely done him in.
We must be Berean here; study and learn all the laws of Papa God; study his Word and not allow it to depart from our minds.
That we meditate on the Word of God and understand all things whatsoever you ask in Jesus’ all powerful name are possible with God. Surely we will experience his blessings and signs and wonders and miracles will follow those who believe.
Now please hear me on this. I am certainly not suggesting you can cause the Lord to be like a cosmic bellhop and bring you whatever you happen to fancy. He is the Lord our God.
What I am trying to say is the Lord is sort of like electricity. The power is there to tap into as soon as you turn the switch on. When you pull the switch off the electric current is still there and it is powerful. It can be used to comfort you or fry a prisoner on death row.
The Lord our God’s power is always there for us, always available if we are obeying and keeping his commandments.
I have a cell phone but it really does no good unless I know the combination of numbers to dial to contact the person I need to reach.
The Bible gives us the combination, the revelations we need to have the Lord perform miracles through us as he decides.
Papa God can hardly wait to do that in your life. It is his will, his desire to bless you and prosper you!
Psalm 35:27 “Let them shout for joy, and be glad, that favour my righteous cause: yea, let them say continually, Let the LORD be magnified, which hath pleasure in the prosperity of his servant.”
The devil wants to destroy and kill you. The Lord wants to bless you.
3 John 2 “Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.”
Deuteronomy 28 is an amazing prophetic statement and tells us we will be blessed if we obey the Lord and curses will be allowed if we refuse to obey the Lord’s commandments. The blessings come quickly and the curses come slowly giving you much time to repent because the Lord has work for us to do. We are to help lead the way of salvation.
Deuteronomy 28:13 “And the LORD shall make thee the head, and not the tail; and thou shalt be above only, and thou shalt not be beneath; if that thou hearken unto the commandments of the LORD thy God, which I command thee this day, to observe and to do them.”
It’s up to you who you decide to follow the Lord or the devil at any given moment.
Just like you can not control another person’s thoughts which produce all our actions, the Lord is not going to control your thinking for you. The Lord gives us his power and authority to use so you have a part to play in all this.
Luke 10:19 “Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.”
In other words it is truly all Papa God’s power and his ability, but it’s up to you how you want to use it.
The Scripture says in Ephesians 3:20-21 “Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,”
Notice the phrase, “according to the power that worketh in us.” If there is no power in you, the same power that raised Jesus Christ of Nazareth from the dead, like electricity that is always there, then you might as well stop trying to get Papa God to do anything in your life. 21 “Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.”
This world will be changed but it will never end. You are an eternal being. Be very careful with what you think and do and say.
Papa God has chosen you while you were still a sinner. He loves you and he will never violate your free will. Papa God has given you some of his power to use so it can flow through you like an electric current. Let me tell you something here that stinking devil and his entire demonic army can not hurt you or stop you from experiencing Papa God’s power flowing through you. Only you can stop it when you listen to the devil lying to you and you enter into sin with him.
Papa God wants you to experience miracles and signs and wonders, but you have to stop waiting and start believing for it to receive it.
In Luke 1 we find one of the most outstanding miracles in all creation. The Lord our God would cause the virgin birth of Jesus Christ of Nazareth. That the Living Word would be born into a physical body and walk among us and suffer here and be tempted in all points as we are.
Hebrews 4:15 “For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.”
I used to joke that is not exactly true because Jesus did not have a mother in law. However, we know if he did have one he still would have passed that test as well for he was the Living Word manifested in the flesh.
Think about this. The angel comes along and brings this message he speaks to Mary of this miracle birth. The miracle happened after Mary answers and submits to the Lord in Luke 1:38 “And Mary said, Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word. And the angel departed from her.” That means Mary could have said no; please, never. This shall not be done unto me. It is too strange and people will not understand. Mary had a part to play in that she was willing to obey the Lord. Like when Jesus said let this cup be taken away from me, but not my will but your will be done Papa God.
As we read and study the Bible clearly when Papa God creates something, He speaks it into existence by his living Word as he did when he spoke this world into existence in Genesis.
We have been given some of that same power to use and we must be very careful what we say. Matthew 12:36-37 “But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment. 37 For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.”
Over in Hebrews 11:3 “Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.”
Words are important. The Living Word is essential and we have been given the Lord’s permission and authority to use words to speak blessings and creative miracles.
The Lord spoke the world and universe into being.
As an artist after I finish a painting I place it in frame for its protection as well as a way to be able to enjoy and view it.
The worlds were framed by the word of God maybe in a similar way.
So in other words things framed and seen by the word of God were not made of things which appear in this reality.
Just the same way you are not going to go to heaven and help build mansions there, because they are not built with human hands and nails and hammer. The important point is that your words are involved in your miracle.
Sometimes it seems like the church really does not understand praying according to the Word of God. It seems many prayers go unanswered and then theologians feel compelled to make something up to try and explain it away.
Prayer is like watering a seed so it can grow into a plant and bear good fruit. However, if you do not actually plant that seed, watering it will be rather useless.
The Lord put a law in place of sowing and reaping so you will pretty much get whatsoever you continually speak.
The Lord is full of mercy, grace, and love, but that does not mean he has to do something every time you have a particular need. Which goes back to that basic argument if God is good why is there suffering in the world? Because we have freedom of choice and have believed some lies the devil handed us down over the generations since Adam.
If Papa God was just moved by your particular need, wouldn’t every person have their needs met straightway? Would people in the really bad situations, much worst than yours get their needs met first before you do?
Is it really a first come first serve basis like a sell at some department store where people cue up overnight waiting for the doors to open?
The Word of God says the Lord will take care of you and every need you have.
Philippians 4:19 “But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.”
So how do you tap into this? We are planting things whether we realize it or not. Our thoughts are like seeds, our words and actions are like seeds. They will bear fruit good or bad. It is really our choice.
Every thought we have needs to be taken in obedience to Christ our Lord. 2 Corinthians 10:5
1 Peter 1:22-23 “Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently: 23 Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.”
We are born again of incorruptible seed which is the living Word of God. In this passage it actually suggests it in the context of supernatural sperm that joins with our earthly beings like what happened to Mary. We are born again when we are covered in the blood of Jesus. Or we when we are covered in the precious blood of Jesus we are born again.
We may not have it all together yet, but that’s OK. The Lord will work with us because he loves you and gives us freely his mercy, and grace.
Ephesians 2:5-6 “Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;) 6 And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:”
It suggests we are in two places right now. This is our spiritual resurrection from death in sins and iniquities.
I believe a day is coming, mark my words I am being prophetic here, we are getting to the time just before the return of our Lord and many people are going to wake up and see that Papa God is not really very interested in you giving him your life. Because he wants to live his life through you!
This is not about what you can do it is about what he can do, and all things are possible with God. With God means you have a part in this.
This is about what he can do through us. He is only about what he can do in you through his living Word Jesus Christ of Nazareth.
Any thing you do with natural talents will only result in natural fruit and will not result in spiritual fruit. We have plenty of examples of popular Christians that worked the system and built some thing that produces carnal minded believers. No miracles happen there, no sick and diseased people get healed. Nothing truly supernatural happens. Except they keep building a bigger buildings instead of a bigger church. It’s the not the size of your church that is important. It is the size of God in your church that important. We must decrease so He can increase. Only when we totally surrender to the Lord can we expect mighty miracles to occur without a hit or miss mindset. What the Lord does will reproduce good fruit because that is his nature.
Almost all we see in the local churches today seems to really be the works of man with very little real fruit. That is why so many churches are sick and have no real power. If God does not build it we labor in vain.
Any good farmer knows if you plant corn you will not get tomatoes from it because that is a natural law. Well what about the spiritual laws? Most Christian do not seem to really believe in them.
They think you can get away with little sins and come harvest time you will reap blessings.
There is a saying doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results is a form of insanity. All insanity is rooted in a spirit of fear. The church seems fearful to do what the Bible says to do. So we have looked the other way instead of showing people the way. Now look at the results on any daily news broadcast round the world.
Satan and his army will fight us. They will lie to us they will try and cause all manner of troubles and problems, Nevertheless, what does the Word of God say about it?
The devil loses and Jesus wins. We will have what the Word of God says we will have. Most of us know this in an intellectual way, but we act double minded about it because we listen to a spirit of fear too often instead of the Holy Spirit!
Romans 8:6 “For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.”
He wants us to be able to go into his inner court, not hanging out in the outer courts. The more we think and meditate on the Word of God the more we will walk in blessings.
You may not be thinking enough about what you are thinking about, and the results are in. Many of our problems and issues are showing we are not taking our every thought captive. It takes practice like learning an instrument.
Proverbs 4:20-23 “My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings. 21 Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart. 22 For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh. 23 Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.”
After Adam rebelled and sin entered in the Lord still had a plan to save his beloved creation, his beloved adopted children made in his image.
Because Papa God gave control of the earth to Adam until he lost control of it. Then the Lord saw there was no man interceding on behalf of the earth and the Living Word came to reclaim the earth.
Isaiah 59:16 “And he saw that there was no man, and wondered that there was no intercessor: therefore his arm brought salvation unto him; and his righteousness, it sustained him.”
When the Lord sent the Angelic messenger to Mary to cause the virgin birth of our savoir the Word of God was the supernatural seed or the sperm. The rest of it was under natural laws. Mary spent the nine months gestation period before the blessed event.
Papa God spoke that miracle into existence through the Angel and Mary’s willingness to accept it.
I believe all things are possible with Papa God and every believer is able to accept the living Word of God to enter in us so we experience miracles. The same Holy Spirit resides in us in our holy temples, in our bodies.
John 14:12-15 “Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father. 13 And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. 14 If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it. 15 If ye love me, keep my commandments.”
The Lord wants to perform miracles, and creative cures through us.
As we meditate on his Word day and night, so we bring forth good fruit.
There is a time of sowing and reaping. Galatians 6:7-9 “Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. 8 For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting. 9 And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.”
We all have had a load of lies to undo; loads of bad programming to re- program ourselves to the Gospel truth.
Applying and appropriating Papa God’s Word is the most important key to unlocking the blessing in our lives so that we are able to receive miracles.
Romans 10:13-18 “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. 14 How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher? 15 And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things! 16 But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Esaias saith, Lord, who hath believed our report? 17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. 18 But I say, Have they not heard? Yes verily, their sound went into all the earth, and their words unto the ends of the world.”
When Papa God’s Word is planted in your heart, that Word will grow and you will produce good fruit. You will think Godly thoughts and imagine things the way the Lord see them instead of the way the devil wants to see them. Then you will believe and you will receive.
Again this is not so much about feelings and emotions as it is about putting your trust in the Living Word of God who can not ever fail.
Papa God’s Word working in you will cause miracles to happen.
So let us be an overcomer by thinking right or you will be overcome by thinking wrong!
Let me pray now.
Papa God we are so in awe of you and we are so thankful that you gently lead us into all truth, and that you allow us so much grace in your mercy and love towards us. That you are so long suffering with us. Giving us plenty of time and plenty of chances to get right with you before it’s too late and we go and wait for the Day of Judgment. We want you to lead us Lord all the time, as you said you would, directing our every step. That what we think, do, and say is pleasing to you.
Lord we want to turn from any evil ways and we want to fall out of agreement with any unclean spirits that would try and pull us off the path of holiness that you Lord have called us to travel in this world.
So right now I ask that you bless everyone here and their loved ones. That you come and speak to each of us, mend any broken hearts and heal us, so that we are able to listen, hear, and always obey your voice to do what it is you have called each one of us to do; that we learn to do it your way. That we think, speak, and act the way you do. That signs and wonders follow after us according to your Word and your plan for each one of us; that we are counted worthy to escape all these things that shall soon come to pass. That we can one day stand before you and hear you say,” Well done! Good and faithful servant.”
Would you please repeat after me from your hearts?
Papa God I repent and renounce and turn away from every evil thing that thing that tries to take me away from you. Every manifestation of fear and every spirit of Occultism and accusation that has tried to take me down the wrong pathway.
I turn away and repent from all those things in my life and in my generation all the way back from Adam; from all matriarchal and patriarchal witchcraft. All forms of witchcraft and sorceries, and divination, pharmakia, gluttony, and drunkeness.
All evil spirits of whoredoms, idolatry, stubbornness, and rebellion, control and manipulation, intimidation, bitterness, unforgiveness, resentment, retaliation, anger, hatred, violence and murder coming out of occultism. From all evil spirits of obsessions, compulsions, false religions, false religious practices, lust and seduction. Including all perversions, pornography, romance novels, adultery, fornication and incest. All sexual uncleanness that were done in thought, word or actions. All inordinate affection, all slumber, error, and sloth.
I ask you right now Papa God to forgive me for any of these sins that I have participated with our that someone in my generation has participated with all the way back to Adam on both sides of my generations. I accept your forgiveness and because you have forgiven me, I choose as an act of my free will to forgive myself and all others who have sinned against me.
I thank you for your deliverance and for your healing me and causing me to walk and live in wholeness and wellness. I thank you for healing and delivering my loved ones right now in the almighty name of my Lord Jesus Christ of Nazareth. Amen and Amen!
Now it’s my turn. Just receive this in Jesus of Nazareth’s name.
By the authority of Jesus Christ of Nazareth name, I break and bind the powers and cancel the assignment of all forms of occultism, every form of witchcraft, sorcery, and divination. All forms of false religious practices and all spirits of whoredoms and idolatry, stubbornness, rebellion, control and manipulation, intimidation, obsession and compulsions. All matriarchal and patriarchal witchcraft, all bitterness and unforgiveness. All resentment, retaliation and anger, hatred, violence and murder coming out of occultism. All obsession, compulsion, false religions and false religious practices. All lust, sexual uncleanness and inordinate affection, deception, denial, avoidance, secrecy, dishonesty. All bondage, insanity, all deaf and dumb spirits. All addictions and every demon and evil spirit of occultism.
I take authority over you and all curses and all vows and all familiar spirits, all programming and all defense mechanisms. I bind and break the powers and cancel the assignments of all lust and seduction in Jesus of Nazareth’s name. I cast out in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth every evil spirit and demon that has been called by name and renounced. For the Word of God is clear that the children of God have not been given a spirit of occultism, but we have been given the spirit of adoption, where we cry out “Abba Father”, who is perfect love and perfect love cast out all fear. We have not been given the spirit of fear, but we have been given a spirit of love, power and a sound mind. So we thank you Lord and we give you all our praise and worship, honor and glory.
I thank you Papa God that Jesus tells us John 14:12-15 that we who have faith and believe in you will do the same works and greater works, because Jesus of Nazareth has gone to be with you.
12 “Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.
13 And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.
14 If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.
15 If ye love me, keep my commandments.”
Papa God I have done this today and I am asking you in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth to show yourself now. I am asking you to now do exceedingly abundantly above all we could ever ask or think. I pray this day in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth that all sickness and all diseases be eradicated from our lives and the lives of our loved ones. I thank you Papa God that you come and meet us here now as we are doing the best we know how at the moment. That we operate in the gifts of healing and miracles now, and of all the gifts of your Holy Spirit. Because you do not want us broken and beaten down, or in false burden bearing. You do not want us entertaining spirits of shame, guilt or condemnation.
Papa God we love you and we thank you again and again for sending us Jesus. We thank you for the precious spilled blood of Christ that covers us now and makes us sinless in your sight; for your Holy Word, for the Living Word, and the Holy Ghost. We thank you for the Kingdom of God. We ask you to bless us and those who are part of our lives, our families, our spouses, those who we fellowship with and minister to, our neighbors and friends. We ask you to send in those people, things and situations across the path of those in our lives who need you. We thank you for the great privilege of partnering with you like this. That we can be your born again children and we surrender all that we are and have to you, Lord, in Jesus of Nazareth’s name. Amen.
Caspar McCloud © 2010