How To See and Experience More Miracles In Our Times

Jesus and people's lack of faith

In the New Testament we see two responses to Jesus: faith or rejection. People with serious illnesses experience miraculous healing from Jesus, but those who do not believe that Jesus is the Son of God, prevent the power of God working in their lives.

Faith Without Doubt Heals

A number of times we see that those people who respond to Jesus' power with doubtless faith, are healed from their diseases. We see this in Mark 5:34, when the Lord says to a woman, "Daughter, your faith has made you whole; go in peace, and be whole of your disease." We also see this in Luke 17:19 when He tells a man, "Stand up and go; your faith has made you well."

The Faithless Can't Experience God's Miracles

On the other hand, when people do not believe in Jesus' divine origin, as surprising as it may sound, Mark writes in 6:5 that "He could not do any miracles there, except lay his hands on a few sick people and heal them."

He was amazed at their lack of faith

People believed that Jesus was the carpenter, the son of Joseph, but those who were unbelievers, didn't believe that He was the Son of God. All four Gospels clearly show the attitude of the people at that time toward Jesus.

  • Isn't this the carpenter's son? Isn't his mother's name Mary, and aren't his brothers James, Joseph, Simon and Judas? Matt. 13:55
  • Isn't this the carpenter? Isn't this Mary's son and the brother of James, Joseph, Judas and Simon? Aren't his sisters here with us?" And they took offense at him. Mark 6:3
  • All spoke well of him and were amazed at the gracious words that came from his lips. "Isn't this Joseph's son?" they asked. Luke 4:22
  • They said, "Is this not Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? How can he now say, 'I came down from heaven'?" John 6:42

You see. Luke mentions that they spoke well of him. Millions of people consider themselves Christians, speak well of Jesus and yet deep in their mind and heart Jesus is just the son of a carpenter, not the Son of God. Because if in our minds Jesus is truly the Son of God and King of Kings (1 Tim. 6:15) our own lives and the life in the world would be totally different.

Now do you see why we don't experience many miracles in our times? Or I am sure those miracles are there, but since seeing them requires an unshaken faith, we don't see them because for many of us Jesus is just a carpenter's son.

"He was amazed at their lack of faith." Luke 6:6

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