Where would one expect most miracles to be visible, Pyongyang or Washington D.C.? Perhaps I’m talking with people who don’t subscribe to the idea of miracles in this century, at all? Would you assume with me for as soon as that at the very least somewhere in the world, a God-sent miracle occurs from time to time?
Then back to the question. Where would this miracle probably occur? In a land where in actuality the Bible is believed and where faith generally seems to abound, or in a spot where darkness prevails? Maybe a Muslim country?
The answer obviously is wherever there is faith for that miracle, and a crying out to God for it. We all remember Capernaum, the city where in actuality the Son of God Himself could do so little as the faith level was so low.
It’s joked today that the American church must strive to get first to the Capernaum level. For Jesus did do a few miracles there. What can it be like in your church if merely a “few” miracles occurred? Then we could start believing for phase 2: everyone being healed, as when Jesus was here.
Ah, but don’t forget phase 3: “Greater works than these you shall do best acim podcast…” More than Jesus? Men have pondered this for some time. Surely he “meant” something other than what He said. He meant salvation. Surely the forgiveness of sins is better than a healing miracle. But Jesus forgave sins. Or He meant “greater in number.” Possibly.
If that’s what He meant, we’ve got some believing (I started to express working) to accomplish, wouldn’t you say? Miracles and healings and signs and wonders, surely they’re not in the middle of what Jesus came for, but has anyone found the Scripture that says He’ll never do these things again?
What if people in Pyongyang, or Washington, or Peking, or Mecca, called upon the name of the Lord for His full delivering power, unhindered by traditions which have crept up in the church, traditions of unbelief, what might happen then?