Why We Do Not Recieve Our Miracle Pt 3

Why We Do Not Recieve Our Miracle Pt 3

Posted on 27. Sep, 2009 by in Kingdom Notes eZine

Apostolic Notes Vol 3 No 14 (Download PDF)

The lack of the miraculous is frustrating to many that are kingdom minded. We believe and preach that we have been empowered and sent by the Lord to demonstrate a spiritual kingdom that is far more powerful than the kingdoms of this world. Yet we find many times, even in the face of great faith and desire, the miracles do not happen.

In “Why We Do Not Receive Our Miracles, Pt 1 & 2” we presented the following reasons for a lack of the miraculous:
• Lack of faith. The one praying or being prayed for or the culture of the people around them.
• People do not want a miracle: Consciously or unconsciously.
• Familiarity with the messenger.

Now let me present a few more reasons we may not receive our miracle.

Revelation and Development of Grace
While God is all-powerful and can do anything, there are times in His wisdom he chooses not to. It is in these times we come to see and depend on His grace to bring us through.

This was revealed to Paul in 2 Cor 12:6-10 when he sought the Lord for deliverance three times regarding his affliction. The Lord replied “My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness” (Vs 9). His affliction was allowing Paul to experience the grace of God and strengthen him. Paul was learning that the only way to be successful in the kingdom is to totally rely on the Kings grace.

A Sickness unto death
Now this is one we usually do not want to address. Most likely, we are all going to die of something. I know, I know, we all want to go up in the rapture: but that is probably not going to be the case.

Paul tells us, “it is appointed unto men once to die” (Heb 9:27 emphasis added). Jesus speaking of Lazarus sickness said “This sickness is not unto death” (Jn 11:4 emphasis added). The implication was there are those sicknesses that death is the outcome.

As much as God is a healer and deliverer and we desire to see the miracle, we live in a world and body that has suffered the fatal effects of sin. Another aspect of faith is manifesting joy, peace and continued relationship with Him even when we are not healed or may even be dying.

The Timing of God’s Glory
Sometimes it is not the right time for the miracle. In John 9:2 the disciples asked Jesus who’s sin caused a man to be born blind. His reply was “He was born blind so the power of God could be seen in him” (vs 3 NLT.) This man had been blind all his life – because at God’s appointed time, he would use him to reveal His power and glory.

Could it be that it is not God’s timing yet for you to receive your miracle? Maybe the other characters of the story are not on the scene yet and would not be impacted if your miracle happened now.

Teaching Us A Lesson
Similar to the reason above, sometimes the miracle does not happen because God is going to use it to provide illumination or instruction to us.

In the story of Lazaurs’ death and resurrection (Jn 11) Jesus speaks of Lazarus’ death and tells the disciples “And for your sake, I am glad I wasn’t there.” Why? “Because this will give you another opportunity to believe in me.” (vs 15 NLT). The scenario with Lazarus was dealing with the faith issue: of the disciples, Martha and those around them. He was going to illuminate a greater spiritual truth.

Space prevents me from going into details, but this is what I have seen in commentaries and what it appears Jesus was addressing. Jewish tradition said that the resurrection could not happen after the third day due to decomposition of the body. Jesus came on the fourth day – stating: “I am the resurrection.” He was going to prove to them that He was more powerful than their traditions.

Usually we want it when we want it. I know young lady who had a serious health issue. In the early stages she did not know if it would be life or death. She prayed, we prayed, family prayed: still she went thru surgery and a long rehab process. AFTER a year – God touched her and now she has no residuals! Why? Who knows for sure – yet the doctors and therapist have now seen something they have never seen.

Maybe Jesus is waiting to bring a greater illumination of spiritual truth to you or those around you.

In the last three Apostolic Notes we have presented some reasons we may not receive our miracles. These were not presented to make excuses or diminish our faith, but to bring balance to operating in apostolic authority. While these reasons are valid, they should not stop us from attempting to demonstrate the empowerment we have been given by the Lord.

9 Responses to “Why We Do Not Recieve Our Miracle Pt 3”

  1. Alan Hosch

    29. Sep, 2009

    Encouraging words. When I know that it’s all in God’s hands it helps me to endure the times when it seems as though He isn’t listening to my prayers.

    As the angel detailed to Daniel, his prayers had been heard for many days, yet a spiritual prince had to be defeated before the ministering spirit could deliver the message. Daniel’s faithfulness and consistency-his importunity, or sense of spiritual entitlement- helped bring the victory.

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  2. Joe Janowski

    29. Sep, 2009

    In the gospel of Matthew a man brought his epileptic son to the disciples who could not heal him. After Jesus cast out the demon, healing the boy He admonished His disciples saying that the faith necessary for this type of miracle can only be found through prayer and fasting.

    Could it be that something so basic and simple, if implemented, could bring back the type of miracles we saw in the New Testament church?

    I do understand that a 90 year old person on their death bead doesn’t necessarily warrant a miracle; they’re better off passing on.

    It does appear to me that many ailments we’re afflicted with could be overcome through prayer, fasting and proper care of the temple.

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    • Martin Schmaltz

      29. Sep, 2009

      IMHO, Joe, the prayer and fasting would affect our faith level. So I agree with you. One thing I did not mention because it was my opinion again: I wonder if we can really expect a miracle if the condition has been self induced. Our diets, lack of exercise, subtances that are known disease inducers – “thank you for this double cheeseburger, fries and milk shake. Bless it to the nourishment of my body.”

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  3. Joyce Davis

    29. Sep, 2009

    Bro Schmaltz.. I enjoy your ideas and comments. You must be studying day and night. Hope all is well with you and your family. God Bless. Joyce

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  5. Jen Johnson

    06. Oct, 2009

    “Thank you for this double cheeseburger, fries, and milk shake. Bless it to the nourishment of my boyd.”..cracking up. That reminds me of this Tim Hawkins video. Dying laughing… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4t0mtMmYa4o&feature=PlayList&p=CEF03FBCC2F10D82&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=1

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  6. Pastor KAZEVU Moses

    13. Oct, 2009

    Thank you so very muxh for your Apostolic Fathering. I always read you mails with Joy. Thank you so very my Spiritual Father

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