The Purpose Of Miracle
Miracle is the manifestation of Gods power among men. each Christian is given the manifestation of power by the Holy Spirit. (1 cor 12:7). The Christian life is a life of miracles and God also appoint men for the working of miracles. The working of Miracles is one of the manifestations of the Holy Spirit in the Life of a Christian (1 cor 12:10). The purpose of miracle in the life of a Christian is for Gods Glory. (John 2:11). The purpose of miracles is not to draw attention to the Human agent of the miracle. Anyone who uses miracle to draw attention to Himself has abuse the purpose of the miracle.
A Christian should not desire the working of miracle for the purpose of being famous or popular. The purpose of miracle is not meant to feed the flesh. When a man accepts the Glory of miracles, He does that to feed the flesh. The flesh wants attention and recognition. The accepting of Glory is one of the things that bring satisfaction to the flesh. When the purpose of miracle is not known, abuse is also inevitable
The purpose of miracle is for Gods Glory
The purpose of miracle is for Gods Glory, it is to draw attention to Jesus. Jesus in His lifetime on earth perform so many miracles (john 20:30). He opened the eyes of the blind (Matthew 9:27-30), unstopped the ears of the deaf, loosed the tongue of the mute (Mark 7:32-35), caused the lame man to leap as a hart (Isaiah 35:6) and raised the dead (Matthew 11:5; John 11:43, 44). While He had compassion on men who were diseased and unfortunate. So many of the miracles Jesus performed are not even written. the scriptures recorded that the word itself could not contain the books that would be written of the works of Jesus. (john 21:20). This statement simply means that every details of Jesus life on earth was the manifestation of God Glory.
The Miracle Was Written In Order That We May Believe That Jesus Is The Christ
The few miracles of Jesus that were recorded is for a particular purpose. The miracle was written in order that we may believe that Jesus is The Christ (John 20:31). The purpose of miracle is so that we will believe, put our trust and faith on Jesus. Jesus performed so many miracles and is still performing miracles through men with the purpose of drawing men to believe and put their trust in Him. His primary reason for performing miracles while He was on earth was to prove that He was indeed the Christ, the Son of God. He is still performing miracles to prove to men that He is alive.
God Proof His Servant Through The Manifestation Of His Power
Men have the tendency of not believing Gods servant. When God was to send His servant Moses in Ex 4:1-9, Moses ask God “What if they do not believe me or listen to me and say, ‘The Lord did not appear to you’?” Moses was so afraid that the people will not accept Gods message through Him. The Lord gave Him and sign and said “this is so that they may believe that the Lord, the God of their fathers — the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob — has appeared to you.”
The signs that Jesus did were unanswerable proofs that God had sent Him. When John the Baptist had been put in prison, he heard of the works of Christ, and sent his disciples to Christ where they asked, “Art thou he that cometh or look we for another?” John wanted to know if Jesus was the Messiah. Jesus answered by telling him of the signs that He did. He said, “Go tell John the things which ye hear and see: the blind receives their sight, and the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, and the dead are raised up, and the poor have good tidings preached to them” (Matt. 11:3-5).
THE PURPOSE OF MIRACLE IS TO FULFILLED DIVINE ASSIGNMENT
God always gave His children proof, or evidence of divine power in other to fulfilled the great commission. The Lord promised His apostles the power to work miracles. “And as you go, preach, saying, ‘The kingdom of heaven is at hand.’ Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out demons . . .” (Matthew 10:7, 8). But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses unto Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth'” (Acts 1:4-8).
In John 9:2-3, Jesus disciples asked Him a question saying, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he should be born blind?” But Jesus answered, It was not that this man or his parents sinned, but he was born blind in order that the workings of God should be manifested (displayed and illustrated) in him. The purpose of miracle in a man’s life is so that that God will be manifested in Him.
THE PURPOSE OF MIRACLE IS TO DRAW THE ATTENTION OF THE MULTITUDE TO HIM
One of the miracles of Jesus is that of multiplying bread and fish (john 6). He multiplies bread in the wilderness and thousands were feed. Even before He perform the miracle of multiplying bread, there was a great crowd of people that followed Him. They followed Him because they saw the miraculous signs he had performed on the sick. The next day after the miracle of multiplying bread, many followed Him. But this time around the followed him not because they missed His teaching. The followed Him because they missed the miracle of the feed the previous day. We need to be careful as Christian not to follow Jesus for the wrong reason. miracle always has the tendency of attracting the crowd.
miracle draw our attention to a deeper relationship with Christ
Miracle is to draw our attention into a deeper relationship with Christ but it should not be the basic of our relationship with Him. Don’t follow miracles, follow Jesus. When you follow Jesus, miracle experience will come by default. Others seek for Jesus not on basic of relationship but because they wanted food for their stomach. Jesus decerned the truth. He knows the motive of everyman’s Heart. It Is possible for one to be following Jesus for His/her need but may not have a relationship with Christ.
The reason why God draws our attention to Him is so that we have relationship with Him. The flesh wants us to focus on our needs and not on our relationship with Him. If you motive of following Jesus is base on material things, He knows and if you motive is to relate with Him, He also knows. We cannot deceive God; we can only deceive ourselves. Attention should be drawn to Jesus. Materials things comes by default as we follow Him. He is always aware and concern of our needs.
the purpose of miracle yesterday was to teach them today
When Jesus multiplied the bread in the wilderness, He did it so He can tell them of himself, The bread from heaven. That is were the crowd has missed it. the purpose of miracle yesterday was to teach them today of the true bread that comes from heaven. The purpose of miracle is to teach. Miracle is not for the gratification of the flesh but of the spirit. The purpose of miracles is so that our spirit be strengthen in Him.