A TOUCH FOR THE MIRACULOUS

God is a miracle working God, He specializes in doing that which men consider to be impossible by demonstrating his power over such situations. Miracles are real in our days, they are not just restricted to the bible days, they still happen and men who believe God do experience the miraculous.

I like to share this morning briefly with us on one of the things that draws miracle – “A Touch” as we examine “A touch for the miraculous trusting that somebody this morning with touch God and be touched by God for a miraculous experience. The scripture has the records of those who reached out in faith to be touched by Jesus for a miracle and those to whom Jesus reached out for a touch of miracle. Luke 6:19 says “And the whole multitude sought to touch him: for there went virtue out of him, and healed them all”. Mark 3:10 also says “For he had healed many; insomuch that they pressed upon him for to touch him, as many as had plagues” and Mark 5:28 says “For she said, If I may touch but his clothes, I shall be whole”. Either way, His touch of you or your touch of Him in faith draws a miracle to you. So reach out for a touch of Jesus or from Him and receive your own miracle.

MIRACLE – God’s intervention that turns around human situations considered difficult or impossible, making it simple or possible beyond human comprehension. It is divine intervention in human situation bringing bare the power of God on such situations which is beyond human comprehension. Smith’s bible dictionary says “It is God's acting upon nature in a degree far beyond our powers”. Easton’s Bible dictionary defines miracle as “an event in the external world brought about by the immediate agency or the simple volition of God, operating without the use of means capable of being discerned by the senses, and designed to authenticate the divine commission of a religious teacher and the truth of his message (John 2:18; Matt. 12:38). It is an occurrence at once above nature and above man. It shows the intervention of a power that is not limited by the laws either of matter or of mind, a power interrupting the fixed laws which govern their movements, a supernatural power”.

The miraculous is experiences by:
1.    God’s divine intervention without man’s soliciting – This is at God’s own volition and it is his exclusive decision whom he decides to visit that way. For he says I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy. It is not about your faith or effort, it is just that God decides to give you a miracle.
-    Man by the pool of Bethesda – John.5: 1ff
-    Man born blind – John.9:1ff

2.    Man’s appeal to God for divine intervention – Asking God for a miracle as you call on him to move into your situation. Faith is very vital in this case, Jesus always commends the faith of those who come to him for miracles, he relates to them on the basis of their faith.
The woman with the issue of blood experienced the miraculous because she had faith and Jesus commented on her faith.

EXAMPLES
1.    WOMAN WITH THE ISSUE OF BLOOD
-    SIMPLE FAITH
-    TRUSTING FAITH
-    DETERMINED FAITH
-    ACTIVE FAITH
-    BOLD/DARING FAITH
-    HOPING/PERSISTENT FAITH
-    WORSHIP/ADORING FAITH

2.    PETER’S MOTHER IN-LAW – Matthew.8: 14-16

3.    TWO BLIND MEN - Matthew 9:27 -31

4.    PEOPLE OF GENESSARET - Matt hew. 14:34 -36

WHEN THE MIRACULOUS IS EXPERIENCED

1.    REVERSAL OF NEGATIVE SITUATIONS
2.    REMOVAL OF LIMITATIONS
3.    RESTORATION OF WHAT HAS BEEN LOST
4.    CELEBRATION AND JUBILATION
5.    RELOCATION FROM WHERE THE TROUBLE HAS KEPT YOU
6.    ELEVATION/PROMOTION TO NEW REALM OF EXISTENCE
7.    GLORIFICATION OF THE GIVER OF MIRACLES
8.    INSPIRATION FOR OTHERS TO GET THEIR OWN MIRACLES

Acts.10:38 “How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him”. Do you desire a miracle, reach out to him by faith ask him to show you mercy and he will intervene in your affairs.