THE MIRACLE IS IN THE INSTRUCTION
“His mother saith unto the servants, Whatsoever he saith unto you, do it.” John 2:5
All through scriptures one thing is very clear, miracles follow obedience. Now I’m not talking about trying to obey the written word. I explained several times that in the New Testament, we actually do the Word. It’s quite different from obeying.
By obedience here, I’m referring to receiving a definite instruction from the Lord and following it to the letter.
Most of the miracles recorded in the Bible follow this pattern.
The Red Sea parted before Israel as they obeyed Moses’ word to move forward.
The widow’s debt was paid as she followed to the letter, the word of the Lord.
Namaan received his healing only after he dipped in the river as instructed by the prophet.
His story was one unique one. It was a slave girl who had been taken as captive of war from Israel who told him that there was a prophet in Israel who could help heal his leprosy.
He expected the Prophet to come out and perform some special rituals but was sorely disappointed. He won’t even come see him. All he did was send an instruction to go dip in the Jordan seven times. As expected, Naaman felt very insulted to have been treated this way considering his status in the society. After much persuasion he obeys the prophet and his skin was cured. The Bible says his skin was transformed to that like of a baby. All by the obeying the Prophets instruction.
Jesus’ mother obviously knew this. Our text for the day is credited to her. At the wedding where Jesus and his disciples had been invited, wine was exhausted and she hoped he could fix it.
Mary was a thoroughbred Jew and must have studied the Law and the prophets. She knew that most great miracles recorded in their book happened as men and women heard and obeyed the word of the Lord through His prophets.
Mary however knew something more. She knew that this son of hers wasn’t just a prophet. He was more than a prophet!
He was the very Son of the Living God. And if the words of the prophet were that powerful how much more the Son of God!
This was the first recorded miracle of Jesus giving us a pattern for every other miracle.
The miracle action is in His instructions. Tarry long enough in His presence for One word from God can change your life forever.
Dear father, I thank you for I am given to instructions. I recognise that the healing, the improvement, and the advancement that I seek is in my obedience to the instructions given to me by the word of God. My life is an unending stream of the miraculous as I obey instructions and I’m given to instructions from your word. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
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