Can we believe in miracles? When the impossible becomes possible; the supernatural becomes the natural; and what cannot be accomplished by men can be accomplished by God; then, we remember our Savior’s birth and gain faith for all the miraculous expectations we carry in our hearts.
When the doctor announces an incurable disease to a patient; someone gets laid off a job at a time when unemployment is high; an unforeseen divorce brings hopelessness; or finances diminish to nothing; then, we may be caught up in despair and fear of an uncertain future. The question is: was Jesus born of a virgin? Our answer to that question stirs up faith and brings us divine answers for whatever we face.
The angel told Mary about Elizabeth’s miraculous pregnancy, so not only could she believe, but we could believe as well. We learned that miracles not only pertain to Jesus, but are available for everyone. When we celebrate the birth of Jesus, we celebrate the amazing, astounding and astonishing works of God. Yes, we do believe! Nothing is impossible with God. Our walk of faith expects divine steps at every turn, from glory to glory!
Luke 1:36-37 “Now indeed, Elizabeth your relative has also conceived a son in her old age; and this is now the sixth month for her who was called barren. For with God nothing will be impossible.”
God aligns every part necessary for the accomplishment of His purposes in our lives. As part of this preparation, He brings clear confirmation.
A confirmation brings verification of something we believe in our hearts. We first have faith in what God has spoken to us, and then see God affirming His word along the way. He desires us to have surety in our steps. He knows we only want His will to be done because He hears the prayers of our willing hearts. We pray not to go any other way but His way, with confidence in His ability. God confirms and affirms His word to us unexpectedly, surely and clearly.
The more impossible something appears to be, the more affirmation we receive. God watches over His word to perform it, assuring us with care and love. A confirmation for Mary was her cousin Elizabeth, who had been barren, but was now expecting a child. We often are connected with others of like precious faith who also believe in miracles. It confirms to us that with God the impossible is possible. With God, the supernatural is natural, from glory to glory!
Luke 1:36-37 “ ‘Now indeed, Elizabeth your relative has also conceived a son in her old age; and this is now the sixth month for her who was called barren. For with God nothing will be impossible.’ ”
In addition to peace, there is a delight in walking God’s way. We can recognize if we are not doing what He has called us to do when we find it difficult to obey and feel burdened. This is also the case when we should not continue in an area where we have been involved. Our steps and our stops are ordered by the Lord.
The anointing for the calling comes with easiness, a flow of grace that confirms our steps are led by the Lord. We delight in His way. Battles do come, but it’s from outside sources. When God leads us to do something different, He lifts the anointing on what we were doing so we will know we are coming into a new season. When this happens, we might press through a current assignment believing the problem is with us. As we seek the Lord, we realize it is His way of leading us to something new. As we delight ourselves in Him, He stirs a new desire in our heart and His peace engulfs our whole being.
He may show us what He has for us right away, or He may show us after we take a step of faith and stop participating in our current assignment. In either case, we can commit our way to the Lord and trust in Him to bring His desires for us, from glory to glory!
Psalms 37:4-5 “Delight yourself also in the LORD, And He shall give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the LORD, Trust also in Him, And He shall bring it to pass.”
Jesus waited for His hour to come; we also may be waiting for our hour to come. The hour for the Lord was to fulfill His purpose: His crucifixion, resurrection and ascension. It was the hour when His Father would be fully glorified and Jesus’ mission would be completed. There is an hour set for us, the Body of Christ corporately and individually, when we step into our season of greater purpose.
Are we ready for our hour? Are we studying the Word of God? Are we worshiping the Lord? Are we praying? In a moment, our hour will come. Something significant will be asked of us. An opportunity will come to take us to our destiny. When this life changing season comes, we must be prepared to step into it by faith. When Jesus told Mary His hour had not yet come, He called her “woman” because His hour and His mission was going to be accomplished by the Son of God, not her son in the natural. He then worked miracle-upon-miracle until His greater purpose was achieved.
We are walking into our divine identity, addressing things in the natural from our place of belonging to Father God, preparing for our hour. The authority and anointing the Holy Spirit is increasing in our lives is for us to walk in what He has prepared for us. As we are expecting our hour, we are walking in miracle upon miracle, from glory to glory!
John 2:4 “Jesus said to her, ‘Woman, what does your concern have to do with Me? My hour has not yet come.’ ”
There are seasons when the Word of God planted in our hearts is battled more than others. It’s when we are actually receiving and being a doer of the Word that this battle increases. Satan comes to steal, kill and destroy the Word, but he cannot because God is watching over His word to perform it. The Word is alive and powerful. Once sown on good ground, it can only be watered and given increase, never destroyed.
When tribulation or persecution arises for the Word’s sake, we find ourselves no longer stumbling but standing stronger than ever before. When the cares of this world, the deceitfulness of riches, and the desires for other things come to choke the Word–we find ourselves no longer affected and hindered as we once were. We may have easily received a lie in the past, but now we are able to quickly apply the truth and walk in freedom. The truth that we know in our hearts sets us free. It’s an experiential knowledge; in our hearts, not our heads.
The battles we are in indicate to us, and others, that the truth we have believed–we have also received, and we are being fruitful, from glory to glory!
Mark 4:20 “But these are the ones sown on good ground, those who hear the word, accept it, and bear fruit: some thirtyfold, some sixty, and some a hundred.”