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What Begets Miracles?

“The blind and the lame came to him at the temple, and he healed them. But when the chief priests and the teachers of the law saw the wonderful things he did and the children shouting in the temple courts, ‘Hosanna to the Son of David,’ they were indignant.”

– Matthew 21:14,15

We learned yesterday about the atrocities that were being committed by the money changers, and how — since Jesus hates injustice — He swiftly drove them out of the temple courts. However, an interesting and oft-overlooked part of this story is that no sooner did He turn over the tables and clean up the mess than He began healing everyone in sight. Though we typically read about Him doing one miracle at a time, on that day, a wave of the Holy Spirit’s power washed over Him, and He restored everyone who came into His presence. This caused such a great stir that even the children were shouting and laughing, and that made the teachers of the law more upset. They loathed the divine authority Christ possessed, yet there was nothing they could do to stop it, because miracles speak for themselves. Though none of us will ever be exactly like our Savior, I think there’s an important principle for us to glean from this story. When we turn over the tables of our heart and allow Him to cleanse our lives, we inherit greater divine influence. As we yield to His righteous ways and let go of offenses, bitterness, dishonesty, and strife, He replaces them with more of His incredible power.

My friend, if you want to be a conduit of the supernatural and see miracles happen in your midst, submit to the Lordship of Jesus. As you surrender bitterness and give up your right to hold a grudge, you’ll be amazed at how much Kingdom authority you’ll gain. By continually bringing your heart before Christ and asking Him to turn over anything that isn’t pleasing to Him, you’ll be empowered to live confidently and boldly in His strength. He stands ready to fight each battle that you face so you can radiate His powerful love to every longing person who crosses your path.

Prayer


Jesus, I open myself up before you, and I ask you to turn over any tables in my heart that keep me from walking in the fullness of your power.

Reflection


Do you desire to be a conduit of the supernatural authority of Christ? If so, take a moment and ask Him to reveal anything that could be holding you back.

If you’re unable to attend your local church or need some additional weekly inspiration, be sure to tune into Hour of Power every Saturday night at 6:30 p.m. PT on TBN or watch online at hourofpower.org/episode.  

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