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One Miracle
 –  What is the Lord Jesus Christ Doing Now ?

My Miracle

By Robert A. Pritchett

 

I grew up in Church. Every Sunday morning, my family would pile into the station wagon to attend weekly worship services at “The Church of Christ – Apostolic Faith” then located at the corner of Washington & Donaldson. The adults would go upstairs to the adult Sunday school services, while the children would attend the Children services downstairs.

 

The most memorable, exciting, and striking aspect of many of our Sunday school lessons was the miracles of Jesus Christ, the Son of God, and His disciples. Miracles were His calling card. Jesus could heal with a touch, with mud and clay, or with a word. Jesus Christ is an amazing being, who can enlighten, captivate, and change people by His Presence and His Words. He walked on water. He could speak and storms would cease. He could speak and the dead would regain life. He could speak and give you eternal life.

 

I was fascinated by the historical Jesus Christ, Yeshua Hamashia, the promised messiah of the Jews. But here we were, in the 20th century (the 1950’s and 1960’s), what does Jesus mean to us now? We were going to church to learn about Jesus and His mission to mankind. We would read the accounts. We would marvel at His mighty works. But I wanted more.

 

There was a small, kindly Christian lady who attended our church. My mother used to prepare meals for her, and on special occasions, she would invite her over for dinner. This Christian Sister had been afflicted by a stroke and had difficulty walking or using a damaged arm. I asked my mother and other Christian teachers at my church why didn’t Jesus heal our Christian Sister? I was told:  “They didn’t have doctors back in those days, so that’s why Jesus healed the people.”

 

Years later, I experienced a spiritual crises. My life was falling apart – because of decisions and actions I had taken. I messed up! I needed a miracle. I cried out to our Lord Jesus Christ for help. I promised Him that if He got me out of that certain situation, I would live for Him for the rest of my life. Well, Jesus answered, and He answered in such a way that even I was 100% positive that it was His intervention that made the difference.

 

This was the beginning of my Spiritual Adventures into a deeper, more profound understanding of Life, Death, Jesus, God, Satan, Spirit, Soul, Demons, Angels, Miracles, and Prosperity. I was determined to know God thru His approved channel, The Lord Jesus Christ, and to have many exciting experiences with Father God of the Holy Bible, His Son Jesus Christ, and the Holy Ghost.

 

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“That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. . . For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed. . . So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God”.

 

– Romans 10:9,11,17

 

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I made for myself a simple rule: since everyone who is preaching in a church, ultimately get their authority to do so from the Spirit of God and His Word – the Holy Bible – this was the only truth and authority I would recognize. Since the Bible said – believe in Jesus Christ and you would be saved, and all of your house – this I would believe – because it is clearly written in the Holy Bible. However, “God now heals thru Doctors”, is NOT written in the Bible.

 

Just A Thought: If God heals thru Doctors, why does He only heal thru the “Good” Doctors, the ones with the best technology, the most knowledgeable and experienced ones? And why does He heal you only when you can afford the best, or you have the best healthcare insurance? Just A Thought.

 

Well, I and my house found a Bible-Believing Church to Attend. There we worshiped the Lord and studied His Word. There, we found a community of Believers who actually believed in the Bible and its Miracles – and prayed for things, things like health, healings, and jobs – and they actually expected them to happen.

 

Years ago, I used to work at the Ohio State University as a Typewriter Repairman. I had a toolbox, and I routinely entered nearly every building on campus to service their typewriters. I would sit down to a machine, set my toolbox on the floor next to me, determined what the problem was, and then proceeded to repair it.

 

One day I was working on an IBM Selectric Typewriter. I needed a tool. I spun in the chair, quickly to the left. However, in spinning I crashed my left knee into a metal leg of the desk – and broke my kneecap. A section of my kneecap, about the size of quarter dollar was now floating around just under my skin. And it hurt a lot.

 

Well, knowing how modern medicine works, I became depressed because I knew that to immobilize my kneecap I would have to wear a cast from my thigh to my ankle. My plan “b” was to be extra carefully not to bump my knee into anything, the idea being that the body naturally heals itself.

 

You never fully appreciate how much you bump into things until you keep bumping a sore spot. I would go a day or two without hitting my knee, but eventually I would bump something, somewhere, sending that chipped bone floating off away from the rest of my kneecap. And of course, more pain. I was beginning to believe that a long, heavy, sweaty, itchy cast was my fate!

 

Then one Tuesday service, at the “Pool of Bethesda”, Church of the Living God, Pastor Joseph White, was speaking from the Organ, as was his manner. He said, “I can sense the Spirit of the Lord moving in this place. And if you have anything wrong with your body, place your hand on that part of your body and ask God to heal it – and He will.”

 

I was happy and excited. I thought, “Here’s my chance!”.  I put my hand on my kneecap and said this simple prayer: “Dear Jesus, this is a small thing for you to do. Please heal my knee. Thank you very much. Amen.”

 

The pain left immediately. And the floating bone chip under my skin re-joined the larger kneecap within three days. Hallelujah, thank you Jesus!

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Qualifyings for Insight,

Observations, Enlightenment, and Miracles

 

The God of the Holy Bible is the God of Truth, His Word is Truth. The Word of God reveals reality.

 

If God Promises to do something in His Word – which He watches over – you can have confidence in its fulfillment. God answers the prayers of His children: we might not know exactly when, we might not know exactly how. But we know that He hears us and will do whatever is best for us and His designs and His plan:

 

“And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose”.

 

– Romans 8:28

 

The God of the Holy Bible is the God of Wisdom and Judgment. The entire book of Proverbs is dedicated to divine wisdom and judgment – How to make good decisions. If you are going to receive from God, you cannot be double-minded. Either you are a Born-Again Believer or you are an enemy of God – this the Lord Jesus Christ, himself, said to His critics, the Political & Religious Leaders and doubters:

 

12Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.

 

. 23And he said unto them, Ye are from beneath; I am from above: ye are of this world; I am not of this world. 24I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I am he, ye shall die in your sins.

 

31Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; 32And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

 

42Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, ye would love me: for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but he sent me.

 

43Why do ye not understand my speech? even because ye cannot hear my word. 44Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.

 

45And because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not.

 

46Which of you convinceth me of sin? And if I say the truth, why do ye not believe me? 47He that is of God heareth God’s words: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God.

 

– St. John, the 8th Chapter

 

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You can’t buy a miracle, but you can talk to the miracle worker – the Lord Jesus Christ. Prepare your heart and mind to understand and communicate with the King of Kings, and the Lord of Lords. I strongly suggest that you read thru the New Testament, in the Holy Bible, three (3) times. Not in a single setting, but as you can absorb, understand, and recall.

 

So then, if God says in a Bible passage, for example – If you do “A” (whatever the promise “A” refers to) then I will do “B” (whatever the action or result refers to) – then your belief, your words, and your confidence will make mircles possible:

 

22And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God.

 

23For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.

 

24Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.

 

25And when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.

 

 26But if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses.

 

– St. Mark 11:22-26

 

So then if you, in faith and believing do “A” (whatever the requirement “A” is, as a promise), after which you should start expecting and looking for “B” to happen (whatever the result “B” is).

 

Living Life knowing that God has your back, and that He loves you – is an exciting way to live.

 

Remember, before Adam and Eve plunged us into Sin and chaos, we were made in the image of God, to be God’s Friends and Family members. We were designed for a deep profound, personal relationship with the God of the Heavens, the God of the Holy Bible. God speaks things into existence – and so do we. The Holy Bible tells us what to think, believe, and say to receive miracles. The Holy Bible and the Holy Spirit work together to reprogram our Spirits, Soul, Mind, and Body! You can be free of Guilt, Madness, Curses, Witchcraft, and all the power of the Devil. Jesus wants to give you Joy everlasting, think about that – Call Out to Him Now! 

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