And they went out and preached everywhere, while the Lord worked with them, and confirmed the word by the signs that followed. Mark 16:20.
Today your LORD (יהוה) God says:
Signs. I have given them to you from the beginning. Have you never read, “Then God said, ‘Let there be luminaries in the firmament of the heavens to separate the day from the night, and let them be for signs and for seasons and for days and years; and let them be for luminaries in the firmament of the heavens to give light on the earth;’ and it was so.” Genesis 1:14-15. And I tell you who believe in My Son that you too are luminaries (light bearers), as it is written, “Do all things without grumbling or disputing; so that you will become yourselves blameless and innocent, children of God above reproach in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you appear as luminaries in the world, holding forth the Word of life.” Philippians 2:14-16. Your life too should be a sign as Jesus Himself was a sign.
A sign of what? My existence, the truth of My living Word, and My everlasting love and grace, but above all, the story and timeline of your great salvation. A sign of the glory to be revealed in you at the return of My Son to usher in the endless Kingdom of Light.
Signs, miracles, and wonders follow My Word. I often speak of signs and give you signs; I even tell you to ask Me for signs. Isaiah 7:11. And when you ask for them in sincerity of heart and faith, I give you signs. Like Gideon, like Paul.
But I want you to understand something. Signs, wonders, and miracles are for believers. They follow the Word. The Word is the only way unbelievers become believers. Faith comes only by hearing My Word and it only produces fruit when it is received and implanted in the heart of the one who hears. Seeing signs, wonders, and even great miracles did not make the Pharisees believe in Jesus, the more He worked miracles, especially on the Sabbath, the harder their hearts became and it only made them mad. The same with Pharaoh when Moses was appealing to let My people go. A person can see a tremendous healing and still not become a believer. They attribute it to other forces than Me. The Pharisees even accused Jesus that He was healing people and doing wonders by the devil. Strange when the devil was the one who caused the illness or disability.
Signs, wonders, and miracles result from faith. Faith in My Word that produces the promise. And to have that faith you must know the promise. You will note the crowds came to Jesus to HEAR and be healed. He went about preaching, teaching, and healing. When people came to be healed, He inquired about their faith, whether they believed He could do it for them. And He would tell those healed that their faith had made them whole. But they only had that faith because they heard the Word. Never think that if you pray over someone and they are healed it will make them into a believer. They will be healed by your faith, but then they may attribute the miracle to you or to their own positive thinking. If their heart is hard and blinded by Satan, they still will not give their lives to Jesus as their Lord. They will hold back. If the Word goes in though it will enlighten the eyes of their heart and the blindness Satan has held them in so long will be lifted. The entrance of My Word gives light. That is the only way to change a heart.
But for you who have faith in My Son and walk in faith and not by sight, I extend My hand in signs, wonders, and miracles. The bread is for the children and not the dogs.
When Ahaz, the son of Uzziah, was king of Judah, the Arameans and the people of Israel came to attack Jerusalem. When he heard this, he and all the people were thrown into fear and their hearts shook as the trees of the forest shake before the wind. I saw and knew this would cause their downfall, so I sent My prophet Isaiah with a Word for the king: “Take care and be calm, have no fear and do not be fainthearted because of these two stubs of smoldering firebrands, on account of the fierce anger of Rezin and Aram and the son of Remaliah. Because Aram, with Ephraim and the son of Remaliah, has planned evil against you, saying, ‘Let us go up against Judah and terrorize it, and make for ourselves a breach in its walls and set up the son of Tabeel as king in the midst of it,” thus says the Lord LORD: ‘It shall not stand nor shall it come to pass. For the head of Aram is Damascus and the head of Damascus is Rezin (now within another 65 years Ephraim will be shattered, so that it is no longer a people), and the head of Ephraim is Samaria and the head of Samaria is the son of Remaliah. If you will not believe, you surely shall not last.’” Isaiah 7:4-9.
Do you see? If you do not have faith, you will not be established in righteousness and you will fear. But if you have faith and are established in in righteousness you will be far from oppression you will not fear. For the victory that overcomes the world is your faith. If you will not believe, you will not overcome. You will not last. You will go down. But with faith, you can change things from defeat to victory.
So I wanted to help Ahaz out, for he did believe in Me, but was not firm in that faith. So I told him to ask Me for a sign. I spoke to Ahaz, saying, “Ask a sign for yourself from the LORD your God; make it deep as Sheol or high as heaven.” Isaiah 7:11. But he would not ask, he was not sure he wanted to do what I would tell him, he wanted to call on Egypt to help him out. He was not ready to trust Me. So I told him, I would give him a sign anyway. And it was the most amazing sign, it went all the way back to My promise of Salvation to Adam and Eve in the Garden, it was the Woman whose seed would crush the devil’s head, that is, take down his authority. I told him the sign of deliverance and salvation: “Behold, a virgin will be with child and bear a son, and she will call His name God with us.” Isaiah 7:14.
And there is a sign that tells the story in the sky, the Virgo constellation, that is at the beginning of the Jewish calendar of months and years (Rosh Hashanah, which is in September of your months), and the story ends with the sign in the August sky, Leo, the Lion of the Tribe of Judah. Signs for those who believe.
And Jesus told you that, immediately after the tribulation, you would see the sign of the Son of Man in the sky, “And then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of the sky with power and great glory.” Matthew 24:30.
What is that sign? And who are the tribes in the great Tribulation? You will find both in the Book of Revelation, and it is the same sign I gave Ahaz. In Revelation, after the seventh seal is broken, “A great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars; and she was with child; and she cried out, being in labor and in pain to give birth.” Revelation 12:1-2. A crown of twelve stars. Do you recall the dream of Joseph the son of Jacob? In his second dream the twelve sons of Israel were depicted as twelve stars. Yes, the twelve tribes of Israel. And then? “And she gave birth to a son, a male child, who is to rule all the nations with a rod of iron; and her child was caught up to God and to His throne.” Revelation 12:5. Mary as she was the sign heralding His first coming, will also be the sign of the second. But this time she is representing born again Israel. Yes, look back, after the sixth seal is broken, the remnant of the tribes of Israel remaining in the tribulation are sealed with My seal of the Living God and are born again as Mine, the servants of those remaining after the catching away of the Church. Revelation 7:2-9. And where did this sign come from in the Heavens, read the lines before, “And the sanctuary of God which is in heaven was opened; and the ark of His covenant appeared in His sanctuary, and there were flashes of lightning and sounds and peals of thunder and an earthquake and a great hailstorm.” Revelation 11:19. Mary. Why is she a sign of Jesus? Because He is not of Adam’s seed or of the imperishable seed of My Word.
Do you remember the history in the Gospel of Luke? “The angel said to Mary, “Do not be afraid, Mary; for you have found favor with God. And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall name Him Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High; and the Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David; and He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and His kingdom will have no end.” Mary said to the angel, “How can this be, since I am a virgin?” The angel answered and said to her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; and for that reason the holy Child shall be called the Son of God.” Luke 1:30-35.
And I confirmed the sign to Joseph, “Now the birth of Jesus Christ was as follows: when His mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child by the Holy Spirit. And Joseph her husband, being a righteous man and not wanting to disgrace her, planned to send her away secretly. But when he had considered this, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife; for the Child who has been conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit. She will bear a Son; and you shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins.” Now all this took place to fulfill what was spoken by the Lord through the prophet: “Behold, the virgin shall be with child and shall bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel,” which translated means, “God with us.” Matthew 1:18-23.
I speak of many other signs in My Word, the signs of the times, Matthew 16:3, the sign of the rainbow, Genesis 9:11-15, the sign of Jonah, Matthew 16:4, the sign of the Blood on the doorposts, Exodus 12:13, the sign of the Sabbath, Exodus 31:13, and many more but they are all pointing only one direction—right at Jesus. The Holy Spirit testifies to Jesus. S.I.G.N. = Spirit is giving news.
Yes, signs, wonders, and miracles are for believers. They only are received and seen by eyes of faith.
I love you. Please read the signs of the times. Jesus is near. And I am knocking at your door. Wake up! And remember, the cross of Jesus is your sign of reconciliation and peace with Me, and you are a sign to all you encounter. And if you need a sign, I am ready to give you one. A sign from the other side. Just ask, believe, and receive.