Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I do not want you to be unaware. 1 Corinthians 12:1.
Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit. And there are varieties of ministries, and the same Lord. There are varieties of effects, but the same God who works all things in all persons. But to each one is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good. For to one is given the word of wisdom through the Spirit, and to another the word of knowledge according to the same Spirit; to another faith by the same Spirit, and to another gifts of healings by the one Spirit, and to another the effecting of miracles, and to another prophecy, and to another the discerning of spirits, to another various kinds of tongues, and to another the interpretation of tongues. But one and the same Spirit works all these things, distributing to each one individually just as He wills. 1 Corinthians 12:5-11.
Today your LORD (יהוה) God says:
Wake up! Stop being unaware. Redeem the time. Be careful how you walk, not as unwise men but as wise, making the most of your time, because the days are evil. So then do not be foolish but understand what My Will is. Ephesians 5:15-17. And how do you do that? How can you always know My Will, the one thing necessary for any given moment? The Word you need to hear? The answer is simple, be filled with the Spirit. Ephesians 5:18. It is then you can hear clearly from Heaven, that is, from the Holy of Holies, the command center of the universe, a private audience at My very throne of grace. And you have a live stream with a continuous feed when you tap in by the Holy Spirit.
I give you who believe in Jesus the gift of the Holy Spirit to be with you and in you forever. Jesus did not leave you orphans. He promised you another comforter, advisor, guide, teacher, leader, counselor, and who shares My thoughts with you and lets you know what I have freely given you. 1 Corinthians 2:12. And He also gives you gifts. Precious supernatural gifts for the benefit and profit of all. You become a channel of and partaker in resurrection power simply by declaring Jesus as Lord and receiving the gift of the Holy Spirit. But then you must be aware of the gift to take hold of all the great benefits He gives you. Otherwise, you will just continue to wander around in confusion most of the time. Unfruitful years bring many tears.
It is time the Body of Christ corporately and each member individually began to walk in the Spirit and stop the devil from destroying destinies and lives. It is time to hear from Heaven and act on the Word you are given.
I do not want you unaware of the spiritual gifts. I tell you to earnestly desire them as you pursue Love. But to desire them, you need to know what they are. And you have to know how to recognize them and respond to them when they do come to you. So far in our Life Lessons we have covered the Word of wisdom, the Word of knowledge, the gift of faith, and gifts of healing. The next one on the list in 1 Corinthians 12 is the effecting of miracles. The word there translated “miracles” is the Greek word “dunamis,” which simply means “power.” And the word translated “effecting,” is the Greek word “enérgēma,” which can means energizings, workings, operations, focusing on the results of My energy flowing into people living in His faith to cause works of POWER.
A miracle is doing things out of the natural, normal course whereby the processes of nature are rearranged or changed in one of the following five ways: (1) Form; (2) Substance; (3) Time; (4) Multiplication; or (5) by the ministry (intervention) of the holy angels.
Form. Examples of this would be the parting of the Red Sea, walking on the water, and walking through doors. It is result of changing the form of a substance by the packing tighter or loosening of its molecules. It does not change the substance itself. When the Red Sea parted I tell you that the water congealed into heaps and became like two walls as the Israelites passed through. “At the blast of Your nostrils the waters were piled up, the flowing waters stood up like a heap; the deeps were congealed in the heart of the sea.” Exodus 15:8. This was turning the liquid form of the water to a solid form more like ice. And I blew a strong wind over it that dried the land beneath the sea as well. And the word in Hebrew for “wind” is the same word that means “Spirit” and “breath.” Not by human power or might, but by My Spirit. And once My people had completed crossing between the walls of water, I said to Moses, “Stretch out your hand over the sea so that the waters may come back over the Egyptians, over their chariots and their horsemen.” I stretched out My hand through his hand and My power effected a return of the molecule to their looser liquid state. “So Moses stretched out his hand over the sea, and the sea returned to its normal state at daybreak, while the Egyptians were fleeing right into it. The waters returned and covered the chariots and the horsemen, even Pharaoh’s entire army that had gone into the sea after them; not even one of them remained. But the sons of Israel walked on dry land through the midst of the sea, and the waters were like a wall to them on their right hand and on their left.” Exodus 14:27-29. “You blew with Your wind, the sea covered them; they sank like lead in the mighty waters.” Exodus 15:10. And what did the Egyptians say? “Let us flee from Israel, for the LORD is fighting for them against the Egyptians.” Exodus 14:25. And what did Moses tell the people as their rescue began to unfold? “Do not fear! Stand by and see the salvation of the LORD which He will accomplish for you today; for the Egyptians whom you have seen today, you will never see them again forever. The LORD will fight for you while you keep silent.” Exodus 14:13-14. Then the gift of the effecting of miracles (works of power) came upon Moses as I told him, “Why are you crying out to Me? Tell the sons of Israel to go forward. As for you, lift up your staff and stretch out your hand over the sea and divide it, and the sons of Israel shall go through the midst of the sea on dry land.” Exodus 14:15-16.
Do you recall that Jesus walked through locked doors and yet Thomas felt his flesh and bone as he put his finger in the nail marks in His hands? John 20:26-27. I can rearrange molecules so that the space between them enlarges and the solid becomes a gas. The effecting of a miracle by My power.
Substance. If you recall I worked many miracles through the hands of Moses and particularly by the rod of his staff. The ten plagues over Egypt were all effecting of power to set My people free and visit justice upon their oppressors. And this brings us to substance, the effecting of a change in the actual substance. In this aspect of the departure from the normal course by the effecting of the working of miracles, I add or take out molecules, changing the basic structure and character of the physical matter. Some examples of this would be Moses’ effecting the change of water to blood in the Nile River and then undoing it. And do you remember Jesus changing water into wine? John 2:1-11. Water is made up of two hydrogen atoms and one oxygen atom, wine has twelve hydrogen atoms, three oxygen atoms and fourteen atoms of carbon. Carbon is very plentiful throughout the earth and the universe. You need it for physical life and it is in many of the compounds that you need each day for survival. It is also plentiful in the air as carbon dioxide. Do you think I cannot add carbon, more hydrogen, and more oxygen to water and make it something new? And I did not need to make more carbon, hydrogen or oxygen to have an abundance. It was already made, there is nothing new under the sun, Ecclesiastes 1:9, but I can recombine and rearrange so that things are changed into something new. Romans 4:17. I set it up that way. With what you have now, that I put in the earth and throughout the universe, anything and everything you will ever need or desire can be made, restored, renewed and changed by the effecting of miracles.
Another miracle that requires changing the substance is seen in when I raised Christ from the dead and gave Him a glorified body. And I will give the gift of the effecting of miracles into your mortal body on the Last Day. And it will be a change in substance built up from your current DNA. And I tell you how I did that and I want you to know that power working in you too: “so that you will know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, and what is the surpassing greatness of His power (dunamis) toward us who believe in accordance with the working of the strength of His might which He brought about in Christ, when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places.” Ephesians 1:18-20.
And then there are substances that are not of earth but come to you from Heaven. An example is the heavenly bread of the manna. This was a substance never known before and never seen since. And this was a foreshadowing of the change of the substance of bread and wine to the body and blood of My Son. And My royal priesthood has the gift of effecting miracles to do this in remembrance of My Son.
Time. All time is the same to Me as I am in eternity out of time, but I can enter it at any point. Nothing is lost with Me. Examples of this type of miracle would be the shadow of the sun going back ten steps at the prayer of the prophet Isaiah, “Now Hezekiah said to Isaiah, “What will be the sign that the LORD will heal me, and that I shall go up to the house of the LORD the third day?” Isaiah said, “This shall be the sign to you from the LORD, that the LORD will do the thing that He has spoken: shall the shadow go forward ten steps or go back ten steps?” So Hezekiah answered, “It is easy for the shadow to decline ten steps; no, but let the shadow turn backward ten steps.” Isaiah the prophet cried to the LORD, and He brought the shadow on the stairway back ten steps by which it had gone down on the stairway of Ahaz.” 2 Kings 20:8-11. Other examples would be that not only the substance of the water was turned to wine in the first miracle of My Son in His earthly ministry but that it was the finest wine, that is, aged wine. Time was collapsed to provide a speeded up result. You see this speeding up also when My Son was walking on the water (form) and when they took Him into the boat, immediately it came to land at the other side. You also see this in the withered fig tree. And you see a slowing down of the aging process in Joshua and Caleb over a period of forty years so that they could enter the Promised Land in full strength and vigor according to their profession of faith in My promises. And, of course, the sun standing still for Joshua in the valley of Gibeon.
Multiplication. You see this effecting of miracles in the multiplication of the five loaves and two fish to feed over 5,000 people. You could liken this to cloning and replication. This also happened for the widow in the time of the drought and famine that fed Elijah for more than a year on a little bit of flour and oil that just continued to multiply in an abundance of provision for them. And many years after that the effecting of a miracle of multiplication took place at the direction of My prophet Elisha with the widow of the guild prophet whose little bit of oil multiplied to fill a vast number of containers which she sold to provide for herself and her sons. And you see multiplication again in the miraculous catch of fish My Son gave to Peter, Andrew, James and John on the Sea of Galilee when He called them to follow Him.
And then you have the ministry of angels to you who are heirs of salvation in answer to prayers for deliverance and provision. Think of Hezekiah’s prayer for protection and deliverance from Sennacherib and the attacking Assyrian army, “O LORD, the God of Israel, who are enthroned above the cherubim, You are the God, You alone, of all the kingdoms of the earth. You have made heaven and earth. Incline Your ear, O LORD, and hear; open Your eyes, O LORD, and see; and listen to the words of Sennacherib, which he has sent to reproach the living God. Truly, O LORD, the kings of Assyria have devastated the nations and their lands and have cast their gods into the fire, for they were not gods but the work of men’s hands, wood and stone. So they have destroyed them. Now, O LORD our God, I pray, deliver us from his hand that all the kingdoms of the earth may know that You alone, O LORD, are God.” 2 Kings 19:15-19. Isaiah sent him word that I had heard and answered his prayer and that night My angel went out and struck 185,000 in the camp of the Assyrians; and when men rose early in the morning, behold, all of them were dead. So Sennacherib king of Assyria departed and returned home.” 2 Kings 19:35-36.
And if you recall when Peter was imprisoned by Herod, the church was praying fervently on his behalf and one of My angels came and led him out, causing all the huge gates to open before him and the guards to all sleep through the escape.
And there are many other incidents of the effecting of miracles, such as the roll back of the Jordan River to let the Israelites cross on foot into the Promised Land, the fall of the walls of Jericho, the falling of the fire from the heavens on Mt. Carmel at the command of the prophet Elijah, and many other miracles at the hands of Elijah and Elisha. The effecting of miracles was prevalent in the life of Moses and later in the life of Joshua. Why not you? One and the same Spirit works all these things, distributing to each one individually just as He wills. 1 Corinthians 12:11. Make yourself positioned for such by earnestly desiring the spiritual gifts as you pursue Love.
All of the miracles of Jesus were done out of compassion. Go and do the same. Pursue Love and all will follow. It is the most excellent Way.
I love you. I have given you the gift of Jesus, who has poured out on you the baptism of the Holy Spirit, and My Spirit gives you gifts and produces fruit with your spirit. It is time you got to know the Holy Spirit. I do not want you unaware of all that is yours in Christ. Everything.