Signs, Wonders And Prompting
Our biggest challenge may be learning how the Spirit prompts us to participate and cooperate with God in the supernatural. I remember when Melissa was a teen and a prophetic sound would stir in her. She would feel like she was about to throw up. Finally instead of getting to such a drastic extreme, she learned that she had something to release when she first heard a phrase or saw a picture. Job 33, tells us that some people hear instruction in dreams and visions. William Branham had a lifetime full of signs and wonders. He learned to hear God and get instruction through detailed visions. These visions set the stage for miracles: A woman sent him a request to come and pray for her daughter who was crippled. He would not go to any of these requests unless the Lord gave him a vision of it. In this case he saw the girl lying on a bed in the corner of the room and her father standing by the bed. He also saw a man sitting by the front window looking outside and her mother was standing by the doorway next to the girl. An old woman was sitting in a rocking chair next to the mother. Then he prayed for the girl and she was healed. When he and his friend arrived at the house, everything was just as it was in the vision except the old woman was not in the rocking chair and no one was seated by the window looking out. So Branham said, “It is not right yet. We will wait.” In the meantime, his friend sat down by the front window and was looking out, and an old woman came from next door and sat in the rocking chair. Then Branham said to bring the girl, and the father picked her up and brought her. Branham laid hands on her and she was completely healed.
One last consideration is the principle of “some plant and some water, but God gives the increase” (1Co3:6-8). ”The Kingdom of God is not a matter of talk, but of power! (1Co 4:20)We are born into this Kingdom to participate in that power and the miracles, signs and wonders will follow.
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