Blog 4 August 8, 2016 MIRACLES NEVER CEASE!
Robert Wise explores the world of divine interventions from an objective point of view. Can 21st century people believe the hand of God still touches people today?
Read and you’ll find new insights.
My hope is to challenge individuals and the church at large to re-examine their perspective on the possibilities of God affecting our lives in a direct and often dramatic way. Currently, that idea is marginal. We are living in a time dominated by secular ideas with no expectation that the Holy Spirit still does anything.
Sorry. I hope to change that mind set.
Liz Morley is an example. Pressed with emotional issues, Liz thought she was having a heart attack. A medical examination revealed a 4.1 centimeter ascending aortic aneurysm. An aneurysm appears like a rapture in a rubber inner tire tube. The bulge could break at any moment and the person would quickly bleed to death. A 5 centimeter aneurysm requires the placement of a stint. The only medical advice Liz received was to stay calm and keep her blood pressure down.
Fat chance! At that moment, her mother was at home dying with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease 0r Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) while her husband struggled with severe kidney stones. To top it off, their youngest daughter was preparing to get married. In the midst of the turmoil, Liz’s mother died.
She was terrified. The doctor’s warned that such emotional stress could rupture the artery. Liz had nowhere to turn – except to her faith. Earlier, she discovered a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, and began earnestly studying the Bible. With a medical crisis descending on her, she read in the scriptures that Jesus of Nazareth came to set the captives free. Liz made a decision that this passage applied to her. She made a firm resolution to accept the Bible for what it said. She would no longer live in fear but trust what the scripture promised.
Thoughts of the aneurysm bursting were pushed aside each day as she daily affirmed that Jesus Christ would be enough. A month later a sharp pain in her chest sent Liz to the hospital in an ambulance. After a thorough examination, the hospital staff was baffled. They couldn’t find any signs of an aneurysm. She was immediately referred to a cardiologist. After putting her through a stress test, the doctor requested a letter from her thoracic surgeon.
Looking at her sternly, the doctor said, “This simply doesn’t happen. Aneurysms do not go away. Yours did!”
When I ask Liz about how this miraculous event happened, she assured me that it was totally because she trusted God and the promises in the Bible. It wasn’t magical thinking, positive thinking, or any form of mental manipulation: It was her trust. In the midst of the confusion in her household, she had been speaking death. When she started speaking life, she was healed. Liz concludes that miracles have never ceased.
Think it over! You may be missing an important link!
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