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THE RIDICULOUS PRODUCE THE MIRACULOUS –Part 2


Proofs of the Authenticity of this Spiritual Law

The Ten Lepers (Luke 17:11-14)
Now on his way to Jerusalem, Jesus traveled along the border between Samaria and Galilee. As he was going into a village, ten men who had leprosy met him. They stood at a distance and called out in a loud voice, “Jesus, Master, have pity on us!” When he saw them, he said, “Go, show yourselves to the priests.” And as they went, they were cleansed.”

The obedience of the ten lepers to Jesus’ “ridiculous” instruction to go and show themselves to the priests brought their healing. In other words, they did the ridiculous to experience the miracle of healing. Ordinarily, one would expect that Jesus would pray for them or lay hands on them, but no, He simply told them to go show themselves to the priest (which is very unreasonable), and as they obeyed and went, they received their healing.

The Widow of Zarephath (1 Kings 17:10-16)
“So he went to Zarephath. When he came to the town gate, a widow was there gathering sticks. He called to her and asked, “Would you bring me a little water in a jar so I may have a drink?” As she was going to get it, he called, “And bring me, please, a piece of bread.” “As surely as the Lord your God lives,” she replied, “I don’t have any bread—only a handful of flour in a jar and a little olive oil in a jug. I am gathering a few sticks to take home and make a meal for myself and my son, that we may eat it—and die.” Elijah said to her, “Don’t be afraid. Go home and do as you have said. But first make a small loaf of bread for me from what you have and bring it to me, and then make something for yourself and your son. For this is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says: ‘The jar of flour will not be used up and the jug of oil will not run dry until the day the Lord sends rain on the land.’” She went away and did as Elijah had told her. So there was food every day for Elijah and for the woman and her family. For the jar of flour was not used up and the jug of oil did not run dry, in keeping with the word of the Lord spoken by Elijah."

The obedience of this widow to the "ridiculous" instruction of Prophet Elijah qualified her to witness the miraculous act of God: she had enough food that saw her and her son through the famine. If she had disobeyed, she and her son would have died of hunger.

Naaman (2 Kings 5:9-14)
“So Naaman went with his horses and chariots and stopped at the door of Elisha’s house. Elisha sent a messenger to say to him, “Go, wash yourself seven times in the Jordan, and your flesh will be restored and you will be cleansed.” But Naaman went away angry and said, “I thought that he would surely come out to me and stand and call on the name of the Lord his God, wave his hand over the spot and cure me of my leprosy. Are not Abana and Pharpar, the rivers of Damascus, better than all the waters of Israel? Couldn’t I wash in them and be cleansed?” So he turned and went off in a rage. Naaman’s servants went to him and said, “My father, if the prophet had told you to do some great thing, would you not have done it? How much more, then, when he tells you, ‘Wash and be cleansed’!” So he went down and dipped himself in the Jordan seven times, as the man of God had told him, and his flesh was restored and became clean like that of a young boy."

Naaman almost missed his miracle because he considered the instruction of Prophet Elisha to dip himself in river Jordan seven times and be cleansed of his leprosy extremely ridiculous; thank God for the intervention of his servants! The moment he obeyed the “ridiculous” instruction, he received his miracle of healing from leprosy.

The servants at the marriage at Cana (John 2:1-10)
"When the wine was gone, Jesus’ mother said to him, “They have no more wine.” “Woman, why do you involve me?” Jesus replied. “My hour has not yet come. His mother said to the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.” Nearby stood six stone water jars, the kind used by the Jews for ceremonial washing, each holding from twenty to thirty gallons. Jesus said to the servants, “Fill the jars with water”; so they filled them to the brim. Then he told them, “Now draw some out and take it to the master of the banquet.” They did so, and the master of the banquet tasted the water that had been turned into wine. He did not realize where it had come from, though the servants who had drawn the water knew. Then he called the bridegroom aside and said, “Everyone brings out the choice wine first and then the cheaper wine after the guests have had too much to drink; but you have saved the best till now.”

The servants obeyed Jesus’ “ridiculous” instruction to serve the water from the jars to the master of the banquet as wine, and the miraculous took place. Had they disobeyed, the miraculous would not have taken place.

All these people we’ve seen and even more in the Bible did what is naturally considered “ridiculous” to experience the miraculous. FAITH enabled them to do it. So without faith, we cannot do the ridiculous to experience the miraculous. This then requires us to build our faith in God and in His word (by spending quality time reading the Bible and listening to sermons by Spirit filled servants of God who preach the truth) so that we can readily obey the commandments and instructions of God, no matter how “ridiculous” they may seem, in order to experience the miraculous acts of God in our lives.
God does not change, as well as His standards and principles. Wisdom demands that we therefore submit ourselves to this spiritual law early, so we don’t miss out on God’s blessings.

God bless you!

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