HH Sir Godfrey Gregg D.Div
“Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.” —Matthew 7:22-23
Today we have people who seek experience for the sake of experience, wanting to have what they think is a touch from God. We have self-proclaimed prophets who give their messages and proclaim their visions but are rarely held accountable for the outcome.
We must be careful. On one hand, we don’t want to limit God through unbelief, because we want Him to do His miracles in our lives. On the other hand, we simply cannot believe everyone and everything.
I believe in miracles. I believe in the supernatural. I believe God can heal. But we cannot seek experience at any cost. Experience must always be subservient to the truth. It must always be ordered under what is right. We cannot say something is true because we have experienced it. Rather, we should know something is true because it is found in Scripture and it verifies our experience.
In the Book of Acts, we never read about a miracle that was announced ahead of time. When God used Peter to heal the man at the gate Beautiful, we don’t read that it was advertised beforehand: “Come to the gate Beautiful today. Miracles! Signs! Wonders! Don’t miss it!” They never announced miracles in advance, because their focus was not on miracles. Their focus was on proclaiming the Word of God. They left miracles up to the Holy Spirit.
We must be especially careful in these last days because not all miracles come from God. Remember, Satan is a great imitator. You should not go to church for a miracle, but to hear the word of God. Whenever the word takes root in your life the miracle will follow. Many people are called out of the congregation and many things are said to them, but what is said is not always direct. You hear the preacher said that someone has a “cold” that is normal but who is he referring to. The Spirit is always direct in the approach to a miracle.
This is food for thought this morning and I ask you to be spiritually alert and do not fall for anything that the word of God does not backs up.