Posts Categorized: Miracles

1 Samuel 14:12 – Against All Odds

Early in the days of Saul’s kingship, the Philistines gathered a large army to come against Israel.  One contingent of this force camped upon a rocky plateau called Michmash, which provided a strategic advantage for the Philistines.  Upon seeing how powerful and well equipped this army was, the Israelites trembled in fear and hid themselves….

Luke 10:20 – The Most Important Thing

Jesus demonstrated His authority when He sent out disciples in His Name.  When He first sent out the Twelve, they received from Him the power to cast out demons and cure diseases, but in doing these miracles, their primary purpose was to proclaim the Kingdom of God (Luke 9:1-2).  These were His handpicked men who…

Judges 3:1-2 – To Test Israel

Now these are the nations that the Lord left, to test Israel by them, that is, all in Israel who had not experienced all the wars in Canaan. It was only in order that the generations of the people of Israel might know war, to teach war to those who had not known it before….

Luke 5:26 – They Glorified God

When Jesus healed someone or cast out demons, He always had a purpose in doing so.  Because the people of Israel were lost and had been without a shepherd for so many years, Jesus had to get them thinking once more who they were as a people and why they even existed.  He had to…

Luke 4:41 – They Knew That He Was the Christ

The Gospels show us that Jesus cast out demons everywhere He went.  For the people of Israel, this was astounding – no one had ever done this in such a manner.  Luke 4:36 reports: “And they were all amazed and said to one another, “What is this word? For with authority and power he commands…

Deuteronomy 29:18 – Poisonous & Bitter Fruit

God so wanted His children Israel to love and follow only Him.  Unfortunately, it wasn’t an easy sell.  Spending 400 years in the midst of a pagan culture that worshiped many gods tainted them.  It wasn’t like what we’re told today in Hebrews 11:1 concerning our belief in Jesus Christ and all He has for…

Mark 14:71 – I Don’t Know This Man

Do you know Jesus?  Peter, one of His closest disciples declared that he didn’t.  Mark 14:71 reveals about Peter: But he began to invoke a curse on himself and to swear, “I do not know this man of whom you speak.” How could that be?  Peter had walked with Jesus for three years.  From the…

Numbers 31:49 – Not a Man Missing

The sorry incident of the prophet Balaam attempting to curse the Israelites had many consequences.  King Balak of Moab had teamed up with his allies the Midianites to hire Balaam to facilitate the destruction of God’s people.  That method didn’t work, so Balaam suggested another way to achieve the same result.  He counseled that the…

Numbers 9:16 – Supernatural

The Bible is a book filled with wonders, all of which point to God.  Why is it that given all we’re shown He can do, that we still try to limit Him?  How is it that we can accept some supernatural aspects of God and His kingdom, yet are loathe to believe others?  What is…

Mark 1:34 – Demonic Origins

The question arises, “Where did demons come from?”  In reading the Bible, there seems to be no origin for these nasty beings; all of a sudden they appear to do Satan’s bidding and torment mankind.  The reality is that there is a clear and rational explanation, but it all has to do with interpreting Scripture…