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Miracle Power

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Introduction

We need power to operate everything in our life - tv / car / lights
Hurricane Sandy - No Power, hard to survive without out. Life is just not the same without power. Many believers lost power in their last storm and now they are striving survive without it - and life is more difficult.
You need miracle power, good thing we survive a miracle working God.
God will not respond to a believer’s prayer until their faith surpasses that which they are praying for.
will not respond to a believer’s prayer until their faith surpasses that which they are praying for.
Acts 4:23–31 NIV
23 On their release, Peter and John went back to their own people and reported all that the chief priests and the elders had said to them. 24 When they heard this, they raised their voices together in prayer to God. “Sovereign Lord,” they said, “you made the heavens and the earth and the sea, and everything in them. 25 You spoke by the Holy Spirit through the mouth of your servant, our father David: “ ‘Why do the nations rage and the peoples plot in vain? 26 The kings of the earth rise up and the rulers band together against the Lord and against his anointed one.’ 27 Indeed Herod and Pontius Pilate met together with the Gentiles and the people of Israel in this city to conspire against your holy servant Jesus, whom you anointed. 28 They did what your power and will had decided beforehand should happen. 29 Now, Lord, consider their threats and enable your servants to speak your word with great boldness. 30 Stretch out your hand to heal and perform signs and wonders through the name of your holy servant Jesus.” 31 After they prayed, the place where they were meeting was shaken. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke the word of God boldly.
Acts 4:

1. The Threat Is Legit, But God Has Already Decided This!

(v29) “Consider their threats” vs (v28) “had decided beforehand”
Consider means....
God has already decided this for you....
The enemy will try to back you up “don’t speak or teach the name of Jesus”

2. Miracle Power Is Released By Your Faith.

According to Webster’s, miracles are extraordinary events manifesting divine intervention in human affairs.
Notice the sequence…after they had prayed....the place was shaken.
Changes natural things with spiritual power - combined with faith produces miracles (shaken)
If you want to shake some things up in your life, you pray in faith. Praying without faith is like trying to power a lamp without electricity.
Praying without faith is like trying to power a lamp without electricity.
Mark 11:14 ESV
14 And he said to it, “May no one ever eat fruit from you again.” And his disciples heard it.
Mark 11:24 NIV
24 Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.
To God, faith and prayer are as inseparable and the Father & the Son.
To God, faith and prayer are as inseparable and the Father & the Son.
Prayer without faith is simply a conversation.
Prayer without faith is simply a conversation.
Faith (pistis) - conviction of the truth of anything, belief; in the NT of a conviction or belief respecting man’s relationship to God and divine things, generally with the included idea of trust and holy fervor born of faith and joined with it.
Matthew 19:26 NIV
26 Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”

3. You Are A Child Of A Miracle Providing God.

3. You Are A Child Of God Who Performs Miracle!
Psalm
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competent in, and to complete
Psalm 77:14 NIV
14 You are the God who performs miracles; you display your power among the peoples.
· Daniel Chapter 6, the only fault they could find in Daniel was that He prayed 3 times a day
· Jesus was marked or characterized by His lifestyle of prayer
It’s Never Too late for God to intervene....
2. To be marked by prayer, you must be consistent in it
Acts 9:40 NKJV
40 But Peter put them all out, and knelt down and prayed. And turning to the body he said, “Tabitha, arise.” And she opened her eyes, and when she saw Peter she sat up.
· Prayer is not over until God sends a response ( – faint not)
Marriage / Business / Soul / Children / Finances

4. There Can Be No Doubt - This Will Work Out.

3. To be consistent in prayer you must believe God as Jehovah Jerih, the Provider of what you need
· , Jesus said ask anything in His name and He will do it, that the Son may bring Glory to the Father.
, “I desire that the men pray everywhere, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting.”
1 Timothy 2:8 NIV
8 Therefore I want the men everywhere to pray, lifting up holy hands without anger or disputing.
· , “praying always will all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints.”
· , “be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God.
Marriage / Business / Soul / Children / Finances
· There can be no doubt – , “I desire that the men pray everywhere, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting.”
4. The Prayer of Faith Produces Miracles
No matter what - lift your hands above it. [its beneath you then]
· According to Webster’s, miracles are extraordinary events manifesting divine intervention in human affairs[2]
· - 14 You are the God who performs miracles; you display your power among the peoples.
· In Matthew Chapter 13, after teaching in parables we went home and the bible says that he would not perform miracles because of their lack of faith!
· Faith cometh by hearing, hearing by the Word of God – what better time to hear what God has to say than in His face in prayer!
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