Ministering to the Lord 7 of 12: The Ministry of Miracles [Acts Bible Study Ch. 1-8]

Ministering to the Lord 7 of 12: The Ministry of Miracles [Acts Bible Study Ch. 1-8]

Ministering to the Lord 1 of 12The Ministry of Reconciliation [Romans Bible Study]
Ministering to the Lord 2 of 12 - The Ministry of Freedom [Isaiah 61:1]
Ministering to the Lord 3 of 12 - The Ministry of Love [1 John 3]
Ministering to the Lord 5 of 12 - The Ministry of Hearing [John Bible Study Ch. 8-11]
Ministering to the Lord 7 of 12 - The link will be provided at a later date!
Ministering to the Lord 8 of 12 - The Ministry of Justice [The Book of Isaiah]
Ministering to the Lord 9 of 12 - The link will be provided on Sunday, June 21, 2020
Ministering to the Lord 10 of 12 - The link will be provided on Sunday, June 28, 2020
Ministering to the Lord 11 of 12 - The link will be provided on Sunday, July 5, 2020
Ministering to the Lord 12 of 12 - The link will be provided on Sunday, July 12, 2020
The Ministry [Life] of Miracles:
Note: When I speak about revival, it's because the Lord is speaking to me about revival, it doesn't mean that he wants you to focus on that. I've been refined, and revived already. He wants the body to focus on redemption. Please seek the Lord to find out what he wants you to should focus on.

If you're shocked that the 7th teaching to the Ministering to the Lord Series is focused on miracles, you are not the only one. I am shocked too! However, I want you to notice that before the ministry of miracles teaching, the Holy Spirit led me to discuss the following:
So the order should tell us the importance of life and relationship with Christ.

Why the life of miracles? 
As ministers (kings and priest) one of our assignments is to disciple. Non-believers, and even some believers have to see a miracle, before they believe Jesus Christ. Miracles are a way that God uses to reveal himself to sinner and saints. It is why the Holy Spirit led me, to my surprise, to teach about a life of miracles.

My Testimony of Miracles





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      A miracle is defined as a surprising and welcome event that is not explicable by natural or scientific laws and is therefore considered to be the work of a divine agency. There are three ways one can perform miracles:
      1. Be the gift (apostles only) Ephesians 4:11 Acts 5:12-16
      2. By grace through faith Romans 12:3-8
      3. The manifestation of the Holy Spirit 1 Corinthians 12:4-11
      The miracles that comes from the manifestation of the Holy Spirit will allow a believer to perform miracles when the Spirit is in manifestation inside of them. Those who are apostles have the gift of miracles. Want to know the difference between anointing, and gifts? Click here! Those who perform miracles by grace through faith, would most likely have to be full of faith, either by growing the seed of faith given to them or via the gift of special kind of faith that comes via manifestation of the Holy Spirit [Stephen, Acts 6-8].There is a difference between healing and miracles. Healing can be a miracle, or it can just be healing. What makes a miracle a miracle vs what makes a miracle a healing? A miracle is making something appear, that was not there [Acts 4:18-22]. For instance, someone getting healed from HIV is healing. However, someone who was born without an arm and their arm appearing is a miracle. Miracles fall under two categories:
      1. Signs -> miracles 
      2. Wonders -> miracles
      "Now many signs and wonders were regularly done among the people by the hands of the apostles. And they were all together in Solomon's Portico. None of the rest dared join them, but the people held them in high esteem. And more than ever believers were added to the Lord, multitudes of both men and women, so that they even carried out the sick into the streets and laid them on cots and mats, that as Peter came by at least his shadow might fall on some of them. The people also gathered from the towns around Jerusalem, bringing the sick and those afflicted with unclean spirits, and they were all healed." - Acts 5:12-16

      What are signs & wonders?
      The difference between a sign and wonder is explained in Acts 2:19. Signs happen on the earth, and wonders happen on earth but from heaven (I believe this verse is referencing the first heaven, which is the sky). For example, by reading Matthew 16:3-4 we know that Jesus's death and resurrection was a sign. From reading, 2 Kings 1:10-12 we know that Elijah's fire is considered a wonder.
      Warning!
      As I mentioned in the first teaching Ministering to the Lord - The Ministry of Reconciliation, we want to be led by the Holy Spirit before we do anything, especially healing, deliverance, and performing miracles. Why? It is the Lord's hands that are being used in the Spirit, as we heal, deliver and perform miracles. So if the Lord hand isn't being used when we are touching people naturally, and we are doing these things because we are following natural instinct [soulish, worldly], we run the risk of being demonized [Acts 4:29 &30]. This is why before reading this teaching post, we have to understand how to live a life of reconciliation, freedom, love, wisdom, hearing, and reverence. Sometimes as believers we want to run before we've sat up; sit up, crawl, stand up, walk, and then run.





      The Patriarchs in Egypt
      9 “And the patriarchs, becoming envious, sold Joseph into Egypt. But God was with him 10 and delivered him out of all his troubles, and gave him favor and wisdom in the presence of Pharaoh, king of Egypt; and he made him governor over Egypt and all his house. 11 Now a famine and great [az]trouble came over all the land of Egypt and Canaan, and our fathers found no sustenance. 12 But when Jacob heard that there was grain in Egypt, he sent out our fathers first. 13 And the second time Joseph was made known to his brothers, and Joseph’s family became known to the Pharaoh. 14 Then Joseph sent and called his father Jacob and all his relatives to him, [ba]seventy-five people. 15 So Jacob went down to Egypt; and he died, he and our fathers. 16 And they were carried back to Shechem and laid in the tomb that Abraham bought for a sum of money from the sons of Hamor, the father of Shechem.

      God Delivers Israel by Moses
      17 “But when the time of the promise drew near which God had sworn to Abraham, the people grew and multiplied in Egypt 18 till another king arose who did not know Joseph. 19 This man dealt treacherously with our people, and oppressed our forefathers, making them expose their babies, so that they might not live. 20 At this time Moses was born, and was well pleasing to God; and he was brought up in his father’s house for three months. 21 But when he was set out, Pharaoh’s daughter took him away and brought him up as her own son. 22 And Moses was learned in all the wisdom of the Egyptians, and was mighty in words and deeds. 23 “Now when he was forty years old, it came into his heart to visit his brethren, the children of Israel. 24 And seeing one of them suffer wrong, he defended and avenged him who was oppressed, and struck down the Egyptian. 25 For he supposed that his brethren would have understood that God would deliver them by his hand, but they did not understand. 26 And the next day he appeared to two of them as they were fighting, and tried to reconcile them, saying, ‘Men, you are brethren; why do you wrong one another?’ 27 But he who did his neighbor wrong pushed him away, saying, ‘Who made you a ruler and a judge over us? 28 Do you want to kill me as you did the Egyptian yesterday?’ 29 Then, at this saying, Moses fled and became a dweller in the land of Midian, where he had two sons. 30 “And when forty years had passed, an Angel [bb]of the Lord appeared to him in a flame of fire in a bush, in the wilderness of Mount Sinai. 31 When Moses saw it, he marveled at the sight; and as he drew near to observe, the voice of the Lord came to him, 32 saying, ‘I am the God of your fathers—the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.’ And Moses trembled and dared not look. 33 ‘Then the Lord said to him, “Take your sandals off your feet, for the place where you stand is holy ground. 34 I have surely seen the oppression of My people who are in Egypt; I have heard their groaning and have come down to deliver them. And now come, I will send you to Egypt.” ’35 “This Moses whom they rejected, saying, ‘Who made you a ruler and a judge?’ is the one God sent to be a ruler and a deliverer by the hand of the Angel who appeared to him in the bush. 36 He brought them out, after he had shown wonders and signs in the land of Egypt, and in the Red Sea, and in the wilderness forty years.

      Israel Rebels Against God
      37 “This is that Moses who said to the children of Israel, ‘The Lord your God will raise up for you a Prophet like me from your brethren. Him[bc] you shall hear.’38 “This is he who was in the [bd]congregation in the wilderness with the Angel who spoke to him on Mount Sinai, and with our fathers, the one who received the living oracles[be] to give to us, 39 whom our fathers would not obey, but rejected. And in their hearts they turned back to Egypt, 40 saying to Aaron, ‘Make us gods to go before us; as for this Moses who brought us out of the land of Egypt, we do not know what has become of him.’ 41 And they made a calf in those days, offered sacrifices to the idol, and rejoiced in the works of their own hands. 42 Then God turned and gave them up to worship the host of heaven, as it is written in the book of the Prophets: ‘Did you offer Me slaughtered animals and sacrifices during forty years in the wilderness, O house of Israel? 43 You also took up the tabernacle of Moloch,
      And the star of your god Remphan, Images which you made to worship;And I will carry you away beyond Babylon.’ 

      God’s True Tabernacle
      44 “Our fathers had the tabernacle of witness in the wilderness, as He appointed, instructing Moses to make it according to the pattern that he had seen, 45 which our fathers, having received it in turn, also brought with Joshua into the land possessed by the Gentiles, whom God drove out before the face of our fathers until the days of David, 46 who found favor before God and asked to find a dwelling for the God of Jacob. 47 But Solomon built Him a house. 48 “However, the Most High does not dwell in temples made with hands, as the prophet says: 49 ‘Heaven is My throne,
      And earth is My footstool. What house will you build for Me? says the Lord, Or what is the place of My rest? 50 Has My hand not made all these things?’

      Israel Resists the Holy Spirit
      51 “You stiff-necked[bf] and uncircumcised in heart and ears! You always resist the Holy Spirit; as your fathers did, so do you. 52 Which of the prophets did your fathers not persecute? And they killed those who foretold the coming of the Just One, of whom you now have become the betrayers and murderers, 53 who have received the law by the direction of angels and have not kept it.”

      Stephen the Martyr
      54 When they heard these things they were [bg]cut to the heart, and they gnashed at him with their teeth. 55 But he, being full of the Holy Spirit, gazed into heaven and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing at the right hand of God, 56 and said, “Look! I see the heavens opened and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God!” 57 Then they cried out with a loud voice, stopped their ears, and ran at him with one accord; 58 and they cast him out of the city and stoned him. And the witnesses laid down their clothes at the feet of a young man named Saul. 59 And they stoned Stephen as he was calling on God and saying, “Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.” 60 Then he knelt down and cried out with a loud voice, “Lord, do not charge them with this sin.” And when he had said this, he fell asleep.

      Saul Persecutes the Church
      8 Now Saul was consenting to his death. At that time a great persecution arose against the church which was at Jerusalem; and they were all scattered throughout the regions of Judea and Samaria, except the apostles. 2 And devout men carried Stephen to his burial, and made great lamentation over him. 3 As for Saul, he made havoc of the church, entering every house, and dragging off men and women, committing them to prison.
      Christ Is Preached in Samaria
      4 Therefore those who were scattered went everywhere preaching the word. 5 Then Philip went down to [bh]the city of Samaria and preached Christ to them. 6 And the multitudes with one accord heeded the things spoken by Philip, hearing and seeing the miracles which he did. 7 For unclean spirits, crying with a loud voice, came out of many who were possessed; and many who were paralyzed and lame were healed. 8 And there was great joy in that city.

      The Sorcerer’s Profession of Faith
      9 But there was a certain man called Simon, who previously practiced [bi]sorcery in the city and astonished the [bj]people of Samaria, claiming that he was someone great, 10 to whom they all gave heed, from the least to the greatest, saying, “This man is the great power of God.” 11 And they heeded him because he had astonished them with his [bk]sorceries for a long time. 12 But when they believed Philip as he preached the things concerning the kingdom of God and the name of Jesus Christ, both men and women were baptized. 13 Then Simon himself also believed; and when he was baptized he continued with Philip, and was amazed, seeing the miracles and signs which were done.
      The Sorcerer’s Sin
      14 Now when the apostles who were at Jerusalem heard that Samaria had received the word of God, they sent Peter and John to them, 15 who, when they had come down, prayed for them that they might receive the Holy Spirit. 16 For as yet He had fallen upon none of them. They had only been baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. 17 Then they laid hands on them, and they received the Holy Spirit. 18 And when Simon saw that through the laying on of the apostles’ hands the Holy Spirit was given, he offered them money, 19 saying, “Give me this power also, that anyone on whom I lay hands may receive the Holy Spirit.” 20 But Peter said to him, “Your money perish with you, because you thought that the gift of God could be purchased with money! 21 You have neither part nor portion in this matter, for your heart is not right in the sight of God. 22 Repent therefore of this your wickedness, and pray God if perhaps the thought of your heart may be forgiven you. 23 For I see that you are poisoned by bitterness and bound by iniquity.” 24 Then Simon answered and said, “Pray to the Lord for me, that none of the things which you have spoken may come upon me.” 25 So when they had testified and preached the word of the Lord, they returned to Jerusalem, preaching the gospel in many villages of the Samaritans.

      Christ Is Preached to an Ethiopian
      26 Now an angel of the Lord spoke to Philip, saying, “Arise and go toward the south along the road which goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza.” This is [bl]desert. 27 So he arose and went. And behold, a man of Ethiopia, a eunuch of great authority under Candace the queen of the Ethiopians, who had charge of all her treasury, and had come to Jerusalem to worship, 28 was returning. And sitting in his chariot, he was reading Isaiah the prophet. 29 Then the Spirit said to Philip, “Go near and overtake this chariot.” 30 So Philip ran to him, and heard him reading the prophet Isaiah, and said, “Do you understand what you are reading?” 31 And he said, “How can I, unless someone guides me?” And he asked Philip to come up and sit with him. 32 The place in the Scripture which he read was this: “He was led as a sheep to the slaughter; And as a lamb before its shearer is silent, So He opened not His mouth. 33 In His humiliation His justice was taken away, And who will declare His generation?For His life is taken from the earth.”34 So the eunuch answered Philip and said, “I ask you, of whom does the prophet say this, of himself or of some other man?” 35 Then Philip opened his mouth, and beginning at this Scripture, preached Jesus to him. 36 Now as they went down the road, they came to some water. And the eunuch said, “See, here is water. What hinders me from being baptized?” 37 [bm]Then Philip said, “If you believe with all your heart, you may.” And he answered and said, “I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.”38 So he commanded the chariot to stand still. And both Philip and the eunuch went down into the water, and he baptized him. 39 Now when they came up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord caught Philip away, so that the eunuch saw him no more; and he went on his way rejoicing. 40 But Philip was found at [bn]Azotus. And passing through, he preached in all the cities till he came to Caesarea.
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