“Obedience to God’s Strange Instructions Birth Miraculous Manifestation”
They ran out of wine at a wedding ceremony to which Jesus and His mother were invited. She was approached and she referred them to Him.
He gave them a strange instruction: “Fill the pots with water. Then he told them to take some of it to the master of ceremony. It turned out to be the best wine.
Abraham waited for twenty-five years before Isaac was born. And then God tells him:’Take your son; the one you love so dearly, the apple of your eyes, and sacrifice him to Me. ‘
If that is not a strange instruction, I don’t know what is.
Abraham had turned a corner at this time. He knew the promise of God will not fail, that through him all the families of the earth shall be blessed. And so he was prepared to give God his best. Ge22
As he was about to sacrifice Isaac, he heard a voice from heaven: ‘Abraham, Abraham, do not harm that child. Now iI know you fear God. Look behind you is a ram caught inthe bush”
God provided a ram miraculously because Abraham obeyed the ridiculous instruction.
Moses was leading the the Israelites out of Egypt to the Promised Land.God was guiding them by a pillar of fire by night and a pillar of cloud by day. It was unmistakeable that God was in control. But then they came face to face with the red sea. Looking back, they saw their worst fears. Pharaoh’s army was in hot pursuit.
They began to panic and murmur and wanted to eat Moses alive.” Is this not what we told you? Leave us alone to serve the Egyptians. Now you have brought us here to kill us in this watery grave. Are there no graves in Egypt? “
God asked him, ‘What do you have in your hand? Use it’
What a strange instruction!
Moses stretched the rod over the sea and an express way came into manifestation and they passed through on dry ground.
Jesus met a procession of mourners who were going to bury the only son of a widow in Nain and He stopped them told them to put the casket down. He then told the boy to rise up and he did and He gave him back to his mother.
You need to see the jubilation and gyration and celebration that followed.The disciples were told to wait for the Promise of the Father- the Holy Spirit on the Day of Pentecost. They did and the Holy Spirit came in might and in power, filled them with power and gave them supernatural language- each speaking in a tongue they had not learnt.
Those who were very fearful and locking themselves indoors, after the crucifixion of Jesus, became very feiry, audacious and bold in their witness. It was the power of the Holy Spirit. Peter preached a powerful sermon and about 3000 people believed and were added to the church.A brother was led to propose to a lady who was not attractive on the outside because she had a bump on her head. He was very faithful in the Church and so was she and believing God for a husband despite her disability. The brother obeyed God and proposed to her to her amazement. People laughed at him and queried his ‘queer’ choice.
He told them he loved the girl and that God had led him to ask for her hands.
They got married and it took three years before she got pregnant. Meanwhile , their union was like one putting a thousand to flight and two putting ten thousand to flight. Whatever they touched turned into gold. God blessed them with property and car as their business did extremely well.
Initial indication on a scan showed she was expecting three! On the day of the delivery, she gave birth to three beautiful bouncing baby boys.
Afer the third baby had come out, the doctor said it appeared there was a fourth one still left. She was encouraged to push and she did until a hump came out. As it did, the bump on her head shrivelled off and she was able to straighten up and became competely healed.
Glory be to the Lord Who gives strange instructions that lead to miraculous manifestation. multiple miracle came from an obedience to a strange instruction.
So wahtever He says, do it.
Love your enemies.
Sing in the rain.
Give Him a sacrifice of praise.
What strange instrcutions has the Lord given you recently? Listen to Him carefuly and you will hear Him. He said ‘My sheep hear My voice. They know My voice. The voice off a stranger they will not follow. John10
Whatever He says, do it and you will be blessed.
9 But as it is written: ” Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, Nor have entered into the heart of man The things which God has prepared for those who love Him.”
14 But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. 1Cor2:9,14