DO YOU KNOW WHY JESUS CHRIST SAID THE TRUE CHRISTIANS SHOULD NOT SEEK AFTER MIRACLES, SIGNS AND WONDERS? Matthew 16:4 KJV and Matthew 12:39 KJV
Matthew 16:4 KJV
“A wicked and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign…”
Matthew 12:39 KJV
“But he (Jesus Christ) answered and said unto them, An evil and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign…”
As you have read the above quoted scriptures ( Matthew 16:4 and Matthew 12:39), the Lord Jesus Christ said it is wicked and adulterous generation seeks after sign – that is, miracles, signs and wonders.
This means that the prosperity gospel pastors or preachers have turned the gullible and deceived Christians into the wicked and adulterous generation that seeks after miracles, signs and wonders. Most especially, many Christians in Nigeria/Africa constantly and continuously seek after miracles, signs and wonders. This is the reason the charlatan pastors scam them.
Many Christians unknown to them they belong to the wicked and adulterous generation that seeks after miracles, signs and wonders. This is reason why they belong to any particular denomination. This is the reason why they seek after “highly” anointed man of God or prophet. Many are in such and such prayer mountains or camps because they are looking for miracles, signs and wonders to solve their problems.
Some are ready to do anything to receive miracles, signs and wonders that will bring solutions to their problems. In the name of looking for miracles, signs and wonders, they have been cajoled, defrauded, scammed and swindled of their hard earned money! Even , some females have lured into illicit sex committing fornication and adultery.
Some have lost the precious and valuable properties in the course of seeking after miracles, signs and wonders.
Do you know that Christian believers don’t follow after miracles, signs and wonders? According to Mark 16:17-18 KJV but rather it is miracles, signs and wonders that are supposed to follow every true Christian believer ( not just only the true pastors ) – Mark 16:17 – 18 “And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.“
Please read the scripture (Mark 16:17-18) again with understanding. it didn’t say or mention pastors but anyone who believes in Christ Jesus -any genuinely born Christian. So stop seeking after miracles, signs and wonders.
Question: Then what should you seek after or follow? It is how to develop a personal walk and intimate relationship with God in Christ Jesus – Philippians 3:10 KJV ”That I may know him..,”
What are you to seek first – number one thing to seek? It is not miracles, signs and wonders but the kingdom of God- Matthew 6:33 KJV ”But seek ye first the kingdom of God..,”
What are you to seek second – number two thing to seek? still, it is not miracles, signs and wonders but the righteousness and holiness – Matthew 6:33 KJV “…and his righteousness…”
As a result of seeking number one (1) thing and number two (2) primarily, then what should follow you? It is the benefits of seeking number one thing first and number two thing second in that order. These benefits are secondary.
Then what are these benefits which are secondary? It is found also in Matthew 6:33 “…all these things shall be added unto you.” What are “ all these things shall be added unto you”? They are benefits like miracles, signs and wonders, – healings, breakthroughs, victory, divine provision, protection, preservation, goodness, mercy, grace, the faithfulness of God, etc.
Therefore, miracles, signs and wonders are to follow you as a genuinely born again Christian.
This Matthew 6:33 leads to Mark 16: 17 – 18 that miracles, signs and wonders should follow you- not you following miracles, signs and wonders.
Once again for emphasis sake, miracles, signs and wonders are the benefits of the kingdom of God. If you get or have them , fine! But if you don’t, continue to develop your personal walk and intimate relationship with God, continue to serve God like the Apostle Paul in 2 Corinthians 12:7 – 10 KJV “And lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I should be exalted above measure. For this thing I besought the Lord thrice, that it might depart from me. And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ’s sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.“
WHAT IS THE PRINCIPAL THING TO SEEK INSTEAD OF MIRACLES, SIGNS AND WONDERS?
What is the principal thing, the most important thing to seek in your Christian journey?. It is not miracles, signs and wonders but wisdom – Proverbs 4:7 KJV ”Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom..,”
What is this wisdom by Proverbs 4:7? It is neither human wisdom nor Satanic wisdom but the wisdom of God (divine).
What is this wisdom by Proverbs 4:7? Scripture interprets scripture. The answer is found in 1 Corinthians 1:24 “…Christ…the wisdom of God.” The Lord Jesus is the wisdom to seek after. That is, the word of God – the Lord Jesus Christ is the word of God – John 1:1, John 1:14, 1 John 5:7 and Revelation 19:13 ”In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God…And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth… For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one….And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.”
3 Types of wisdom
There are three types of wisdom – the first wisdom which is the most important is the Godly wisdom then Earthly wisdom and Satanic wisdom.
- Man’s wisdom or Earthly wisdom: their speech and preaching are with enticing words of man’s wisdom instead of demonstration of the Holy Spirit and of His power: 1 Corinthians 2:4 “And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man’s wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power”
- Satanic or demonic wisdom: 1 Corinthians 2:6 “Howbeit we speak wisdom among them that are perfect: yet not the wisdom of this world, nor of the princes of this world, that come to nought:” James 3:15 -17 : This wisdom descendeth not from above, but [is] earthly, sensual, devilish. For where envying and strife [is], there [is] confusion and every evil work. But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, [and] easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.” That is, this kind of wisdom is earthly, devilish and based on the five senses. It is the kind wisdom expressed so much in the world system and it is shown in the behavioral pattern of a particular set of people, it is also shown in the way the world do things and respond to challenges and situation
- Godly or Divine wisdom: Proverbs 4:7 and 1 Corinthians 1:21,24 “”Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom.. the wisdom of God…Christ…the wisdom of God.”
Therefore, the one you should seek after is the Godly or Divine wisdom.
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Note: Proverbs 23:23 NKJV “Buy the truth, and do not sell it…”