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WHAT IS THE GREATER WORK AS THE GREATEST MIRACLE IN THE BIBLE? ACTS 16:31 KJV

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WHAT IS THE GREATER WORK AS THE GREATEST MIRACLE IN THE BIBLE? ACTS 16:31 KJV

Acts 16:31 KJV

“And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.”

Many Christians believe that the greatest miracle in the Bible is the raising of a dead body back to life just exactly what the Lord Jesus Christ did to the death of Lazarus when He (the Lord Jesus Christ) brought him (Lazarus) back from the dead to life – John 11: 38 – 44 .

They considered it as the greatest miracle because Lazarus had been buried four days before Jesus arrived and his dead body had already started decaying with a foul smell or an offensive odour!  Larazus’ dead body had been four days in the grave (tomb) –  John 11: 17, 39 KJV  “Then when Jesus came, he found that he had lain in the grave four days already. Jesus said, Take ye away the stone. Martha, the sister of him that was dead, saith unto him, Lord, by this time he stinketh: for he hath been dead four days.”

But the raising of Lazarus from the dead back to life after four days in the grave already decaying with an offensive odour is never the greatest miracle in the Bible!

Some Christians consider healings as the greatest miracle in the Bible. But they are scripturally wrong.

No single “anointed” human being on earth has ever performed all the miracles the Lord Jesus Christ performed during His earthly ministry but at the tail end of His ministry on earth, He said we the genuinely born again Christians will do greater works than  all what He did in John 14:12 KJV  ‘Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.”

If you look and read carefully this John 14:12, you will notice that this scripture mentioned ” greater works” that is, plural.

But we shall look at just number one greater work as the greatest miracle in the Bible.

Then, question: What is the greater work as the greatest miracle in the Bible?

Before I answer this question by His grace, let me ask one critical question: where is Lazarus that the Lord Jesus Christ resurrected/rose from dead during His earthly ministry today? I discern you know the answer – he is not physically alive today but physically dead and completely decayed with his bones turned to the dust of the earth!

All the people that the Lord Jesus miraculously healed in the Bible, where are they today? Definitely, all by now physically dead and completely decayed with their bones turned to the dust of the earth!!

Then, the greater work as the greatest miracle in the Bible is salvation of soul(s) –  Luke 15:7, 10 KJV “I say unto you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more than over ninety and nine just persons, which need no repentance……Likewise, I say unto you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth.”

When miracles, signs, and wonders happen, people on earth rejoice but when there is salvation of just one soul on earth the whole Heaven (God and hosts of Heaven) rejoice!

This means that the greater work as the greatest miracle in the Bible is salvation of soul(s).

The salvation of a soul restores back the broken relationship that took place in the Garden of Eden between God and man. And this is the greatest miracle in the Bible!!!

This is the reason why the Lord Jesus Christ came to this world to die for our sin – to reconcile us back to God:  2 Corinthians 5:17-18  KJV “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself (God) by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation.”

The above quote says God reconciled us back to Himself through Jesus Christ. The broken relationship between God and man in the Garden of Eden was restored back through our Lord Jesus Christ. Praise the Lord! Hallelujah!! Amen!!!

Thank God for the ministry of miracles, signs and wonders but the ultimate, the real essence of Jesus Christ coming to this world to die for the world (humanity) is the ministry of reconciliation –  restoring us back to God for a personal walk and intimate relationship with Him –  2 Corinthians 5:18-21 KJV “And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation; To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation. Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God. For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.”

Ministry of miracles, signs and wonders is to prove the divinity or deity of Jesus Christ. It is the benefits of the salvation. This is the reason why the Bible says we should seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness and all other things shall be added unto you –  Matthew 6:33 KJV “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.”

The seeking of the kingdom of God first is the salvation of a soul while secondly seeking the righteousness of the kingdom of God (God Himself) is the personal walk and intimate relationship with God – this is the greater work as the greatest miracle in the Bible.

While all other things shall be added unto you is the ministry of miracles, signs and wonders. This ministry represents the benefits of salvation and to prove the divinity/deity of God.

For emphasis sake, please read again 2 Corinthians 5:18 KJV  “And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation.”  The ministry God has given us is ministry of reconciliation.

What He gave us is the ministry of reconciliation – not the ministry of  miracles, signs and wonders because the ministry of miracles, signs and wonders is to follow every genuinely born again Christian (not only genuinely born again pastor) according to Mark 16:17 -18 KJV “And these signs shall follow them (the genuinely born Christians) that believe; In my name (Jesus 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.” All the underlined they” means “the genuinely born again Christians.”

The purpose of Jesus’ death and resurrection is to reconcile us back to God by having a personal walk and intimate relationship with Him. This is the reason why God is still seeking those who will worship Him in spirit and in truth –  John 4:23 -24 KJV “But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.”

This is the reason why salvation is the greater work as the greatest miracle in the Bible.

The salvation of a soul is the greatest miracle in the Bible.

Why?

The salvation of a soul gives eternal life.

The finished work of our Lord Jesus Christ on the cross at Calvary is the greatest miracle in the Bible because it is what gives us hope that there is life after death –  1 Corinthians 15:19 KJV ‘If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable.”

If the greater work as the greatest miracle in the Bible is the salvation, then every genuinely born again Christian has a responsibility or role to play by working out his salvation with fear and trembling after you are saved by the grace through faith in the blood of Jesus Christ –  Philippians 2:12  “Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.”

That is, do the work of reading, studying and obeying the word of God in totality.  Doing this is the greater work as the greatest miracle in the Bible manifesting in your Christian life.

Doing the work of following the Bible (the word of God) –  and not following man, woman, denomination(s) , wind of doctrine but purely the pure, undiluted word of God is the greater work as the greatest miracle in the Bible that can ever happen in your Christian life!

Working out your own salvation with fear and trembling is growing and developing your own personal walk and intimate relationship with God because this is the greater work as the greatest miracle in the Bible when your relationship with God is intimate and great whereby God talks to you face to face the way He talked to Moses in Exodus 33:11 KJV  “And the LORD spake unto Moses face to face, as a man speaketh unto his friend…”

The greater work as the greatest miracle in the Bible is working your own salvation with fear and trembling by enduring to follow the dictate of Jesus Christ to the end –  Matthew 10:22  KJV “And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved.”

The word of God which is the truth is Jesus.  And  Jesus Christ is the truth (John 14:6) and people will hate you for saying the truth, therefore you need to do the greater work of endurance to say the truth to the end in order to make it to Heaven at last – Matthew 24:13 KJV “But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.”

Endurance to the end to make Heaven at last is the greater work as the greatest miracle in the Bible when you work out own salvation with fear (of God) and trembling without looking back –  Hebrews 10:38 KJV  “Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him.”

Finally winning souls for Christ is the greater work as the greatest miracle in the Bible because this is the only gift of miracle of salvation of a soul any genuinely born again Christian can give anybody.

Anyone who is not genuinely born again cannot win soul for the Lord Jesus Christ because nobody can give what he or she does not have – you can only give what you have. And if you are genuinely born again, you have the salvation as a gift of miracle you can give anyone by winning souls for the kingdom of God.

The greatest miracle in the Bible is to believe Jesus Christ and you are saved – Acts 16:31 KJV “And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.”

The greater work is when you win soul for Christ.

The greater work as the greatest miracle in the Bible is when you endure to the end by working out your own salvation with fear (of God) and trembling in reading, studying and obeying (doing) the word of God completely and you make it to heaven at last!

The greater work as the greatest miracle in the Bible is to have a personal walk and intimate relationship with God – Philippians 3:10 KJV and Philippians 1:21 KJV “That I may know him (the Lord Jesus Christ)…. For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.”

To study in detail for a better and deeper understanding, read for free this rich and Holy Spirit filled publication at KDP AMAZON, my book : “Pastor’s Little Foxes: The Secrets Of Pastor’s Little Foxes In The Vineyard”

Note: Proverbs 23:23 NKJV “Buy the truth, and do not sell it…”

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About the author

onetruth

Olusegun Ibikunle has devoted his entire life to the service of his Master Lord Jesus Christ since 2003, greatly adding value to lives. He is into the propagation of the gospel of Christ of righteousness and holiness on the earth. By the grace of God, he is the founder of the Holy Army of Christ (HAC) Ministries. The ministries God has used to bless the children, the teenagers, the youths and the adults.

He has a B.Sc. degree in Industrial Engineering. The Holy Spirit inspired him to write this book for the edification of the Body of Christ and the benefit of Heaven-bound Christians in the last days (end times).

He is a great life coach. He holds seminars across the globe.

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