Miracles Happen When We Pray The Lord’s Prayer

Miracles happen when they are performed to glorify God, not for entertainment or showing off your own abilities. As long as we keep this in mind, we can ask anything in Jesus' name, and He will do it. John 14:13-14 And I will do whatever you ask in My name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask Me for anything in My name, I will do it.

I know you're looking at this and thinking, so we can actually ask God for a crippled child in a wheelchair to get up and walk and he/she will walk? YES EXACTLY! If we've been genuinely seeking God through the scriptures, and praying the Lord's Prayer daily with the "Bread" meaning the Bread of life, Jesus Himself, we are renewed everyday (2 Corinthians 4:16), and are therefore "righteous" in the eyes of God. We then are truly filled with the Holy Spirit, and are always standing in the presence of God (Luke 1:19, 1Kings 18:15). Yes this genuine believer can perform miracles. But remember, not for video-taping and making a sensational show out of it; if you are indeed a genuine believer, you wouldn't be doing this.

Mark 16:17-18

Jesus said: "17 And these signs will accompany those who believe: In My name they will drive out demons; they will speak in new tongues; 18 they will pick up snakes with their hands, and if they drink any deadly poison, it will not harm them; they will lay their hands on the sick, and they will be made well.”

John 14:12-15

Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father. And I will do whatever you ask in My name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask Me for anything in My name, I will do it. If you love Me, you will keep My commandments.

Matthew 7:20

Jesus said: So you’ll recognize them by their fruit.

To all of you who say you believe in Jesus, where are your miracles? Real miracles like put your hand on a crippled child in wheelchair and make her walk. You can't, because you're not filled with the Holy Spirit!

 

But this is exactly what the disciples and apostles of Jesus did. These mere humans laid their hands on the crippled and made them walk, and brought dead people back to life! Today's "believers" can barely perform dismal type miracles that some talk about, like I needed a car and received one the next day, or we needed donations and they came. If the Pope or the best Protestant church leader walk into a children's hospital, can they heal anybody? No! And yet the Pope is behaving as if he is filled with the Holy Spirit, making changes to God's realm - seating Mary next to God in heaven, and creating a mini-hell (Purgatory). 

 

In today's world, real miracles like make a cripple get up and walk, are out of the question. They are impossible in people's minds, and therefore are not happening. But Jesus said we can; where is the faith in Jesus? I think I know. The Catholic church was born in the 3rd century, then sometime later, the Protestant church was born, and both have been misleading people with their teachings for hundreds of years. People were supposed to be filled with the Holy Spirit as Jesus promised, and perform miracles in His name. The only explanation is, no one is truly filled with the Holy Spirit today; not the church leaders and not the people. The churches' misleading teachings resulted in the do-nothing Protestants and the pray to humans Catholics, leading to generations of people with barely a trace of the Holy Spirit in them, and performing dismal miracles at best. How else can we explain it? 

 

Miracles became more and more rare around the 2nd century, after the disciples of Jesus, the apostle Paul, and a few others from that generation died. Today it is almost unheard of. But If you pray the Lord's Prayer daily, with the meaning of the "Bread" as the body of Jesus, you will get on the right path to become a true believer in Jesus, filled with the Holy Spirit, and will be capable of these things Jesus talked about.

What Would a Church Clergy Say to Performing Miracles?

The standard answer is: "these signs were for that generation - for the disciples and apostles at that time to help them evangelize the region." A typical answer from a church leader who is supposed to be a role-model and be able to perform miracles, but can't. So they coined this standard answer to justify why they can't. Look again at Mark 16:17 above. Jesus was clearly explaining to His disciples how to recognize a believer from the crowd. And John 14:12 "...whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these...". He said "whoever believes in me". That is clearly a statement that applies to all people on earth.

This is How Jesus Performed Miracles

  Step 1: Faith ("when Jesus saw their faith...")

  Step 2: Forgive sins
  Step 3: Miracle

Mark gave us a glimpse of this in Mark 2:5-7 & 10-12.  Without Steps 1 & 2, can’t do Step 3. 

 

Mark 2:5-7

5 When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralyzed man, “Son, your sins are forgiven.” 6 Now some teachers of the law were sitting there, thinking to themselves, 7 “Why does this fellow talk like that? He’s blaspheming! Who can forgive sins but God alone?”

Mark 2:10-12

Jesus: 10 But I want you to know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins.” So he said to the man, 11 “I tell you, get up, take your mat and go home.” 12 He got up, took his mat and walked out in full view of them all. This amazed everyone and they praised God, saying, “We have never seen anything like this!”

Notes: Am I the only one seeing this side of the story? Look again at the verses here. Jesus clearly stated that the forgiveness of sins was a pre-requisite to the miracle - The paralyzed man getting up and walking was the proof that Jesus indeed had the authority to forgive sins! Of course, it goes without saying, the first pre-requisite was "faith" as in verse 5. We can perform these steps ourselves according to Jesus. Our Step2 is the Lord's Prayer. Then the miracle happens when we call on His name. He told us that in John 14:12-14, Mark 16:17-18, Mark 9:39, Matthew 17:20, and Acts 2:17.

You may ask, "why do we not see these steps in other miracles in the Bible?" True, this detail was not always reported. In many other miracles, however, the Bible did mention Jesus praying first. We can deduct from the Mark story here that part of His prayer was about forgiving that person's sins.

So, for us it is:

  Step 1: Faith

  Step 2: The Lord’s Prayer for forgiveness of sins
  Step 3: In the name of Jesus Christ… miracle.

Let's pause for a moment. If you chuckled after reading these 3 steps, then you're not cut-out for the kingdom of God. You need not continue reading; you're wasting your time. The sad fact is, even the best "believers" out there today will likely chuckle when they see these 3 steps. This confirms the "wide gate"! Without faith nothing can be done. Even Jesus Himself could not perform miracles where there was no faith among people of that town.

Mark 6:4-6 

4 Jesus said to them, “A prophet is not without honor except in his own town, among his relatives and in his own home.” 5 He could not do any miracles there, except lay his hands on a few sick people and heal them. 6 He was amazed at their lack of faith.

Most Christians today are "Philips", not thinking spiritually!! 

If we happened to be witnessing a bad situation, example an accident with someone severely injured, or came across a blind person, or a crippled in a wheel chair, etc., we never consider asking God to fully heal and restore this person. Even the most genuine believers out there who may consider we need a miracle here, usually think not my job, this is the job of a church minister or someone like that. 

Here's an example of human-nature incapable of performing miracles even after Jesus showed them how, several times:

John 6:5-7

When Jesus looked up and saw a great crowd coming toward him, he said to Philip, “Where shall we buy bread for these people to eat?” He asked this only to test him, for he already had in mind what he was going to do. Philip answered him, “It would take more than half a year’s wages to buy enough bread for each one to have a bite!”

Notes: And this was Philip! one of His disciples who accompanied Him for some time, and saw His miracles! People today are no better than Philip. That was when Jesus performed the miracle of feeding the 5,000.

Most Christians today are Philips, not thinking spiritually!!  The feeding of the 5,000 was not only because Jesus was there in person. We can do greater things anytime today, because Jesus is alive in the flesh, and is with us in Spirit (through the Holy Spirit within us). But no one even considers miracles as an option - sadly just like Philip.

No one today even considers miracles as an option - sadly just like Philip who was even a disciple of Jesus!

Go ahead, start praying the Lord's Prayer daily, with the "Bread" meaning the spiritual Bread of life, Jesus Himself, for the forgiveness of sins. And pray it again in the presence of someone in need of a miracle. And don't freak-out when the miracle happens, it would show lack of faith. Jesus said we can move mountains (Matthew 17:20), and that we will do greater miracles than the ones He did! That's right, that's what Jesus said in John 14:12-14.

You may ask yourself, who am I to do miracles? This thinking is because no one is filled with the Holy Spirit anymore ever since the days of Paul. But now with this clarification of the Lord's Prayer - the "Bread" is the spiritual Bread of life for the forgiveness of sins, and starting to pray it daily as Jesus instructed, we will become truly filled with the Holy Spirit, and will be able to perform miracles in Jesus' name. But be careful! God is not into sensational showing-off; Jesus never performed miracles in the presence of important people like King Herod or in the temple. If you're thinking to yourself "I can't wait to show my friends what I can do..." as in miracles for entertainment, then you're way off track.

Acts 2:17

"In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams."

We are there now; much closer to the "last days" now, than they were back when Acts was written.

 

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