Anointing for Unusual Miracles


Anointing For Unusual Miracles                                                            

In a recent prophetic word we learned that God has got something on His agenda for this house; to take it to a whole different level of impact. Right now, God is releasing an anointing for miracles, for unusual creative miracles, for ongoing miracles. Not just a miracle here and there but miracles that will be expressed in every dimension of our lives. Miracles that will touch marriages, families, health, finance, business people, everything.

But how can we position ourselves to be ready for these miracles?

Read Luke 5:12-15 (NIV)

12 While Jesus was in one of the towns, a man came along who was covered with leprosy. When he saw Jesus, he fell with his face to the ground and begged him, “Lord, if you are willing, you can make me clean.”

13 Jesus reached out his hand and touched the man. “I am willing,” he said. “Be clean!” And immediately the leprosy left him.

14 Then Jesus ordered him, “Don’t tell anyone, but go, show yourself to the priest and offer the sacrifices that Moses commanded for your cleansing, as a testimony to them.”

15 Yet the news about him spread all the more, so that crowds of people came to hear him and to be healed of their sicknesses.

This man was full of leprosy. I want us to imagine this leprosy as representing whatever trial, mountain, challenge we're facing. This passage gives us five keys to receiving unusual miracles.

1. Focus on Jesus

The first step to his miracle was that he saw Jesus. If you want the blessings of God, if you want want a breakthrough or healing, you need to see Him.This man saw Jesus. He  had to look away from his condition, from his decaying flesh; from his unanswered prayers; from the many questions he would have had and see Jesus.

In the famous healing passage that is Isaiah 53, we see it today as describing healing in whatever area of life we need it. Isaiah 53 says: ‘Surely He hath borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; ... the chastisement of our peace was upon Him, and with His stripes we are healed.’

In just twelve verses in Isaiah 53, the word He, Him or His, referring to Jesus, is used forty-nine times. The key to receiving unusual miracles is we must see Jesus. 

"I lift up my eyes to the mountains — where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth." Psalm 121:1-2 (NIV)

'So Moses made a bronze snake and put it up on a pole. Then when anyone was bitten by a snake and looked at the bronze snake, they lived.' Numbers 21:9 (NIV)

The serpent on Moses' pole represents Jesus lifted up on the cross. Look to Him and be healed.

2. Humble Attitude

When the leper saw Jesus he fell on his face. This was a physical reflection of his attitude of heart, his humility, his submission. This is the correct way to come to Jesus, in humility. This man had suffered a lot, he could have said so what did I do to deserve this? But we don’t find that attitude in him, instead he fell on his face and worshipped. We must also humble ourselves and worship.

3. Fervent prayer

Luke says he was 'begging to be healed.' He implored Jesus. This was no casual, half-hearted request, he put his whole being into his request. James 5:16 (NKJV) tells us 'the effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.'  Pastor Yongi Cho talks about ‘Task Prayer’. 

Here are the characteristics of ‘Task Prayer’:

1. Have a clear goal – be very focused.

2. Use simple words.

3. Mobilize all the emotion in your heart.

4. Be persistent.

In Luke 18 Jesus gives us an example of the power of persistent prayer.

'Jesus told them a story showing that it was necessary for them to pray consistently and never quit. ... So what makes you think God won’t step in and work justice for his chosen people, who continue to cry out for help? Won’t he stick up for them? I assure you, he will. He will not drag his feet.'
Luke 18:1-8 (MSG)

4. God is willing to work a miracle for you, to heal you

The man said "if you’re willing you can make me clean". He knew Jesus was able but he was unsure if it was God’s will for him to be healed. Like him, a lot of people know God is able to work an unusual miracle but are not sure it is God’s will to do so. Jesus' simple response to us is still “I am willing, be cleansed” 

5. Faith comes from listening to the Word

'However, the report went around concerning Him all the more; and great multitudes came together to hear, and to be healed by Him of their infirmities.'  Luke 5:15 (NKJV)

The people came together to hear and to be healed, not just to be healed. Jesus’ normal method of operation was that first he taught, then he healed. Some people just want to be prayed for but are not so interested in listening to biblical teaching.

Hindrances to healing

But the Bible is clear that 'faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God' Romans 10:17 (NKJV) because, sometimes, there are areas in our lives that God wants to adjust so we are in a better place before we can receive Him. In Ephesians Paul writes that Jesus' teachings to the church are 'to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the Word, and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless'. Ephesians 5:26-27 (NIV)

Healing is a finished work

“He himself bore our sins” in his body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; “by his wounds you have been healed.” 1 Peter 2:24 (NIV)

On the cross Jesus paid the full price for all our sins, all our healing, forever. Remember, 'Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.' Hebrews 13:8 (NKJV)

Jesus' final instructions

“These are some of the signs that will accompany believers: They will throw out demons in my name, they will speak in new tongues, they will take snakes in their hands, they will drink poison and not be hurt, they will lay hands on the sick and make them well.” Mark 16:17-18 (MSG)

These were the last words spoken by Jesus in Mark. His final instruction to us to heal the sick is clear. We need to pray for sick at every opportunity - it is a sign that we are believers in Jesus Christ.

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