The Power Gifts Radiate God’s Glory

“The Working of Miracles”
Pastor John Isaacs KingsWay Community Church May 27, 2007

The Glory of God

The Promise

The Glory of God
Numbers 14:21 But truly, as I live, all the earth shall be filled with the glory of the Lord.

The Glory of God
Isaiah 60:1-2 1 Arise, shine; For your light has come! And the glory of the Lord is risen upon you. 2 For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, And deep darkness the people; But the Lord will arise over you, And His glory will be seen upon you.

The Glory of God

The Problem

The Glory of God
Isaiah 24:6 Therefore the curse has devoured the earth, And those who dwell in it are desolate.

The Glory of God
Isaiah 59:2 But your iniquities have separated you from your God; And your sins have hidden His face from you, So that He will not hear.

The Glory of God
Isaiah 59:10 We grope for the wall like the blind, And we grope as if we had no eyes; We stumble at noonday as at twilight; We are as dead men in desolate places.

The Glory of God
Romans 3:23 For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.

The Glory of God

The Mission

To Fill All The “Waste Places” With The Glory of The Lord!

The Glory of God
1. The Goodness of God His Character Revealed 2. The Greatness of God His Power Demonstrated

The Glory of God
Colossians 1:27
To them God willed to make known what are the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles: which is Christ in you,

the hope of glory.

The Glory of God
Multiple manifestations of God’s Character and Power in and through the lives of His people.

God’s Character
His Goodness
love, joy, peace, mercy, patient, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control, truthful, generous, forgiving, and just
Exodus 34:6-7 and Galatians 5:22-23

God’s Power
His Greatness
1 Corinthians 2:4 And my speech and my preaching were not with persuasive words of human wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power.

Spiritual Gifts
Definition of Spiritual Gifts
Greek Word = charismata Charis = Grace or favor Mata = to be with To experience a special endowment or favor given by a divine being.

Spiritual Gifts
Three Groups of Three:
Group #1: The Revelation Gifts • Word of Wisdom • Word of Knowledge • Discerning of Spirits

Spiritual Gifts
Three Groups of Three:
Group #2: The Power Gifts • Miracles • Healing • Faith

Spiritual Gifts
Three Groups of Three:
Group #3: The Speaking Gifts • Message in Tongues • Interpretation of Tongues • Prophecy

Spiritual Gifts
Definition of Spiritual Gifts
The special grace or favor denoting extraordinary powers, distinguishing certain Christians and enabling them to serve the church. The reception of these gifts is due to the power of divine grace operating in their lives by the Holy Spirit.

Spiritual Gifts
Working of Miracles
1 Corinthians 12:10 … to another the working of miracles,

Spiritual Gifts
Miracles
Greek Word is dunamis • A dynamic ability • A demonstration of power • A multiplication of might

Spiritual Gifts
Working of Miracles
The divine enablement to be God’s means for performing powerful acts that are perceived by observers to have altered the ordinary course of nature.

Spiritual Gifts
Working of Miracles
Distinctives
An event of supernatural power.

Spiritual Gifts
Working of Miracles
Distinctives
The occurrence of an event apparently contradictory to and unexplainable by the laws of science.

Spiritual Gifts
Working of Miracles
Distinctives
A supernatural power that intervenes and counteracts earthly forces.

Spiritual Gifts
Working of Miracles
Biblical Examples
The sun stood still at Joshua’s command. Joshua 10:12-14

Spiritual Gifts
Working of Miracles
Biblical Examples
An iron axe head floated on water. 2 Kings 6:5-6

Spiritual Gifts
Working of Miracles
Biblical Examples
Three men survived a fiery furnace. Daniel 3:23-27

Spiritual Gifts
Working of Miracles
Biblical Examples
Baalam’s donkey spoke. Numbers 22:23-30

Spiritual Gifts
Working of Miracles
Biblical Examples
Jesus changed water into a fine wine. John 2:1-11

Spiritual Gifts
Working of Miracles
Biblical Examples
He took a coin from a fish’s mouth. Matthew 17:24-27

Spiritual Gifts
Working of Miracles
Biblical Examples
Feeding thousands with a few loaves and fishes. Matthew 14:15-21

Spiritual Gifts
Working of Miracles
Biblical Examples
In the Early Church: • Survived snake bites • Released from prison • Dead were raised to life

Spiritual Gifts
Working of Miracles
Your Examples
• Miracles of Provision • Miracles of Deliverance • Miracles of Healing • Miracles of Salvation

Spiritual Gifts
Working of Miracles
Do You Have It? • Can others point to specific instances where your prayers have resulted in visible miracles?

Spiritual Gifts
Working of Miracles
Do You Have It? • Does God seem to regularly do impossible things through your life?

Spiritual Gifts
Working of Miracles
Do You Have It? • Has God asked you to perform supernatural signs and wonders?

Spiritual Gifts
Working of Miracles
Cautions • Never tempt God by taking action only a miracle could get you out of. Galatians 6:7

Spiritual Gifts
Working of Miracles
Cautions • Don’t begin thinking that “you” have the power to perform a miracle.

Spiritual Gifts
Working of Miracles
Cautions • Don’t blame the absence of miracles on lack of faith or God’s punishment for sin.

Spiritual Gifts
Working of Miracles
Cautions • Don’t become preoccupied with any of the spiritual gifts. Keep your relationship with Jesus the most important thing in your life.

The Glory of God How will the “Glory of God” fill the earth?

The Glory of God Will Fill The Earth …
As God’s People, Filled with the Holy Spirit, Pray for Miracles.

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