WHAT IS THE GREATEST MIRACLE OF ALL?
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16 (ESV)
WHAT IS THE MOST AMAZING MIRACLE?
Beloved, now we are children of God; and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is. 1 John 3:2
Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling, And to present you faultless Before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy ...Jude 1:24 (NKJV)
BUT DOES THAT MEAN WE SHOULD NOT DESIRE LESSER MIRACLES LIKE HEALING AND PROPHECY?
The Bible teaches us we should earnestly desire God's supernatural blessings here and now!!
In Matthew 17, the disciples of Jesus failed to heal a sick boy because they could not cast out a demon. Jesus was not pleased. JESUS thought healing was important and HE has not changed.
WHAT IS THE GREATEST THING IN THE WORLD?
So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.
1 Cor 13:13
If LOVE is the supreme good, what value should we place on miraculous gifts?
Pursue love, and earnestly desire the spiritual gifts, especially that you may prophesy. 1 Corinthians 14:1 (ESV)
A COMPLETE AND BALANCED CHRISTIAN LIFE IS A LIFE OF LOVE AND PRACTICAL KINDNESS BUT WE MUST NOT FORGET THAT SALVATION IS SUPERNATURAL FROM START TO FINISH.
We must not and dare not neglect to manifest the supernatural power of the love of Jesus.
Miraculous spiritual gifts are not necessary for salvation. All you need is to trust in the love of Jesus and the message of salvation. BUT in another sense, supernatural Charismatic gifts are ESSENTIAL for salvation, for the salvation of others.
Then Jesus said to him, "Unless you people see signs and wonders, you will by no means believe." John 4:48
...AND SO IT IS TODAY. MILLIONS OF PEOPLE WILL NEVER BELIEVE UNLESS THEY SEE OUR FAITH, HOPE AND LOVE CONFIRMED BY MIRACULOUS SPIRITUAL GIFTS, SUCH AS PROPHECY AND HEALING.