And his name through faith in his name hath made this man strong, whom ye see and know: yea, the faith which is by him hath given him this perfect soundness in the presence of you all.
READING THIS CHAPTER AND THIS MIRACLE CONTAINED in this chapter is always a thrill!
Here Peter dereligiousized a great miracle wrought by the Holy Ghost.
I have always wondered what causes miracles to happen. Here, Peter lays it out in no uncertain terms. If any body should know, he ought. After all, He is the one that just did the miracle.
Now note that we are not in any way saying that the virtues we are about to outline are not important in our walk with God. They are extremely important and they are demanded of us as God’s dear children.
But these virtues are not what makes miracles take place. It is faith in the Name that does it.
Hear what Peter said: “And when Peter saw it, he answered unto the people, Ye men of Israel, why marvel ye at this? or why look ye so earnestly on us, as though by our own power or holiness we had made this man to walk?”
Peter clearly states that it was not personal power or holiness that made this man walk. He is emphasizing that it had nothing to do with their personal piety. It was by faith in the Name of Jesus that made the man to walk.
It must be noted that personal piety helps your walk of faith with God. But miracles do not happen on the basis of that. Miracles are a result of FAITH IN THE NAME OF JESUS! if personal piety and holiness is the basis of receiving and working miracles then unbelievers will never have a chance at receiving any.
But in the ministry of Jesus most of the people that received miracles were unbelievers who reached out by faith and received miracles.
When it comes to receiving from God ONLY faith suffices!
Many presume that because they are holy, miracles will happen. Holiness is important, commended, and necessary but it must release faith for miracles to take place.
This is why many Believers don’t receive or do miracles, because after years of serving the Lord, they think that their personal piety will take the place of their faith. As a result they don’t receive.
Peter had walked with the Lord for years yet he insisted it was not personal piety or Holiness that caused the miracle to happen but faith in the Name.
Let nothing take the place of Faith in your life!
Release your faith today for the miraculous in your life.
remember, FAITH IN THE NAME OF JESUS WILL PRODUCE THE DESIRED MIRACLE. Put your faith in nothing else but in that Name of Jesus and you will work miracles!
To the ends of the earth!
God bless you richly with great grace and many blessings!