Why I Believe in Instant Miracles

I believe in instant miracles for several reasons. First of all, I see them in God’s Word, especially  Mark’s gospel. Here are a few examples.

Mark 1:40-42 shows a leper bowing before Jesus. He says, “If you will, you can make me clean.”

Jesus puts forth His hand and tells him, “I will. Be clean.”

The man receives an instant miracle.

In the very next chapter, we see four men take apart a roof and lower a man to Jesus. Jesus forgives his sins. Then he tells the paralyzed guy to take up his bed and go home. The man picks up his mat and leaves immediately, amazing everyone.

One day a woman with a bleeding problem sneaks up behind Jesus and touches the hem of his robe. Her blood flow dries up “immediately.”

That’s three instant miracles so far, but the scriptures record more.

Every miracle Jesus did seemed to happen pretty fast – as in, right away. His miracles didn’t take a month, a week, or even a whole day.

But that’s not the only reason I believe in instant miracles. The fact is, I’ve experienced them firsthand.

For example, one time my pastor had a word of knowledge that someone had a stomach problem. I knew it was me, so I went up for prayer and was healed right away. I had a hearty lunch that afternoon with no pain whatsoever. Now that’s what I call an instant miracle.

I have also prayed for people in Jesus’ name and have seen them get healed according to the promise in Mark 16:17-18 that “These signs shall follow them that believe… they shall lay hands on the sick and they shall recover.” I have known bumps to disappear and have watched red blotches dwindle into nothing. Eyes have lost their redness. I have heard reports of tumors vanishing and people receiving instant relief from pain.

Just today my pastor gave a testimony about a woman who was in an accident which left her mostly blind. She couldn’t drive or function properly. But in January, our church set aside three weeks to fast and pray. She kept writing on the prayer cards “I want to see again.” Then one Saturday night, a whole bunch of people felt led to pray for her. The next morning, she woke up healed.

How instant was her miracle? Well, if you ask me, she received it pretty quickly, although she had been praying for a while.

Miracles don’t always happen instantly, but sometimes they do. I think that when they happen quickly, it is God’s way of reminding us just how powerful He is. Sometimes the miracle you pray for may be delayed. It might not happen right away. But that doesn’t mean you should give up asking.

One time, Jesus told a story about a woman who kept asking an unjust judge to avenge her against her adversary (see Luke 18:1-7). For a while he refused, but eventually he gave in because she was wearing him out. “And shall not God avenge his own elect, which cry day and night unto him, though he (may) bear long with them? I tell you that he will avenge them speedily.”

“Behold, I show you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.” (I Corinthians 15:51-52)

Those who believe in Jesus will experience this instant miracle.

It will be very quick.

“Nevertheless, when the Son of man comes, shall he find faith on the earth?” (Luke 18:8)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Author: C R Flamingbush

C.R. Flamingbush grew up in Wheaton, Illinois and graduated from Georgetown University with a degree in German and linguistics. After working seven years for the Department of Defense (an easy job), she took on the most difficult challenge in the world: a lifetime career of raising four children. Along the way she developed a passion for writing Christian superhero fantasy. She enjoys humor because it's Biblical (see the second psalm) and she loves to make people laugh - whether through her writings, her art, or just by being herself. Writing fantasy is her way of poking fun at human foibles and all the ridiculous ideas that so easily beset the human race, while at the same time honoring God in every way she can. Flamingbush has been a member of Faithwriters since 2010, and several of her winning contest entries have been published by Fresh Air Press. She likes Fan Story and has been a Narnia fan since the age of ten. In terms of influence, she aspires to be the next C.S. Lewis but has quite a ways to go in that regard. Speed of Sight, a Superhero Adventure, is her first novel. A sequel is in the works.

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