There are many people who need God to come through for them. They need miracles and they need the help and grace of Jesus on a massive scale.
The battles are stacked against them and the enemy is on the move.
If that’s you, don’t be afraid to boldly ask God for miracles.
We know that God is FOR us, so why does it sometimes feel like we are losing the battle?
Why don’t we seem to see the miraculous power of God released into our lives?
I believe it has to do with our asking.
If we would have enough faith in God to ask for the miraculous, we would start to see the miraculous.
Why? Because God honors and answers prayers that are challenging. These are the sort of prayers that move mountains and defeat enemies.
In order to see a miracle, you have to be bold enough to ask for one!
So here’s my challenge for you…ask for a miracles.
Do not just ask vague things that you are unsure whether or not God answered, but ask for miraculous things. Ask for miraculous things so specific that it is undeniable that God was the author of the answer.
God loves prayers like these, and he answers them.
In fact, many times in scripture you find a pattern: Promise, Prayer, Provision.
God makes a promise. The man or woman of God prays a prayer, and in response, God makes the provision.
In fact, there is one very miraculous story in scripture that clearly displays this. This story pushes us to ask for more and believe for more.
God is still the same. He still has the ability to do anything that he has done before.
Joshua 10:1–15 NLTse
1 Adoni-zedek, king of Jerusalem, heard that Joshua had captured and completely destroyed Ai and killed its king, just as he had destroyed the town of Jericho and killed its king. He also learned that the Gibeonites had made peace with Israel and were now their allies.
2 He and his people became very afraid when they heard all this because Gibeon was a large town—as large as the royal cities and larger than Ai. And the Gibeonite men were strong warriors.
3 So King Adoni-zedek of Jerusalem sent messengers to several other kings: Hoham of Hebron, Piram of Jarmuth, Japhia of Lachish, and Debir of Eglon.
4 “Come and help me destroy Gibeon,” he urged them, “for they have made peace with Joshua and the people of Israel.”
5So these five Amorite kings combined their armies for a united attack. They moved all their troops into place and attacked Gibeon.
Are there going to be times when it feels like you’ve made all the right moves and went in the right direction, yet you still get attacked? Absolutely.
The people of Gibeon, no matter their reasoning, had made peace with the army of Joshua. They had identified with the right side.
Gibeon had, in a sense, aligned itself with the people of God, and what did they receive in return? All the neighboring armies ganged up and attacked them together.
This is how Satan plays his game. He won’t just come at you one way…he will come at you five ways.
The minute you try to align yourself with God and his ways the devil will attack.
Satan’s desire is to destroy you before your life has the opportunity to bear fruit.
In the midst of it all, God is still on your side. There is still a plan for you. You just have to know what to do and where to go, and who to reach out to.
6 The men of Gibeon quickly sent messengers to Joshua at his camp in Gilgal. “Don’t abandon your servants now!” they pleaded. “Come at once! Save us! Help us! For all the Amorite kings who live in the hill country have joined forces to attack us.”
You and I need to be willing to cry out to God for help.
Our cry needs to be, “don’t abandon me now!”
God longs to come to your side and fight the battle for you. He will provide miracles if only you ask him. Asking God for a miracle is not tempting God, it is putting your faith in God’s ability to answer supernaturally.
7 So Joshua and his entire army, including his best warriors, left Gilgal and set out for Gibeon.
Now, notice the promise of God.
God always has a promise for your fight. He comes alongside to reassure you of what’s about to happen and who is REALLY in control.
That’s what happened for Joshua.
8 “Do not be afraid of them,” the Lord said to Joshua, “for I have given you victory over them. Not a single one of them will be able to stand up to you.”
You need to notice something about this promise. The promise of God granted Joshua VICTORY before the fight even started.
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You may have to face the enemy, but God will come through powerfully. Why? Because God NEVER goes back on a promise.
Not a single promise of the Lord EVER fails.
Every promise of God is only and always YES and AMEN.
9 Joshua traveled all night from Gilgal and took the Amorite armies by surprise.
Now, Joshua and the Israelite army are doing their part. They are marching, they are getting ready for battle…but notice what happens next.
10The Lord threw them into a panic, and the Israelites slaughtered great numbers of them at Gibeon. Then the Israelites chased the enemy along the road to Beth-horon, killing them all along the way to Azekah and Makkedah.
You have to stand your ground, but the Lord has the power to throw your enemy into a panic. The enemy that looked so strong will be in an utter panic at the move of the Lord’s hand.
11 As the Amorites retreated down the road from Beth-horon, the Lord destroyed them with a terrible hailstorm from heaven that continued until they reached Azekah. The hail killed more of the enemy than the Israelites killed with the sword.
Here’s wisdom: Don’t worry about what your enemy is doing. You make the choice to do your part and let God rain down his overcoming power on your enemy.
12 On the day the Lord gave the Israelites victory over the Amorites, Joshua prayed to the Lord in front of all the people of Israel. He said, “Let the sun stand still over Gibeon, and the moon over the valley of Aijalon.”
Joshua prayed a big prayer. He prayed something so bold and so specific, that everyone would know it was the Lord when his prayer was answered.
Let me say again: We would see more of the miraculous power of God if we would be bold enough to pray big prayers; prayers so specific that the answer is unmistakably from God.
Notice something else…
Joshua prayed his prayer in front of everyone. He had no fear that God would not come through. Joshua boldly declared his prayer to God and believed in faith for the answer.
Joshua saw the need and knew that God had enough power to MEET the need.
13 So the sun stood still and the moon stayed in place until the nation of Israel had defeated its enemies. Is this event not recorded in The Book of Jashar? The sun stayed in the middle of the sky, and it did not set as on a normal day.
God will keep on coming through for you until the enemy is gone or the problem is fixed; but you have to pray the bold prayer and believe what you ask for.
14 There has never been a day like this one before or since, when the Lord answered such a prayer. Surely the Lord fought for Israel that day!
15 Then Joshua and the Israelite army returned to their camp at Gilgal.
So, what miracles are you going to boldly ask God for? Miracles are not only possible, but available.
Pray for miracles.
Believe for miracles.