People are just instruments; it is the Lord who does the wonders
Deuteronomy 31:6 - Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the LORD thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.
The Lord must have brought people in your life who performed miracles and wonders in the Lord's name. You must have been in awe of them, do not be. The only thing one should be in awe of the Lord and how the Lord used them.
Just yesterday someone was showing me a photograph of a hand of dead saint. I had to pull up the person, which she did not like.
If you read the Bible among the most famous persons other than Jesus would be most likely Moses and Paul among others. Let us take the case of Moses. When Moses died the Lord buried him in such a place where no man would find his grave or his body. Had man found his grave or his body, it would have been roaming the world today or would have possible been the greatest reason of fight and dead of thousands or millions.
Our God is Living God, the God of the living. Man dies and his body goes to dust. For any reason good or bad it remains, we should not roam with it praising God. We are doing just the opposite to what God wants of us.
Jesus did not glorify God the Father by keeping Lazarus' body in good state for many hundred years. He glorified God by bringing life into the dead body.
People, whom the God used as messengers to bring the message to the world, please allow them to rest in peace after they die. Keep alive their testimony, their work and all the good they have done. By hanging on to their body parts and belongings we are destroying the very things they came to preach.
In the book of Acts the belongings of the disciples did wonders because the glory of God was on them. Their shadow also healed people, the shadow of living people.
If you say miracles happen when people reach out to relics, I would say so do miracles happen among non-believers. But show me where the miracle remained and the person became a witness and instrument for God's glory. During Jesus' time as man or the first Apostles, no one including Jesus went searching for the Ark of Covenant.
The greatest miracle is the change of man's heart. The Word of God says He would do things to test if the Word is inside his people's hearts (Deuteronomy 13:1-3).
I know, I may upset many with this message but I would better like the truth to be spoken, then to please you with lies and let you be destroyed.
[ Prayer Starter ]
Father God, You are the Living God, God of the living. You gave us your Spirit and your Spirit dwells in living temples and not in objects and dead bodies. Open our eyes Lord to see the truth and teach us not to be afraid of people. For your Word says one will drive a thousand and two ten thousand. We will stand in your Word even if thousands come against us...
This we ask in Jesus' Name, Amen.
[ Reference Scriptures ]
2 And he said unto them, I am an hundred and twenty years old this day; I can no more go out and come in: also the LORD hath said unto me, Thou shalt not go over this Jordan.
3 The LORD thy God, he will go over before thee, and he will destroy these nations from before thee, and thou shalt possess them: and Joshua, he shall go over before thee, as the LORD hath said.
4 And the LORD shall do unto them as he did to Sihon and to Og, kings of the Amorites, and unto the land of them, whom he destroyed.
5 And the LORD shall give them up before your face, that ye may do unto them according unto all the commandments which I have commanded you.
6 Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the LORD thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.
15 And the LORD appeared in the tabernacle in a pillar of a cloud: and the pillar of the cloud stood over the door of the tabernacle.
16 And the LORD said unto Moses, Behold, thou shalt sleep with thy fathers; and this people will rise up, and go a whoring after the gods of the strangers of the land, whither they go to be among them, and will forsake me, and break my covenant which I have made with them.
17 Then my anger shall be kindled against them in that day, and I will forsake them, and I will hide my face from them, and they shall be devoured, and many evils and troubles shall befall them; so that they will say in that day, Are not these evils come upon us, because our God is not among us?
18 And I will surely hide my face in that day for all the evils which they shall have wrought, in that they are turned unto other gods.
5 So Moses the servant of the LORD died there in the land of Moab, according to the word of the LORD.
6 And he buried him in a valley in the land of Moab, over against Bethpeor: but no man knoweth of his sepulchre unto this day.
1 If there arise among you a prophet, or a dreamer of dreams, and giveth thee a sign or a wonder,
2 And the sign or the wonder come to pass, whereof he spake unto thee, saying, Let us go after other gods, which thou hast not known, and let us serve them;
3 Thou shalt not hearken unto the words of that prophet, or that dreamer of dreams: for the LORD your God proveth you, to know whether ye love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul.
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