"After saying this, he spit on the ground, made some mud with the saliva, and put it on the man’s eyes. “Go,” he told him, “wash in the Pool of Siloam” (this word means “Sent”). So the man went and washed, and came home seeing." John 9:6-8
As you were reminded in yesterday's post, miracles always happen in respond to a need. The more desperate the need the greater the miracle.
I want to call your attention to another common denominator in Biblical miracles - a great deed.
Just as every miracle happened in response to a need, every miracle was preceded by a deed.
What do I mean by a "deed"?
By a "deed" I am referring to an act of obedience done to demonstrate faith in Jesus.
The blind man was told to go wash in the pool. He did and when he did he was healed!
Moses was told to lift his staff and stretch it over the waters of the Red Sea. He did and the sea opened to allow hundreds of thousands to cross on dry ground!
Peter was told to step out of the boat and onto the stormy sea. He did and walked on the water!
Four friends climbed to the roof and tore a hole in it to lower their friend down to Jesus. He was converted and healed!
The stewards at the wedding were told to fill the jars with water and bring them back to Jesus. When they did He turned the water to wine.
Jesus told Lazarus' friends to unseal the tomb. When they did, Jesus walked in and spoke life back into Lazarus!
The disciples were told to cast their nets over to the other side of the boat. When they did they caught so many fish their nets were breaking!
If you care to study the miracles of the Bible (OT and NT) you will see these two dynamics at work in each miracle - there was a great need and in response to that need there was a person who obeyed and did a great deed. The great need and the great deed combined to demonstrate the healing power of Jesus.
Are you in need?
Ask God what He wants you to do about it!