“11 And He (Jesus) said unto them (His Disciples), Unto you it is given to know the mystery of the Kingdom of God: but unto them that are without, all these things are done in parables: 12 That seeing they may see, and not perceive; and hearing they may hear, and not understand; lest at any time they should be converted, and their sins should be forgiven them.” Mark 4:11-12
The prying eyes and ears of unbelievers are not given the knowledge to perceive nor understand the mystery of the Kingdom of God. Many of these unbelievers are professing Believers who have an intellectual knowledge of Scripture and a knowledge of miracles, signs and wonders but because they do not perceive nor understand the Scripture, they cannot discern the miracles, signs and wonders are nothing more than signs and lying wonders from the powers of darkness and not from God. These are not Disciples of the Jesus but followers of satan’s ministers who have been transformed as ministers of righteousness (2 Corinthians 11:13-15). Sadly, they fail to realize satan has power to perform miracles.
“9 Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, 10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the Truth, that they might be saved.
11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: 12 That they all might be damned who believed not the Truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.” 2 Thessalonians 2:9-12
Miracles performed by the power of God will always edify His Word. The sick will be healed. The lame will walk. Please understand, this writer BELIEVES in miracles. I have seen miracles in my own life. However, we must also realize that the spirit of the antichrist is already in this world (1 John 4:3) and satan gives them power to perform “miracles”, which in fact are nothing more than lying signs and wonders to deceive the very elect. The delusion of those who don’t love the Truth that they might be Saved is because they had pleasure in signs and lying wonders from the devil. Remember, the power of God is the Cross of Christ to those who are Saved (1 Cor. 1:18), NOT oil secreting Bibles and statues of dead Saints.
Those who have ears to hear what the Spirit of the Lord is saying to the churches are Jesus’ Disciples Who follow Him daily. Those who follow the Jesus of the Bible, the Jesus Who came to die on Calvary’s Cross for whosoever will believe and continue to believe the Cross of Christ is the power of God to those of us who are Saved. Not by might, not by power but by His Spirit alone is the work of God superintended in the hearts and lives of the Believer when our faith is placed solely and exclusively in the Cross of Christ and miracles will FOLLOW.
“17 And these signs shall follow them that believe; In My Name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; 18 They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.” Mark 16:17-18
Seeing, many see not. Hearing, many hear not. Those who do not hear nor see are not Disciples of Jesus Christ and Him crucified and they are not given to know the mysteries of the Kingdom of God, therefore they concoct their own philosophies from their vain imaginations which appeal to the itchy ears of the curious.
“23 If any man have ears to hear, let him hear. 24 And He said unto them, Take heed what you hear: with what measure you mete, it shall be measured to you: and unto you that hear shall more be given.” Mark 4:23-24
Take heed what you hear. The measure of which you hear…it shall be measured to you.
-Donna Clark Warren