Prophet Justin Meares
“Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know.”
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. 4 In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. 5 And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.”
God wants us to become miracle-minded. God wants us to mirror His power. He is zealous, eager, intense, passionate, and committed to showing His power, especially during this time. He wants us to be miracle-minded and operate in the supernatural just as He is. He wants us to witness miracles every day. But before this happens, we must understand the purpose of a miracle.
The Purpose of a Miracle
“Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers.” – 3 John 1:2
What is the purpose of a miracle? Now we know that God says in His Word that He wants us to be healed and healthy. God wants us to fulfill our destiny, to fulfill our purpose. How can we fulfill our purpose if we’re blind, deaf, can’t walk, or have cancer? Our bodies have many problems, and a miracle is the solution to these. The purpose of a miracle is for us to be healed. But there is another purpose.
A miracle is a supernatural thing. It is something we can’t explain. We know how it happens, but the world does not know how it happens because they don’t know God. They don’t know anything about it. But a miracle gets people’s attention because it’s supernatural.
In Luke 5:4-11, Jesus encounters Simon, a fisherman who had been fishing all night without success. Jesus instructs Simon to go into the deep water and let down his nets for a catch. Although Simon is skeptical, he obeys and catches so many fish that his nets begin to break. Simon and his companions are astonished at the miraculous catch.
Simon recognizes Jesus’ power and falls before Him, confessing his unworthiness. Jesus assures Simon not to be afraid and tells him that from that moment on, he will catch people instead of fish. Simon, James, and John partner with Simon, leave everything behind, and follow Jesus.
In this passage, Jesus demonstrates His authority and power over nature by providing abundant fish. The miraculous catch leads Simon and his companions to recognize Jesus as Lord and respond in faith by leaving their livelihoods to become Jesus’ disciples.
When the Bible tells us they forsook all, they left all those fish. Why did they leave all those fish? It’s because they saw a miracle. Jesus got Peter’s attention with a miracle. They caught more fish at the wrong time than they had ever caught at the right time. That was the most fish they had ever seen. Jesus told Peter, “From now on, you will catch men.”
What kind of net is Peter going to use to catch men? He used the same net Jesus used to catch him—a miracle. A miracle is what caught Peter, and that will be the net Peter uses to catch these people. A miracle gets people’s attention.
Let’s look at Acts 2:6-8. This is the day of Pentecost when they were all filled with the Holy Ghost. When they heard this sound, a crowd came together in bewilderment because each heard their own language being spoken. Utterly amazed, they asked, “Aren’t all these who are speaking Galileans? Then how is it that each of us hears them in our own native language?” They were speaking in tongues. When they were speaking in tongues, they spoke a language they did not know. That is a miracle. When those people saw that miracle, a crowd came together, and that’s when Peter preached to them. That miracle gave Peter a platform.
Acts 2:41 says, “Then those who gladly received his word were baptized; and that day about three thousand souls were added to them.” In Acts 3:11, Peter used one miracle to talk to many people, and it was when the man who was lame from birth was healed at the gate called Beautiful. As the lame man who was healed held Peter and John, all the people ran together to them. Miracles get people’s attention, and when Peter got their attention, he preached to them to get them saved. It was just one miracle that got everybody’s attention.
The purpose of a miracle is to get people saved. I’m going to say that again. That’s why God wants to use us to do miracles every day. God wants to use us to get people saved. That is why God is so intense about it. When somebody does a miracle, what does Heaven do? When somebody does a miracle, what does Heaven do? Nothing. But when somebody gets saved, what does heaven do? All of Heaven rejoices. When one person gets saved, all of Heaven rejoices. It’s because miracles are temporary, but salvation is eternal.
The purpose of a miracle is for salvation. There’s a purpose in the miracle, but there’s a higher purpose of a miracle, and that is to get people saved. God wants people to get saved supernaturally through miracles. During His time here on Earth, Jesus saved people through supernatural miracles.
When Jesus did miracles, He turned a city upside down. People followed Jesus into the desert without any food. They were there for three days because Jesus was doing miracles. Miracles catch people’s attention. After three days, Jesus did a miracle to feed them with a few fish and some bread.
The Miraculous Example of Reinhard Bonnke
There was a mighty man of God named Reinhard Bonnke. His ministry began with incredible results. Seventy-nine million people (or possibly 91 million) converted to Christianity due to his ministry. His testimony is amazing. It started with his grandfather, who was sick and in pain. A holy man of God, who was part of the Azusa Street Revival, came to their town and miraculously healed his grandfather. This miraculous healing led the entire family to believe in Jesus and get saved.
God told the “lost” missionary, “You’re here on a mission. There’s an assignment. You didn’t get lost. I made you come to this place.” He arrived at the grandfather’s house like a flaming torch, filled with faith. When he reached the guy’s house, he began preaching the gospel. In the midst of it all, a miraculous healing took place. The man’s swollen wrists and other physical ailments were miraculously healed, and all the pain vanished.
Reinhard Bonnke’s grandfather, deeply grateful for the supernatural healing, led his entire family to salvation. When Bonnke was about ten years old, he attended a church service where a preacher gave the benediction. Just as his parents were about to leave, the preacher called for a woman who had a vision from God to share something. This elderly woman stood on the stage and spoke of a vision where she saw a little white boy surrounded by black people, holding bread and multiplying it to feed them. She pointed to Reinhard Bonnke as the boy in her vision.
Miracles have a purpose beyond the miracle itself. They are intended for salvation as well. Miracles catch people’s attention and provide an opportunity for preaching the gospel and getting people saved. That’s why God desires to use miracles to supernaturally bring people to salvation. Jesus Himself got people saved through miracles.
Reinhard Bonnke eventually got married and went to Africa with his wife. Armed with a guitar, he used music to gather people together. Once they were assembled, he would set the guitar aside, pick up his Bible, and preach to them. It’s truly amazing.
According to the book “In Pursuit of Purpose” by Myles Monroe, the revelation is that God’s wisdom is the first creation. Proverbs 3:19-20 says:
“The Lord by wisdom founded the earth;
By understanding He established the heavens;
20 By His knowledge the depths were broken up,
And clouds drop down the dew.”
In John 1:1, the Word is described as being with God and being God. In the Gospels, Jesus explains that if you have seen Him, you have seen the Father. Here’s a revelation we must understand: At one point, God was not a father and not love, but God took a part of Himself and separated it to relate to Himself differently. This separation led to the creation of the Word and the Spirit within God. Through this process, God became love. Love is the first and greatest thing God created, and it is the reason for everything else.
The Father, Son, and Holy Spirit have the highest love and relationship. Believers are invited to become one with Jesus. In doing so, they will become one with love and participate in creating things in eternity. There is also a link between faith and love. Love should be the motivation for faith. And in the same vein, faith works by love. Love puts a fire in faith, enabling believers to perform miracles. To perform miracles, it is important to have the right motive, be in the right spiritual condition, and having faith like a fire. This is an encouragement for us believers to pray for opportunities to do miracles and, when God shows them someone, to release their faith with fire and then focus on getting that person saved.
After witnessing a miracle, and leading people to Jesus, we must bring the newly saved person to church. Being united with fellow believers is crucial for their continued relationship with God. God desires believers to be radical, fire-filled, and passionate about building His Kingdom.
Living miraculously is not reserved for a select few. It is also not limited to extraordinary circumstances. It is an invitation extended to every believer who dares to step out in faith and embrace the supernatural power of God. As we align our lives with His purposes, God releases His miraculous provision, healing, and transformation into our everyday existence. Living miraculously requires us to trust beyond our abilities, walk in obedience to God’s leading, and expect the unexpected. Let us embrace a life marked by divine intervention, where miracles become the norm and the extraordinary becomes our natural way of living. May we boldly step into the realm of the miraculous, becoming conduits of God’s power and vessels through which His glory is revealed to a watching world.
A life full of miracles is possible when God’s power is at work in you. Watch the full video of “The First Thing God Created” here: https://youtu.be/2s9nrnMt3Hk.
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