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Do you want to have God's mercy and miracles active in your life and ministry? Well, to have God's mercy and miracles active in your life and ministry you must first choose to believe His Word and have a speaking faith that God's mercy and miracles are active in your life.

The second thing that you must do is ask for and receive a revelation from the Holy Spirit of mercy and miracles. The old saying, "Ignorance is bliss" is not true when it comes to spiritual truths.

Sometimes ignorance of what we are speaking about "stops up" both choice and revelation. So, let's look at the biblical meanings of mercy and miracles, stop being ignorant, and step into the "bliss" of walking in God's mercy and miracles.

Mercy Is a Word for Us
The covenant word for Mercy is haseed, and it means forgiving love, kindness, and favor shown to God's covenant people. It is strong language for which there is no English equivalent. It includes the truth that God is a God that cannot lie, and that He never goes back on His Word.

Praise God! Through Jesus, we are heirs of both the Old and New Covenants of promise. So mercy is a word for us.

Now, grace and mercy are closely aligned (see Heb 4:16). The distinction is that grace is God's desire/willingness to use His power on our behalf whether or not we deserve it and mercy is to be expected because God promised it.

As the blood of Jesus brought us into a new covenant (set of promises), we boldly come to the throne of grace to obtain the mercy that our covenant says we have a right to have. As an adopted son of God, I have a right to mercy! God promised me! Satan wants us to think God would withhold mercy from us. What a liar he is!

Now, if we take the English word "miracles" from the King James Bible (Old and New Testaments), and then trace it back to the Hebrew and Greek, we discover an interesting shift in what a miracle is.

In the Old Testament the Hebrew words translated "miracle," in English, mean the following: mark, evidence, sign, wonder, conspicuous sign, and accomplishment of wondrous things. The same is true of the Greek in the four Gospels and the Book of Revelation.

However, in Acts through Jude, the Greek is translated "miracle" or "miracles" eleven times. Nine of those times the word translated "miracle(s)" is the Greek word dunamis, or in literal English - power. Dunamis means inherent power residing in a thing or being by virtue of its nature, or that which a person puts forth. It also means power for performing miracles.

This is important because the Word has moved us from the "wonder" or event to the process, or to the power that is the source of the event. God is revealing the power behind miracles so we can operate in them all our lives.

Remember the "woman with the issue of blood" who was healed instantly when she touched the hem of Jesus' garment? The KJV says "virtue" went out of Him. That word virtue is another translation of dunamis. Jesus said her faith had made her whole. So the miracle-working power responds to faith.

Why is this so important? Because God wants us to get our focus off of what we can see and focus on the power that creates what we can't see! To walk by faith and not by sight is to know that mercy is ours by promise, grace by free gift, and that miracle-working power is always at our fingertips if we will only believe.

People have said that the age of miracles is over. Not so! We are living in the age of miracle-working power. In Acts 1:4-8, Jesus says the promise of the Father (covenant gift/promise) will come upon them and that gift/promise was the baptism of the Holy Ghost. Verse eight also states, "But ye shall receive power (dunamis) after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you…."

This is so important that I want to show you some familiar scriptures with the word miracle in them, translate them literally, and let the Holy Spirit reveal to you their true impartation:
Ye men of Israel, hear these words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you by (dunamis = power) and wonders and signs….
(Acts 2:22)

Then all the multitude kept silence, and gave audience to Barnabas and Paul, declaring what (dunamis = power) and wonders God had wrought among the Gentiles by them.
(Acts 15:12)

And God wrought special (dunamis = powers) by the hands of Paul: So that from his body were brought unto the sick handkerchiefs or aprons, and the diseases departed from them, and the evil spirits went out of them.
(Acts 19:11-12)

(speaking of the Gifts of the Spirit has given to us) To another the working of (dunamis = power)….
(1 Cor. 12:10)

And God hath set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that (dunamis = powers), then gifts of healing, helps….
(1 Cor. 12:28)

He therefore that ministereth to you the Spirit, and worketh (dunamis = powers) among you, doeth he it by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?
(Gal. 5:5)
Operative Faith
We live in the age of the miracle-producing power of God, given by the Spirit and administered by His children! Praise God! I don't have to go without miracles anymore! I am a Word-believing, miracle-producing Child of God.

So, how do we have faith for God's mercy and miracles? Well, there are some things that you must do for the faith that God gave you to be operative. Listed below are some things that are vital:
  1. Put God's Word first in your life, mouth, all your conversations (internal and external).
  2. Meditate on God's mercy, what He has done and will do (rehearse Psalm 136)
  3. Act in faith based on the Word
  4. Practice mercy. Do to others what you want for yourself
  5. Confess, "When mercy acts, miracles move in"
  6. As a king and priest (Rev. 1:5-6), administer mercy and miracles
God gave us His Miracle-producing/working power. It is now time for us to use it!

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Author Biography

David Stuckey
Web site: The Church of the Fulness of God
 
David E. Stuckey is a native Texan, born to a small town, Southern Baptist pastor's family on June 27, 1947. He has a Bachelor of Science degree from Hardin-Simmons University in Secondary Education: Drama and Speech and is certified to teach the learning disabled. He taught special education for six years.
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