What Caused Jesus To Be Unable To Perform Miracles?
There was a place where Jesus could not perform any miracles.
That is what the Bible says: “He could not do any miracles there, except lay his hands on a few sick people and heal them.” (Mark 6:5)
Where was this place where Jesus could not perform any miracles?
When Jesus came back to his hometown and taught in the synagogues, the citizens thought it was preposterous that Jesus had anything to offer. “Where did this man get these ideas?” they asked. “What is this wisdom He has been
given? And how can He perform such miracles? Isn’t this the carpenter, the son of Mary and the brother of James, Joseph, Judas and Simon? Aren’t His sisters here with us as well?” And they took offense at Him. (Mark 6:2-3)
So, what caused Jesus to be unable to perform miracles there?
Was he angry that they mocked him, and, accordingly, he refused to perform any miracles?
He couldn’t perform any miracles… because they did not have faith in Him.
The key component in Jesus performing miracles then, and now, is our faith in Him.
Time and time again, in the bible, after Jesus performed a miracle, he would not say, “I have healed you.” Rather, he would say, “Your faith has healed you.” (Mark 5:34, Mark 10:52, Luke 8:48, Luke 18:42)
The greater a person’s faith in Jesus, the greater the miracle.
One of my absolute favorite stories, in the bible, was the one about Centurion who sent word to Jesus, begging him to heal one of his servants, who was deathly ill.
As Jesus approached the man’s house, the Centurion ran out and told Jesus, “Lord, do not trouble Yourself, for I am not worthy to have You come under my roof. That is why I did not consider myself worthy to come to You. But just say the word, and my servant will be healed. For I myself am a man under authority, with soldiers under me. I tell one to go, and he goes; and another to come, and he comes. I tell my servant to do something, and he does it.” When Jesus heard this, He marveled at the centurion. Turning to the crowd following Him, He said, “I tell you, not even in Israel have I found such great faith.” And when the messengers returned to the house, they found the servant in good health. (Luke 7: 1-10)
The greater the faith, the greater the miracle.
Jesus loved the fact that this Centurion had such great faith.
So, if you had to rate the strength of your faith, on a scale of 1-10, what would you give it?
If your number is low, what do you do then? How does one build up their faith in God?
Well, think about people that you already have faith in.
For me, I have faith in my wife, my kids, my sister and close friends. I know if I need something, I can always count on them.
The faith I have in them was built over many years and many situations.
In other words, true faith takes time to build up.
So, start ascending your mountain of faith with God, one step at a time. I have found that if you begin trusting and having faith in God for small things, before long, you will begin to have faith in God for bigger situations and more trying circumstances.
Why am I so sure of this?
Because God will never let you down. Not once.
He has never let me down.
Sometimes the answers were not what I asked for. Sometimes the answers took a long time to arrive. However, in the end, when I looked back, God always answered my prayers and did what was best for me.
And my faith grew.
Keep the faith…
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