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Miraculous Manifestations

By Kurt Bomar

Avery CountyKurt Bomar Avery County


Do you ever feel that your faith could be increased substantially if God would just manifest Himself to you miraculously?  “Just one time,” we ask,  “let me see your glory and I will have enough faith to last me for the rest of my life!”  We long to see the Red Sea parted, to walk through a fiery furnace unharmed, to see a blind man healed or a dead man raised. We silently ask, “God why don’t you do those kinds of things today like you used to?”

The truth is, even if we were to see something miraculous or hear an audible voice from God giving us some special promise, while we would be thrilled, it probably wouldn’t change us.

How do I know this? By looking at history. We see others who have witnessed unbelievable miracles and never changed their life. We tell our children the story of Balaam’s donkey talking to him, but by reading on in the story we see Balaam never even trusted in the Lord. Even with that remarkable revelation, He is in Hell.

How about a more noble person. Solomon.

            1 Kings 11: 9 “The LORD became angry with Solomon because his heart had turned away from the LORD, the God of Israel, who had appeared to him twice. 10 Although he had forbidden Solomon to follow other gods, Solomon did not keep the LORD’s command. 11 So the LORD said to Solomon, “Since this is your attitude and you have not kept my covenant and my decrees, which I commanded you, I will most certainly tear the kingdom away from you and give it to one of your subordinates.”

This tells me that miraculous manifestations do not produce spiritual maturity.

So what does?  It’s the Word.

Surprisingly Solomon’s father, David, never had a direct revelation from God, but he loved the Lord with all his heart and responded to God’s Word. Give me the heart of David over the manifestations witnessed by Solomon any day.

We really don’t need the miraculous, we already have the miraculous Word of God.

Selah (think about it)


Kurt Bomar is the pastor of Walnut Grove Church located in Avery County. You are welcome to join them on Sundays at 11:00 AM for worship! (When we are allowed to meet in the building again). You can read more from Kurt Bomar HERE.