Scripture Reading: Isaiah 8:18
“Behold, I and the children whom the Lord hath given me are for signs and for wonders in Israel from the Lord of hosts, which dwelleth in mount Zion.”
Father God, your wonderful works in our lives cause us to sing with joy. And no man can take away our joy because it is not based on our external circumstances but on the fruit of the Spirit within us. Thank you for your peace that passes all understanding. Thank you that in Christ Jesus our lives are full of wonders.
Christians often associate signs and wonders with great anointed ministers; those who have been set apart by God for service. But the Word of God has made it clear that all His children are born for signs and wonders. When we recognize what God has done for us through Jesus Christ, we can have a life full of signs and wonders.
“For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this,” Isaiah 9:6–7.
These verses became a reality with Jesus Christ: His birth, ministry, crucifixion, resurrection, and impartation of the Holy Spirit fulfilled the Scriptures. Once you surrender your life to Jesus, everything that is in Jesus Christ is meant to manifest in you.
Let us examine each of the prophetic names of Jesus:
You will manifest signs and wonders when you recognize what God has done for you, and also when you resolve to cleanse yourself of filthiness. Cleanse yourself of adultery and idolatry. After purification, the Holy Spirit will operate freely in the only way He knows how: in signs and wonders. Let the Holy Spirit take control of your life.
Remember, the Lord Jesus Himself wanted to manifest signs and wonders in the temple. But upon entering the temple in Matthew 21:12-14, Jesus found people participating in improper exchanges, so He drove out all the traders and moneychangers; He purged the temple of all impurity and then began to perform miracles.
You are the temple of the Holy Spirit; therefore, drive out the money changers within. Drive out the impurity by the power of the Holy Spirit and begin to manifest signs and wonders.
Become the wonderful you that you are meant to be in Christ. May these attributes of the Lord Jesus be in your life forever. Amen.
If you have never given your life to Jesus and received the Holy Spirit, there is no way you can be called “wonderful.” You need the Holy Spirit to generate wonders in your life.
Pray along with me, “Dear Lord Jesus, I surrender my life to you now. I confess and forsake my sins. Cleanse me with your blood. Write my name in the book of life. Give me the born- again experience and let me also be wonderful like my Father.”
O Father God Almighty, I pray for the grace of cleansing for your children. Give us the grace to examine ourselves, and be purified by you for your purposes. Father God, let the reality of signs and wonders happen to us in this generation in Jesus’ name. Amen.