From the archives of Oral Roberts – First of two parts
Matthew 4:23˗24 says, And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all manner of sickness and all manner of disease among the people. And his fame went throughout all Syria: and they brought unto him all sick people that were taken with divers diseases and torments, and those which were possessed with devils, and those which were lunatic, and those that had the palsy; and he healed them.
I’m not talking about a Jesus who lived only two thousand years ago. He’s in the NOW of your life. You are on God’s road, the one He’s coming down. You are in His vision. He sees you. He has carefully chosen you, and He’s with you. Whether you’re saved or unsaved. God is closer to you than your breath, and His miracles are coming toward you or past you every day of your life. They are coming toward you for you to reach out and recognize and receive them into yourself, or they’re going past you because you don’t have your “expecter” out. You have an expecter. God made you to expect miracles.
But the devil gave you a “rejecter,” to miracles. If you don’t reject miracles, then he gave you a “neglecter” so that you would neglect miracles. When the miracle comes toward you, you can either reject it or neglect it. Then it passes on by, and you say, “Well where is my miracle? Where is God? Why has this happened to me? What have I done to deserve this? Why doesn’t God care about me? Why doesn’t He give me my miracle?”
It’s because you are not looking for a miracle, and you don’t understand that God is a God of miracles. It’s because you don’t realize God is a good God. You are not convinced that God loves you and cares about you as much as He does anybody who has ever lived on the face of this earth and that you’re precious in the sight of God.