Acts 4:13-When they saw the boldness of Peter and John and perceived that they were illiterate and uneducated men, they marveled. And they recognized that they had been with Jesus.
In this text God through the Apostles Peter and John had just healed a man at the entrance of the temple who was lame from birth.
Having seeing him who was lamed from birth now walking around on his own without assistance and enters the temple jumping and praising God brought about amazement among the religious leaders who could not believe what was happening right before their eyes.
How in the world did these men, Peter and John, 2 fishermen, who were considered to be uneducated with no credentials and no religious training whatsoever, (except the 3 years they spent with Jesus) were able to turn their world upside down with their bold and confident proclamation of Jesus Christ and their ability through His Holy Spirit to work such a miracle of healing on a man who had been lame from birth?
How could such a miraculous event as this take place among these 2 uneducated disciples who never attended seminary nor sat at the feet of Gamaliel who was the best known Bible Scholar at that time in history.
How could this be was the angry, raging question that rang constantly through the minds of the religious leaders who rejected and eventually killed Jesus?
The fact of the matter is that it was not Peter nor John, it was the same power that caused Jesus to perform His miracles and the same power that raised Jesus from the dead that worked through Peter and John that day the lame man was healed.
There are some things in life that can only be seen through the eyes of faith. It's time to put on your spiritual lense that views life through the scripture and not your mental capability.
We are headed to a place of spiritual darkness in this world and it's getting darker everyday, therefore, the only clear view of the path to take or the instructions on how to sustain in these perilous times that are guaranteed to come can ONLY be found in the Word of God through the leading of God's Holy Spirit.
Spiritual truth can only be comprehended by spiritual sight. If you are not saved and have not accepted Jesus Christ by faith as your Lord and Savior, spiritual things are crazy and foolish to you and make no sense. But to us who believe, it is the power of God' saving grace.
1 Corinthians 1:18-.For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.
Those foolish, educated religious leaders who rejected Jesus and denied God's ability to work in and through whomever God chooses were perishing and did not know it! They had religion but not relationship.
How are you operating in the world? By natural sight or with spiritual view through the lense of scripture?
1 Corinthians 2:14-The person without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God but considers them foolishness, and cannot understand them because they are discerned only through the Spirit.
It was not Peter and John who performed the miracle, it was God who did it through them by means of His Holy Spirit. The only thing that Peter and John did was made themselves available to be used by God.
After having appeared to His disciples after His resurrection Jesus spoke these profound words and gave them the power to do what He had left them to do. Let's listen to John 20:21-22-So Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As My Father has sent Me, even so I send you.” 22 When He had said this, He breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit.
Many people today are like those religious leaders of Jesus' day. Because they can not comprehend the power of God and His abilities to do the impossible, they refuse the Gospel message and refuse to believe that God put on flesh in the person of Jesus Christ, came to earth and die for the sins of humanity.
Without faith it is impossible to please God. Without faith in God's atoning work at Calvary and Jesus' resurrection under the power of God's Holy Spirit that was worked by God on your behalf, you will miss heaven.
Yes, natural sight will cause you to miss God!
Today is the day to cry out to the Lord for "sight beyond what you see" for apart from it, you will be forever lost and separated from God.
Sight beyond what I see? Are you in need of it? When you seek the Lord with your whole heart, you will find Him.
God is still performing miracles today. If you are alive, you have a testimony to tell someone today of the power of God's miracle that is working in and among you for you are yet alive to not only see it but to live life with it's evidence.
Sight beyond what I see is the only way to the miraculous!