Signs and Wonders Part 2
And when we cried unto the Lord God of our fathers, the Lord heard our voice, and looked on our affliction, and our labour, and our oppression: And the Lord brought us forth out of Egypt with a mighty hand, and with an outstretched arm, and with great terribleness, and with signs, and with wonders: (KJV)
Signs and wonders refer to supernatural occurrences that is brought about by divine intervention and this is the result of a mighty move of God’s power.
Signs and Wonders have not become extinct and is still very relevant today. Many have experienced divine intervention but have relegated these occurrences to luck or just mere coincidences and think these wonders are for a selected few. Our God is the same yesterday, today and forever, hence; if He did it then, He would do it again.
A Sign is from the word signal, it means an occurrence that shows or points to something. An individual can embark on a journey to a place he has never been with a map for a direction; usually there will be signs and posts to guide and give us confidence that we are in the right direction. A driver’s indicator lights are a signal and sign to inform others of his next intention and move. God showing us signs should tell us that His plans for us are good.
Signs are therefore supernatural indication from God. We need to understand that signs are actually for unbelievers so that when they see the manifestation of God in us, they believe. You as a child of God are the sign. When Cancer is cured in your life, unbelievers see that indeed God is at work.
Wonders refers to supernatural occurrences that are unexplainable by the laws of nature. This involves God’s divine intervention in situation and circumstances to cause changes that transcend physical capabilities.. A wonder is a marvellous thing that would be obvious to all with concrete evidences of God’s power. Wonders are happenings of restoration where hope was previously lost.
The children of Israel suffered affliction in a strange land for about 430 years; slavery had become the status quo from one generation to the next. Breaking free seemed impossible and seemed like an uphill task which would never be attained. For many years they cried and prayed for deliverance and it all seemed liked like a dream that would never see the light of day! Friends, a wonder is what happened when God turned around the captivity of the people of Israel !
They needed a miracle to escape from the oppression as they were facing life sentence of slavery. The scriptures declare God brought them out with a mighty hand and with signs and wonders. God showed their enemies through signs that He was with them and manifested His wonders by bringing them out of long standing oppression into total deliverance. It is my prayer that impossible situations in our lives will be turned around into a testimony.
For further Study
Exodus 14:22, John 2:1-11,
Personal declaration for the day
I will point people to God and bring God to them. I receive my assignment and I fulfil my purpose as a sign and a wonder. I forgive anyone that has offended me and I release them. I will not fear rather I will be as bold as a lion and I will possess my possessions in Jesus might name.
Questions for you to reflect on
- Why do you think signs and wonders are relevant today?