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Did You See The Sign?

John 6:26
Jesus answered them and said, “Most assuredly, I say to you, you seek Me, not because you saw the signs, but because you ate of the loaves and were filled.

Jesus miracles were performed as signs that helped people identify Him as thier Messiah. They were also signs that pointed to the role of the Messiah and the type of Kingdom that had now come. Not an earthly kingdom, but a spiritual one. Maybe that's why Jesus didn't heal every person or intervene in every situation. He chose specific moments that would serve this specific purpose. But like most of us, most of them didn't get it.

When God performs a miracle in my life, it is not only about meeting the immediate need of the moment. It serves a larger purpose. When there is miraculous provision, it isn't about what I needed; it is about me understanding that He is my provider. A healing is more than deliverence from pain; it is a reminder that my life has yet to experience the the wholeness I was originally intended to live in. See, my life is governed by another group of laws that supercede the ones I am confined to in my flesh. Yet, I still seek the "stuff" rather than the "sign."

Jesus said that if I would "seek first the Kingdom of God" then all the stuff comes with it. All the "things" will be added as I look to Him not for my "loaves and fishes" but for the signs - the remiders that the Kingdom of God is at hand.

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