Seeking First The Kingdom, Or Seeking A Sign?

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God most certainly can and does perform miracles according to His will. However, we should be careful not to chase miracles.

The Lord said that “An evil and adulterous generation seeks after a sign” (Matthew 16:4). The “adultery” spoken of here is SPIRITUAL ADULTERY (meaning unfaithfulness to God by serving and worshiping false gods). Jesus was saying that an unfaithful generation seeks after signs, wonders, and miracles. . . rather than seeking first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness (Matthew 6:33).

In Matthew 16:4 Jesus was rebuking a crowd of unbelieving religious Jews because they came to Him seeking signs, wonders, and miracles — but were not seeking HIM for who He is.

In Mark 16:17 Jesus said that signs and wonders will follow HIS DISCIPLES and not the other way around (i.e., His Disciples following after SIGNS AND WONDERS). Yet we have an entire signs and wonders movement today full of people who are seeking miracles and electrifying supernatural experiences. This should not be so.

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We have to be very careful and watchful of leaders who constantly preach “miracles! miracles! miracles!” Because Jesus warned us that in the last days, many false prophets and false christs would come to us in His name, and deceive many people with lying signs and wonders (read Matthew 24:4-5, Matthew 24:11, Matthew 24:24). Paul the apostle said that lying signs and wonders will set the stage and pave the way for the appearance of the Final Anti-Christ (2 Thessalonians 2:1-12). These lying signs and wonders are used to deceive people who love lies and reject the truth of God that would save them. John the apostle said that many such antichrists have already appeared and infiltrated the church, which is why we have to “test the spirits to see if they are of God” (1 John 2:18-23, 1 John 4:1).

The message of the Good News is to repent and be converted, but who wants to hear that nowadays? Very few. False prophets know that the Good News is not popular, which is why they make an obscene amount of money telling people what their itching ears want to hear. . . “miracles, signs, and wonders!” They preach this false “gospel” under the guise of the “Holy Spirit.” In reality it’s the spirit of antichrist further deluding religious folks who won’t endure sound doctrine.

Some people may perceive this message as “negative” “judgmental” “attacking the gifts of the Spirit” or “rejecting miracles.” However I am only sharing the truth of God’s word in love. And I do not reject genuine miracles, because God clearly has the power to perform them. Plus I have personally experienced the miracle of healing and seen God perform miracles for fellow Christians.

My point is that we must be careful not to fall into the seductive sin of chasing miracles and seeking a “fix” like a religious junkie addicted to signs and wonders. God is not a Heavenly Butler, a magician, a drug dealer, nor an entertainer — we should not go to Him only for what He can do for us, for that next “hit” to last us through the week, to receive goosebumps and “breakthroughs” at revival meetings, or because we want “fish and bread” to satisfy this temporary flesh. God is the King of kings, the First and the Last — and He is worthy to be worshiped and sought for who He is, and not for what He can give us. We are to seek His face, His heart, His Word, His will . . . and not His hands.

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Many people do not realize that signs and wonders are only temporary. They are fleeting experiences that do not last nor carry one through trials and tribulations. Signs and wonders will not anchor our faith in this perilous age, only Jesus will. Considering this, it is no wonder that sign-seekers are being swept away by the apostasy, because their belief is not firmly planted on the Rock (Christ), but based on a shallow obsession with the supernatural. Thus, anyone who promises them signs and miracles can easily toss them to and fro with every wind of doctrine.

Many people claim to experience miracles at revivals, conferences, and church meetings. But it’s not long before the “high” wears off and they’re back to their old carnal ways. Was there actually a “breakthrough” that changed their innerman? Was there actually a true miracle performed (salvation and regeneration), or was it just another revolving door of dead “revivals”?

Let us all examine ourselves to see whether we are truly satisfied with our Bridegroom alone and nothing else and no one else. Because if our heart lusts after miracles and alleged miracle-workers, we are like an unfaithful wife who seeks her husband only for his money and sleeps with strange men for excitement and pleasure. God forbid. Jesus said “Follow Me” not “follow miracles.”

2 Comments on “Seeking First The Kingdom, Or Seeking A Sign?

  1. The bible says to pursue love and earnestly desire spiritual things, most of all to prophecy, but also tongues privately and tongues with interpretation in church meetings. 1 cor 14 is in the context of love (1 cor 13) and chapter 14 is about building up the church. It says that prophecy and tongues with interpretation builds up the church and that each person bringing something to contribute builds up the church. It says that prophecy must be judged. That means that it must be evaluated by those present as to whether it is from God. The word spirits is often used in place of the word prophecies. This is what is meant when it says to test the spirits. It is speaking of what is spoken by prophets who may be false. Also discerning or testing spirits, ie prophecies is one of the manifestations of the gift of Holy Spirit . It is not talking about evil spirits but a god given empowering to judge the words being claimed as prophecies. Word of knowledge and wisdom cover detecting demonic spirits. But the reason we are to test them is not only so that we may avoid the false but that we may embrace the true.

    I agree that many people are seeking spiritual things but not in a balanced christ centered way in which He is leading and they are submitted to his word and will. There are many who pay little attention to the word of God and its instruction on how things are to be done and how they are to be diligently and carefully judged. There are many who have not sold out to God and taken up their crosses, losing their lives and totally submitting themselves to christ becoming slaves and only doing what he would have them do. Instead they use the precious gift of God for their own pleasure and gain.
    Yet there are countless others who are just as guilty of disobedience to Christ who profess to be Christians and ignore the Lords instruction and command to eagerly desire spiritual things, meaning to prophecy, tongues and interpretation of tongues along with the other manifestations of Holy Spirit. When God tells us to earnestly desire to prophecy, he will not then hold out on us and fail to give us words of exhortation, edification or comfort from him to the corporate body or to an individual. But very few believe Him. Most despise prophesies, as the bible tells us not to do. Some because they saw it abused in the past and the leaders were foolish and careless in judging and training others to judge and to be careful and that prophecy is a body activity not something for lone wolves to sneak around on their own doing. Some have rejected the gift from the beginning with excuses denying its existence today to hide the real reasons of their own pride and unbelief. People in these camps are just as off the Mark as those who chase after signs and miracles.

  2. All of your statements line up with the Word. Which clearly states, “Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.” 1st THESSALONIANS 5:21.

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