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                                 A Message From Peter James 


                                                   MIRACLES – THE CHALLENGE       


I have been challenged to perform some miracles in order to prove my authenticity

in what I write on the Website.

The approach has been,

“you are a magician perform some trick and then we will believe you”.

I have been challenged to raise the dead or read minds.

Those are the conditions that have to be met to prove that I am a genuine servant

of the Eternal.


First of all I need to state categorically that I make absolutely no claims

for myself whatsoever regarding any office in the body of Christ.

I do not claim to be any of the following,


1 Corinthians 12:28  And God hath set some in the church,

first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles,

then gifts of healings, helps, governments, diversities of tongues.


The Eternal God has referred to me several times as ‘My servant’.

That is all.

Often this is prefaced by a qualifying adjective.


I do not have to prove anything to anyone.


Miracles only prove one thing, and that is that miracles happen.


Miracles do not prove anything else.

Miracles are not proof of authenticity that the person is a genuine follower of Christ.

They prove no such thing.

It might be thought that I am saying this because I am afraid to demonstrate

this power, because I cannot.

I can categorically state that I cannot perform any miracle whatsoever.

I can go further and add that I will never ever be able to do that.


However, this does not mean that the Eternal has not performed miracles for me,

nor that He has not used me to perform miracles.

He has.

If I mention miracles the purpose is to praise the Eternal and to encourage others.

The Eternal is not a respecter of people, and what He has done for me,

he can do for anyone else.

I have no monopoly of special treatment or status.


Acts 10:34  Then Peter opened his mouth, and said,

Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons:


What He will do for me, He will do for anyone else who is obedient.

It is not a matter of, see I am better than anyone else, far from it.

This is the whole focus of what I do.

I advise everyone to have a direct personal relationship with the Eternal God,

not to me or anyone else.


1 Timothy 2:5  For there is one God,

and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;


I point out that everyone is individually accountable for his own live.

There are many scriptures which confirm this.


Ezekiel 18:4  Behold, all souls are mine; as the soul of the father,

so also the soul of the son is mine: the soul that sinneth, it shall die.


Ezekiel 18:20 The soul that sinneth, it shall die.

The son shall not bear the iniquity of the father,

neither shall the father bear the iniquity of the son:

the righteousness of the righteous shall be upon him,

and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon him.


We have to have a sincere love and concern for others even to our own hurt.


John 15:12  This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you.


John 15:13  Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.


There must be absolutely

no control,

no manipulation,

no hidden agenda,

no ego,

no self elevation,

no hate,

no vengeance,


Christ was challenged to give a sign by performing a miracle and He bluntly refused.

In His case that was a truly absurd demand, as He had been performing miracles

all the time.


Matthew 12:38  Then certain of the scribes and of the Pharisees answered, saying,

Master, we would see a sign from thee.


Matthew 12:39  But he answered and said unto them,

An evil and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign;

and there shall no sign be given to it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas:


Matthew 12:40  For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale’s belly;

so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.


He gave this sign by being in the grave for three days and three nights and ever

since countless millions have been arguing about it.

We play all sorts of gymnastics to get around the clear statement.

Yet this was the only sign that Christ gave to prove that He was the Messiah.

That amazing miracle did not have the effect we would humanly expect.

We would expect vast multitudes to be converted.

That is not what happened at all.


In the situations with which I have been personally involved including healing

from terminal illness, there have been very few, if any, who have turned to the Eternal

in a more wholehearted way after the intervention of the Eternal God.

In fact, in my experience, miracles to remove problems which are there for the refinement

of the person can actually hinder their spiritual progress.

We therefore find, as often happens, our ‘good works’ actually are not working for,

but rather against, the Eternal.

Even worse they can actually be works of rebellion.


As most acknowledge we are in the end times.

Miracles are going to be going on all around the place.

We can expect that to greatly increase.

The sad and bad news is that these very miracles will be used to deceive

even the very elect if it were possible.


Matthew 24:24  For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets,

and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that,

if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.


As I said earlier, miracles only show that miracles happen.


We are told about two identical miracles.

One is carried out by the ‘two witnesses’ and the other

by the beast out of the earth.


The first is by the two witnesses.


Revelation 11:5  And if any man will hurt them, fire proceedeth out of their mouth,

and devoureth their enemies: and if any man will hurt them, he must in this manner be killed.


The second is by the beast power.


Revelation 13:13  And he doeth great wonders,

so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men,

14  And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles

which he had power to do in the sight of the beast;

saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast,

which had the wound by a sword, and did live.

15  And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast,

that the image of the beast should both speak,

and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.


How are we going to determine which is of God and which is of Satan?


A similar thing took place at the time of the Exodus when Moses confronted

Pharaoh’s magicians.

The first plagues which were inflicted on the Egyptians were duplicated by

Pharaoh’s magicians.


Aaron’s rod became a serpent as the eternal said would happen.

The magicians did the same thing.


Exodus 7:10  And Moses and Aaron went in unto Pharaoh,

and they did so as the LORD had commanded:

and Aaron cast down his rod before Pharaoh,

and before his servants, and it became a serpent.

11  Then Pharaoh also called the wise men and the sorcerers:

now the magicians of Egypt, they also did in like manner with their enchantments.


Aaron and Moses turned the water into blood as commanded by the Eternal.

The magicians did the same thing.


Exodus 7:19  And the LORD spake unto Moses, Say unto Aaron, Take thy rod,

and stretch out thine hand upon the waters of Egypt, upon their streams,

upon their rivers, and upon their ponds, and upon all their pools of water,

that they may become blood; and that there may be blood throughout all the land of Egypt,

both in vessels of wood, and in vessels of stone.

20  And Moses and Aaron did so, as the LORD commanded; and he lifted up the rod,

and smote the waters that were in the river, in the sight of Pharaoh,

and in the sight of his servants; and all the waters that were in the river were turned to blood.

21  And the fish that was in the river died; and the river stank,

and the Egyptians could not drink of the water of the river;

and there was blood throughout all the land of Egypt.

22  And the magicians of Egypt did so with their enchantments:…..


Aaron and Moses brought frogs out of the river Nile on to the land of Egypt.

The magicians did the same thing.


Exodus 8:5  And the LORD spake unto Moses, Say unto Aaron,

Stretch forth thine hand with thy rod over the streams, over the rivers,

and over the ponds, and cause frogs to come up upon the land of Egypt.

6  And Aaron stretched out his hand over the waters of Egypt;

and the frogs came up, and covered the land of Egypt.

7  And the magicians did so with their enchantments,

and brought up frogs upon the land of Egypt.


You can clearly see that miracles only prove that miracles happen.


The final point is how do you tell what is from the Eternal and what is not,

but rather from the enemy.

The immediate response is to say well ‘try the spirits’,

this is scripture.


1 John 4:1  Beloved, believe not every spirit,

but try the spirits whether they are of God:

because many false prophets are gone out into the world.


Can we evaluate miracles just by what a person says and how they say it?

Words are very important as every bible scholar knows, but,

Satan appears as an angel of light and is as smooth as silk.


2 Corinthians 11:14  And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.


Our words and our deeds have to match up.

We cannot say one thing and do another, miracle or no miracle.

The report about Ananias and Sapphira is a case in point.

They both lied, when there was no need to do so.


Acts 5:8  And Peter answered unto her,

Tell me whether ye sold the land for so much?

And she said, Yea, for so much.

9  Then Peter said unto her,

How is it that ye have agreed together to tempt the Spirit of the Lord?

behold, the feet of them which have buried thy husband are at the door,

and shall carry thee out.

10  Then fell she down straightway at his feet, and yielded up the ghost:

and the young men came in, and found her dead, and,

carrying her forth, buried her by her husband.


Our words and our deeds have to be in harmony.


This quote puts what I have been saying into the correct perspective.


1 Corinthians 13:1  Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels,

and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.

2  And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries,

and all knowledge; and though I have all faith,

so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing.

3  And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor,

and though I give my body to be burned,

and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing.

4  Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not;

charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,

5  Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own,

is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil;

6  Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth;

7  Beareth all things, believeth all things,

hopeth all things, endureth all things.

8  Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies,

they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease;

whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away.

9  For we know in part, and we prophesy in part.

10  But when that which is perfect is come,

then that which is in part shall be done away.


A Miracle has to be the partner of True Love,

as shown in 1 Corinthians 13,

if it is not, it is a work of our adversary.


The only way out of this dilemma is Jesus Christ.

         He is the only way of escape.

                 Praise the Lord.

          Come soon Lord Jesus.





 Messages By Peter James

(Bible Explanations, Messages of Life, Hope & Encouragement)