During his time of ministry, Jesus went from coast to coast performing many miracles.

Until he came unto the parts of Dalmanutha. 

The book of Mark tells us that the Pharisees there asked for a sign from heaven.

Jesus said He wouldn’t give a sign and departed to the other side. No miracles were done there.

Think about this for a minute.

 Here Jesus is traveling from coast to coast, performing many signs and wonders. 
Healings, casting out devils, multiplying bread and fish to feed the masses.

And the religious crowd wants a sign?
Open your eyes people. Signs are all around you.
Why didn’t Jesus say. Duh! How many signs do you want? 
Instead he got in his boat and went to the other side. 
And performed miracles there.

Let’s recap.

Jesus sailing along pouring out blessings from heaven.
            People want a sign. 
                                                No more miracles.

The Pharisees couldn’t believe in what God was doing. They didn’t want to have faith. They wanted to see.

Now, I don’t know about you, but I’ve seen people healed. 
I’ve seen devils cast out. 
I’ve seen paint multiplied at an orphanage in Guatemala 
and I’ve seen pecans multiplied in Alabama. 

Those are signs that God is working in the lives of people today.

Isn’t ironic that the children of Israel wanted cucumbers and leaks while eating manna from heaven?
Or later generations covet manna while living in the land of milk and honey. 
The Pharisees revered the prophets while the Son of God walked among them. 
Today, we say how great it must have been if we’d lived in the time of Jesus, but the power of the Holy Ghost is available to us. Why?

Why aren’t we ever satisfied?

Learn a lesson from the Pharisees.
Stop searching for something you can see, and believe in the miracles around you. 
If God has opened doors for you, stop asking for confirmation and walk the path where he leads.

How many lepers in Dalmanutha weren’t healed?
How many demoniacs lived in torment? 
How many harlots weren’t saved? 
All because a group of people refused to believe in Jesus?

If God is calling you to a specific work and you’re praying for a sign, here it is.
We all have a choice to make. 
Sit in Dalmanutha and wait for a sign that not’s coming? 
Or go where God has called us and see miraculous works that bring Him glory.

Bridgett Henson

I am a sinner saved by amazing grace. I use both written and spoken words to help kindred souls see their own beauty through God's eyes in hope that they will accept their Happily Ever After as provided by Jesus Christ. I've authored 3 books in The Whatever Series, and am a book coach with Empowered Publications.


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