“Now in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. And having come in, the angel said to her, “Rejoice, highly favored one, the Lord is with you; blessed are you among women!” (Luke 1:26-28)
The conception and events that surrounded the birth of Christ were miraculous. In fact, everything about Jesus is miraculous! Everything about the Gospel is miraculous! Everything about real Christianity is miraculous! If you take the miraculous and the supernatural out of Christianity, all you have is another lifeless religion. But signs and wonders are never an end in themselves. Signs point towards something that God wants us to understand. All of the events surrounding the birth of Jesus were signposts pointing people to the Saviour!
The virgin birth was a miracle. It defied the laws of nature. But when Mary cooperated with God a miracle took place in her womb. When you learn to cooperate with God, in the working of miracles, you’ll be blessed, too! When your ways please the Lord, He begins to work together with you to do exceptional things. He begins to birth something within your heart by the Holy Ghost.
If you take the miraculous and the supernatural out of Christianity, all you have is another lifeless religion
“Then Mary said to the angel, ‘How can this be, since I do not know a man?’”(Luke 1:30-34)
Mary wanted to know how God was going to do it. But, if we continue to look to the natural, we can miss out on our miracle. Be careful not to analyze things until you talk yourself out of cooperating with God!
“And the angel answered and said to her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Highest will overshadow you; therefore, also, that Holy One who is to be born will be called the Son of God.” - (Luke 1:35)
When you’ve done everything you can from a biblical standpoint, yet things are still a mess - you’re a good candidate for a miracle! Your Red Sea will open up! The fiery furnace will not burn you! All things are possible to them that believe!
Notice Mary’s response to all of this: “Be it unto me according to Your Word”. She was submissive to the will of God, even though she didn’t understand it with her mind. She knew that God’s Word was real, and God would do what He said He would do!
In essence, she was saying, “I’m willing to cooperate with you, to see this miracle happen.” God is looking for people like that! “I may not understand it but, be it unto me according to your Word.” One of the hardest things you’ll ever do is fully surrender your will to God. But when you do, you’re ready for a miracle!
Why don’t you go ahead and believe God for your miracle this Christmas? A medical condition? A breakthrough in family relationships? A job or a financial situation? I don’t care how impossible your situation looks today - with God nothing is impossible! When the purposes of God come up against an impossible situation – that’s the place where miracles happen!
Dr. Hazel and I are believing with you for your Miracle Christmas Breakthrough!
Dr George Hill
Apostolic Founder and President of Victory Churches International