This message from Jesus explains what they are and what is needed so that they can be performed.
It is a subject which should be thoroughly understood by us, as I believe even though we may have some, lets say enough Divine Love in our souls for the benefit of this explanation, we may also unknowingly, or knowingly have accepted other beliefs which interfere with our faith and progression in this matter, which in turn blocks this connection, and hence, what is lacking is, faith.
It may be solely because we have not come to terms with these old worn out beliefs we no longer believe in, but are still there because they have not been addressed and disregarded as we progressed, this conflicting situation may hinder our comprehension and our faith in what is possible and what is required so that so-called miracles, (which are only the ordinary workings of God's law) can be performed. Jesus also explains other cause that stand in the way.
Explain to us Jesus.
"It is true, that by the workings of the law of attraction, and the susceptibility of mortals to the influence of spirit powers, mortals may become obsessed by the spirits of evil - that is evil spirits of men who once lived on earth - and this obsession may become so complete and powerful that the living mortal may lose all power to resist this influence of the evil spirits, and may be compelled to do things that the mortal will not desire to do, and to show all the evidence of a distorted mind, and present appearances of a lost will power, as well as of the ability to exercise the ordinary powers given him by his natural creation. And in these instances referred to of casting out devils, wherever they occurred, and they did occur in some of the instances mentioned, the only devils that existed were the evil spirits who had possessed these mortals.
And this obsession obtains to-day just as it did then, for the same laws are in operation now as were in existence then, and many a man is in a condition of evil life and disturbed mind from the obsession of these evil spirits; and if there were any men of today in that condition of soul development and belief that my disciples were in, they could cast out these so called devils just as the disciples cast them out in the Bible days.
But men have not this faith, though there are many who have been blessed with the inflowing of the Holy Spirit; but they have not the belief that such work as the disciples performed can be performed by them now, and, in fact, most of them believe that it would be contrary to God's will to attempt to exercise such powers, and hence, they never attempt to do such work.
But when men learn that in all ages God is the same, that His laws work the same way, that mankind is the same so far as the soul's possibilities are concerned, and that the faith which God made possible for man to attain to, may be possessed by him now just as it was possessed by my disciples, then they will attempt this work of beneficence and will succeed, and the sick will be healed and the devils cast out, the blind made to see, and the deaf to hear, and the so-called miracles will be performed as they were in my days on earth.
There is not and never was such a thing as a miracle in the sense of having an effect produced by a cause which was not the result of the ordinary workings of God's laws, for these laws in their workings never vary, and when the same law is called into operation upon the same condition of facts, the same results will always be produced."
There are no devils and no satan
As Jesus wrote, "miracles" are controlled by God's laws and all we need is more faith to obtain the knowledge of these laws. Our Heavenly Father makes things so easy for us and all we need to do is pray and ask for this blessing... so doing it now.
John explains the process from being revealed a truth, or discovering a truth, through to the minds acceptance of it, called belief, the growth period that is needed in the establishment of faith, to it becoming a thing of fact and absolute truth.
Well, when you are sure that you have discovered or have had revealed to you a truth, let it sink deep into your soul so that it will find such lodgment as will cause you to realize that this truth is a reality, and a thing that must not be forgotten or neglected in its application to your daily life on earth.
When you have found that the truth fits some peculiar condition of your mind's experience, adopt it as a criterion for determining what your course of action shall be.
When you have thus adopted it, let it always remain with you as a guide and monitor in determining what your belief as to the particular thing involved shall be.
When you have thus received this belief of the mind, encourage and feed upon it until it becomes a thing of established faith; and when faith has become a part of your very being, you will find that the accompaniments of such faith, in the way of longings and aspirations, will become things of real existences, which will result in actual knowledge.
When such knowledge becomes yours, then you have solved the problem of what is true and what is not. And when you have solved this, you will become a man who, when he utters his knowledge of truth, will speak as one having authority.
It was a few days prior to my scheduled colonoscopy in early September and we were driving 5 hours from our little cabin at the lake to home... I had had a flu bug and also worried about my upcoming test and what they might find.
I decided to take this time to pray to God for his comfort. I was praying for about 10 or 15 minutes when I heard his voice saying to me "Kathryn, have you checked your voice mail lately from me?" Your voice mail is almost full of messages from me and you need to check them. I decided to listen to my answering machine and lo and behold a flood of messages from God came through. All of a sudden that old familiar feeling of knowing that he is right there with me came back to comfort me. He told me that everything would be just fine with the test. He asked me why I had not reached out to him lately with my anxiety as he was right there. He said that he knows that my faith in him is real and that I needed to continue seeking him and my faith would grow ever stronger. He told me not to worry that everything in my life would work out just fine just like it always has.
I felt so at peace and comforted by our Father......why did I not check my mail earlier? I am finding that I really need to find that quiet time every single day no matter what to connect to our Father. I do a lot of praying on the fly as my life has been so busy as of late but for me when I take that quiet time to focus on my relationship with him is when I really feel the love flowing and my faith increasing.
I love that feeling of just "knowing" that he is there and all of the subtle signs he sends me. I have to believe that with that faith anything is possible and really surrender all of my worries.
My Mom Lorna was recently on an Alaskan cruise and she met a pastor who had been gravely ill and he took a sabbatical from his job to focus on his health and his connection to God and he prayed for healing and he has been healed. My Mom bumped into this man a few times on the ship and there are hundreds of people on this boat and she felt it was for a reason. My dear Mom Lorna who just joined this forum needs healing...I believe she was meant to bump into the pastor on the boat... she was meant to join this wonderful forum.... I am going to take her to Al & Jean's for a prayer circle. I have faith... my Mom has faith and I am going to dial into our Heavenly Father as often as I can and I pray that he will shower me with such love that I too will believe that miracles are very, very real.
Thanks for posting this Ian.
Jesus replied, “Very truly I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again”