The God of Miracles
A Sermon on Acts 7:30-33
“Now when forty years had passed, an angel appeared to him in the wilderness of Mount Sinai, in a flame of fire in a bush. When Moses saw it, he was amazed at the sight, and as he drew near to look, there came the voice of the Lord: ‘I am the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham and of Isaac and of Jacob.’ And Moses trembled and did not dare to look. Then the Lord said to him, ‘Take off the sandals from your feet, for the place where you are standing is holy ground. (ESV)
What is the purpose of miracles? Can they happen today? In Acts 7:30-33, Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones explains the power of God to supernaturally work through miracles and providence. He cannot be comprehended by finite creatures apart from the Holy Spirit's illumination. Modern man rejects God, refusing to submit to the One who stands above and beyond man, and who reserves the right to do with them and all of creation as he pleases. Humanity wants a god they can understand and grasp, not one who is the ultimate authority, directing and ordaining all things. Sinful men do not want to believe in angels, demons, or the supernatural because their hunger for imperial evidence views them as non-scientific or irrational. However, these reasons for denial are only excuses to avoid accountability to God's holy standard. But, with the message of the Gospel comes the strong warning of condemnation that will fall on all who reject God. For on that final day, all men will bow their knees before the throne of God. There will no longer be any objection to God’s law and reign. They will no longer sneer at the Word of God and its miracles. For all who reject the Gospel of God and his only Son, Jesus Christ, will perish without any hope. For only by believing in the Gospel can any rebellious sinner be saved.