God promised Abram, and He was doing precisely what He has promised Abram, that’s a miracle.
When famine moved Abram out of God’s promises to entered into Egypt with a little lie, that is manipulation.
DON’T ALLOW ANYONE OR ANYTHING TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF YOUR FEAR OR IGNORANCE TO MOVE YOU OUT OF GOD’S WILL
Just like God credited righteousness to Abraham. So also righteousness is credited to you and me because of Christ, not by our works. THEREFORE LET US RELAX WE DON’T NEED ALL THAT MANIPULATION TO ENTER INTO OUR FULFILLMENT
After God delivered Abraham to the land of Canaan, God tested Abraham’s faith once again, and Abraham faltered yet what God has credited to him in Genesis 15:6 was not taken away from him.
“Now Abimelech had not come near her; and he said, “Lord, will You slay a nation, even though blameless? Did he not himself say to me, ‘She is my sister’? And she herself said, ‘He is my brother.’ In the integrity of my heart and the innocence of my hands I have done this.” Then God said to him in the dream, “Yes, I know that in the integrity of your heart you have done this, and I also kept you from sinning against Me; therefore I did not let you touch her. Now, therefore, restore the man’s wife, for he is a prophet, and he will pray for you, and you will live. But if you do not restore her, know that you shall surely die, you and all who are yours.” Genesis 20:4-7 NASB.
When I was growing up in Nigeria, seriously, I used to think why are many Nigerians not receiving miracles like their other brethren. But that was before, now I have the answers. Nigeria a nation where a shoemaker will miraculously be collecting pilot’s salary yet don’t know anything about airplane neither is he employed to fly one.
My calling into God’s assignment has really opened my eyes and mind of understanding to many lies that we’re calling miracles in Nigeria. And that is one of the reasons why corruption is reluctant to exit Nigeria because another name for bribery and stealing in Nigeria is “MIRACLES.”
MIRACLES AND MANIPULATION ARE NOT THE SAME
• A miracle means merely an extraordinary event manifesting divine intervention in human affairs, for example, the healing miracles described in the Gospels.
• Manipulation means just the action of manipulating something in a skillful manner.outside of God’s will, for example, the “miraculous” way that Abram and Sarai entered into Egypt.
CHILDREN OF GOD WHAT DO YOU CALL MIRACLES?