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Exodus 2:1-15
Psalm 69:3, 14, 30-31, 33-34
Matthew 11:20-24

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miracles and sodom

"If the miracles worked in you had taken place in Sodom, it would be standing today." —Matthew 11:23

Sodom has gone down in history as infamous for homosexual rape and related perversions (Gn 19:5). Jesus assures us that His miracles would have resulted in Sodom's conversion (Mt 11:23). He also solemnly assures us that we who believe in Him can do greater by far than He (Jn 14:12). This means we can do miracles which would lead to the conversion of cities and countries even worse than Sodom.

So let's stop lamenting the wickedness of the world and start accompanying God's word with dramatic signs and wonders done in the name of Jesus (Mk 16:17-20). It's not that we don't have the power but that we don't have faith enough to use that power. Jesus assures us: "If you had faith the size of a mustard seed, you would be able to say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there,' and it would move. Nothing would be impossible for you" (Mt 17:20).

Jesus expects the miraculous from us. He does not fill the Bible with signs and wonders to get us to expect what no longer applies in our present day. We know that, as we approach the end of time and Jesus' second coming, Jesus will work mighty signs and wonders in an unprecedented way. Expect miracles and work them in Jesus' name. Sodom needs to be converted now.

Prayer:  Father, use me to deliver a sodomite and a Sodom.

Promise:  "The Lord hears the poor, and His own who are in bonds He spurns not." —Ps 69:34

Praise:  Ann prayed for vocations and three of her sons became priests.

Reference:  (For a related teaching, order our tape I Believe in Miracles on audio AV 63-3 or video V-63.)

Rescript:  †Most Reverend Carl K. Moeddel, Vicar General and Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, January 22, 2007

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