Joshua 4:24 (KJV) “That all the people of the earth might know the hand of the Lord, that it is mighty: that ye might fear the Lord your God forever.”
What is the purpose of signs and wonders? When seriously considering this question we begin to realize that sometimes we come face to face with self-centeredness. Even within the Body of Christ. Especially within the Body of Christ. We place ourselves as the focal point of every blessing given to us by God.
First – Gain A General Understanding
The signs and wonders done in our lives were not meant to be kept to ourselves. The signs and wonders are an opportunity to share the goodness of the Lord with others. Not only our brothers and sisters within the Body of Christ. But more specifically with people outside of the Body of Christ.
Second – Understand The General Purpose
This is an opportunity to share the Gospel of the Kingdom with others of the Kingdom. The purpose? First, to bring them into the Kingdom. Second, to bring them to the point of salvation. Third, to bring them to the point of understanding and seeing their need of a Savior. Fourth, to bring them to the realization that they will never find peace and true joy in life apart from God. But does it end there? No.
Third – Understand The Main Purpose
The ultimate purpose is to bring greater glory to God. Why? Because the more God is magnified and enlarged in the eyes of the world, the more He will be able to draw others to Himself. This results in:
- 1) more people He will be able to bring others into His family,
- 2) more people He will be able to pull others from the clutches of the enemy, and
- 3) more people He will be able to snatch out of the kingdom of darkness and bring them into the light of His Kingdom.
The more this happens, the more this cycle will continue.
So we must understand that the blessing and the promise are not meant to be kept to ourselves. It is meant to be a witness in the sight of others. Once we internalize this and accept it as a part of fulfilling our purpose, we will desire more. Not for selfish desires, but for the advancing of our Heavenly Father’s Kingdom.