When you gather with other Christians, do you expect miraculous things to happen? I mean, genuine, bonified, no doubt about it, miracles? I don’t. I expect three things to happen:
- Sermon / small group discussion / something else
But in Galatians 3:5 Paul says:
Does he who supplies the Spirit to you and works miracles among you do so by works of the law, or by hearing with faith—just as Abraham “believed God, and it was counted to him as righteousness”?
Paul expected that when the Galatians gathered for worship, the Spirit would work miracles among them. What sort of miracles? He doesn’t say, but I can imagine that he had all sorts of things in mind, like miracles of healing, specific prophetic words, prayers of encouragement, someone being born again, and a whole lot of other things. Paul just assumed that those things were happening. Miracles. All the time. Because the Spirit was in the their midst.
Let’s raise our expectations for what happens when we gather to sing, pray, hear the word, and encourage one another.