But now Jesus, our High Priest, has been given a ministry that is far superior to the old priesthood, for he is the one who mediates for us a far better covenant with God, based on better promises. Hebrews 8:6 (NLT)
So many of us were raised in legalistic religion. Religion says that if things don’t work out for you, it means you’ve broken a rule or you’re not doing enough. Religion says that to get a miracle, you need to somehow believe harder to produce more faith.
I’ve noticed something interesting in the Bible. When Jesus performed miracles, He often told people, Go your way. Your faith has made you whole. But after He died on the cross, we don’t hear that anymore. Something had changed.
Jesus’ death and resurrection set up a new agreement between us and God. When you look at the incredible miracles of the Old Testament, you’ll find people parting seas and bringing dead bodies back to life. Yet the Word says you and I have a better agreement with God than they had! This covenant is based on what Jesus did for you, rather than what you do for Him.
He qualified you for every blessing in the book. When we think we have to be more, do more or have more faith to get a miracle, we fall into self-righteousness. We start to act like it’s all up to us. But faith is not your power source. Jesus is! You don’t have to earn your miracle. It’s not about how much you believe, but about who you put your trust in.
Keep studying God’s Word and let it take root in you. As you find out what Jesus died to give you, incredible things will begin to happen in your heart.