What is a Miraculous Sign?
Miraculous signs. It requires two words to express this concept in English and in Hebrew. Moses poignantly asked the Israelites, “Has any god ever tried to come to take for himself a nation from within a nation… by signs (oth) and wonders (mopheth)… like Adonai your God did for you?” Adonai revealed Himself through oth and mopheth, miraculous signs. Therefore, the Hebrew people look for signs (1 Corinthians 1:22).
In recent history, the former Iranian directors of a Christian organization recognized a miraculous sign. Yeshua had appeared to each inhabitant of an Iranian village – more than 250 people. The entire community was transformed by visions of the Hebrew Messiah. Yet, people were desperate for instruction. It was imperative for them to obtain Bibles, despite current laws which prohibited owning a Bible.
Yeshua prompted one of the villagers to stand by the road with money. The man understood through the Ruach haKodesh (Holy Spirit) that someone would drive by with Bibles for him to purchase.
The directors knew nothing of what transpired in the village. One day, they were delivering Bibles nearby. Their driver chose a route which meandered past the village. As he negotiated acute curves, his steering failed. Reluctantly, he stopped the disabled vehicle.
A man approached and stuck his head through the open car window. “Do you have the Bibles?” he asked. “I have the money.” The driver was speechless. For a fleeting moment, he wondered if this was a government informant. He moved cautiously toward the trunk. The villager saw Bibles. He clutched the box. He promptly paid. He traipsed over the hill with spiritual treasure.
The driver started his motor. The steering functioned flawlessly. He wheeled back to Tehran for more Bibles, pondering how failed steering can be a miraculous sign.
Published June 5, 2018