Jared C. Wilson wrote and narrates this ChristianAudio.com title. Jared reads his book in a slow mellow voice. There is little emotion in Jared’s voice. He speaks of atheist belief in science and the belief among them that if you can prove a miracle they would believe. In Jared’s preface he writes that miracles are not supernatural in as much as they change the natural but that miracles are returning the unnatural to its natural state.
Jared speaks of miracles as valid only if they glorify Jesus. He calls other so-called miracles, witchcraft. He has no place in his belief system for the modern preachers who believe that you can have your micacle today. A belief that every good thing that happens is a miracle. I believe Jesus is Glorified through every good action and should be praised for it.
I agree that all miracles must glorify Jesus and that God throughout the entire bible used miracles as a fore shadowing of the coming messiah. When man asked Jesus for a sign he rebuked them because he himself was the sign manifested for all time before them.
When disciples forgot so quickly of Jesus’s previous miracles, Jesus reminded them once again that He has the ability to take a little and make it into something abundant. Jared wants to explain the miracles of Jesus in a super spiritual and religious way that takes the humanity and joy out of the miracles Jesus performed.
Jesus performed many miracles and many times his miracles created an abundance, of fish, bread, wine, or a coin from a fish that more than pays the taxes due for Jesus and Peter. Jared wants to ignore this in an effort to take jabs at pastors who preach prosperity to their flock.
Jared goes so far as to say he “Hates, Hates, Hates Prosperiety preachers” and calls Joel Osteen a false teacher and says that “Joel Osteen is leading people to hell.”
Jared’s belief in a weak, beat up, sickly and poor church is not the Church of a Micacle Working and Reserected Savior. The Church of the Reserected Christ is a Church of Power, Miracles, Prophesy and Prosperity. Jesus died and rose again taking Death, Hell, and the Grave away.
John 10:10 says The THIEF comes to steal, kill, and destroy, but I have come to give you Zoe, or Abundant Life (Life as God Lives It). Deuteronomy 28:13 says of the People of God, who we whom are born again are, The Lord shall make them the head and not the tail, above always and not beneath. This does not sound like a weak, poor, impoverished and miracles people. Anyone preaching a Gospel that ignores what Christ did on the Cross and preaches a weak, poor, lacking body of Christ is preaching false doctrine.
I cannot recomend this book because of the flawed views of the author. Hate has no place in the Body of Christ. Jesus was the Son of God but also a Man. A man filled with the power of the Holy Spirit and Love. He was, and is, a Miracle working Son of God and we are Miracle working Sons and Daughters of God. Above Only and not beneath, the Head and not the Tail walking and talking representatives of God. Jesus said, “Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father.” John 14:12.