The Mighty Works of God! by Keith Miller
Now as Jesus passed by, He saw a man who was blind from birth. And His disciples asked Him, saying, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” Jesus answered, “Neither this man nor his parents sinned, but that the works of God should be revealed in him. I must work the works of Him who sent me while it is day; the night is coming when no one can work. As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.” When He had said these things, He spat on the ground and made clay with the saliva; and He anointed the eyes of the blind man with the clay. And He said to him, “Go, wash in the pool of Siloam” (which is translated, Sent). So he went and washed, and came back seeing(John 9:1–7).
Read the full context of this passage in Scripture. It illustrates an important key to understanding the creative miracle power of God in the work of Christ that points the lost to Him and brings in a great harvest.
The "I Am" can heal you!
In this miracle account, we see that Jesus made clay by mixing His saliva with the dirt on the ground. He anointed the blind man’s eyes with this poultice of sorts and told him to go and wash it off at the pool of Siloam (which means “sent”). Consider the clay for a moment. Jesus formed the clay from the dirt and applied it to the man’s eyes to create new ones that could see. In the same manner, God through Jesus formed us from the dust of the earth to give us life. In effect, Jesus was saying by this act, “I am the Creator of the Universe. I made your eyes in the first place, and because I am Creator, I can fix those eyes!” Jesus then sent the man to the pool of Siloam, which is symbolic of salvation. The man went and washed at the pool, and he was healed. Shortly afterward, we see this man teaching the Pharisees about Jesus (to their utter dismay). In answer to their questions, he shared his testimony over and over.
What was so significant about this pool that Jesus would send the blind man to it? The history of this pool started hundreds of years before this miracle. King Hezekiah had it dug within the walls of Jerusalem because of an impending attack. He wanted to ensure that he and his people would have enough water for their survival, and he wanted to make sure the enemy would not have access to it (see 2 Kings 20:20). The pool’s purpose, from the beginning, was to quench the thirst of the people, should their supply be cut off. Hezekiah dug the pool and stopped up the waters of the Upper Gihon. Then he diverted the Upper Gihon via an underground tunnel into the city. These flowing waters ran quietly and unseen.
Also, it was from Siloam that water was brought in a golden vessel to the Temple for the water-pouring ceremony of the Feast of Tabernacles (the harvest festival). The water commemorated the water that flowed from the rock to satisfy the thirsty Israelites when Moses struck it at Sinai (see Exod. 17:1–7). Jesus probably pointed to the pool when He stood in the Temple on that last day of the Feast, and cried out, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink. He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water” (John 7:38).
Jesus sent the blind man to that very same pool to wash. After he washed, the blind man saw—not just in the natural, but in the spirit. He could see the deity of God the Creator. The veil fell from his eyes and his heart, and he instantly stood in bold defense of the one who had healed him. In the Temple, near the pool of Siloam, Jesus said, “He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.” The living water is the Holy Spirit.
How would you like it if rivers, ceaseless rivers of living water, flowed out of your heart? How would you like it if the eyes of the blind opened, the ears of the deaf were unstopped, the lame leapt like a deer, and the tongues of the mute could sing? Would you like to see streams in the desert, waters burst forth in the wilderness, the parched ground become a pool, and the thirsty land fill with springs of water? (See Isaiah 35:5–7.) Would you like to operate in that miracle harvest flow and say to that blind man, “You’re healed! Now go and wash in the pool of salvation, the pool of living water, so that you may know that endless flow of living water!”
The Miracle Harvest Flow is for you today!
This miracle harvest flow is for you today. It’s a highway that you have access to because of Jesus. It’s raised ground and “the way.” The people walking on it will be righteous, and it will be the pathway for the weak, the blind, the lame, and the lost as God leads them to salvation. As Isaiah said:
A highway shall be there, and a road, and it shall be called the Highway of Holiness. The unclean shall not pass over it, but it shall be for others. Whoever walks the road, although a fool, shall not go astray. No lion shall be there, nor shall any ravenous beast go up on it; it shall not be found there. But the redeemed shall walk there, and the ransomed of the LORD shall return, and come to Zion with singing, with everlasting joy on their heads. They shall obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away (Isaiah 35:8–10).
Purity releases unrestricted power for harvest. Pure rivers flow out of the righteous ones. The blood of Christ purifies, washes, and cleanses us. The blood is in that pool of Siloam—there was a fountain there, a fountain of His blood that is the ransom of the Lord. Through the highway of the harvest miracle flow, the way will be made plain and straight, and everyone will be able to recognize it as the way to salvation. Do you want to see revival and harvest? Why not in your city? Let the ransomed of the Lord come back to Zion!
Signs, wonders, and miracles flowing from the Word will draw people to the highway. They can’t miss it! Signs, wonders, and miracles will release the ransomed of the Lord. “Now these are Your servants and Your people, whom You have redeemed by Your great power, and by Your strong hand” (Neh. 1:10). The ransom comes about by a miraculous liberation, and it speaks of God’s desire to set people free. When the Son sets people free, they are free indeed. There is no more sighing—only victory!
Christ’s Life in You on Display
Christ’s works are for the body of Christ. And His work in and through us is meant to become more real than our circumstances. God wants to bear witness through us, to testify about who Jesus is with signs, wonders, miracles, and grace gifts “according to His will” (Heb. 2:4). God wills all of that, not in word only, but also in a demonstration (see 1 Cor. 2:4). We have access to that highway to demonstrate the gospel of power.
Your life can be a display of the mighty works of God—a display of rivers of revelation, wisdom, and healing for harvest. The source of the pool was the constant supply from the unseen conduit. The enemy could not hinder or stop the flow, as the source of the water was from the unseen flow. And so it is with us. The mighty workings of the Lord through our lives are from the unseen source of the river of the Holy Spirit. A constant supply of His presence, power, gifts, and rivers is flowing through you. God wants you to go after the anointing of His power, not only for healing, but also for signs and wonders. The release of Christ’s works empowers you for harvest. You’re redeemed, and you have Christ living in you, the hope of glory!