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You Won't See Signs, Miracles, and Wonders If you Don't Have This

“Jesus went ashore and saw a great assembly. And He was moved with compassion toward them, and He healed their sick” (Matthew 14:14, MEV)

COMPASSION IS A special force that should never be minimized to a human feeling or emotion. Compassion was the centerpiece to the miraculous ministry of Jesus Christ. It is also the key to our seeing miracles, signs, and wonders released in our lives and the lives of others. Have you ever looked through the Gospels at the various mentions of the miracles Jesus worked in people’s lives. The word compassion usually shows up in some form during His interactions with the multitudes.

Compassion is a heart motivation set toward an intense desire to see someone moved from a poor state of being to a significantly better state—mind, body, and spirit. You won’t find this definition in Webster’s, so don’t look. This kind of supernatural compassion is a spirit-enabled, spirit-implanted state of heart that can only be worked into someone’s being by the power of God.

As worshippers, we have declared and cried out in prayer our desire to see miracles, signs, and wonders released in our midst. But we will not see this prayer answered without first having a heart that overwhelmingly cares for the people we hope to impact with these things. Jesus was moved with compassion when He saw the crowds, because they were “harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd” (Matt. 9:36, NIV). Jesus cared deeply for their plight. And He has shown us that we will not be able to harness a cure for the people we come in contact with, except from a place not of this world. A heart moved by compassion will grant us access to the supernatural power of God so that we can bring healing and deliverance to them, set them in their right minds, feed them, and start them on their way—just like He did.

Listen, the multitudes weren’t filled with perfect Christ-followers who walked in perfect unison and agreement. They weren’t all “saved.” Som