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Why I Believe That Miracles Still Happen Today

 raise-dead.jpgDo you believe in miracles? Many don’t, but I do. Here are just a few reasons why, based on both the scriptures and ministerial experiences, that I accept the reality of the supernatural and preach and teach this in the church

1. There are no scriptural reasons to believe that miracles have ceased. Many who deny miracles today interpret 1 Corinthians 13:10 , “But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away” to mean that the when Holy Bible was complete, the need for miracles ceased. This view finds little support among Bible scholars. The phrase, “that which is perfect is come” actually refers to the second coming of Christ. Until he comes, spiritual gifts and miracles remain the province of the believer.

2. Jesus emphasized that whatsoever we asked in his name he would do it. John 14:13-14 states, “And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.” Asking “in his name” is not a carte blanche, but a reflection of the nature and will of God.

3. The Bible teaches that these signs shall follow them that believe. Mark 16:17 “And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.”

4. The Bible states that the church would do greater works than he did. John 14:12. “Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.” “Greater” refers to more in number because Jesus would not be limited to a physical body when we returned to his Father. Thus, he now extends himself and operates through his church. “Greater” does not mean “less.”

5. Multitudes in the Bible were saved because they saw the miracles. Matthew 15:31. “Insomuch that the multitude wondered, when they saw the dumb to speak, the maimed to be whole, the lame to walk, and the blind to see: and they glorified the God of Israel.” Millions of unbelievers exist today who would be equally impacted by the supernatural.

6. To deny the miracle power of God would be to place limitations on God. Psalm 78:41 says, “Yea, they turned back and tempted God, and limited the Holy One of Israel .” If God wants to work miracles today, why should we try to limit him?

7. The Bible instructs us to pray for healing and miracles. James 5:14-15. “Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord: And the prayer of faith shall save the sick…” If this scripture retains any value for the church today, it is because the potential for miracles to happen still exists.

8. Healing gifts and the working of miracles are among the gifts of the Spirit. 1 Corinthians 12:9-10 “To another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit; To another the working of miracles…” Nestled among the spiritual gifts that are resident in the church are these supernatural gifts. We must accept them along with all other gifts.

9. Those who say there are no miracles imply that prayer does not work. Many sincere people believe that if answers to prayer don’t come immediately, then we should stop because it must be against the will of God. Yet, they continue to pray for other things, like peace, strength, joy, even when they see no immediate answer. Does that mean that we are wrong to pray for such things? Absolutely not. Keep praying. You never know when and how the answer will come. If we take care of the praying, God will take care of the answering.

10. When miracles do occur, who should we thank? Should we exalt man? Science? Nature? Chance? No. James 1:17 states, “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.” Miracles come from God. Further, if God did want to show his miracle-working power, how could he convince us over our doubt? Doubt serves no spiritual purpose at all.

11. The testimony of millions today contradicts the denial of the critics. Too many examples of miraculous events and supernatural healings abound for us to fall in line with the critics. The healer is in the house. The very least we can do is acknowledge him and pray that he would extend his hand of power and dominion to us. Remember, Hebrews 13:8 says “Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.”

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