Miracles are acts,events and occurrences that can only be credited to God and not to man,even when God uses human vessels to make them happen.For instance Jesus Christ in John11;43-45,raising dead Lazarus back to life after four days of being in the grave was a miracle.
Dr. T.L,Osborne said “Take the miraculous out of Christianity and all we have left is another religion and true Christianity is not a religion;it is a LIFE,the Life of Christ”.
Talking about miracles in our churches today,a pastor said ‘how can we call ourselves a church and not believe in healing and miracles? I cannot read four pages anywhere in the bible without encountering miracles!and the God of the bible is the same today.
Below is a list of why God does miracles in church today
1. GOD HEALS SO THAT HIS GLORY IS REVEALED
When Jesus heard that, he said, This Sickness is not unto death,but FOR THE GLORY OF GOD,that the son of God might be glorified thereby. John 11:14
2.GOD HEALS SO THAT HIS WORKS WILL BE MANIFESTED.
Jesus answered,Neither hath this man sinned,nor his parents:but THAT THE WORKS OF GOD SHOULD BE MADE MANIFEST IN HIM. John 9:3
3.GOD HEALS TO CONFIRM THE PREACHING OF HIS WORD
And he said unto them,Go ye into all the world,and PREACH THE GOSPEL to every creature. AND THESE SIGNS SHALL FOLLOW them that believe…they shall lay hands on the sick,and they shall recover. Mark16:15,17,18
4. GOD HEALS IN ORDER TO HELP PEOPLE BELIEVE IN HIM.
Believe me that I am in the father,and the father in me or else BELIEVE ME FOR THE VERY WORKS’ SAKE.John 14:11
5.GOD HEALS IN ORDER TO HELP PEOPLE REPENT AND CHANGE THEIR WAYS.
Then began he to upbraid the cities WHEREIN MOST OF HIS MIGHTY WORKS WERE DONE,BECAUSE THEY REPENTED NOT Mathew 11:20
6. GOD DOES MIRACLES TO AUTHENTICATE HIS SERVANTS.
Ye men of Israel,hear these words;Jesus of Nazareth, A MAN APPROVED OF GOD AMONG YOU BY MIRACLES and wonders and signs,which God did by him in the midst of you,as ye yourselves also know: Acts 2:22
Jesus answered them, I told you, and ye believed not:THE WORKS THAT I DO in my Father’s name,THEY SHALL BEAR WITNESS OF ME John 10:25
7. GOD DOES MIRACLES IN ORDER TO DESTROY THE WORKS OF THE DEVIL
He that committed sin is of the devil;for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested,THAT HE MIGHT DESTROY THE WORKS OF THE DEVIL. 1John 3:8
8. GOD DOES MIRACLES TO ANNOUNCE THE ARRIVAL OF HIS KINGDOM.
And as ye go, preach,saying,The kingdom of heaven is at hand.Heal the sick,cleanse the lepers, raise the dead,cast out devils:freely ye received,freely give. Mathew 10:7-8
9. GOD DOES MIRACLES SO THAT MORE PEOPLE WILL ATTEND CHURCH AND FOLLOW HIS SERVANTS.
And A GREAT MULTITUDE FOLLOWED HIM,BECAUSE THEY SAW HIS MIRACLES which he did on them that were diseased.
WORD OF PROPHECY: We are in the last days,All the gifts of the Spirit will be in operation in the church in these last days,and the church will do greater things than even the Early Church did. It will have greater power,signs and wonders than were recorded in the Acts of the Apostles. We now have entered the era of Miracles.
Culled from Ministering with Signs & Wonders By Dag Heward-Mills