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Are the miracles of Jesus in the Bible for today?

Jesus Christ turned water to wine, walked on water, raised the dead, healed all sorts of sickness and diseases, helped distressed mentally disturbed people get free from demonic powers and all sorts of other things.  In the book of Acts, the friends of Jesus continued the same types of things by healing all sorts of sicknesses through the Name of Jesus and doing all sorts of other things by the power of God.  One man named Paul was even bitten by a poisonous snake.  He just shook it off into the campfire.  The people thought he was a god because he didn’t die immediately.

Some people say that the miracles of the Bible, specifically the New Testament part of the Bible have past.  They have varying reasonings but a common comment is that the miracles passed with the deaths of the friends (or disciples of Jesus). Others say the miracles of Jesus were something that validated His ministry but forget to explain why God  empowered the followers of Jesus in the Bible’s book of Acts to do the same thing.

Are miracles past with Jesus and His disciples or are they something that can still happen today?  The best person to ask this question is probably Jesus the Messiah.  In John 14, we see Jesus talking to friends.  He had been doing amazing things through faith and His knowledge of the scriptures.  He told His friends He was leaving and talked about all the great miracles and signs that had happened through Him.  He says in John 14:12,

Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father. -John 14:12 NKJV

So are miracles, signs and wonders for today?  Absolutely!  The only people that will disagree with you on that are people who haven’t experienced one.  But when you’ve seen the sick healed, the demons flee a the Name of Jesus, the lame walk, the blind see, and weather change at the mighty Name of Jesus, you can’t deny that Jesus called us to do greater things for His Kingdom while we are here.  In John 14:13,14 He says,

And whatever you ask in My name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask anything in My name, I will do it.  -John 14:13,14 NKJV

Resources- Ever Increasing Faith- Smith Wigglesworth, Acts of the Apostles

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