Are Miracles Real?

Should it surprise a true believer in God that God is working miracles today? According to the Bible, “Jesus Christ is the
same, yesterday, today and forever” (Hebrews 13:8). If Jesus was ever a miracle worker, He is today. Did He ever tell you
He had stopped doing miracles? To deny miracles is to mock prayer today, since even the slightest true answer to prayer
involves a measure of divine intervention. God can do whatever He wants at any time. He has not gone on an extended
vacation. While there is order in the Universe, there is also plenty of scope for the direct involvement of God’s Spirit.

Many people are merely religious. They have never contacted or known the living God. They are satisfied with a religion
which gives them rules to obey, or ethical principles to follow. The religion tells them that if they are faithful to keep the rules
then they are right. But no one has ever kept the rules of any religion 100% of the time. So religious people hope their good
deeds outweigh the bad. But they don’t know if they do in their case. Deep within they suspect that something is seriously
wrong. And it is. Because only when you trust the sacrifice and work of Jesus Christ can you be on the right track. “He who
has the Son of God has life” (1 John 5:12).

Miracles confirm the true message of Jesus Christ (Mark 16:15-20). If no one is getting changed in your church or religious
group, you are involved in dead religion. You need to meet the Lord. The changes God produces are not confined to
inward, spiritual changes. They also include physical changes. Miraculous healings are occurring more and more these days,
especially in places where many people pray as the Bible teaches us to pray. The Bible teaches there is such a thing as the
gift of miracles. Read 1 Corinthians 12:8-10.

What follows are some links on this subject. I simply do not have time right now to research and catalogue all that God is
doing or has done to confirm the message of Jesus with signs and wonders following. I have witnessed many things myself, of
course, but there are others who have witnessed far more than me. All glory and praise to God for the things He has done.

Miracles Still Happen – a book full of interesting stories including many miracles by a personal friend of ours who we
fellowship with in Sydney.

Miracle Stories – a web site devoted to testimonies on the subject.

True Stories of God at work

As time goes on you will find on this site more and more material to document and report the miracles I can find out about.
I’m planning to put some videos onto the internet of actual miracles where I’ve been involved.

Michael

What do YOU think?

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  1. i suggest you do some research and dont quote un-divine scripture. The Mark 15 scriptures you quoted was added by scribes in the early centuries, these verses are not found in any of the oldest manuscripts.

    • Hi Greg

      Though there has been some dispute on whether the latter part of Mark 16 is part of the scriptures it seems obvious that these verses do not contradict any part of scriptures. The preaching of the gospel is mentioned in Matthew 28

      The four of the five signs are mentioned in the book of acts after the ascension of the Lord Jesus.

      1. In my name they shall cast out devils. We see Paul casting out a spirit of divination out of a girl in Acts 16 and in
      Acts 8:5-7
      Then Philip went down to the city of Samaria, and preached Christ unto them.
      6And the people with one accord gave heed unto those things which Philip spake, hearing and seeing the miracles which he did.
      7For unclean spirits, crying with loud voice, came out of many that were possessed with them: and many taken with palsies, and that were lame, were healed.

      2. Speaking in tongues is addressed in Act2.4 and 1 cor 14

      3. Laying on of hands on the sick is used to heal the sick in the acts. Peter did touch the cripple.

      “Then Peter said, Silver and gold have I none; but such as I have give I thee: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk.
      7And he took him by the right hand, and lifted him up: and immediately his feet and ankle bones received strength.”

      4 A snake bit Paul while on a mission and he shook it in to the fire
      5. Drinking of deadly things, there are modern day examples of this and perhaps this is why the scriptures say we should eat whatever is set before us without asking question.

      This shows that these scriptures should be part of the canon of scriptures and that signs and wonders will follow the believer. John 14v12 even promises us greater miracles. I hope you would find this helpful as you can expect miracles to happen as you preach the word of God.

      thanks

    • jesseedavis says:

      Greg, there is many Scriptures that proves the existence of miracles and the context of most passages throughout the New Testament shows their existence is even now. When the Apostles set things up for the church assemblies, a couple of things was praying for the sick that they be healed and when he wrote to the Corinthians and set order to everything that was going on, he gave specific instruction NOT to forbid speaking in tongues, and gave much emphasis on miraculous acts and gifts as for something that was to be a part of worship within the assemblies.

      Even if you were to declare this piece of Scripture, un-divine, it still would not make a difference. It is kind of like taking out all of the Great Commission verses from the end of the Gospels and saying that we are not to preach salvation to the lost anymore, because the Apostles and the early church did that. It is absurd with all the evidence throughout the rest of the Bible, the same is true for the existence of miracles today.

      As for dont quote un-divine scripture, this is kind of an oxymoron, it is either Scripture, which cannot be anything but divine, or it is neither. As for them not being in the manuscripts and being added onto later, this is not true. At least a dozen different writers from the first few hundred years quoted it as the words of Mark himself. See these websites for a glimpse of some of this evidence, http://inerrancy.org/ http://bibletools.org/index.cfm/fuseaction/Library.sr/CT/BQA/k/113/Is-Mark-169-20-Inspired-Scripture.htm. Of course this means nothing to you at the moment, because in your own words it was the early church that added it in. By the way, according to Rev 22, these scribes lost quite a bit when they added to God’s Word, and there would’ve been a lot manifested throughout these times as well. Please, just consider what you’re saying about the God you serve in what you just wrote.

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