MIRACLES

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Key Verse

  • how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power1, who went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him. Acts 10:38 NKJV

GOD's nature to do Miracles

  • You are the [awesome] God who works [powerful] wonders; You have demonstrated Your power among the people. Psalm 77:14 AMP
  • For You are great, and you do wondrous deeds; You alone are God. Psalm 86:10 NASB
  • So then, does He who supplies you with His [marvelous Holy] Spirit and works miracles among you, do it as a result of the works of the Law [which you perform], or because you [believe confidently in the message which you] heard with faith? Galatians 3:5 AMP

Miracles Follow ...

1. The Gospel

  • And they went out and preached everywhere, and the Lord worked through them, confirming His word by the signs2 that accompanied it. Mark 16:20 BSB
  • ‘AND I WILL BRING ABOUT WONDERS IN THE SKY ABOVE AND SIGNS (attesting miracles) ON THE EARTH BELOW, BLOOD AND FIRE AND SMOKING VAPOR. Acts 2:19 AMP
  • So Paul and Barnabas stayed for a long time, speaking boldly and confidently for the Lord, who continued to testify to the word of His grace, granting that signs and wonders (attesting miracles) be done by them. Acts 14:3 AMP

2. Acts of Faith

  • Unwell LadyThen a woman who had suffered from a hemorrhage for twelve years came up behind Him and touched the [tassel] fringe of His outer robe; for she had been saying to herself, “If I only touch His outer robe, I will be healed.” But Jesus turning and seeing her said, “Take courage, daughter; your [personal trust and confident] faith [in Me] has made you well.” And at once the woman was [completely] healed. Matthew 9:20-22 AMP
  • Blind Bartimaeus: When he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to cry out, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” Many people admonished him to be silent, but he cried out all the louder, “Son of David, have mercy on me!” Jesus stopped and said, “Call him.” So they called the blind man. “Take courage!” they said. “Get up! He is calling for you.” Throwing off his cloak, Bartimaeus jumped up and came to Jesus. Mark 10:47-50 BSB
  • Blind Beggar: So he called out, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” Those who led the way admonished him to be silent, but he cried out all the louder, “Son of David, have mercy on me!” Luke 18:38-39 BSB

3. Compassion

  • When He went ashore, He saw a large crowd, and felt [profound] compassion for them and healed their sick. Matthew 14:14 AMP
  • Then Jesus called His disciples to Him, and said, “I feel compassion for
    the crowd, because they have been with Me now three days and have
    nothing [left] to eat; and I do not want to send them away hungry,
    because they might faint [from exhaustion] on the way [home].” Matthew 15:32 AMP
  • Moved with compassion [for his suffering], Jesus reached out with His
    hand and touched him, and said to him, “I am willing; be cleansed.” Mark 1:41 AMP

4. Believers

  • These signs will accompany those who have believed: in My name they will cast out demons, they will speak in new tongues; they will pick up serpents, and if they drink anything deadly, it will not hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will get well.” Mark 16:17-18 AMP
  • So then, does He who supplies you with His [marvelous Holy] Spirit and works miracles
    among you, do it as a result of the works of the Law [which you
    perform], or because you [believe confidently in the message which you]heard with faithGalatians 3:5 AMP
  • He who believes in Me [who adheres to, trusts in, and relies on Me], as the Scripture has said, ‘From his innermost being will flow continually rivers of living water.’” John 7:38 AMP

Gift of Miracles

  • the manifestation of the Spirit is given to each one for the profit of all: for to one is given the word of wisdom through the Spirit, to another the word of knowledge through the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healings by the same Spirit, to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another discerning of spirits, to another different kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues. But one and the same Spirit works all these things, distributing to each one individually as He wills. 1 Cor 12:7-11 NKJV

People used for Miracles

  • Peter: believers were increasingly added to the Lord, multitudes of both men and women, so that they brought the sick out into the streets and laid them on beds and couches, that at least the shadow of Peter passing by might fall on some of them. Also a multitude gathered from the surrounding cities to Jerusalem, bringing sick people and those who were tormented by unclean spirits, and they were all healed. Acts 5:14-16 NKJV
  • Paul: God was doing extraordinary and unusual miracles by the hands of Paul, so that even handkerchiefs or face-towels or aprons that had touched his skin were brought to the sick, and their diseases left them and the evil spirits came out [of them]. Acts 19:11-12 AMP

Performing Miracles - Sign of Attestation

  • “Men of Israel, listen to these words: Jesus of Nazareth, a Man accredited and pointed out and attested to you by God with [the power to perform] miracles and wonders and signs which God worked through Him in your [very] midst, just as you yourselves know Acts 2:22 AMP
  • This, the first of His signs (attesting miracles), Jesus did in Cana of
    Galilee, and revealed His glory [displaying His deity and His great
    power openly], and His disciples believed [confidently] in Him [as the
    Messiah—they adhered to, trusted in, and relied on Him]. John 2:11 AMP
Other versions
 
  • “Men of Israel, hear these words: Jesus of Nazareth, a Man attested by God to you by miracles, wonders, and signs which God did through Him in your midst, as you yourselves also know Acts 2:22 NKJV

Caution

  • “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven. Many will say to Me on that day [when I judge them], ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, and driven out demons in Your name, and done many miracles in Your name?’ And then I will declare to them publicly, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me [you are banished from My presence], you who act wickedly [disregarding My commands].’ Matthew 7:21-23 AMP

Can occur in various places & for long durations

  • He led them out and performed wonders and signs in the land of Egypt, at the Red Sea, and for forty years in the wildernessActs 7:36 BSB

Footnotes

  1. 1411 δύναμις [DU/NAMIS] {dýnamis} \doo'-nam-is\
    from 1410; force (literally or figuratively); specially, miraculous power (usually by implication, a miracle itself):--ability, abundance, meaning, might(-ily, -y, -y deed), (worker of) miracle(-s), power, strength, violence, mighty (wonderful) work.
  2. 4592 σημεῖον [SHMEI=ON] {sēmeîon} \say-mi'-on\ neuter of a presumed derivative of the base of 4591; an indication, especially ceremonially or supernaturally:--miracle, sign, token, wonder.