It was a miracle! How often times maybe you have heard someone claim that? Probably hundreds of times. But they don’t really signify it was a miracle – what they really mean is that the big event they witnessed was amazing, improbable, or inexplicable.
But exist real miracles? Have there been times that the natural laws of the universe, such as for instance gravity, or even death, have been stopped, changed, or reversed? To find the answer to this question, we must turn to the Bible.
Fact #1: Jesus performed many miracles
In the four gospels, we find many instances were Jesus performed miracles, such as for instance “Then they brought him a demon-possessed man who had been blind and mute, and Jesus healed him acim podcasts so that he could both talk and see.” (Matthew 12:22) Perhaps one of the very most famous of Jesus’miracles was the raising of Lazarus from the dead, which we find out about in John 11: “Jesus unearthed that Lazarus had been already in the tomb for four days…Jesus called in a loud voice, “Lazarus, come out!” 44The dead man came out.”
Fact #2: Jesus performed these miracles to prove that he was God
In the book of Acts, Peter says that “Jesus of Nazareth was a person accredited by God for your requirements by miracles, wonders and signs, which God did among you through him, as you yourselves know.”
Fact #3: Jesus gave authority to his disciples to do miracles
In Matthew 10:1, we’re told that Jesus “called his twelve disciples to him and gave them authority to operate a vehicle out evil[a] spirits and to heal every disease and sickness.”
Fact #4: God has given authority to his servants at various times to do miracles
The Bible has many stories of miracles performed by God’s servants – Moses, Elijah, Elisha, and others. The question is – does God still empower his followers to work miracles in his name? That’s a difficult question. The solution is beyond the scope of this informative article, but I hope that you will think and study the Bible to get the answer!