November 18, 2019

But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to each one for the profit of all: for to one is given … the working of miracles. 1 Corinthians 12:7–9

A miracle is when God operates according to laws that are higher than the laws of nature. We have many examples of miracles in the Bible.

Examples in the Old Testament

In the book of Exodus, God parted the Red Sea for the children of Israel, and He provided manna from heaven for them in the wilderness. As the Israelites continued to wander in the desert, the Lord led Moses to strike the rock, and water gushed out for the thirsty people to drink. In the book of 2 Kings, Elisha brought the son of the Shunammite woman back to life; He also caused an ax head to float in the water! These are only a few of the Old Testament examples; the list could go on.

Examples in the New Testament

As we look at the New Testament, we see Jesus turned water into wine, He multiplied the loaves of bread and fish to feed over 5,000 people, and He also raised Lazarus from the dead. Our God is truly the God of the miraculous.

Do Miracles Still Happen Today?

Do miracles still happen today? The Christian should say, “Yes, indeed, miracles are still taking place.“ But what if you have never seen a miracle? Does that prove that miracles don’t exist in our modern world? No, it does not! The fact that you’ve never seen one does not disprove that miracles happen today. My confidence in the miraculous is based on the inspired Word of God, not on limited human experience.