Does God Still Work Miracles Today?
Our Lord Jesus promises that “he that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father” (John 14:12).
According to Webster’s, a miracle is an “event that appears to be contrary to the laws of nature and is regarded as an act of God; an event or action that is totally amazing, extraordinary, or unexpected.”
Most believers in the world today, regardless of their denominational background, generally acknowledge that God is able to heal and that He wants to pour blessings upon His children. However, their views on how and when He heals vary widely.
Some Christians hold firmly to the belief that God does not heal today, maintaining that He healed only in what they refer to as “the day of miracles,” a time when the Lord Jesus was on earth. People who believe this way assert with deep conviction that since Jesus is no longer on earth physically to perform supernatural works, miracles are no longer possible.
Others reluctantly admit that God, at times, may still heal some needy individual, rescuing that person from certain tragedy through an act of divine intervention.
Still others advocate a mind-over-matter approach, insisting that by maintaining a strong mental attitude, victory can be realized over sickness and adversity.
The world has many theories about God, of course, and the question of miracles has been discussed and debated for centuries by great theologians. Yet mankind’s opinions have no bearing on God Almighty. The Bible is the final authority on healing and miracles, and only through its sacred pages can we discover the true nature and character of God, along with the benefits and blessings that belong to us as His children.
What Does the Bible Say?
The Scriptures tell us clearly that it is God’s will to heal His children today and that it is His desire for us to enjoy the blessings of divine health and His healing touch. Both the Old and New Testaments have much to say about miracles of healing.
God’s ever-present disposition toward us regarding health and healing is revealed in His covenant of healing with the children of Israel: “I will put none of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians, For I am the Lord that healeth thee” (Exodus 15:26). He said, “I am the Lord”—in present tense. He didn't say, “I was,” not “I will be,” but “I am!”
God is ever present. We serve “Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever” (Hebrews 13:8). There are no boundaries, limitations, or time constraints on God’s promises. His promise to us for healing and health is the same today as it was to any past generation.
The words of David acknowledged that covenant when he said, “Bless the Lord, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name. Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits: Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases” (Psalm 103:1-3).
The Scriptures reveal how the Lord Jesus ministered healing to the sick, performing miracles and healing to all who came to Him. God is and has always been the Healer. Throughout the Word of God, repeated reference is made of Jesus healing all who come to Him, never refusing anyone or turning them away: “When the even was come, they brought unto him many that were possessed with devils: and he cast out the spirits with his word, and healed all that were sick” (Matthew 8:16).
Again and again, the Scriptures declare that Jesus went and healed all—not one, not two, not three, not ten, but all!
In addition to performing miracles of healing, the Lord Jesus also gave power to His disciples to heal: “Then he called his twelve disciples together, and gave them power and authority over all devils, and to cure diseases. And he sent them to preach the kingdom of God, and to heal the sick” (Luke 9:1-2).
Miracles Are Part of God's Provision
Today many believers acknowledge God’s ability to heal. But like the leper who came to Jesus in Matthew 8 begging for healing, they pray, “If it be your will, Lord, heal me.” They are just not sure that it is God’s will for them to be healed.
God’s promises are timeless. When you bring your need to the Lord in prayer, take the “if” out of your asking and pray in faith, expecting to receive! As Scripture promises, “The prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up” (James 5:15).
It is God’s will for you to walk in divine health and be in a right relationship with Him: “Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth” (3 John 2). God assures us that He has not and will not change: “I am the Lord, I change not” (Malachi 3:6).
Just as it was when the Lord Jesus walked on this earth, signs, wonders, and miraculous acts, still occur today. Miracles still happen today. Blind eyes still receive their sight. Deaf ears still begin to hear. The crippled and the lame still leap to their feet and walk.
God’s unchanging character is certain. He truly desires to pour out blessings on His children, and as His child you can expect them to be showered on you: “Even by the God of thy father, who shall help thee; and by the Almighty, who shall bless thee with blessings of heaven above” (Genesis 49:25). Miracles are certainly part of the vast provision that God has made available for you.
Whether a miracle occurs instantaneously or by process of time, God does heal today and forever!
My Urgent Request to You
Miracles are for today, and God has called this ministry to take the life-saving and miracle-working message of the Gospel to the nations.
I am asking you to you give today for this mighty work of God so we can continue to make advance preparations for our crusades scheduled throughout the remainder of 2012 and take the good news of Jesus Christ through the awesome doors that have been opened to us.
Untold blessings and miracles are promised to those who plant seed to help preach the Gospel. As you give to help us avoid canceling any crusades, you become part of the worldwide harvest of souls.
I need to hear from you today—to know that you are standing with me to help pay the massive expenses of our crusades, television ministry, and mission outreaches.
The need is urgent, but I know I will hear from you! God will speak to you. I know you love Him enough to hear His voice.
Thank you for serving Him as my faithful partner. Thank you for all you are doing for the kingdom of God, for we know that it is “not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the Lord of hosts” (Zechariah 4:6).
Preaching the glorious Gospel of Jesus Christ,
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expecting the mighty and miraculous
power of the Holy Spirit,
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