Miracles are the one thing we can see in Scripture. What is a miracle? Merriam-Webster is my favorite source of definitions for miracles. According to Merriam-Webster, a miracle can be defined as “an extraordinary event that manifests divine intervention in human affairs.”
It is when God intervenes in your life. His power allows him to accomplish things that would not have been possible if he didn’t intervene. What does the Bible say about miracles, given all the examples we’ve seen or heard about? Are they more concerned with the people who witnessed the miracle or the ones who performed it?
What does the Bible say about miracles?
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The Bible’s most important message about miracles isn’t about the miracles but about the God who does them. You can learn from the Bible’s miracles that God can do anything. He says it himself.
“For with God nothing will be impossible.”Luke 1:37
This is the most important thing to know about miracles. God is the source of miracles. God is the source of all miracles and the reason they happen. Because he can do anything, miracles are when the impossible is possible. It is not because you are who you think you are but because God is who he is and because of his omnipotence. This one thought should be enough to make your faith strong.
Examples from Miracles in the Bible
Miracles can come in many shapes and sizes. These miracles will help you understand God’s infinite power.
Creation – You can read Genesis 1 to see the God who speaks, creates, and commands everything.
Reproductive miracles – The Bible speaks of miracles performed by women who were unable to have children but who gave birth after God did a miracle. They include Sarah, Hannah, and Elizabeth, to name just a few.
Healing miracles – There are many, but God has demonstrated his ability to heal any physical condition with a touch or a word. This is evident throughout the Bible, and Jesus demonstrated it when he walked on the earth.
Death – God can overcome death because there is nothing impossible. There have been many instances when God has demonstrated his power over natural death, from the prophets of the Old Testament to Jesus Christ and the apostles in the New Testament.
3 Conditions of a Miracle
You will see three conditions for miracles to occur when you read the Bible.
1: You Have a Problem
If you think about it, miracles were answers to specific problems. If you want to see miracles, you must first have a problem. To be more precise, you need to have a problem that needs divine intervention. Although the Bible revealed many problems, not all were serious. It is a problem if you’re facing the Red Sea. Leprosy is a serious problem. Paralysis can make it impossible to walk. It doesn’t matter what the problem is; if you want to see miracles, a problem is your first need.
2: You Need Faith
Faith is the key to God working in miraculous ways. This is a Scripture we frequently quote, especially when we need a miracle or an answer to prayers.
Jesus said to him, “If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes.”Mark 9:23
Faith is the key to God’s work in our lives. When you trust God to do what is best for you, everything will be possible. One thing to remember when praying for miracles is that it’s easy to forget one thing. You are not God’s only miracle-working agent. There are other people and forces in your life. It is not entirely based upon your faith.
We are at war with the enemy, and he may be resisting you from receiving your miracle. We must fight against the enemy and not give in to the belief that God is not moving on our behalf. Sometimes you have to walk in weakness in order to see the power of God manifested strongly.
And lest I should be exalted above measure by the abundance of the revelations, a thorn in the flesh was given to me, a messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I be exalted above measure. 8 Concerning this thing I pleaded with the Lord three times that it might depart from me. 9 And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.2 Corinthians 12:7-9
You need faith, but faith will not replace everything.
3. You Need God
This is a simple reminder that God is the source of miracles. Sometimes we forget that men do not perform miracles. While God’s people performed miracles, they couldn’t do so alone. Your miracles are God’s work, so give him all the credit if it happens in your life.
Do We Still See Miracles Today?
Answer: Yes, God hasn’t changed. He is the same God with the same power. Anybody can experience a miracle. But nobody can predict when or why you will experience miracles in your life. No one can produce miracles, so they only occur when God performs them. God will do them when he sees fit and in His time.
One miracle God always does is what I call the greatest miracle.
What is the Greatest Miracle?
The greatest miracle of all miracles cannot be discussed without referring to the Bible’s teachings. This is the miracle of salvation. It is a miracle. You must have a problem. Faith is essential, as well as God’s help. We had and still have a problem with sin. God provided a solution, and salvation is possible by believing in Christ. This is the greatest miracle because of who we were before Christ came to us. It is often a surprise to me when people testify about their lives before Christ. It is often shocking that the person they are today has no resemblance to the old person. God performs amazing works that are impossible to describe. Two Scriptures will remind you how miraculous salvation is.
But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light; 10 who once were not a people but are now the people of God, who had not obtained mercy but now have obtained mercy.1 Peter 2:9-10
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.2 Corinthians 5:17
Because salvation is from God, and only He can accomplish it, I consider it a miracle. This is the ultimate example of divine intervention in human affairs.
Do you need a miracle?
This is the best thing you can do if you need a miracle. Pray. Believe. Trust. Ask God to help you. Be confident that God can accomplish it. Believe that he will do the best for you. Sometimes, a miracle is the best solution. If it is, he will do it. Sometimes grace, just like Paul, is the best answer. If it is, he’ll give it. No matter what he does or doesn’t do, know that God will only do the best for you and follow his plan for your life. God will work for you, no matter what it is. One verse may be all needed to sum up God’s miracle-working power in your life.
And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.Romans 8:28
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