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Do you believe God still does miracles today? And if so, have you seen any?





HANA WRITES: I find that in North America we don’t see miracles. Or rather, we think we don’t see them. I struggled for a long time wondering if it was possible to see some amazing miracle. I thought maybe my faith wasn’t strong enough. Now I believe that God does miracles everyday and I have seen some pretty amazing things. But what about you?


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  • Hey, Hanna,

    Excellent question. When you say mericles, I think you mean things like parting of the Red Sea and Jesus turning water into wine. I personally have not seen anything that extraordinary. Though I strongly believe God can do mericles these days, it seems he has either chosen not to as much, or it is in less obvious ways. For example:

    I was mowing the lawn one day and looked at how much gas’s was left. Normally I needed about 2/3 tank of gas’s to now the large yard.

    Well, I only had a half tank, but I decided to start mowing anyway. After the few hours of mowing and the grass was all cut, I was curious why it didn’t run out of fuel. So I opened up the gas’s tank and looked inside:

    There was a half tank of gas’s, which is what I had started with 2 1/2 hours earlier. I can’t explain it, other then it was God saying “I’ll take care of you even in the little things”.

    God bless,
    – Trent

    • Hana

      Trent,
      What a great example of such a little thing! Often I feel like miracles are those moments where we just cannot explain. Little things like that leave us scratching our heads kind of in wonder.
      Thanks for sharing!
      In Christ,
      Hana

      • I just realized I had misspelled “miracles”. ha ha…. (awkward…)

  • I haven’t witnessed any ‘big’ miracles, but I have heard firsthand accounts of them.

    However I have witnessed many people, many times, being filled with the Holy Spirit and having utterances in tongues, which are followed up by an interpretation. I have also witnessed many Prophecies (not predictions of the future, but more like encouragement for the trial you’re in). I’ve never gotten to see healing, so… I counted healing as a ‘big’ miracle though.

  • Christopher Witmer

    Great question Hana!

    My answer is, ABSOLUTELY!

    For one thing, God never lost His omnipotence or goodwill, so even if I had never witnessed a miracle, I would still believe God could and would want to do them.

    I’ll quickly ramble a few of the miracles I’ve seen:

    A friend be healed from 8 years (?) of celiac, a best friend be healed of Lyme’s disease. I’ve walked through international security metal detectors, fully loaded with a backpack and a roller suitcase fully loaded with Bibles in closed countries. Once our van’s transmission was completely shot, but after several hours of prayers and waiting, it started working again. I’ve seen refrigerators start refrigerating (enough to use) after unusual problems. I’ve seen God provide financially sometimes just on the line or just in time and sometimes in over-abundance.

    I’ve participated in praying countless times for minor sickness, pain, etc to go away and they did, either supernaturally or through the medical field God gave us.

    I’ve also seen God say “no” as well. I’ve seen people struggle with tremendous pain and some die.

    I was in a car accident once from which I should have died. That was a miracle. But my Mom died from the same accident. My sister had a (benign) brain tumor, and although she was healed through medicine and years of painful treatments, it didn’t completely go away like we had prayed. It just stopped and shrunk a little. I believe that, too, was miracle, of sorts, in which God used the medical field. Every breath we take is a miracle from God.

    I could go on but you get the point.

    I don’t come from a charismatic background, in fact I come from a rather conservative background. But I believe and have seen miracles do happen, “big” ones and little ones! In fact, I believe miracles happen all the time, but we don’t take the time to notice.

    Again, great question!

  • Grace L.

    Hi Hana!
    I love this kind of questions because reading answers makes me so excited for what God is doing and will do! Personally, I’ve been healed of TMJ and scoliosis, and I think they’re both pretty amazing stories.
    I had TMJ for several years, and it got so bad at times that I couldn’t open my mouth wide enough to speak or eat without extreme pain. I’m a worship leader at my church, so it was a real issue. I prayed about it for a little over a year and I remember one day being really discouraged about how it only seemed to be getting worse. That night was a night of worship at my church, and one of 5 or 6 people outside of my family had the prompting to come pray over me. I distinctly remember, as she was praying, thinking “This is so useless. I’ve been prayed over and anointed so many times and its only gotten worse.” I was really frustrated. She walked away and I just remember feeling overcome by the spirit, so I put my face to the ground, and realized that for the first time I could remember, my teeth lined up perfectly. I went to the dentist a few weeks later and they said my jaw was perfectly aligned!
    Scoliosis is a hereditary issue in my family, so it’s something I’ve lived with my entire life. There have been a couple times where the pain from it would be so bad I couldn’t walk, and my legs were usually pretty unaligned when this happened and I would have to go to a chiropractor to re-set my back and hips. My back and hips went completely out during rehearsal for a youth service, and I was in so much pain that I was in tears on the platform. The team laid hands on me, and I remember one girl sharing a vision that God was taking the vertebrate of my back and lining them up like building blocks, and as she said it I felt a shiver go down my back and my whole body line up again. That was in May, and I have not had another issue with my back since!!
    Thanks for asking a question with such great reminders of God’s goodness!
    Grace

    • Vic Myers

      I think God, Jesus, or possibly an angel appeared in my truck on 1/01/2000. I just started crying softly and said yes Lord, what is it? And I heard, ” THE TIME IS NOW, TO GET SERIOUS ABOUT WHO THE CHURCH IS SUPPOSED TO BE”. when I heard this in my head, I knew exactly what it meant! I then prayed and asked God to confirm the message. I heard 2 names. Both groups of believers had the same thing happen! With the same message!!! Wow! God is God!

  • TW Wright

    Hey Hana! Great question! :)
    For a long time I had a “shoulder problem”. Without any reason why, I had really bad shoulder pains to where I did not even want to move it. It started in June 2011. After it being every day for six months (my family was in Java, Indonesia at the time), we went to Singapore. I had an X-ray and then later a MRI, but it showed that nothing was wrong with my shoulder. A doctor suggested for all of 2012 to just “rest it”.
    It did get a little better, where I didn’t have pains everyday. But I instead could not life it straight up, or hardly at all. And it just kind of had this distant pain all the time.
    2013 rolled around and it still wasn’t completely healed. (we were now living in Papua, Indonesia). So my mom took me to the doctor there and she did some “lift your arm up, now go back and forth, etc”. The doctor said that there was something wrong in my rotary cuff (I think that’s where it was). Being two months away from coming back to America for a visit, she gave me some exercises to do. I did them. Still nothing.
    So, in May of this year, we were down in Orlando and went a saw a chiropractor. He also said it was in the rotary cuff. Gave me some exercises to do.
    Later that day, I went and saw a massage therapist (I believe). She massaged me, I swear, one minute.
    And it was fixed.
    My parents and I believe that this is a miracle sent by God.
    And with things I’ve seen on the Internet since arriving back in America, tells me that God still does miracles in peoples lives.
    I love reading everyone else’s comments!
    TW Wright
    ravensandwriting.blogspot.com

  • Cassie

    Yes, God still does miracles! ‘Small’ ones (amazing priced camera being dropped even lower), ‘medium ones’ (my brother’s fingers not getting torn off when he got them stuck in the escalator yesterday), ‘big’ ones (healings that happen fairly often in our church). Personally, I’ve seen a sprained, possibly broken, ankle get healed, my brother’s leg muscle heal, a runny nose disappear, and heard first-hand accounts of all kinds of miracles.
    God does ‘small’ miracles too, all the time! I bet we’ve all come across things we can only attribute to God! For example, this week I was growing frustrated that a friend had stopped initiating conversations with me, and that it was getting to be a one-sided friendship. So I said to God, “Look, if you want this to go ahead, you’re going to have to get him it initiate.” Next day, he initiates twice. And again the day after. Uh, pretty sure that could only be God! All kinds of ‘small’ miracles happen every day, and I’m sure there’ll be more of those stories here soon. :)

  • cara d

    I have seen a few discreet healings. Miracles aren’t really that important in the greater scheme of things and just because you haven’t seen them doesn’t mean you don’t have strong enough faith. I’ve seen them and I’m wary of that sort of thing. All the same, I would say that the greatest miracle of all is when a soul comes to faith. That is the miracle that we should all desire to see many times over.

  • Hana

    I love reading the comments and hearing of what God has done! It is so encouraging. I remember a time where I was doubting God but now everyday I see Him. I asked this question because I use to wonder if miracles happened at all. I see them in so many ways now. The snow falling outside (though it’s supposed to turn into a storm but hey, more family time), watching my friends come to Christ, healing, and sometimes the simplest, the food on my table, a bed. So much that we take for granted but when we view them as miracles, it changes our perspective.

    This past summer, I saw some “big” miracles. It started with one girl at camp telling a few people about how she had one leg longer than the other and was giving her ankle problems. They suggested praying and she was like “ya sure it’s been prayed over before and nothing. So good luck.” Then she said there was a tingling feeling as they were praying. They watched her leg grow!

    A second was another friend of mine. She was in an accident and had problems with her hand. She couldn’t straighten her thumb. She witnessed the last healing and asked if they could pray over her. It was thumbs up the rest of the week. Healed.

    Another friend sprained his ankle. Out of 10, the pain was at a 10. So we prayed. He was skeptical but he wouldn’t say no to a bunch of people who had witnessed to healings the night before. We prayed and then watched the swelling go down right before our eyes. His pain level went down to a 2. That night, he accepted Christ.

    It gets me so excited. Keep sharing. Be it small or huge, it’s still the hand of God!

    • Vic Myers

      Awesome Hana! With all the amazing miracles I have been blessed to experience and share.(and they are many!). The single greatest miracle ever… Is for a human being who was born of sinful flesh. To be born again by the Spirit of God. To go from being dead in trespass. To being made alive in Christ!! To be virtually unable to confess their need for salvation! And then… Their eyes, ears, heart and mind are opened!! Whereby Christ, with open beckoning arms of Loving forgiveness. Embraces the soul for eternity! Haleleujah!! Praise God! Now that truly is a MIRACLE!…

  • Liam

    Wow, from what everyone have has been sharing it has been totally amazing!

    I went to a service and the speaker called out some people who had something wrong with their body, after 15 minutes of prayer and calling out the pain in the name of Jesus, one of the guys that was being prayed for was completely healed!

    Last summer I estimated how much money I need to start my project, $1,500. Recently I have a job opportunity of which I am probably going to get which will get me exactly $1,500! It’s awesome to see that if you trust God, He will provide!

  • alana

    I believe God is making miracles happen, even if they haven’t been happening in my life.

  • Colette Sweers

    The answer to the question: Do you believe God still does miracles today? I can day a for sure YES! How do I know? because the fact that I’m writing this was a miracle. You see when I was 7 months old I came down with strep pneumococcal meningitis. In other words, an infection to the liquid that surrounds the spinal cord. To make a long story short, all the doctors thought I’d die with in a couple hours. I was in intensive care then pulled through. Almost 15 years later I’m alive and well. I take every breath I have as a gift from God. I truly believe that was a miracle.

  • Colette Sweers

    The answer to the question: Do you believe God still does miracles today? I can day a for sure YES! How do I know? because the fact that I’m writing this was a miracle. You see when I was 7 months old I came down with strep pneumococcal meningitis. In other words, an infection to the liquid that surrounds the spinal cord. To make a long story short, all the doctors thought I’d die with in a couple hours. I was in intensive care then pulled through. Almost 15 years later I’m alive and well. I take every breath I have as a gift from God. I truly believe that was a miracle

  • Abby

    Well, Hannah, I think miracles do happen today, even though they might not be as obvious as “Lazarus! Come forth!” or the feeding of the five thousand, they do still exist. Even if they’re really small, they do still count as miracles. For example, last week, I couldn’t quite finish my math homework because of some guests that were at my house. I was somewhat worried because I have a pretty strict math teacher. But, that Monday when I walked into math class, I found out that this teacher of mine decided to take a couple days off to go visit relatives. Now, I know it sounds like coincidence, but I think these things we think of as great, or convenient coincidence are really the small miracles God is doing in our day-to-day lives.

  • Renee

    Great question Hana.

    Well I definitely think God does miracles today, but not huge ones
    like in the bible, but small things so that we are reminded that God’s
    always watching.

    A few years ago we really needed a washing machine (There are six children in
    my family, Two adults and a Old Lady who’s my Nana/Grandma.) and one day
    everyone went to town except my brother and I. (My brother is Dominic, he also doe’s
    the Rebelution) We both went outside to the front gate and asked God to
    send us a washing machine and before we had even opened our eye’s
    a car drove up with one of our family’s friend in it, and he got out and
    told us that he had a washing machine that he didn’t need and asked us
    if we wanted it, he is a christian so we told him all about needing a washing
    machine and praying as he came up. That Sunday he told our story
    to the whole church.

    So that’s why I believe that God still does miracles today, they may
    not be big but they mean a lot to me.

    -Renee

    (if you don’t believe me about the story ask Dominic)

  • Hey Hanna,

    I do believe that God still does miracles, both the extraordinary ones, like allowing His gospel and the message of His son be spread to so many parts of the world (My parent’s generation never thought they would see the day that our church’s missionaries would be allowed in Russia!), and the small ones. If I ever feel like I’m not paying enough attention to those little miracles, those little things that can boost your spirits and add fuel to the fire of your testimony, then I listen to George Strait’s song “I Saw God Today” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q06AvQF5NOw . I HIGHLY recommend that you listen to it.

    There was a time, a few months back, that I realized that I just wasn’t paying enough attention to those little miracles, so after listening to a talk in General Conference (where my church’s leaders speak to the members world wide), I decided to begin writing in my journal. Every day, I would write one thing. I called it “THOTL” or “The Hand of The Lord”, just one thing that day, where I had seen the hand of the Lord in my life, big, or small. I came to realize, that when I first started it was kind of difficult to come up with a good one, but the longer I did it the more I began to notice and understand those moments in my day that were little messages, little miracles, from God.

    Sincerely,
    Lynette

    • Hana

      Lynette,
      I love that idea of writing down one thing a day of a God moment. I think I’ll have to try it. Especially on those days where it felt like nothing went right. Wonderful idea. Keep looking for Him in everything!
      God bless,
      Hana

  • Louis Gervais

    Question 1: Still believe in miracles? Question 2: If so, seen any? Answer 1: Yes. Answer 2: He saved me.

  • Louis Gervais

    P.S. Be careful though, because there is most assuredly in certain Christian circles an unhealthy emphasis on and longing after “signs and wonders and miracles,” and if you seek anything more than you seek God Himself, even if it’s only a small shift from seeking God to seeking the works of God (or the works attributed to God) then you have made a dangerous shift of focus and need to get back to Jesus Christ and God’s Word.

  • I guess it all depends on your definition of the word miracle. I’ve seen some pretty incredible things happen in my young life, and although we don’t hear much about angel appearances and fire raining down from Heaven anymore, God does still perform miracles. Take my parents for instance. They have an incredible story. When they first got married they wanted a family, but after three miscarriages they went in for genetic counseling and were informed that it was biologically impossible for them to have children. Long story short, my mom got pregnant with my oldest brother Caleb. The pregnancy was a difficult one and they told her that he would be born without a brain, that she should abort him because it was unfair to bring a child like that into the world. Unfair to both the world and the child I suppose. But they refused to do it because they knew God wanted them to have this baby. My brother Caleb was born perfectly healthy, with a perfectly healthy brain. After that came the other seven of us. My parents have always wanted to go back to those doctors who told them they couldn’t have kids…so do I believe in miracles? Absolutely. That’s only one of hundreds, possibly thousands of examples in my life alone.

  • Kate

    Great question. I think when people think about “miracles” what comes to mind first is the huge miracles like curing someone when the doctors said there was no hope or something big like that when really miracles happen every day. The birth of a baby is a miracle. The fact that someone so tiny can have life is amazing!

    So many times people fall into the trap of not appreciating the small things in life .I fall into it too.

    So just remember that although you may not see those big miracles every day, God is still there and working through you and the people around you.

    • Kate

      Oh, I forgot the answer to the first question. The answer is: Yes, I believe in miracles! As for seeing them, yes I have. Ditto to what Louis Gervais said below, the answer is “He saved me.”

  • Lauren

    My Brother was dying. He was bitten by a snake that kills within 20 minutes the closest hospital was a 30 minutes away. I am not exaggerating when i say he was white as a sheet and bleeding through his nose, eyes and mouth. the last thing he said to me before his climbed in the car was. “pray”. i did more praying in those 30 minutes then i think i had done in my life. Contacting people around the country. Churches, friends and family, i had them all praying. when he reached the hospital his heart was shutting down. I have the doctors reports to prove it. with no anti venom in the hospital they tried to rush him to another hospital. by the time he reached the 2ed hospital his heart rate was normal and all bleeding had stopped. The doctor (a non christian) could not believe his eyes. IF THAT IS NOT A MIRACLE WHAT IS?

  • Guest

    I agree with what people are saying. Usually we think of miracles as some super powered moment that only happened in the Bible. But if you think about it, in Matthew 9. Jesus chose to forgive the crippled man for his sins. Then when the Pharisees called blasphemy, he told the man to take his mat and go home. The thing that highlights, is he at first simply forgave the man and didn’t heal him, why? Because the greatest miracle Jesus has ever done is forgave our sins.
    Another example in Matthew 9 is, Jesus calling Matthew to follow him. You see, Matthew was a tax collector, a very nasty one. Back then, the way tax collectors worked was, they would tell the King, ruler or person in charge, they can make them the most money out anyone. Then the tax collector would charge extra on taxes so he makes money from the difference because all the money was suppose to go to the king. Matthew did this a lot, in fact he was usually the go to guy. To make things worst he did this to the gentiles. Which was one of the biggest no no’s you could do. But Jesus wanted Matthew to follow him, so he called for Matthew. Then Jesus and the tax collectors ate together.
    This personally reminds me that, the single greatest miracle that Jesus has ever done in my life was, forgiving my sins and making me new.

  • Guest

    Yesterday, this was part of the sermon. After hearing what the pastor said, I agree with what people are saying. Usually we think of miracles as some super powered moment that only happened in the Bible. But if you think about it, in Matthew 9. Jesus chose to forgive the crippled man for his sins. Then when the Pharisees called blasphemy, he told the man to take his mat and go home. The thing that highlights, is he at first simply forgave the man and didn’t heal him, why? Because the greatest miracle Jesus has ever done is forgave our sins.
    Another example in Matthew 9 is, Jesus calling Matthew to follow him. You see, Matthew was a tax collector, a very nasty one. Back then, the way tax collectors worked was, they would tell the King, ruler or person in charge, they can make them the most money out of anyone. Then the tax collector would charge extra on taxes so he makes money from the difference, because all the money was suppose to go to the king. Matthew did this a lot, in fact he was usually the go to guy. To make things worst he did this to the gentiles. Which was one of the biggest no no’s you could do. But Jesus wanted Matthew to follow him, so he called for Matthew and Matthew got up and followed.
    This personally reminds me that, the single greatest miracle that Jesus has ever done in my life was, forgiving my sins and making me new.
    (The stories are in Matthew 9:1-13)

  • Guest

    Yesterday, this was part of the sermon. After hearing what the pastor said, I agree with what people are saying. Usually we think of miracles as some super powered moment that only happened in the Bible. But if you think about it, in Matthew 9. Jesus chose to forgive the crippled man for his sins. Then when the Pharisees called blasphemy, he told the man to take his mat and go home. The thing that highlights, is he at first simply forgave the man and didn’t heal him, why? Because the greatest miracle Jesus has ever done is forgave our sins.

    Another example in Matthew 9 is, Jesus calling Matthew to follow him. You see, Matthew was a tax collector, a very nasty one. Back then, the way tax collectors worked was, they would tell the King, ruler or person in charge, they can make them the most money out of anyone. Then the tax collector would charge extra on taxes so he makes money from the difference, because all the money was suppose to go to the king. Matthew did this a lot, in fact he was usually the go to guy. To make things worst he did this to the gentiles. Which was one of the biggest no no’s you could do. But Jesus wanted Matthew to follow him, so he called for Matthew and Matthew got up and followed.

    This personally reminds me that, the single greatest miracle that Jesus has ever done in my life was, forgiving my sins and making me new.

    (The story are in Matthew 9:1-13)

  • Joey Winterbottom

    Yesterday, this was part of the sermon. After hearing what the pastor said, I agree with what people are saying. Usually we think of miracles as some super powered moment that only happened in the Bible. But if you think about it, in Matthew 9. Jesus chose to forgive the crippled man for his sins. Then when the Pharisees called blasphemy, he told the man to take his mat and go home. The thing that highlights, is he at first simply forgave the man and didn’t heal him, why? Because the greatest miracle Jesus has ever done is forgave our sins.
    Another example in Matthew 9 is, Jesus calling Matthew to follow him. You see, Matthew was a tax collector, a very nasty one. Back then, the way tax collectors worked was, they would tell the King, ruler or person in charge, they can make them the most money out of anyone. Then the tax collector would charge extra on taxes so he makes money from the difference, because all the money was suppose to go to the king. Matthew did this a lot, in fact he was usually the go to guy. To make things worst he did this to the gentiles. Which was one of the biggest no no’s you could do. But Jesus wanted Matthew to follow him, so he called for Matthew and Matthew got up and followed.
    This personally reminds me that, the single greatest miracle that Jesus has ever done in my life was, forgiving my sins and making me new.
    (The stories can be found in Matthew 9:1-13)

    • Joey Winterbottom

      Sorry, I don’t know why this posted 4 times 😛 How do I delete the other 3?

  • Hey everyone! If you haven’t heard about Eric Metaxas’s new book, Miracles, you really should check it out. Ana and I started reading it together yesterday and are totally hooked. It really applies perfectly to what you are all discussing here:

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0525954422/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=0525954422&linkCode=as2&tag=therebe-20&linkId=GSVHJBFNNJHKCUI2

    • Liam

      Oh yeah,

      I was wondering, how is Ana’s condition now with Lyme Disease?

  • Grace

    I live on a large, non-governmental hospital ship that sails to different countries in Africa to bring free surgeries to those without access to modern health care. This means that I see miracles every day. For example, cataracts are a medical issue that cause blindness. In West Africa, this is impossible to cure. However, with the American and European medical equipment and surgeons that we bring on our ship, cataracts can be removed with a very simple and quick operation. We enable people who have been blind their whole lives to see again. Operations we give allow the lame to walk, the dying to live, and the outcasts to be accepted again. To some people, this may not seem miraculous because it happens through doctors, but even though these doctors are just people, they bring the love and healing of Jesus to people who thought there was no hope. To me, that is a miracle.

    • Grace L.

      THAT IS SO COOL. Medical fixes are definitely still miracles, they’re so amazing! God works in the absolute coolest ways. This reminds me of a few summers ago when I was on a missions trip in downtown Dallas hanging with a bunch of low income kids. It was the 3rd day or so of the trip and I had not been sleeping well at all and there hadn’t been any coffee or caffeine around, so I was really struggling to do anything substantial, and I was a little frustrated that I was so drained on a missions trip. I remember our youth pastor came up to me with a coffee in his hand, handed it to me, and said “Sometimes God works through coffee.” It made me laugh at the time (and of course the coffee helped), but its really something to think about. Gods miracles come through people and things and modern day inventions. So cool!

  • Do I believe God still does miracles today? And in North America? Definitely! I’ve been witness to many, including several for myself. I’ve also seen them in other countries – because our God is powerful and alive! Some are so small that we might overlook them had God not showed us. Then others are so big and it’d be hard to miss them!

    Here’s a few:

    ~ how one village drunkard and murderer’s life was turned upside down: http://www.bloomthemagazine.com/2012/09/when-god-transforms-heart.html

    ~ the time I was bitten by a poisonous spider in Panama: http://www.bloomthemagazine.com/2010/11/one-scary-night.html

    ~ one time in the US when I listened and followed the Spirit’s lead: http://www.bloomthemagazine.com/2010/05/listen-and-follow.html

    Those are just a few. And I know that many of us have shared others, too. That’s so encouraging to hear how our mighty King is still active, powerful, and working in our lives and hearts!

  • Grier Belter

    yes, there have been so many things that had to go just right in my life to get me wear I am, between the improbability of my two best friends meeting me, to a time I temporarily lost control of my veihcle entering a busy interstate that suddennly became empty for just long enugh that didn’t crash, my life should be so much worse, but it isn’t

  • Holdingfast19

    I’m not sure I believe in miracles today per se. I read through many of the comments and read of a lot of amazing things. There is no doubt that God has a hand in so much that we see going on around us.However I would classify this more as God’s ‘Providence’. Liam mentioned in one of his posts towards the end that how amazing it was that God will provide, and I can definitely see that all over the place in the lives of many, including myself. As far as looking to God’s word as far as I can tell the ability to perform miracles was brought about by the laying on of the apostles hands, and they died many years ago. So I don’t think I completely disagree I would just use different terminology when talking about what God does in our lives.

    • Kelsey Powell

      The question as to whether or not the ability of performing miracles only lasted as long as the apostles did is something I’ve been really wondering about lately. I am extremely distrustful of what goes on in many charismatic churches that believe the gifts of healing still continue. However, I’m not sure what scripture would go against their belief of this continuance. What has brought you to your conclusion that the gift of miraculous healing has ceased?

      • Holdingfast19

        Hey Kelsey! that’s a good and pertinent question.
        my answer which I am open to discussing is 2 fold:
        1. The way in which spiritual gifts were received. In the New Testament spiritual gifts were received by the laying on of the apostles hands as indicated by ACTS 8:4-24 (full account) but more specifically v. 14-24. in this section we see that the people had heard the gospel and were Christians but hadn’t received any spiritual gifts yet. Therefore 2 apostles are sent to them and they lay their hands on them so that they may reeceive these gifts (v. 17) And then in v.18 Simon who wanted the gift for prideful reasons could see that the gifts were given by the laying on of the apostles hands. So that’s the example we have in scripture and to my knowledge we don’t have any apostles left… ;D although if we did I would love to meet them and hear 2000 years of history.
        2. The second reason I would hold to this is the reason for miracles in the New Testament; the purpose of the miracles was to show the power of God and the authority that the apostles had. To show the people that their message was from God, we now have that message in full through God’s word. It’s one of the main ways the Holy Spirit works in us today. The purpose of the miraculous gifts without the apostles and with God’s fully inspired word is made obsolete.
        Thanks for asking I’d love to hear what you think about that. also some of it is in what people define as a miracle. and I want to make sure people understand that I still believe God does things through us today. But these things as far as I can tell are signs of His providence, which is a great thing!

        • Kelsey Powell

          Thank you, Holdingfast19! I am still searching the scriptures on this but the way you explained this is really helpful!

  • It seems to me that many people define miracles as something that has “God’s thumbprint on it” or a is a “God thing,” but if you define a miracle as something that only God can do, the fact that we are continually living is a miracle (Acts 17:25). Nothing we have ever done or ever will do is by ourselves, because everything is possible only by God.

    Despite this, I believe that some things that are more obviously a testimony to God’s power (such as the stories already mentioned here.) Beyond these God has said that we can all do such miracles if we just have faith (Matthew 17:20).

  • Sarah Harris

    WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT DO WE SEE MIRACLES TODAY?!?!? lets start off with you. are you breathing? is your heart working? than i think that is a miracle. how about birth that’s a miracle EVERY DAY!!! but there’s also miracles of healing. my at my dance studio the director has a friend that had 99% cancer (notice the had in that) the director didn’t say where but God took that 1% and HEALED HER!!!! …… now i may only be 13 but i believe in a big God who does big things.

    • Madeleine Grace

      Amen Sarah! that’s so amazing. I didn’t know you dance, how long have you been a dancer? are you homeschooled? and were do you dance?
      God Bless!
      ~Madeleine

  • Dawson Fields

    I don’t recall seeing a miracle with my own eyes. I do however have a friend with a great story.

    As a kid Brian grew up in a christian home. When he went to college he strayed from God though. He was addicted to everything, smoking, drinking, sex, everything! He almost killed himself multiple times. God saw the good in Brian even when nobody else did. God keeping him alive was a miracle in itself, that’s not the best part though. After he went to college, Brian became a marine. He saw a lot of action. One day he was approaching the enemy line, they were scattered 5 meters apart. Out of nowhere a RPG hit only 5 feet in front of Brian. 100% of the time that would kill someone instantly. It killed 3 people 60ft behind Brian instantly. In the split second between the time the RPG hit and Brian passed out he saw a great white wing come in between him and the blast. He later woke only to ask “Where is that bird?!?!”. He later realized it was an angel that had swooped down to save him. He is now a christian again. He thanks God all the time for sending that angel to save him.

  • Amanda T.

    Yes!! :) I certainly believe God does miracles!!!

    (Sorry, I started answering this several days ago, but then my computer started acting up and I had to shut everything down. Now, I am trying to pull all my stuff back up and finish everything I was in the middle of.)

    Anyways, yes, I have seen many miracles in my life!

    I also think it depends on your definition of a “miracle”. If you only consider rivers parting and food falling from the sky, then no, you probably won’t find an abundance of miracles going on around you, but I like to use a broader definition. I’d say a miracle is any time God steps into our lives and does something supernatural – even if it isn’t a big life-changing event.

    I have seen God rearrange events in my life to work around other things that were going on that no one had control over.
    I have seen my little brother running around the house – who by no human reasoning should be here!
    I have seen items go missing so that later when I found them I would end up finding something else that I was really going to need later that day.
    I have seen Him literally split a thunderstorm around the location of our church even by 100 yards – TWICE!
    I have seen Him give me patience when dealing with difficult circumstances. (Maybe the biggest miracle of all!)
    I have received texts from a close friend on several occasions asking how I was doing, right when I most needed them – and there was no way she knew what was going on right then!
    I have had a horrible day where everything is going wrong, and then looked back on my day and realized that everything “bad” that had happened was set up just to get me to a certain point where He could do something for no other reason that saying “I love you!” (That one blows me away!!!)
    I also have seen a girl at a dance intensive who had fractured a bone in her foot and would not be able to dance for the rest of the two weeks, be out of her cast and dancing three days later!

    I believe there are so many more, but often we just aren’t looking for them and so we miss them! But it is things like these that I can look back on when life is hard and nothing makes sense and see how faithful and loving a God we serve, and I can know that everything will be alright, because everything is in His hands and under His control!

  • Jackson A.

    Yes and yes! :)

    One time we were having a boys bible study thing at our friends house, who live in the country. We were playing a game and my friend went into the loft-ish thing of the barn. But he fell through the floor, and would’ve landed head-first onto the cement floor if his sock hadn’t caught on a nail sticking out. That was a miracle!!

    I like reading everyone else’s comments!

    • Piragi

      Wow! I didn’t think God used even a nail to save someones life. Praise God for his kindness!

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  • Zoe Wall

    I go to a Christian summer camp every summer and we have worship and preaching 2 times a day. There are times that the Holy Spirit dwells so strongly, you can barely stand. I’ve seen people healed of allergies, hips realigned, marriages restored, people receiving the gift of tongues (which is a miracle by the way), depression lifted, and many other works of God’s hand.

    • Michael

      Really? Gift of tongues? Wow!

  • Joyful joyful

    Of course he does!
    eg check out the lives of Corrie Ten Boom and Brother Andrew
    the question really isn’t does God do miracles, but rather do we see the miracles.
    this Christmas, someone at my church was in the hospital, and it was said that it would take a Christmas miracles to get them to Christmas eve service that night. When I got up to sing, guess who was sitting in the pew?!
    God recently helped me smash a fear I have been allowing to grow for years. Maybe that doesn’t count as a miracle, but it was amazing…
    I believe I have seen many, but simply haven’t recognized most of them. Oh Lord, open my eyes!

  • Piragi

    Well, there is one amazing miracle that still exist:Our own existence is the miracle before our eyes. Isn’t that amazing! I never noticed this since I was little. but last year, I found a song talking about miracles, it goes this way in part of the song:”There’s something, that’s missing, if we can’t recognize, that our own existence is the miracle before our eyes!” if you want to know which song this is, it’s called “Miracles” by Newsboys.

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