I believe in miracles and that miracles are given to us daily by God through His Holy Spirit. I have so many I could tell you about. Instead, I am going to write a separate book about those which have happened to me and others.
There are some who believe that miracles died with the apostles.
MIRACLES ARE WITH US TODAY
If miracles died with the Apostles, then it would mean the rest of the Bible died then too. If we believe the Bible, it is impossible to exclude some parts of it. The whole Bible either all lives or doesn't.
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Psalm 37:4; “Delight yourself also in the Lord, and He shall give you the desires of your heart.”
I am now delighting in the Lord and He is giving me the desires of my heart. It is truly amazing! I am only sorry I missed out on His miracles for most of my life.
Luke 18:27; Jesus replied, “What is impossible with man is possible with God.”
"All things are possible for one who believes". The secret for me was not to doubt, despite negatives from anywhere and everywhere. When I do that and when I follow the direction from God's Holy Spirit, life is like a well-oiled wheel.
Ephesians 3:20; Now to the One who can, according to His power that is operating in us, do more than superabundantly beyond all the things we ask or conceive,
Mark 9:23; And Jesus said to him, ‘If you can’! All things are possible for one who believes.”
Really!!! “superabundantly beyond all the things we ask or conceive” Really!!! So, I thought I would give it a try and have absolute faith, (in the past I had absolute faith and even taught that, but just for 'human wisdom' things). But this time I was going to try it with absolute faith in God. Well, I have to tell you it is miraculous!
As I experience the Bible and God's miracles, making the impossible possible, and as I lean on Him more and more, my life becomes entrenched in His path for me and His Bible is the tool He uses to instruct me. My life is glorious compared to the humdrum businesses (though prosperous) I had before.
Faith is the assured expectation
of what is hoped for,
the evident demonstration
of realities that are not seen.
Ephesians 2:6-8; And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, 7 in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus.
Let us break down Hebrews 11:1:
* “Faith is the assured expectation” = we expect, then it will happen.
* “of what is hoped for” = what we really want.
* “the evident demonstration of realities that are not seen” = a demonstration of what will become real even though we cannot see it.
As you can see from above, we have to believe ("assured expectation") in unseen things occurring, without an actual demonstration ("evident demonstration"). See the 'Faith' Chapter of 'God, Us, and Satan', for another 20+ verses similar to these verses.
This verse, as well as many other verses in the Bible talk about "the coming ages". If the Bible was just written for the moment, then there would be no mention of any kind of future.
NOTE: I have repeated this verse below.
SUMMARY: MIRACLES TODAY:
I personally see miracles all day long in myself and others who believe. They are everywhere to be seen if we allow ourselves to look.
I love this verse and I thought I would leave you with it. It says that we are "God's chosen treasure":
1 Peter 2:9-10; (The Passion Translation) But you are God’s chosen treasure—priests who are kings, a spiritual “nation” set apart as God’s devoted ones. He called you out of darkness to experience his marvelous light, and now he claims you as his very own. He did this so that you would broadcast his glorious wonders throughout the world. For at one time you were not God’s people, but now you are. At one time you knew nothing of God’s mercy because you hadn’t received it yet, but now you are drenched with it!
God calls us "priests who are kings", He has chosen us, and we have chosen Him. In other words, we can all be like "priests" and spread His word as we are able, and together we will be "a spiritual nation" set apart as His "devoted ones" and we will be kings in His eyes. I ask myself 'Why wouldn't God give the gifts of miracles to His kings?'
Wonderful reference! God brought this message to me in unusual ways – twice! – and I know He meant for me to see it. I feel very blessed.