Are miracles for today or are they only for those living in Jesus’ time? This seems to be the question that’s been looming around our generation of believers. Sadly, many well-known Biblical authors are now saying that miracles and the supernatural are a thing of the past. Including Biblical authors like John MAcArthur. But today I am here to tell you that miracles and the supernatural both exist and are for our generation and many generations to come.
Many of you may not know this about me, but I have had a miracle happen to me. When I was eight years old the doctors told me that I was going deaf and that as a last resort they were going to put tubes into my ears, and that sadly I would eventually end up lose my hearing. But my mother and father knew God had other plans for me, so later that week they decided to bring me to church for prayer. Upon arrival, the members of the church laid hands on me and prayed over me. That night while I slept, my ears were miraculously healed! The doctors themselves could not believe it. God had done a miracle in my life.
So again, I say, miracles are for today. Not only miracles but also the supernatural workings of our Lord.
So my next question is, why then do we rarely see them, if at all? Where have all the supernatural workings gone? And the answer to that question simply is this… We tend to pawn miracles off as some sort of ‘mere coincidence.’ You see, we have chosen to believe our own eyes and ears instead of focusing on God’s Word. For example, if you have never seen a miracle (ears growing back, a lame man walking or the blind seeing, etc.), we often convince ourselves that God no longer performs them. So, because we have not ‘physically’ seen them, they must not be real. Even though there are countless examples of miracles in the Bible. Do you see the thought process behind that statement? Other times, as I have done, we take what can only be a miracle of God and pawn it off on science or just the possibility of mere chance. We have been so brainwashed to believe in a non-supernatural God that we take miracles for granted when they do happen and we don’t give God the credit he deserves. I believe Beth Moore said it best when she said, “We believe little, because we see little; we see little, because we believe little.”
The real problem, however, is the unbelief of this generation, not that God no longer performs miracles. God still reserves the right to respond most readily to faith and it is this faith that we are lacking. We need to start believing in God and find the faith that God so longs for us to have. Faith is the foundation of our life, the very source where we get our strength and it requires belief in God. Faith and believing God go hand-in-hand. We must walk by faith, not by sight, and stop our doubting.
“Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” Hebrews 11:1 NKJV
With this in mind I want to leave you with one last perspective to strengthen your faith in our Savior and His mighty words…
“A persons faith will be strongest in the area in which they have the greatest revealed knowledge from God. However, on the opposite end, your faith will be weakest where you lack revelation or have little of it.”
Lets believe God for all that he says in his Written Word and for what he says he can do.