Natural or supernatural events with precise timing to bring glory to God.
Moses parting the Red Sea.
A miracle is the performance of something
which is against the laws of nature; it
is a supernatural power to intervene and counteract earthly and evil forces.
The word miracles comes from the Greek word dunamis which means
"power and might that multiplies itself."
The gift of miracles operates closely with the power gifts of faith and healings
to bring authority over Satan, sickness, sin, and the binding forces of this age.
Miracles can also be defined as supernatural intercessions of God. God exhorts
us with energy to do something that is not natural or normal to us.
Just as the ministry gift of miracles is the expression of prayer, so is the
function of the Holy Spirit to direct our prayers (Romans 8:26).
However, the greatest miracle (and often least talked about) is the miracle
of salvation. Sure, it doesn't appear as spectacular as parting a sea or
even raising a person from the dead, but then again, we as human beings are truly
impressed by the manifestations of outward signs and wonders.
God, on the other hand, isn't so concerned about outward appearances and flamboyant showmanship but
rather a person's heart condition.
It is God's desire that believers utilize these spiritual gifts to combat unbelief and bring non-believers
to repentance in order that spiritually dead people can be transformed into new creatures
in Christ Jesus.
After you become a new creature in Christ, a miraculous transformation begins to occur in you every day to confirm you to
Christ's image (Ephesians 1:17-20) and to strengthen your inner man (Colossians 1:10-11).
The power of God was miraculously manifested in the lives of believers in the New
Testament church (Acts 4:33; Mark 16:20), and God wants His power not only working
in you, but also through you (Acts 1:8).
Jesus said, "Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God" (Matthew 22:29).
The Apostle Paul warned Timothy about those who have a form of godliness, but deny
the power thereof, and he told him not to associate with such people (II Timothy 3:5).
If you want the gift of miracles to operate in you, make sure that the Word of God is in you
and that you are being influenced by the right people. Miracles are the product
of the spoken Word of God, because the Word of God and God are one (Psalm 33:6).
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