What Does the Bible Say About Miracles?

Posted by Worldview Warriors On Monday, February 12, 2018 2 comments

by Katie Erickson

What is a miracle? Google defines it as, “a surprising and welcome event that is not explicable by natural or scientific laws and is therefore considered to be the work of a divine agency” and as “a highly improbable or extraordinary event, development, or accomplishment that brings very welcome consequences.” Essentially, miracles are things that we really can’t explain logically; they may astound us and be almost unbelievable. Miracles are generally considered to be good things.

One example that we in Worldview Warriors have experienced recently was the healing of our president, Jason DeZurik. On December 15, 2017, Jason had a life-threatening stroke and very nearly died. Within 24 hours, he was moving all his extremities, talking well, and even joking! Within just over a week, he was out of the ICU. In less than 2 weeks since the stroke, he was back home. He is still recovering, but his healing has been nothing short of miraculous!

So what does the Bible say about miracles? Well, there are a LOT of miracles listed in the Bible! There’s too many to list here, so read in the Bible from Genesis to Revelation if you want to catch them all. But I’ll give some highlights here.

Creation: God created everything from nothing! That’s definitely not “explicable by natural or scientific laws; for more on that, check out Steve Risner’s posts.

Isaac being born to Abraham and Sarah: I don’t know of any other 90- and 100-year-olds who have given birth, do you? This miracle occurred to fulfill God’s promise to make Abraham’s descendants into a great nation.

The parting of the Red Sea: The people of Israel were trapped against the sea and the Egyptians were pursuing them, until God literally parted the waters so they could walk across on dry land. This wasn’t like just crossing a little stream; it was approximately 9 miles they had to walk, through where the water should have been. This definitely defies the laws of nature, but for the good of God’s people.

Jesus’ conception and birth: With the advances of science today, a baby can be “conceived” in a test tube, but there still has to be material from a mother and a father present. In the conception of Jesus, there was no human father, but God Himself. This can’t be explained by science.

The miracles that Jesus performed are numerous, including the healings I wrote about last week. He also turned water into wine, walked on water, fed 5,000 people from a small amount of food, and even raised Lazarus from the dead, just to name a few.

God is a miraculous God, and the Bible gives plenty of proof of that. He often does things that don’t make sense in the natural world, so that we can see what a great God He is and how worthy He is of our praise. The God of the Bible is the same God we serve today, as He does not change, so does He still perform miracles today? I fully believe that He does, simply from healings I have witnessed to some people around me. God enjoys showing off His power so that His people will praise Him more.

What miracles have you seen God do in your life? What miracles are you hoping for God to do? What miracles are you praising God for?

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Peggy Lehman said...

John the disciple said that if all the things Jesus did were written down, the world could not contain the books. I personally have experienced many miracles. I have personally witnessed many more. I have friends that have experienced many. I was once asked by a teen group why they had never seen any miracles. My answer to them was they did not believe and they never went where people did believe. It is possible that there had been a miracle that they did not recognize. Andrew Wommack encourages people to live in a way that they regularly receive the blessings of God, therefore having less need for miracles. I agree with that, but it is certainly good to receive the miracles when needed.

Katie said...

Amen! Thanks for reading, Peggy! :)