I’ve spent some time online recently reading published articles about whether God performs miracles today or not—in 2017. What concerns me gravely is that many Christians who love God are of the decided opinion that miracles are NOT being performed now! I want to read what the Bible has to say.
Then all the multitude kept silent and listened to Barnabas and Paul declaring how many miracles and wonders God had worked through them among the Gentiles. (Acts 15:12) Barnabas and Paul reminded the multitude that GOD worked the miracles and wonders—not man. Yes, He worked through the apostles, but God is named as the Miracle Worker.
But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to each one for the profit of all: 8 for to one is given the word of wisdom through the Spirit, to another the word of knowledge through the same Spirit, 9 to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healings by the same Spirit, 10 to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another discerning of spirits, to another different kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues. (1 Cor 12:7-10) This passage of the Bible names spiritual gifts given to the church by God. The spiritual gifts given to believers names “the working of miracles.” I don’t see a time limit on this nor a statement saying that this would only occur in a certain age of the church. Notice that this passage opens with the statement that these spiritual gifts are given to individuals for the profit of ALL. So, clearly the spiritual gifts are a blessing to the entire church. Why would anyone desire that miracles stop?
This only I want to learn from you: Did you receive the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith? 3 Are you so foolish? Having begun in the Spirit, are you now being made perfect by the flesh? 4 Have you suffered so many things in vain—if indeed it was in vain? 5 Therefore He who supplies the Spirit to you and works miracles among you, does He do it by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?— 6 just as Abraham “believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness. 7 Therefore know that only those who are of faith are sons of Abraham. 8 And the Scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, preached the gospel to Abraham beforehand, saying, “In you all the nations shall be blessed.” (Gal 3:2-8) In this excerpt from the Bible, the Lord reminds us that He supplies the Spirit to us AND He works the miracles among us—all in response to faith on the part of human beings.
Shall we who trust in Jesus as our Lord and Savior now abandon faith? Faith is clearly a prerequisite for the operation of any miracle. Since God Himself, the Ancient of Days, is the One who performs miracles, who are we to dictate in what era He may or may not perform them?
I personally have experienced quite a number of miracles from my loving God. I have seen the Lord perform miracles right in front of me, and I know other believers who have also received miracles from the Lord Jesus Christ. I can say from my own knowledge and experience that the Lord does indeed perform miracles today.