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When Did Jesus Stop Performing Miracles?








Jesus evidently never stopped performing miracles during His earthly ministry. He worked so many wonders that John wrote this:


"And there are also many other things which Jesus did, the which, if they should be written every one, I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that should be written. Amen." (John 21:25)


But is Jesus still performing miracles today? Some people believe God is working miracles in the modern world, while others do not.


What is a miracle?


Theologians have a strict definition of miracles, according to the late Dr. R. C. Sproul of Ligonier Ministries


A miracle, properly speaking, is "an extraordinary work performed by the immediate power of God in the external perceivable world, which is an act against nature that only God can do (for example, raising the dead and walking on water).


Considered this way, to theologians and to Ligonier Ministries it would seem clear that miracles are not occurring in the present.


The Bible says that miracles still occur and will occur as performed by the beast of Revelation, which comes in Satan's name: Lucifer. (Revelation 13)


The Son of God is not some shifting shadow like lower case "gods." Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever." (Hebrews 13:8)


He performed a miracle in the very first line of the Holy Book.


"In the beginning, God created the heaven and the earth." (Genesis 1:1)


God Almighty's establishing of the holy city is a miracle spoken of in the very few last words of Revelation (Rev. 22:18 - 21)


He can't stop, won't stop performing miracles.


Who feels it knows it


The Lord provides blessings and works miracles in private, on many occasions in the Holy Bible, as testified to by Matthew chapter 9 and Mark chapter 5:power-packed passages detailing several of Jesus' miracles.


There is the famous narrative about Jesus' healing touch, depicted by the story of the woman who had an issue of blood for 12 years. She was healed by her faith in seeking to touch the hem of his garment.


After that miracle, Jairus, a Messianic Jew from the synagogue believed and saw Jesus resurrect his daughter. Jesus put everyone out of the house and resurrected her. And the news about this spread throughout that region.


We also read about how Christ healed two blind men behind closed doors. He admonished them not to tell anyone, but they did anyway.


Matthew's Gospel, in chapter 12, reveals how the Pharisees stood outside of a synagogue discussing how they might destroy Jesus, who had just healed a man's withered hand in the synagogue on a Sabbath day.


"But when Jesus knew it, he withdrew himself from thence: and great multitudes followed him, and he healed them all. And charged them that they should not make him known.


"That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Isaiah the prophet, saying, Behold my servant, whom I have chosen; my beloved, in whom my soul is well pleased: I will put my spirit upon him, and he shall shew judgment to the Gentiles.


"He shall not strive, nor cry; neither shall any man hear his voice in the streets.

A bruised reed shall he not break, and smoking flax shall he not quench, till he send forth judgment unto truth." (Matthew 12:14-20, Isaiah 42:1-4, KJV)


An answered prayer that delivers from a hopeless situation may count as a miracle.


Some people might reference a diagnosis given to a baby with a defective heart for example.


When the doctor says that the baby has only months to live but the heart heals, through nothing the physician did and the doctor is amazed, then that is a miracle similar to Jesus resurrecting Jairus' daughter.


Not only that. The Lord can miraculously deliver you from your afflictions.


"Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the LORD delivereth him out of them all." (Psalm 34:19, KJV)


Unwavering faith the size of a mustard seed grain, to the point of unshakeable confidence in Christ, allows for the working of wonders: including moving mountains. That is what Jesus said in the Bible. (Matthew 17:20)


Theologians from Ligonier will tell you that the English word "miracle" translates to the Hebrew and Greek words "signs" and "wonders" - also terms used in the Bible.


The false prophet of Revelation performs false signs and wonders. Be on the lookout for false Jesus impersonators: as the Lord warned. (Matthew 24:4-5, 24:24; 2 Thessalonians 2:9; Revelation 13:13-18)


The charlatan televangelists advertising "miracle water" or "miracle cloths," pitched as good for financial healing, debt cancellation, money for buying homes, paying mortgages, furniture and cars out of "nowhere" are not from God.


Even if you really experience these miracles, they are not from God. Miracles are not paid for.


Read about Simon the Sorcerer who tried to pay for the Holy Ghost. Take to heart what the disciples said to him, and his response. It is so relevant to today, just like the Holy Bible is in its entirety. (Acts 8:18-25)


See the story of Barjesus (Acts 13). and also the miracles performed by the Egyptian magicians who could not replicate the Lord's true miracles (Exodus 7-9)


Study the Bible to show yourself approved, and I will do the same.


Forget what you heard, performing miracles does not mean that you are saved by God. It does not mean that you are either sent by God or have the Holy Ghost indwelling in you.


Satan is able to perform miracles. The Bible calls them "lying wonders." He is the father of all lies and those who have his spirit might be able to truly heal you.


That means nothing to God, if the healer does not obey His word.


"Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?" (Matthew 7:21-22)


Performing lying signs and wonders, healing by the spirit of Satan the father of lies.


False prophets heal too.


Jesus is still in the miracle business. Believe in Him, obey His commandments and be ready for His return. He is going to establish everlasting life in the kingdom of God: a merciful miracle promised to is believers. (John 3:16)




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