Matthew 14:25 “Now in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went to them, walking on the sea” [NKJV]
Webster Universal College Dictionary describes a miracle as: an extraordinary occurrence that surpasses all known human powers or natural force and is ascribed to be a divine or supernatural cause, esp. to God.
God is in the miracle performing business
God Himself will perform miracles
God will use the Holy Spirit to perform miracles
God will use people to perform miracles
God will use animals to perform miracles
God will use elements of nature to perform miracles
God will use angels to perform miracles
Jesus Himself has and will perform miracles
God can perform miracles because He is:
Omniscient –all knowing / knowing everything
Omnipresent – all present / present everywhere at the same time
Omnipotent– all power / having unlimited power; able to do anything
A person should not try to perform a miracle to impress others, to obtain notoriety, or for personal financial gain.
Jesus did not perform miracles to be seen as theatrical sensations……
Jesus did not perform miracles to prove who He was or that He was the Messiah….in fact He clearly refused to work miracles as proof. Matt 12:38-42 Luke 11:29-32.
Jesus expected the disciples to do miracles and rebuked them for their “little faith” and unbelief Matt 17:14-21 (a boy is healed)
These are several miracles recorded in the bible
The birth of Jesus Christ Matt 1:18-25 Luke 1:26-38
The Red Sea crossing Exodus 14:1-31
The fiery furnace Daniel 3:14-29
The lion’s den Daniel 6:1-28
The burning bush Exodus 3:1-4
The Phoenician Woman’s daughter Mark 7:24-30
The raising of Lazarus John 11:28-44
The donkey speaking Numbers 22:22-31
The prophet Elijah on Mt. Carmel 1st Kings 18:30
The demon possessed girl Acts 16:16-24
The birth of Isaac Genesis 21:1
The woman with the issue of blood Luke 8:43-48
The feeding of 5000 John 6:5-15
The walking on water Matt 14: 22-33
Miracles are proof of God’s existence, His Power, His wisdom and His authority over demons, idols, sorcery, nature, life and death. Some may try to explain the experience of a miracle and how or why it happened, but find it difficult to find the words.
If or when we experience a miracle, let’s not try to understand or explain what happened, let’s have faith in God and just believe that it happened.
“Thank You God for Your display of awesome miracles that show that You are God and God all by Yourself, in Jesus name…Amen!”
Continuing in His service…Rev