The Holy Ghost power and gifts are the channels which God uses to pour out His majestic power; while the world arms with physical power, God wants the church to put on His armor of Spiritual might, that His glory may be seen in the earth.
“Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit, saith the Lord of hosts,” (Zech.4: 6).
“And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man’s wisdom, but in demonstration of the spirit and of power; that your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God,” (I Cor. 2:4, 5).
“For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same spirit; to another faith by the same spirit; to another gifts of healing by the same spirit; to another working of miracles . . . But all these worketh that one and the self same spirit . . .” (1 Cor. 12:8-11).
What is the gift of miracles?
A miracle in the biblical sense is a marvelous event manifesting a supernatural act of God. It is a unique experience that causes an impossible condition to change and instantly appear. Also any amazing or wonderful occurrence that is an incomparable event is such that are beyond impossible compare: “that takes place in a mode contrary to the without exception observed system of nature.” The source of the miraculous occurrence is the power of God.
In the Old Testament we find those associated with Exodus and wilderness wanderings, and also the groups of miracles ascribe to Elijah and Elisha.
- The greatest miracle in the Bible is, the resurrection of Jesus Christ, turning what appeared to be an absolute catastrophe tragedy into an unparalleled victory over the forces of evil and the power of death.
- The Miracle of the resurrection of Jesus Christ is the incredible foundation of the doctrine that Jesus is a living God that sits on His throne of authority at the right hand of the Father.
Mark 9:38-39, –“And John answered him, saying, Master, we saw one casting out devils in thy name, and he followeth not us: and we forbad him, because he followeth not us.39 But Jesus said, Forbid him not: for there is no man which shall do a miracle in my name, that can lightly speak evil of me.”KJV
Jesus was saying, leave him alone, “If he were not God, the demons would not be subject to him; his work could not prosper. Other words, he would not be able to cast a devil out, however, it happens because it is a miracle of God.
Matt 12:28, –“But if I cast out devils by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God is come unto you.” KJV
If Jesus was not alive, His name would have no power to heal the sick and perform miracles! (Acts 4:33).