Jesus performed many miracles. This is a fact, that even his enemies accused Him to bring an accusation against Him. Even though they leveled charges against Him, He did miracles to dazzle his audience to gain a reputation as a wonder-worker. This is made clear by his refusal to comply with requests for a “sign,” (Matt. 12:38-40; 16:4); etc. The miracles served rather as heralds of the messianic age, (Matt. 11:4-5; Lk. 7:22); and they were designed to stir the people to belief and repentance, (Matt. 11:20-21; Lk. 10:13).
Jesus endowed his apostles with the power to perform miracles. (Matt. 10:1,8; 6:6:7; Lk. 8:1; 10:19; Jn. 14:12; Acts 1:8; 2:43; 3:6-7; 9:36-42; 16:16-18). These miracles affirmed the Christian gospel to establish the truth by validation. It was a solemn declaration or affirmation by some sacred Being and assisted in the establishment of a firm foundation for the church.
The first miracle after the Resurrection shows what the Gospel does when it is confirmed with Miracles and healing.
- Miracles give undeniable proof of the resurrection.
- If Jesus was not alive, His name would have no power to heal the sick and perform miracles! (Acts 4:33).
Peter convinced the unbelieving Jews of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ and their need of repentance, on the strength of the fact that Jesus’name still has power to heal the sick and perform miracles! If Jesus was not alive, His name would have no power to heal the sick and perform miracles! (Acts 4:33). It gave boldness to the believers and disciples to preach Christ to the unbelievers (Acts 4:29-30) It made believers hungry to have more of God!
Miracles convinced and convicted men of their sins. (Acts 5:28, 33). Five thousands were converted in one day because of one Miracle! (Acts 4:4; 54:14) All men glorified God for that which was done,” (Acts 4:21).
- By Stephen, (Acts 6:8).
- By Philip, (Acts 8:6-13).
If God gave this gift to Old Testament and New Testament Saints, why would he take this gift from today’s church?
“Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons,” (Acts 10:34).
Heb 2:4, –“God also bearing them witness, both with signs and wonders, and with divers miracles, and gifts of the Holy Ghost, according to his own will?”
[God also bearing them witness] He did not leave the confirmation of these great truths to the testimony of men; he bore his own testimony to them by signs, wonders, various miracles, and distributions of the Holy Spirit, Pneumatos Hagiou