At the very beginning of the church, miraculous prophecies were listed among the spiritual gifts which the apostles gave to some within the early church through the laying on of their hands (1 Cor. 12:1-11ff; 14:1ff; Acts 6:6, 8; 8:5-24; 19:6; Rom. 1:11; 2 Tim. 1:6; cf. Eph. 2:20; 2 Pet. 1:19-21). So were the working of miracles such as casting out unclean spirits or demons (1 Cor. 12:8-11; Acts 5:16; 8:7; 19:11-12; cf. Mk. 16:17). These miracles were done to confirm the Word of God which the apostles were preaching and writing (Mk. 16:20; Heb. 2:3-4). This was possibly the reason Jehovah allowed demonic possession during this time.… Read More Zechariah: A Prophecy About Idolatry and Unclean Spirits
All of us suffer. Sometimes we might want to blame God. This woman encourages me to do the opposite. She reminds me that I must look upwards to God and look forward to heaven. My home is not here in the land of war, turmoil, strife, and high housing and gas prices. There is something better waiting (Rom. 8:18). … Read More My Thoughts on Christ’s Healing of the Woman With the Blood Issue
Many are not aware that the New Testament teaches that miracles would cease.… Read More “…When That Which Is Perfect Has Come…”
The Holy Spirit is always an interesting topic of discussion in religious circles. Many believe the Spirit works in the lives of Christians in a miraculous, charismatic way. I have had discussions with folks who believe that one does not have relationship with the Holy Spirit unless one performs or has had performed on them some sort of supposedly miraculous deed.… Read More “Do All Possess Gifts of Healing?”
Why did God allow man to perform miracles back in biblical times? Have you ever wondered that?… Read More My Thoughts on John 3:1-2
Have you ever gone to the hospital to visit friends who are new parents, holding their precious gift from God that was just born, and hear them call the baby “a miracle”? What is usually meant is that babies are very special, and they are. The term “miracle” is used in many similar ways these… Read More Let’s Talk About Miracles…
When one discusses how the Holy Spirit works in the lives of Christians, many in the religious world assume that this is only done so in a miraculous, charismatic way. For example, many believe that one does not have a relationship with the Holy Spirit unless one is involved in some sort of supposedly miraculous deed, such as “speaking in tongues” (which in most cases is babbling nonsense rather than the biblical definition found in Acts 2:4-11 of speaking in other languages without having previously learned them), “fainting,” handling poisonous snakes or drinking poisonous liquids without harm, or “being healed” of various maladies.… Read More How Does The Holy Spirit Work Today? (Part 2)
Now there was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews. This man came to Jesus by night and said to him, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher come from God, for no one can do these signs that you do unless God is with him.” John 3:1-2 –… Read More Why Did God Give People The Ability To Perform Miracles?
And when Jesus was baptized, immediately he went up from the water, and behold, the heavens were opened to him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and coming to rest on him; and behold, a voice from heaven said, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased.”… Read More “…He Saw The Spirit of God Descending Like A Dove…”
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