Can believers in Christ that live in today’s age perform miracles just as the disciples did in Jesus’ day, and the prophets of ancient times did in their time? Many think that they are humbling themselves by answering “no” to this question. But what if I told you that by answering “no,” you are not humbling mankind, but the Lord God Almighty? When the disciples performed miracles, they themselves were NOT the ones raising people from the dead, nor were they the ones who healed the sick and gave the blind sight. The Holy Spirit, that is GOD, was the one doing these things.
Paul, Peter, John, and all of the Heroes of the Bible were allowing the Holy Spirit to work through them. They understood that it was not their flesh which performed the miracles you read about in the Bible, but He who lived within them. In other words, it was JESUS performing the miracles! Saying that God does not use man today to perform miracles is not humbling today’s humanity. Instead, it is putting the flesh of the disciples on a pedestal and taking credit away from the One True God: Jesus! You need to believe that He is the same God that lived in those men as He is while He lives in YOU!
Do not limit God’s abilities in order to try to sound humble, but in all good things give Him 100% glory and credit! Believe that you can do ALL things through Christ who gives you strength! (Philippians 4:13). Believe God when He says that He is living in you! Also, remember that our works, when they come from the flesh, are worthless, but please do not call worthless that which are GOD’s works that HE performs using you!
I love this prayer in Acts: “…grant to your servants to continue to speak your word with all boldness, while you stretch out your hand to heal, and signs and wonders are performed through the name of your holy servant Jesus.” (Acts 4:29-30). When the Holy Spirit resides in you, and you give Him full control, watch out! You will be blown away by the miracles JESUS performs today using His children! He is the same God in the disciples’ day as He is today!
I want to part with one last verse, “And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.” (Romans 12:2).
God bless you!