Miracles, Signs and Wonders

  • Acts 5:12, 15-16  The apostles performed many miraculous signs and wonders among the people… As a result, people brought the sick into the streets and laid them on beds and mats so that at least Peter’s shadow might fall on some of them as he passed by.  Crowds gathered also from the towns around Jerusalem, bringing their sick and those tormented by impure spirits, and all of them were healed.
  • Acts 6:8  Now Stephen, a man full of God’s grace and power, performed great wonders and signs among the people.
  • Acts 19:11-12  God did extraordinary miracles through Paul, so that even handkerchiefs and aprons that had touched him were taken to the sick, and their illnesses were cured and the evil spirits left them.
  • Acts 8:39-40  When they came up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord suddenly took Philip away, and the eunuch did not see him again, but went on his way rejoicing.  Philip, however, appeared at Azotus and traveled about, preaching the gospel in all the towns until he reached Caesarea.
  • Acts 12:11  Then Peter came to himself and said, “Now I know without a doubt that the Lord has sent his angel and rescued me from Herod’s clutches and from everything the Jewish people were hoping would happen.”
  • Other references:  John 2:7-11 (Jesus turned water into wine); Matthew 14:25-31 (Jesus and then Peter walk on water); Acts 14:19-20 (Paul gets up after being stoned and left for dead); Matthew 8:23-26 (Jesus calms the storm); etc.

Miracles, signs and wonders will get people’s attention and get them to believe in our beautiful, wonderful and awesome God (John 4:48).  If there are no signs and wonders, how is God different than any other god?  God is still in the miracle business today.  God is the same yesterday, today, and forever. He changes not!  What He did for the disciples in the early church, He will do for us.

How to position yourself to do miracles, signs and wonders:
  1. Live a totally submitted and yielded life to God.  Whatever command you read in the Word, put it into practice.
  2. Spend much time in the Word.  Know what the Word says about miracles, signs and wonders and know who you are in Christ.  Don’t be discouraged or scared off by the enemy through doubt, fear or unbelief.
  3. Spend time in prayer, and in praise and worship to God.  This will develop your spirit.  Let your everyday goal to be like Jesus.  It won’t come overnight but as you persevere in your relationship with God, He’ll be able to use you as a vessel of honor and you’ll see miracles, signs and wonders.
  4. Pray in the Spirit daily – not just a few minutes but for some time (30 minutes to 1 hour).  Listen to the leading of the Holy Spirit.

Call to action:
  Learn what the Word says concerning miracles, signs and wonders as well as who you are in Christ.  Get these truths into your spirit so that when a situation arises you can believe for signs and wonders to happen in your life.