Does God still Heal the sick?
That was the question my good friend Michael asked one day during bible study. He asked the same question that we had all thinking: “Why aren’t we seeing the miracles and wonders of the first century church, and why can’t we do the same miracles as the Apostles?”
After just finishing a year-long study on the power of the Holy Spirit, what he asked seemed like a fair question, especially since here in the North Eastern USA, faith in the power of the Holy Spirit can often seem as distant as the miracles of the first century church over 2000 years ago!
So here was my return question; “If we receive the Holy Spirit when saved by receiving Jesus, and if Christ was raised by that same Holy Spirit, and if the Apostles performed miracles by that same spirit, then shouldn’t we have the same exact power within us? Isn’t God the Father, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit, the same today as yesterday and tomorrow (Hebrews 13:8)? Isn’t it “one spirit, the Holy Spirit, that unites the entire body of Christ?” Isn’t that the same Spirit that God gave us mentioned in Matthew 10:1, ACT1:8, Romans 15:13, 1 Corinthians 2:4, and 2 Timothy 1:7 just to name a few?
That question and it’s answers, has led me down a path to discover that such miracles and wonders, are still here today!
For years I was taught and believed, that the Miracles of the Apostles died with the first Apostles almost 2000 years ago. I had believed like most of my friends, that the “miracle crusades” of the 50’s and 70’s, and 80’s were all just “crackpot” crazy ministers, filled with intense emotions, selling nothing but fake miracles where emotions overcame obstacles like headaches and back pain. It made perfect sense that the small miracles were just the result of overcoming pain through an adrenalin rush, you know, the old ‘mind over matter” saying, or perhaps they staged an elaborate wheelchair hoax right? It all seemed a bit fake to me, and I believe in some cases, it really was fake which to me is/was the ultimate blasphemy about God’s power and truth when someone tries to fake miracles for personal gain.
After all, I didn’t personally know anyone who was dramatically healed through prayer, or know anyone who had personally experienced “real healing” from such a ministry. My conclusion for most of my life, was that biblical healing was all just some well executed “smoke and mirror” performances with little substance, and nothing was coming from typical media outlets to convince me otherwise. I thought “certainly if any of this miracle stuff is real, it would show up on the front pages of national news papers, or on the evening news broadcasts, right?”
But something happened to me when I was attending revival services in Albany New York early in 2012. I started witnessing real miracles happening, on real people who I know personally. I saw a man who was deaf from birth, healed and able to hear again. I saw a man with a heart condition healed. I saw several people completely healed from depression. I saw damaged knees, ankles, and backs healed. I saw a man in perfect health who was in a coma and brain-dead after dying with a heart attack right in a church a year earlier. Doctors said he would never walk or talk again because he went so long without oxygen, yet through prayers by a couple of “faith filled” pastors from Victory Christian Church, he become completely healed in two weeks (See “Russell’s Story” posted on this site)!
These weren’t something I read about, these were all documented miracles on real people I met and saw myself. I have to admit after seeing all these, my world was rocked beyond understanding. Within a couple of months, my entire view of the world had been turned upside down, and as I saw truth emerge, the Spirit of God within me begin to rise up and stir and I felt my spirit inside, groaning for more! I honestly felt like scales were falling off my eyes just like Saul before becoming Paul the Apostle, when he began to see the truth about Jesus. Somehow, a vale had been lifted in both cases.
I started to wonder if miracles like this were something isolated or were they in fact commonplace in the world around us. I wondered if such things were happening everyday in the world but many of us simply never hear about them, or maybe we just didn’t believe it when we heard them?
So I started doing research on miracles around the world and wouldn’t you know, since that day I’ve learned that countless medically documented miracles and supernatural wonders are being experienced each day yet strangely they go unnoticed to most of the news outlets.
I kept thinking, how can such amazing news go completely unknown to the world and go unnoticed within mainstream Christianity?? I thought, how was this possible that I could be so misinformed, especially as a 24 year mature believer??? No wonder the world church is filled with so much unbelief! It seems the media is either deaf to telling these amazing stories or the world just isn’t listening (or both), and up to now the enemy has been victorious at keeping us in the dark.
My conclusion, the world desperately needs to know and hear such faith building stories of hope! And now, it seems God has placed a burning desire on my own heart to help spread the word that miracles are happening all around us, and that miracles in the name of Jesus are healing the sick, comforting the poor, restoring the church of Christ, and preparing His bride (the Church) for His return!
Since starting this site, it has been my great joy to not only see the number of site visits growing each day but to also pursue miracles in my own life. Today, I now pray every day for someone, somewhere and I’m starting to see Jesus use me for more and more miracles, Amen!! It is my hope and prayer that our faith may be strengthened from such miracles!
It’s true, God is on the move and showing us His Spirit is alive, and greater miracles are unfolding as we speak. Through the proof of these miracles, God is calling us to closer fellowship with His Son who was sent to save the world using “wonders, great signs, and many kinds of miracles”! As the book of ACTS (2:22) says, “Fellow Israelites, listen to this: Jesus of Nazareth was a man accredited by God to you by miracles, wonders and signs, which God did among you through him, as you yourselves know.”
I am certain that same Spirit of Jesus, is with us today, bringing miracles, wonders, and signs, so the Church may be renewed and so that millions of unbelievers may come to know Him and receive the gift of His saving grace!
If you are not a believer in Jesus know this, He died for you, no matter how much you feel unworthy, He loves you just as you are, no matter what you did in your past, and He stands at the door waiting for you saying “… but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” Come and drink deeply of the spirit of God through His precious Son, Jesus Christ ……receive His love and be saved with Life Eternal.
If you are uncertain that you are saved, or wonder if you could ever be saved, or if you just want to receive God’s saving grace for your life, then I urge you to visit this page and learn how you can ask Jesus into your life. How can I receive salvation and eternal life in heaven?
…… that whoever believes in Him should not perish but[b] have eternal life. 16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. 17 For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.
May God Bless you,
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