Jesus Performed Many Miracles. By Dr Pat Holliday Ph.

D 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. They served rather as heralds of the messianic age, (Matt. 11:4-5; Lk. 7:22). They were designed to stir the people to belief and repentance, (Matt. 11:20-21; Lk. 10:13). Jesus’ apostles were also endowed 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. This 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).  Jesus is still alive proving His Word through signs and wonders.  The age of miracles has not passed! For what purpose did He give these ministry gifts? “For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ,” (Eph. 4:12). For the perfecting of the saints. The Greek word (katartismos) translated perfecting, denotes a fitting or preparing fully, implying a process leading to consummation.12  Miracles are designed for the purposes that men might know the power of the Lord.  Miracles spread the gospel faster! (Acts 5:14-16).  After Jesus performed the miracle in (Lk. 16:-33-35) occurred, “His fame went out into every place of the country round about,” (Vs. 37).  “A great multitude followed Him (Jesus), Because they saw His miracles which He did on them that were diseased,” (Jn. 6:2).  Jesus said, “Ye seek me NOT because ye saw the miracles, but because ye did eat of the loaves and the fishes,” (Jn. 6:26).  “If I do not the works of my father, believe me not, but if I do, though ye believe not Me believe the works: that ye may know, and believe that the Father is in me, and I in Him,” (Jn. 10:37, 38).  “This beginning of miracles did Jesus in Cana of Galilee and manifested forth his glory; and his disciples believed on him,” (Jn. 2:11).

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