1 Corinthians 12:10 – To another the working of miracles.
Many believe that the days of miracles are over. It has always seemed strange to me that anyone could come to this conclusion. God is the author of miracles. He is supernatural and we are natural. God is unlimited and we are limited. Paul gave us an order for church life recorded in 1 Corinthians 12:28. He lists a number of ministries we should expect in the Lord’s church. He begins with apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then “miracles,” and then healing. The list goes on. It seems Paul understood miracles were to be a regular part of God’s order in His church. Just like the other gifts, not everyone operates in the gift of miracles, but all believers have the gift available by virtue of the Holy Spirit living inside them.
Some believe miracles stopped after the original apostles died. Those who hold to this view believe we have the finished Canon of God’s Word and have no need of any of the gifts. Nothing could be farther from the truth! It is true, the revelation of God’s Word to mankind is absolutely complete. No further revelation is needed. The gift of miracles confirms the Word of God by the Lord’s Holy Presence existing in the believer.
Jesus, Paul, and the disciples were used by the Spirit in the miraculous, confirming the Word of God that they preached. In fact, in Mark 16:18, Jesus told us that miracles would be part of the ministry of the Great Commission. The writer of Hebrews makes this statement: “How will we escape if we neglect so great a salvation? After it was at the first spoken through the Lord, it was confirmed to us by those who heard, God also testifying with them, both by signs and wonders and by various miracles and by gifts of the Holy Spirit according to His own will” (Hebrews 2:3-4).
“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever” (Hebrews 13:8). Do you believe that? Then He is still the miracle worker and He has not removed this vital gift from His church. Rejoice! Be courageous and ask the Holy Spirit to use you in this realm of the Spirit’s work. Yield to the Holy Spirit and expect the gift of miracles to become a part of your life and ministry to others.
Father, I yield to Your miracle power. Use me according to Your will to help others come to know Your miraculous power manifested in the resurrection life of Your Son through Your indwelling Holy Spirit.