Summary: So how do miracles happen, where do they come from?
Miracles have been around since the beginning of the world that was a miracle in of its self. Every age has asked for miracles to assure themselves that God is still around. So how do miracles happen, where do they come from? Who can work miracles and are all the miracles in the world done for the uplifting of God? Two sermons in this first one we will look where miracles come from, what is required to work them and by whom can they be worked. We will use most the words of the New Testament to find our answers.
A. Where do miracles come from?
1. Through the power of God
2 this man came to Jesus by night and said to Him, "Rabbi, we know that You have come from God as a teacher; for no one can do these signs that You do unless God is with him."
12 All the people kept silent, and they were listening to Barnabas and Paul as they were relating what signs and wonders God had done through them among the Gentiles.
11 God was performing extraordinary miracles by the hands of Paul,
2. Of the Holy Spirit
28 "But if I cast out demons by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God has come upon you.
ROMANS 15:18 19
18 For I will not presume to speak of anything except what Christ has accomplished through me, resulting in the obedience of the Gentiles by word and deed,
19 in the power of signs and wonders, in the power of the Spirit; so that from Jerusalem and round about as far as Illyricum I have fully preached the gospel of Christ.
3. In the name of Christ
MARK 16:15 17
15 And He said to them, "Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.
16 "He who has believed and has been baptized shall be saved; but he who has disbelieved shall be condemned.
17 "These signs will accompany those who have believed: in My name they will cast out demons, they will speak with new tongues;
16 "And on the basis of faith in His name, it is the name of Jesus which has strengthened this man whom you see and know; and the faith which comes through Him has given him this perfect health in the presence of you all.
B. We now know where these come from, but what is required to work miracles? Who can work them and why are there certain miracles? 1. Faith required in those who perform
20 And He said to them, "Because of the littleness of your faith; for truly I say to you, if you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, "Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible to you.
21 And Jesus answered and said to them, "Truly I say to you, if you have faith and do not doubt, you will not only do what was done to the fig tree, but even if you say to this mountain, "Be taken up and cast into the sea,’ it will happen.
22 "And all things you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive."
8 And Stephen, full of grace and power, was performing great wonders and signs among the people.
2. Faith required in those for whom they were performed now this is in the miracle of healing.