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Do Miracles Happen Today?

We all know that for a healthy walk with God and a balanced attitude toward miracles, we should avoid setting our expectations below what God opens up to us, and we should also avoid presuming that God has to do miracles on demand if we feel strongly enough about it. True faith is confidence that God can do anything he chooses, and willingness to accept whatever he chooses.

But with the Miracles shown on every TV stations, Magazines and the rest, with lots of them happening so fast, one will not help but ask if Miracle really happen today!

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Miracles do exist! but most often to those who believe in the Supernatural Power of God!

This thread reminds me of a recent testimony I heard from my mother. . . . . .

I guess it was a Friday when she had this "strange" and very strong impression to go get some provisions (Food Items) for a distant friend. I call it "strange" because it was the very first time she'd be directed to this particular family, moreso, because she had a time frame to getting it done (THAT VERY NIGHT)!!! And so, as directed, she packaged everything into one bag (-she even had to go order for those items we do not have at home)  and sent my brothers to go and give it to the family concerned, despite the late hour! Unknown to us, this woman and her family had been without food for some days and on this particular day she decided to go on fasting and prayer with her kid. . . . . . . since there was even no food at home. But, God in His infinite mercy, sent in those provision to her while she was still on her knees. . . .

I beg miracle happens. . . . .Let those who have tasted it, tell you how sweet it is! It's just like orange. . .if you do not taste it, you cannot tell how sweet or how bitter it is! God works miracles

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miracles happen everyday!

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How can one know if a miracle is faked ? What will make you conclude that is fake or real? I mean what do you check out for in miracles that makes you believe should be real or fake?

From which angle do you view the geniuty or fake aspect of this miracles?

Well, if you direct that to me, I will say is the proofs. Like those I stated earlier.

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@ Segoye2

I agree with you. You are right!.

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@ zillonnair,

You said they all have riches / wealth? Can you give a close reference to just few amongst those you just listed ?

Or let me put it this way, if you are to compare the life then, and that of now, would you suppose or expect those you listed to come on camera with all thier miracles or allow the miracles to speak for themselves?

Is a general believe especially in this part of the country that for you to excel as a church, you need to cook a very good miracle video with lots of graphics and animations, I sorry for those that believe in all they see!,

If you are a man of God, rich and your followers are poor, then you are bad man of God, They were sent forth, he who has two garments, should give one out, while he travels with only one or so; not greedy pocket scrappers, even helping in looting our national money.

GOD DEY!

@ All,

Satan too has pattern of miracle, if you don't believe or know before, I believe you should, by now.

An example of Satan's miracle is:

1. when Moses dropped his rode and it turned to a snake, satan helped his men to do same ( have you not read that too)?

2. The little girl for-telling through the aid of the demon that posses her, and her deliverance + the way her masters lost the capital investment on her (Have you not red about that too in the scripture)?

The list can you on and on, until you can no longer control me to stop.

MIRACLE IS A PERSONAL EXPIRIENCE, AND NOT A COMMERCIAL POINT OF BUSINESS, SALES OR MARKETTING.

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Thanks very much for you replies, however i would like to stress that scriptural arguement should the basis of our sharing and experience. Becareful to interpret the scriptures to your advantage at such times as this. Moreover, i would like to say to you whether or not you believe in miracles it doesn't count, cause when you need one, you would definitely believed.

Many of the sick people brought into our ministry are either men or women with no further hope of regaining life after several attempts and trials to restore their health to normal. Many of whom has been to the bests of hospital both in the country and out of the country. Many of such people also do not believe in miracles but upon demand for their health, they did believe and as you and I know, God is merciful.

Without mincing words, i would say to you, you err because you do not know the scriptures, remember the words of Jesus which says, ", greater works than these would you do, because i go to my father, "

I have past the levels of being deceived by miracles or contemplating so, i through the help of the spirit, perform miracles.

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Let's revisit the scriptures:

I Tim. 6:9-11

9But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition. 10For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows. 11But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.

Phip. 4:11-12

11Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content. 12I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound: every where and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need.

I Tim. 6:17

Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not highminded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy.

Heb. 11:26

Esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt: for he had respect unto the recompence of the reward.

They lacked nothing, you say? Don't be fooled!

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And i have seen cripple children stand up and walk before my eyes. no be say dem tell me o, i see am.

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It is a miracle that with the rampant dangerous driving in lagos, trailers and tankers parked recklessly on the expressways, buses stopping indiscriminately on the highways, that we do not have 1000 fatal accidents everyday.

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Did i hear someone said christians or prophets are not supposed to be rich.  I feel sorry for your ignorance.  Please revisit the scriptures, with people like Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Samuel, Esther, David, Solomon, Elijah, Elisha down to new testament men like John, Peter, Paul you would see clearly dat dey lacked nothing.  Dont be fooled.

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@ Amobi 1,

How did you get that Movie Link, ?

@ All,

I am shocked and speechless.

This is real interesting. How I wish everyone would show such a vivid proof. And still, we need to be careful, because satan has lots of tricks he uses to lure us into false worship!.

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oooh my God!! check this out!!!!!

       

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Opelovely, applause for your insightful comments. True, there are some Christians, already 'burdened' by the challenges of the world who are seeking a quick-get solution to remedy their problems. At times, while we are looking at various places for miracles, we may tend to lose focus on the single most important gifts in the world, the Salvation of God. Unfortunately, scam artists exists in our midst, deceiving people with wonders to fatten their wallets and drive up membership. Financial woes, relationship problems, sickness, etc are all detriments to lure us away from the Salvation of God. Let us never forget that Salvation that God has freely given us should never be compromised with any other thing.

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@ Openlovely,

Thats a well composed one. I must confess the words are well arranged.

More comments please? your views please

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Well without mincing words, miracles are real, if you dont believe, wait until you need one, then you would believe. Needless to say, if you have not experience the joy of miracle, you havn't experience joy as at yet. I would to God dat he would grant you the priviledge to see the deaf hear, the blind see and the lame walk right before your eyes. Its an honor from God and he only can let you see things like dat because they are for Kings.

I am serious, pray to God to help you see and give you a ear dat hears. Its important. You limit God by your unbelief and create a sense knowledge of your belief based on sense knowledge of the Word of God also. Watch it!, for the letter killeth but the Spirit giveth life.

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@ Teena,

Wow, Praise be to Jehovah. Thanks for sharing such a wonderful expirience.

Well, the money in your drawal was kept there by you or someone else?

If is not kept there by you then, it means you have got someone else's money and you gat to return it.

HIV / AIDS healing miracles, and its like, do they still exist TODAY?

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So Sad, fanatics that didnt understand this topic tends to use this forum as a WAR FRONT.

Anyway, I want to share my own miracle, a great one indeed!

Generally, as the month of January is financially coupled with the fuel crises, I've bn going thro' financial roasting' for some days now.

This afternoon, what I had left with me; as in final, final was N200, so I decided to go to a nearby market and get something I could eat in the evening. I searched my drawer for paperbag, I got big ones, but because I could only buy very little thing, I continued searching for a small one, luckily for me, I got the size I needed at the end of the drawer.

As I was folding the paperbag, lo and behold! I saw N500 on the ground that fell out from it, I cdnt shout, nor talk, Infact I was lost, after 5min I prostrated on the floor and praised God as I got up I noticed another N100 besided where I picked the 5H.

My dear friends, you may not imagine what is going on inside me now until such a miracle happens to you.

GREAT IS GREAT, HE IS STILL THE SAME YESTERDAY, TODAY, TOMORROW AND FOREVER!!!

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@ jerrymania

Miracle of life, I believe. Well, does that mean that the TV Miracles we watch every now and then are miracle of life as you claim? I mean someone on TV set saying am alive today,  because so so so prayed for me. ?

I want us to know see possibilities that HIV, AIDS, Hypoglacemia, and the rest instand miracles can be framed.

What do you think, Miracles without proofs are well, 

Someone raised a point on this thread that Did Jesus christ produce or show any evidence of all his miracles? I believe this point is not right, I equally believe that is was because of the evidence people of then behelf that made them believed totally in his ministry.

Maybe I should crave out some few examples;

You remember the man blind from birth? you remember almost everyone testified to his healing? You remember Lazarus's resurrection after the 4th day? you remember the testimonies that followed? You remember what happened at the beautiful gate? Do you think that was faked too?

I bet you can't compare the miracles in the scripture with the "Make look Real" we are currently seeing.

I know you will say if TV set happen to be in use during the era of Jesus early ministry, then Jesus Christ would have been on CNN or the best TV station huummm?

The Miracles TV show, Newspaper and bills journals are not meant to speak for themselves, Let the witnesses, speak it out. Even if it means off-set.

The last time stop watching Wresting was when I discovered it was all entertainment and not real. Same to Miracles, 89% are faked not real.

@ Gwaine

Meanwhile, am I to believe all spirit you say? not even to even test them? How do you intend investigating an already telecast miracle?

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@ segoye

If you are reading this now and you are alive shows miracles still happen even now. Miracle of life!

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Do Miracles Happen Today?

They never did; except if you are so bent on looking for patterns that you ignore or excuse the many instances that nothing "extraordinary" happened, but selectively remember only the incidents easily explained by chance, placebo effect, and other naturalistic things.

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The testimonies you shared are so great,  I don't really deny the fact that God helps us out in our day to day activities.

But, I think when we are talking about miracle, we should have not only a proof, but a very sound one. I could remember an aticle I read somewhere in a forum, stating clearly that when this TV miracles were investigated, they were all lairs,  I mean 89% of them.

The aticle clearly state where someone was asked after he testified about being HIV positive and recieved healing to produce his previous test result + the current result, he claimed he can't find it. When it was investigated in the Hospital where the previous and current test was done, the File was missing, not only missing but even the Hospital cannot remember doing such a test!

I believe all the testimonies here, Atleast if is glorifying God. Even when the one lies, that is left between him and GOD!.

Do miracles really happen today? if yes, how do you explain it to unbelievers? How fellow believers?

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Thanks y'all. If He can do it for me, He can do it for you too. Remember, the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.

Be blessed.

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@ Analytical

Your testimony which was a beautiful one, reminds me of the saying, "at man's extremity is God's opportunity"

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@ Analytical,

Reading your test-ti-monieeeeee, (Read it in Yoruba)

I am more encouraged to hold on to God for my own soon.

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@ Analytical,

It is the Lords doing and it is marvellous in our eyes!

God is worthy to be praised! He uses the foolish things of this world to confound the wise!

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@ Segoye2

I wouldn't know exactly mi amigo. I was hoping you would share with the fora, anything you personally experienced.

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I am very prepared to share more than that; however, not in a public forum. This is not side-stepping the issue, but the documents have my name and former Nigerian address conspicuously printed on it; and for security purposes will not want to expose my family to danger from Muslims who are not happy with what I have posted about Islam on the Forum.

Nope, just my nephew. However, I have joined in praying for a few other people and seen them healed; others did not get healed; but I have seen healings taking place in answer to prayers of others.

I sure hope they do. In all, the glory be to God.

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@ 4get_me,

Thanks for all your comments.

For record purpose, can you share the medical documents with us?

@ Analytical,

IS a touching story you got there, can we see some documents please?

@ all,

I believe in Miracles, just as I have stated earlier in my introductory speech.

The last time I checked on miracle on TV was when NAFDAC / EFCC are proposing to start scanning or certifying every telecast miracles. I don't know if that has been passed yet or dumped to the dust-bin.

But we are trying to point at the movie type miracles, covered by the church alone, edicted by them and soon on. Just like 4get_me, witnessed a miracle in his life, and few days later he was able to heal more persons (though we had reference to only one yet).

Even your proofs can make a positive impact in the readers bible knowledge.

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Who says miracles don't happen today?  As long as there is still a God in heaven who rules in the affairs of men, then there will continue to be miracles!

What is a miracle?  A miracle happens when the Super-natural steps in to the natural realm, when God decides to do what ordinarily would have been impossible otherwise.  Is there still a God in heaven?  Are their still humans on earth?  And are there situations that need divine intervention?  Then miracles can and still occur!

December 2004, yours truly was down with a stomach problem that was on for more than a week.  All the symptoms point to appendisitis- pains towards the appendix, inflamation, tenderness etc.  I was at the hospital, checked by 2 different doctors and was confirmed.  Arrangement was made and appointment fixed to meet the surgeon for the surgery by 3pm on the D-day.

I was faced with a challenge.  I was changing accomodation at the time, so the money was not there, coupled with the inconvenience of being incapacitated for a while, at a time my wife was heavy.  My wife and I decided to call on the God of heaven to step in.  How he was going to do it, we didin't know.

We left for the surgery, but around 2.30pm by an intersection, we stopped for the traffic warden to pass us (I was managing to drive!).  We've been there for close to a minute when a car ran into my car from behind, on a top speed.  The two cars were dented and found ourselves at the police station, instead of the hospital!  When all these was over, appointment over-taken and surgery postponed, I took time to reflect.  After some days, I discovered there was no pain again, no inflamation.

What had happened?  Well, you can say anything you want to, but God had just healed me miraculously!  And what a way to get me to stop going to the hospital for the surgery!!  Till today I'm still healed and had no need for appendisitis again!  God still moves in mysterious ways to perform His wonders!  I can't but smile anytime I think about the humour of it all!

Bless y'all.

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@ Satan,

There is power in the blood of the lamb. And you know losser you are and will always be.

@ Topic,

Are we all saying that miracles don't really exist? and if it does, do we have a living witness? I mean you were shown on the TV set and you are here too, proof to us please.

The signs of the last days are strange things, we want to alert ourselves with the guidelines from the holy scripture and in order for us not to fall into any pit.

Lets forget self acclaimed respect for any pastor!, They might be evil somethings and one can not help but believe PERSONALLY in God. You and God alone, and not you your pastor and God.

OK- Let me put it this way, what miracle have you read about or saw in your church that made you feel that miracles still exist? what nature? I really love to hear it from any church pls.

@ Bobbyaf,

Several Miracles like?

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Lol. . . just your whimper after you've been whipped on Calvary's cross? Your sobbing isn't working.

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I will like to introduce myself to you all. I am Satan, the ruler of this earthly things. I love fighting, fighting and fighting.

Am walking through the globe and I saw this thread.

Is really funny. But atleast it worth laughing. Miracles are fakes, they happen in a movie like. Great pastors are my boys, they serve me. How are they going to lead more people to me if they don't creat a miracle session? The next miracle would be when the whole demon will fully resume their invidivual duties post.

But before then, stop rebuking me because is not working.

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Have a nice evening bari_kade. May the Lord be with you.

Shalom.

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Let there be no vacancy for dissension in our lives.

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@Bobbyaf,

You're making matters worse for yourself; and while going through the threads it only just dawned on me that you actually have issues with shahan - because she had withstood you to the face in another thread and called you a liar, and that must have hurt your male pride.

There was just no need for you to sweat it out and seek to "reprimand" her! If she has acknowledged people's concern for her passion and moved on, what are you really gaining by seeking to launch all this harpoon and do yourself more damage? I haven't even seen anyone accusing her of being "nasty", and maybe you can direct me to that line.

It is no longer surprising that you're only behaving characteristically as SDA members do. They don't appreciate anything good in others except themselves and their own cult, and are very quite often ready to prejudge people they know nothing about!

Just pack it in and move forward. If you can't, then continue hurting your chauvanistic pride all the more - it might do you some good in the end.

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@ Segoye2

So true indeed! God restores our breath each and everyday according to His will. Let Him be praised.

Agreed! To each his own.

I have had several miracles in my life over the years. Looking back each time reminds me of God's goodness to me personally.

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@ bari_kade

No I wasn't Bari_kade. I wasn't judging anyone, and you know that, so please don't put words in my mouth. Let me repaet for emphasis. If you go back to my use of Matthew 24:24 you'd see the point I raised. It was a general warning about the reality of false teachers working miracles. It would be silly on anyone's part to suggest that I was attacking pastors simply because I raised a concern to be careful about the reality of false teachers using counterfeit miracles to decieve people.

So don't join others in foolishly arguing for arguing sake. I have no time for that.

Prove it if you can anyway! I have seen on this very forum where people have reprimaned Shahan for being nasty. How come you never stepped in to make commentery. She herself excused the behaviour by saying she was merely being passionate. Yet when I get passionate you accuse me.

Well, tough luck friend, say what you choose to it I will speak my mind regardless.

Sorry Malik!

And you I figure don't need more grace? So all-of-a-sudden you're all full of grace now? Speaking of being malicious, who is being malicious now? You who seek to put down people who choose to speak what you and your friends on this forum disagree with. Well, I m not going to allow you, or those who think like you to shut me up.

You'd better get used to it.

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@ segoye2

Do you have a miraculous testimony you'd like to share?

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@ Bobbyaf,

Well, your comment was well understood and the points well driven home.

I think start naming or discribing movie , TV, paper miracles are something I shouldn't start with on this thread because is a story known to all of us.

We have seen and read about cases where someone was blind from the womb and at the time of his sight recieving, he was asked what colour of shirt the ministers in front of him wore and was able to Identify it. He could even Identify AC garget? Isn't that strange?

Another case is that of a 15 yrs child that couldn't walk right from birth, but when he was prayed upon, he was able to walk by himself, I mean noone taught him how to. Not even a mere support from people around.

Well, to me, God gave me a gift of life which I still enjoy even up to the point of my replying this post. So is worth celebrating. But addressing the issue of Miracles from the other way round, am not blind or something, so it makes me feel, the type of miracles we are talking about is not applicable in my case.

Were you blind or something before? How did you recieve you healing?

@ All,

More Comments please

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some high-class bitching going on 'ere. . .

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@Analytical and 4get_me, great testimonies! God continue to bless you both.

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Now I don't have the wisdom? And you do?

Precisely! Let me repeat my use of scripture was not to judge individuals or persons I do not know, but was used to bring over a general point, that false teachers are for real who use miracles to decieve. If you or Shahan cannot understand something as simple s that, then so be it.

You know what is sad? You and your friends on this forum who think you own the forum. You feel as if anything I say must be seen from your eyes only. Don't even menton being prejudicial, because that is exactly what you're displaying right this minute with your constant nagging and fussing over nothing. Guys like you when faced with opposition tend to behave like this anyway, so I am not the least surprised. If you were a real christian you'd show more grace, rather than attack concepts you find difficult to accept.

Thanks for the correction about the use of the phrase. Not sure why I used that phrase anyway. The point still stands however, that false teachers are out there and we must be careful how they use miracles to decieve.

Listen to me carefully Malik, if you have nothing good to say keep your mouth shut. Stop spreading lies about my attacking Shahan. You seem to be a trouble maker with nothing constructive to do. Why not add to the thread rather than come seeking trouble? Oppose if you will, and I welcome it, but never attempt to allign my character. It only goes to show that you have no defence, but can only resort to character assasination.

If you, or Shahan can't stand the heat leave the kitchen. I will not be apart of your clique on this forum, of people who have no mind of ther own, and are afraid to say no when its called for, and I will speak my conscience whenever, and wherever it is called for.

Have a productive day!

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Yeah, miracles do occur in everyday life. I am a testimony of God's love and I consider His Gift of Salvation a miracle. God's miracles manifests in various ways, like getting a new job, being blessed with a baby, having a relationship with God, etc, etc. I dont count winning the lotto as a miracle. For the preachers who do miracles on Television, if they are not conformed to the Word of God, then, that means, they are not servants of the Almighty God.

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@ All,

Thanks for all the wonderful comments and talks. Though sometimes we over reacted to situations and can't help but voice out our spritual stand.

I will like to note some comments here that our being alive today is a miracle; yes it is a miracle but were they the miracles we read about on the papers? watch in TV / video tapes? With the scripture quoted eealier on the thread, And with the scriptural knowledge we got, how do we interpret or understanding the passage?

I will in miracles, but not in Movies, or Well written journals, I don't know if you do.

Meanwhile, do you have any miracle you want to share on this thread? apart from the gift of live given us by God? Tell us something more real.

@ Bobbyaf, Shashan, Ndipe, Ruesco, Danieecool, YemmyDavid and the rest,

Your comment are real great.

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Does the word of God not tell us to judge every spirit?

Miracles do happen today as someone stated earlier, I have breathe and that's a miracle but I'd like to know/meet someone who knows anyone who has actually recieved his sight from such places.

There are quite a lot who have been known not to have recieved anything despite having claimed to have recieved miracles in meetings. They don't come back in public to say that they were wrong

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May I say this:

(a) when anyone wants to judge another pastor as fake or as a false teacher, such a person should remember that judgement awaits him as well.

(b) using some verses of Scripture to "prove" that another pastor is a false teacher without established facts is hypocrisy.

(c) those who are emphatically opposed to miracles everytime they are mentioned somehow manage to reveal that they wouldn't be able to tell a genuine one from a false one.

(d) if the complainers are not happy with the miracles occuring in others' ministries, they should get theirs and put their mouth where it belongs.

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since i'm still alive that means that mircales have been happening everyday, and will continue to happen in Jesus name.

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@ Dannicool

So are you saying that we shouldn't take heed to what Jesus said about false teachers working miracles in the last days? The fact is false teachers are in abundance; and on TV itself.

get real and open your eyes to reality.

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My dear memebrs and guest of this lovely forum.

This is I nice topic raised by our fellow, I dont think one should start critisizing any body or Pastors here.

Yes miracle still happen today, both the one you see on TV are not planned work but they are real.

Please stop judging your fellow man.

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@ Segoye2

Excellent point indeed.

The fact is some people believe that only God alone can work miracles. Such a belief leads to deceptions galore. There is danger in using miracles as a test of faith, or truth.

Listen to what God's word says about the issue:

Matthew 24:24, 24 For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.

Jesus made it clear as crystal that certain false teachers would come in His name, claiming the annointing, that would be healing, and performing all sorts of things.

Revelation 16:13,14, "13 And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet. 14 For they are the [b]spirits of devils, working miracles, [/b]which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty."

"Spirits of devils" are in fact demons using humans to decieve and distort the minds of other humans in the name of God. The only true test of faith and true religion is God's word.

"If they speak not according to this word, its because there is no light in them"

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