Now when the working of miracles, given by the Holy Spirit, operates, we get to witness some pretty jaw-dropping, knock-ya-socks-off type of supernatural manifestations beyond what we can comprehend. Each miracle comes from the manifestation of the gift itself. In the Greek, the word dunamis, literally means “power,” the acts of demonstrating the power of the Holy Spirit. In the King James version, miracles are mentioned nine times and mighty works/deeds are mentioned 13 times.
Because we are examining the various gifts of the Spirit, we will be examining the differences between the Gift of Miracles and the Gifts of Healing. However, there is one thing they both have in common; they are both plural!
More about that later.
Working of Miracles vs Gift of Healings
The main way in which the working of miracles differs from the gifts of healing is that a miracle is often physically observable. For example, if a limb grows out or a part of a person’s body is recreated, such as an organ, that person and medical experts will know. It’s usually perceptible and instantaneous. In contrast, a healing relieves the body of a sickness or disease, which can be less perceptible to others because it is often gradual and not instantaneous.
Some of the biblical dictionaries describe the word miracle as the following:
- An intervention in the natural universe by God
- A divine act by which God reveals Himself to people
- A phenomenon that transcends all natural laws
Examples of the Working of Miracles in the Bible
There are numerous miracles in the Bible both in the Old and New Testaments. However, Jesus was known for the miracles, signs, and wonders that He regularly did. Acts 2:22 says,
“Ye men of Israel, hear these words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which God did by him in the midst of you, as ye yourselves also know.”
Some other miracles are listed below:
- Mark 9:38-39 – Casting out demons…doing a miracle in “My name”
- John 6:8-14 – Multiplies the loaves and fish
- John 9:1-7 – Jesus anoints a blind man’s eyes with clay and his sight is restored
- Acts 3:2-8 – Peter and John raise up the lame man at Gate Beautiful
In my honest opinion, a miracle often comes from a simple experience of faith that rises up on the inside of you and fully persuades you that it is God’s will for a physical condition to be changed or corrected.
A Personal Experience
You may be wondering if I have ever seen any major miracles. I can think of several times right off the top of my head. But there is one that really sticks in my mind as it truly was a supernatural act of God that no one could deny.
This was several years ago now. Someone gave me a prophetic word that I was going to start operating in miracles, and specifically recreative ones. I accepted the word and started to thank God for it. Not long after, a family came to me with their eleven-year-old daughter and asked for prayer for her healing. She was partially deaf in one ear, and totally deaf in the other.
Here was the kicker. Doctors said that half of her ear drum was missing in her deaf ear.
After hearing these things, suddenly, there came an inner faith on the inside of me, way beyond all my own thoughts, fears, and intimidation. I suddenly had this mighty confidence to pray for her eardrum to be recreated. Well, all I can say is that little girl started to hear! I don’t know what happened, but all I can say is, BUT GOD! I think I was more stunned than them. All of them were in tears including myself.
There was no natural reasoning or explanation that anyone could give as to how it happened, except that at that point, she was hearing!
Nothing is Impossible with God
Remember that the Scriptures tell us that absolutely nothing is impossible with God, which obviously includes the gift of miracles. So today, will you believe for more and reach out knowing that when He asks you, that you too will see His mighty works of faith come into a tangible reality?