Do you believe in miracles?

This is an extension of a post that was published yesterday entitled Do you believe in visions?  Visions, prophecy and miracles are all mystical things that happen in the bible.  The word “mystical” is deliberately used here.  It means “having a spiritual meaning or reality that is neither apparent to the senses nor obvious to the intelligence” and “involving or having the nature of an individual’s direct subjective communion with God.” Merriam Webster Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc. (2015).  I do not think that these definitions are necessarily mutually exclusive.  Instead, I believe they go hand-in-hand.  Mystical experiences are neither apparent to our senses nor obvious to our intelligence, and they involve communion with God.  God works in a Spiritual realm that is not apparent to our senses or intelligence.  The bible even tells us that He does great things beyond our understanding.  I believe that He still performs miracles today just as He did in the bible.  In fact, Jesus commanded the disciples to go out and preach the gospel.  He said that those who believe and are baptized will be saved.  And these signs will follow those who believe: they will cast out demons, heal the sick, and raise the dead.  These are miracles.  And, I do not see where there is any limitation, in space or time, with regards to performing miracles.  So, I believe that God can work through us to perform miracles today.  Any lack of miracles, I think, is a consequence of our disbelief.   Even the disciples, who communed with Jesus, who witnessed His miracles firsthand, and in whom Jesus commanded to perform miracles, had limited faith in their abilities.  And Jesus said to them, “Because of your unbelief [you could not cast out the demon]; for assuredly, if you have the faith of a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; nothing will be impossible for you.”  I believe that Jesus has given us the same power to perform miracles today.  What about you?  Do you believe in miracles?

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