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Miracles are for Today

John Hagee

Perhaps you have come from a church background where the pastor taught that the age of miracles has passed. That falsehood has been pounded into the minds of millions of evangelical Christians – but it has absolutely no basis of truth in Scripture. From the time of Jesus Christ miracles have happened, are happening, and will continue to happen until our Lord returns and miracles are no longer needed.

Malachi wrote, “I am the Lord; I change not” (3:6). Hebrews 13:8 says that Jesus Christ is “the same yesterday, and today, and forever.” What Jesus did by the Sea of Galilee, He can still do today. There is not one verse in the Bible that implies that “the day of miracles has passed.” Exactly the opposite is true.

If miracles were supposed to cease with the apostles, why did James, under the direction of the Holy Spirit, command the Church to pray for the sick? “Is any sick among you? Let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer of faith shall save the sick and the Lord shall rise him up” (James 5:14-15). James didn’t say, “Now you can only do this until such and such a date, and then it won’t work anymore because the age of miracles will have passed.”

The apostles fully anticipated that miracles would continue forever by the laying on of hands and anointing with oil in the name of the Lord Jesus. James declared that the prayer of faith would be confirmed with miracles. There is no expiration date on the “prayer of faith coupon.” It doesn’t say, “Offer good only while supplies last,” or “Void after 12-31-2020” or “Only one coupon per customer per visit.”

Jesus said, “Verily, verily , I say unto you, he that believeth on Me, the works that I do shall be done also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto My Father” (John 14:12). Jesus, who raised the dead and healed the sick, said that those who believe on Him would do even greater works than He did. Do you believe the Lord? Then you have Jesus’ promise that you will do greater works. You won't do these greater works if you don’t believe what He said, but His miracle-working power is available to you if you will receive it in faith. “Nothing shall be impossible” to those who believe (Matt. 17:20).

Mark 16:17-18 states, “And these signs shall follow them that believe: In My name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; they shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them. They shall lay hands on the sick and they shall recover.”

The message is crystal clear. Miracles are for today, for every Believer.

Doubt and unbelief are viruses that will kill every miracle in the birth canal. If you need a miracle, you must conquer doubt and unbelief and release your faith. Don’t be deceived by the lie that it takes tremendous faith to receive a miracle and that you could never have that much faith. Every Believer has been given faith to some degree (Rom. 12:3) and your tiny, mustard-seed faith is big enough to move mountains and pull up trees by their roots (Matt. 17:20, Luke 17:6).

When your faith seems small, remember that the God in whom your faith rests is bigger than you can ever imagine. Don’t put your faith in your faith; put your faith in God. Your ability to believe is not the issue, God’s ability to work miracles is. Your ability to believe cannot outstrip God’s ability to perform.

In other words, you can’t believe for something that is so big that God cannot do it. “With men it is impossible, but not with God; for with God all things are possible” (Mark 10:27). That is the God in whom you have faith, and if you will release your faith, you will receive a miracle.

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