Whoever believes in God believes in miracles. Whoever believes in Jesus, as the Bible says, believes that He does miracles today as He did in the past. After all, He promised it and said that miraculous signs would follow those who believe. In all the miracles of Jesus, we see only one condition for the recipient to receive it: faith. 

Merit, holiness, being a religious person, being a Jew or a Gentile—none of that mattered. Whoever believed in the Lord Jesus received. We see the mercy of God in that. The only condition anyone had to meet to receive a miracle was to believe in Him.

But we also see a fundamental truth in the Scriptures about miracles: Not everyone who performed miracles was godly.

Judas performed miracles and cast out demons. He also stole from the offering bag, lied, betrayed Jesus, and committed suicide. Pharaoh’s magicians in Egypt also turned their staffs into snakes, as Moses did. The Lord Jesus warned us about such miracle makers:

“Many will say to Me that day, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name? And then I will declare to them, I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!” Matthew 7:22-23.

We can see here that MANY people do MANY miracles in Jesus’ name — but at the same time are doers of iniquity. How can this be?

Yes, it is possible because God performs the miracle, not the so-called anointed man or woman of God. Once, God used a donkey to speak and even a witch doctor to bless! 

God is God and uses whoever He wants to bless those who believe in Him! Remember, the only condition to receive a miracle is faith. 

So, if I am the worst sinner, a criminal, a deceiver, and a liar, but I preach the Word of God to the afflicted (even if I care only for myself), if the person believes in the Word, and a miracle happens. But notice: that miracle does not mean that my ministry is of God nor that I am of God.

Everyone who is of God has the authority to perform miracles. But not everyone who performs miracles is of God.


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