True Miracles and Healing – Is There Such a Thing?

In Acts 8:18-23 We see how a course in miracles try to profit from the same works of God that the Apostles used (with the help of God) in healing and preaching by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Here’s what the verses say “When Simon saw that the Spirit was given at the laying on of the apostles hands, he offered them money and said, “Give me also this ability so that everyone on whom I lay my hands may receive the Holy Spirit”.

Peter answered: “May your money perish with you, because you thought you could buy the gift of God with money! You have no part or share in this ministry, because your heart is not right before God. Repent of this wickedness and pray to the Lord. Perhaps he will forgive you for having such a thought in your heart. For I see that you are full of bitterness and captive to sin.”

These verses speak volumes about many preachers who have somehow managed to become more focused on doing healing and such miracles (that also result in big audiences and large paychecks) instead of preaching the Word of God.

Right down the road from where I live there a church which boasts a sign “Come Here for Healing and Miracles” which seems to focus on these two things to draw crowds. Jesus uses this in HIS ministry. We should beware of churches and people that boast these things. I think we all are intrigued by the “mystical” at times but what we need to see is that true miracles and healing come from Christ and Him only. If we walk with Jesus, even through our own suffering, we will be healed if it’s His Will. We don’t need to show up at a specific place in order to get the healing.

I’m not saying that these things don’t happen in churches. They do. Just make sure that their main focus is on Christ and not just the miracles he can provide. We must be very cautious during these trying times in the world right now. There are a lot of false prophets.

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