"For I am the Lord, I change not ...
" (Malachi 3:6)
the same yesterday, and to day, and forever." (Hebrews 13:8)
We are going to be
looking at the four primary types of miracles performed by Jesus during His
earth Ministry. Jesus is the greatest miracle worker of all
time. The Bible says He has not changed.
Keep in mind as we
look at these miracles that we cannot possibly look at them all in this
lesson. The Bible says that the number of miracles performed by Jesus
would fill the libraries of the world if they were to be recorded. We
will look only at the four primary classifications of miracles. This
will give you an idea of what Jesus is still willing to do today for all
defines “miracle” as “an event that contradicts known scientific
The reasons for God
performing miracles are too numerous to list in this brief study. I
will share with you here only two of the most important reasons for Jesus
performing miracles. First, Jesus performs miracles to glorify Himself and His Father.
Second, Jesus is still performing miracles today to demonstrate His compassion for
Let us get right in
to the four primary types of miracles.
A miracle over
nature would be a miracle performed over natural things. Jesus turned
water into unfermented wine in John, chapter
2. That was a miracle over nature because those were natural
elements. All the elements of nature are subject to Jesus because He
created them all. (Colossians 1:16)
"Now it came
to pass on a certain day, that he went into a ship with his disciples: and
he said unto them, Let us go over unto the other side of the lake. And they
launched forth. But as they sailed he fell asleep: and there came
down a storm of wind on the lake; and they were filled with water, and were
in jeopardy. And they came to him, and awoke him, saying, Master,
master, we perish. Then HE AROSE, AND REBUKED THE WIND AND THE RAGING OF
THE WATER: THEY CEASED, AND THERE WAS A CALM.
(Luke 8:22-24 )
This is a wonderful
example of Jesus exercising authority over the elements of nature, which
were originally created by Him. The wind and the sea are still
subject to His Divine authority. Somebody said, “Can’t do anything
about the weather.” But that is not what the Bible says. If you
ever find yourself in a natural crisis, on land, at sea or in the air, use
your authority in Jesus’ Name. Command the circumstances to
change. It will work for you.
Probably the most
popular miracle of nature in the Ministry of Jesus is when He and Peter
both walked on water in Matthew 14:22-33.
Jesus is still
performing miracles of nature all over the Earth. People do not see
them when they do not believe in them. God desires for you to
experience miracles over nature.
"And when they
were come to Capernaum, they that
received tribute money came to Peter, and said, Doth not your master pay
tribute? He saith, Yes. And when he was
come into the house, Jesus prevented him, saying, What thinkest
thou, Simon? of whom do the kings of the earth
take custom or tribute? of their own children, or
of strangers? Peter saith unto him, Of
strangers. Jesus saith unto him, Then are the children free. Notwithstanding, lest
we should offend them, go thou to the sea, and cast an hook, and TAKE UP
THE FISH THAT FIRST COMETH UP; AND WHEN THOU HAST OPENED HIS MOUTH, THOU
SHALT FIND A PIECE OF MONEY: that take, and give unto them for me and
thee." (Matthew 17:24-27)
Of course, I am not
telling anyone that when tax time rolls around that it is time to go
fishing. Nor am I saying that God would not tell you to go fishing
for a money miracle. What I am saying is that one type of miracle
that Jesus performed was the miracle of supply. Jesus is still
performing miracles of supply today to glorify Himself and His Father, to
meet the needs of His family and to cause people to come to Him.
"Give, and it
shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together,
and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure
that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again." (Luke )
If you will be
faithful to support the work of the ministry with a percentage of the money that God gives you, He will see
to it that your cupboards are never bare and your well will never dry
up. Malachi reveals that as we
open our hand, releasing what we have, God will open the windows of Heaven,
releasing what He has.
went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and
preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and HEALING ALL MANNER OF SICKNESS AND
ALL MANNER OF DISEASE among the people." (Matthew 4:23)
Jesus created your
body. He can restore your body when it begins to malfunction. Some
Christians have more faith in automobile manufacturers than they do in
Jesus. They know that when their automobile breaks, the manufacturer
can fix it because the manufacturer made it.
If Believers would have
as much confidence in Jesus as they do in automobile manufacturers, sickness would not be as rampant in
the Body of Christ as it is today.
Not only does Jesus
heal sick bodies, He has developed a pretty good reputation for raising
"Now when he
came nigh to the gate of the city, behold, there was a dead man carried
out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow: and much people of
the city was with her. And when the Lord saw her, he had compassion
on her, and said unto her, Weep not. And he came and touched the
bier: and they that bare him stood still. And he said, Young man, I say
unto thee, Arise. And HE THAT WAS DEAD SAT UP, AND BEGAN TO SPEAK.
And he delivered him to his mother. And there came a fear on all: and
they glorified God, saying, That a great prophet is risen up among us; and,
That God hath visited his people." (Luke 7:12-16 )
I have heard people
say when it comes to raising the dead, “Yea, right. I’ll believe that
when I see it.” I always tell them, "No, Jesus said you’ll see
that when you believe it.” We do not see more of these types of
miracles today because we have fallen into tradition, religion and unbelief
concerning them. The time is upon us now when all of the world will
be astounded by all of the types of miracles we are studying today.I personally
have experienced all four types of miracles.
Over Demon Powers
"And at even,
when the sun did set, they brought unto him all that were diseased, and
them that were possessed with devils. And all the
city was gathered together at the door. And he healed many that were
sick of divers diseases, and CAST OUT MANY DEVILS;
AND SUFFERED NOT THE DEVILS TO SPEAK, because they knew him." (Mark
Somebody once said
about the above verse, "Jesus healed many of these people, but He
didn't heal all of them." To which I say, "No, He did heal
them all. He healed as many as were sick. He also cast out as
many demons as were present."
No matter how great
the manifestation of demon powers in the Ministry of Jesus,
they could never hold their own against Him. The best they could do
was to start talking incessantly to make the people think that their power
was the same as Jesus’ power. This was an attempt to discredit Him
and make Him look like He was one of them.
I believe this is why
Jesus would not allow demons to speak unless spoken to. He would just
tell them to “shut up and come out” and that was that. No matter
how great the concentration of evil, the power of Jesus is tremendously,
Demon spirits today, as in Bible days, still cause
dumbness, deafness, foaming, fits, insanity, teeth gnashing, sickliness,
sickness, suicide, screaming and exhaustion. Jesus, through
Believers, is still exerting power over all physical and spiritual
manifestations of Satan and demon spirits. Jesus is still drawing men
and women to Himself through miracles over nature, miracles of supply, miracles
of healing and miracles over demon powers.
Tell God that you
believe in miracles. Tell Him that He is welcome to perform miracles
on your behalf. Ask Him to use you to perform miracles on behalf of
others. He will.
Have you made Jesus the Miracle Worker the Lord of your
life? If not, just say, "Jesus, You're my choice." (Romans
10:13) That'll open the door to a parade of miracles in your