Ye men of Israel, hear these words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which God did by him in the midst of you, as ye yourselves also know…(Acts 2:22, KJV, emphasis added)
In Acts Chapter 2, Peter is speaking to people perplexed by the coming of the Holy Spirit on the day of Pentecost. He quoted from Joel to prove God’s promise to pour out his Spirit on all flesh had been fulfilled. Then he makes an amazing statement. Jesus did not do the miracles, wonders, and signs that marked his ministry. GOD DID. God did the miracles to confirm that Jesus taught them the truth.
Our faith does not control nor dictate the miraculous power of God because the intent of miracles is to confirm the truth. Have you ever noticed volumes of teaching on how to “get a miracle” yields few and questionable miracles. I’ve known more than one person who believed God healed them of cancer. I’ve also attended their funeral when the cancer returned and nothing could be done to save them. The truth is the cancer went into remission. God never healed them.
If we shut our eyes and ears to the truth, we will never see true miracles, because we will never correct our doctrine. We don’t need someone to teach us how to get a miracle. If we worship God in Spirit and in truth, God will work with us performing the miracles people need.
Jesus said, “The words that I speak to you I do not speak on My own authority; but the Father who dwells in Me does the works” (John 14:10, NKJ).
If God’s sinless son refused to speak his own words, we should follow his example.
Heavenly Father, Please forgive your ministers for spreading error about you and send laborers who speak your words that you might visit us with the miracles we need. Amen