Signs and wonders done by God began with the creation of the world and they continue today. We are privileged to read about the miraculous acts He has sprinkled throughout scripture.
Here are some of them. They include the great flood, a virgin birth, and the death and resurrection of our Savior. Just to name a few.
What do you think one of the most significant demonstrations of the signs and wonders of God is? It has to be when He delivered Israel out of bondage from Egypt.
Why? Because the Bible refers to that event over 70 times. Also, God Himself announced that He would do multiple miraculous signs and wonders in the land of Egypt.
But I will make Pharaoh’s heart stubborn so I can multiply my miraculous signs and wonders in the land of Egypt. Exodus 7:3
God called Moses to lead His people out of a land they occupied 400 years earlier. During that time they became a threat to the Egyptians. Therefore Israel became their slave.
When Moses went before Pharaoh asking him to set his people free, the king wanted to see a miracle. God, however, had already prepared Moses for that request.
Pharaoh will demand, ‘Show me a miracle.’ When he does this, say to Aaron, ‘Take your staff and throw it down in front of Pharaoh, and it will become a serpent.’ Exodus 7:9
It happened just the way the Lord said it would except for one thing. Pharaoh’s magicians duplicated what Moses and Aaron did. Fortunately, God’s serpent came with an appetite.
The Egyptian Magicians
Then Pharaoh called in his own wise men and sorcerers, and these Egyptian magicians did the same thing with their magic. They threw down their staffs, which also became serpents! But then Aaron’s staff swallowed up their staffs. Exodus 7:11-12
The Egyptian magicians were able to duplicate the next two signs and wonders done by God. They turned water into blood and they caused frogs to come up on the land of Egypt.
I enjoy watching a good magic show where a magician can make something seem to appear or disappear. They, however, practice those tricks until they’ve perfected their illusions.
I don’t know how the Egyptian magicians copied what Moses and Aaron did but I’m sure Satan was involved. Satan can’t create, but maybe he can move things so fast they look like miracles.
Keep in mind the devil is the father of lies and the master of deception. He will perform illusions to make us think they are signs and wonders from God.
Even though he seems powerful to us, the devil’s abilities are nothing compared to the Lord’s. In the next plague, God turned the dust into gnats, a feat the magicians could not duplicate.
Pharaoh’s magicians tried to do the same thing with their secret arts, but this time they failed. Exodus 8:18
Satan continues to deceive in any way he can. He still uses the same tricks he’s always used. Jesus even warned us ahead of time about people falling into his scheme.
For false messiahs and false prophets will rise up and perform great signs and wonders so as to deceive, if possible, even God’s chosen ones. Matthew 24:24
God Still Uses Signs and Wonders Today
After the 120 received the Holy Spirit in the upper room, their numbers grew to 3000 and never stopped. With the birth of the church, signs and wonders from God became the norm.
- The apostles were performing many miraculous signs and wonders among the people. Acts 2:43, 5:12
- Stephen performed amazing miracles and signs among the people. Acts 6:8
- Simon was amazed by the signs and great miracles Philip performed. Acts 8:13
- The Lord proved their message was true by giving them power to do miraculous signs and wonders. Acts 14:3
- Everyone listened quietly as Barnabas and Paul told about the miraculous signs and wonders God had done. Acts 15:12
In today’s church world, do signs and wonders from God still happen? Absolutely, maybe not as much as we would like, but the Lord still does them.
God, however, has never given us a “how to” manual on performing signs and wonders. He does them for us. But He would rather we exercise faith than be baffled by miracles.
Jesus questioned a government official who came and asked Him to heal his son who was sick.
Jesus asked, “Will you never believe in me unless you see miraculous signs and wonders?” John 4:48
I don’t believe that God minds if we ask him to provide signs and wonders. Let’s just understand why He does them.
And God confirmed the message by giving signs and wonders and various miracles and gifts of the Holy Spirit whenever he chose. Hebrews 2:4
The Miracle of the Shed Blood
Ten plagues affected the land of Egypt. Signs and wonders sent by God to that magnitude have never been seen since. They concluded with the establishment of the shed blood for salvation.
When I see the blood, I will pass over you. This plague of death will not touch you when I strike the land of Egypt. Exodus 12:13
The same promise is extended to us. But not by the blood of a lamb. Our salvation comes by the blood of THE Lamb, Jesus.
For “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” Romans 10:13
Check out some other posts related to the End of Time
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- When Will The Wrath Of God Come To The Nations?
- There will be Exciting Grand Reunions During the End Times
- Who Will Harvest You In The End, Jesus Or Satan?
- The Destruction of the Earth
- The Wolf And A Lamb In The Bible
- When Is The End Of Time?
- The Fields Are Ripe For Harvest
Lord, we enjoy the signs and wonders you do in our midst. Even without them, help us to strengthen our faith.
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