Living Proof That God Continues to Do the Miraculous

INFIRMITY NOT UNTO DEATH, “BUT FOR THE GLORY OF GOD, THAT THE SON OF GOD MAY BE GLORIFIED THROUGH IT.”

My brother-in-law celebrated his 60th birthday yesterday. It was a poignant occasion because, but for the grace of God, he wouldn’t have lived to share the milestone with family and friends.

That’s because he suffered a stroke two years ago that left him blind and without full use of his motor skills. His loved ones feared that he would be one of the 140,000 Americans who succumb each year to stroke, the third-leading cause of death in this country.

But a miraculous thing happened: My brother-in-law regained his sight. Then he recovered his motor skills.

Within the next year, his health was restored to the point that he actually completed a marathon.

As I watched him yesterday eating, drinking and making merry, the thought occurred that I was in the presence of a true-to-life Lazarus. That my brother-in-law, a man of faith, lived to see his 60th birthday is a testament that God continues to heal today as he did during Biblical times.

He remains Jehovah Rapha.

And just as I witnessed, first hand, the Almighty’s healing, there are others reading these words who have, themselves, been healed. Or, if not them, then a family member or a friend or a coworker or a member of their church family

To all those who have borne witness to such healing, I say rejoice. For blessed are you to see the Lord reveal himself in such a powerful way. And it is not an extraordinary experience you should keep to yourself. You need to share it when the Holy Spirit presents the opportunity.

For there are many among us, including some Christ followers, who believe the time of miracles ended when Christ Himself ascended to the Father. They doubt that the Almighty responds to prayers for His divine intervention.

But I am persuaded that the Lord continues to perform miracles each and every day. But because we are living in a fallen world, an increasingly secularist society, we see through a glass darkly. We don’t recognize a miracle when it’s right in front of us.

As when a man who, but for Jehovah Rapha, would have been lying beneath a gravestone yesterday, was, instead, blowing out the candles on his birthday cake.

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Comments

  1. buckeyenonbeliever says:

    That truly is wonderful news about your brother-n-law. Great for him. But there are millions of innocent children and adults; many of whom are faithful christians who pray for recovery, pray for the suffering and illness to go away, who would disagree with you and your followers that God listens and answers prayers. There is no rhyme or reason why some people recover and some continue to suffer and die without the miraculous help of your God other than the realization that He is a figment of your imagination.

    I am sure many of you will trot out the ole God works in mysterious ways tripe, but realize to those who are not indoctrinated with the dogma it rings hollow and superficial. For each one ‘miraculously’ saved by your God, there are thousands more whose prayers fall on deaf ears. Sooner or later you will realize……… noone/nothing is out/up there!

    • If you were a Christian, and not a non-believer, you would be aware that nowhere in the Bible does it promise that any and everyone afflicted with an illness or disease will be healed. Not even faithful Christians who pray for recovery, like the Apostle Paul.

      While we do not know why God chooses some to be healed and not others – “I will have mercy on whomever I will have mercy,” He says, “and I will have compassion on whomever I will have compassion” – we do know that, even today, some are miraculously healed “for the Glory of God.”

      I know this unbelievable to the godless. The Apostle Paul foresaw as much more than 2000 years ago when he declared that “the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing.”

      • buckeyenonbeliever says:

        Nowhere in the bible is there a promise that everyone afflicted will be healed????

        Matthew 21:22 “And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.”

        This is only one of numerous quotes you will find stating exactly the opposite of that which you claim. How is it that so many nonbelievers know more about your holy bible than those who follow the dogma? Please read the bible before claiming you know what is in there.

        I was a Christian until I actually read the bible. The WHOLE bible and not just the warm and fuzzy verses. Truly absurd, vile, and disgusting. Try it some time, it is eye opening and life changing.

        The more you read the bible, the more you will realize you were duped, scammed, and swindled by a group of stone age barbarians who knew no better. And the churches and all the pastors use this drivel to manipulate the masses for money, power and prestige.

      • As we’ve previously responded to one of your fellow atheists, that you cited a selected Bible verse is hardly a novel tactic of those who oppose God. The Bible tells us that, after his baptism and before starting his ministry, Jesus went into the wilderness where he fasted 40 days and nights and was tempted by the devil. Like you, the evil one quoted scripture, to trip up God’s elect. And, like yours, the quotations the devil mustered were out of context.

        Thank you. And go in peace.

  2. Amen!

  3. The last to sentences were repeated. I supposed in error. I also recognize when God wants to impress something on us He does it in twos. Perhaps it was no error!

  4. We need to accept that God can do as He ever did, and that it is our unbelief, as well as charlatans which are the problem.

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