Are Healings and Miracles Still For Today?

I was blessed when I first came across this video and I am sure that you will be too. It covers the personal testimony of Sandi, an American Christian missionary, and her experiences while spreading the Gospel. She shares her personal stories and those of her friends who have witnessed wonderful healings like goiters disappearing before her eyes, pains of every kind being healed, those paralyzed being able to walk again, the deaf hearing and many more. Nevertheless, there are some Christians today, who may believe that healing and miracles by God have ceased, this belief cannot be further from the truth. God still heals and will continue to do so, because the Bible explains that these miracles serve as His “seal of approval” in a sense for those who put their trust in Jesus Christ:

Hebrews 2:3-4
How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation; which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto us by them that heard him;
God also bearing them witness, both with signs and wonders, and with divers miracles, and gifts of the Holy Ghost, according to his own will?

Yes, God uses these miracles to demonstrate His power (John 9:2, 3) or as a sign to comfort and reassure those who are receiving the Gospel message for the very first time (John 14:11). It is God’s will that all men would be saved (John 3:16) and as such He will understandably use any means at His disposal and will use anyone available, like Sandi in this video, to carry out His will:

2 Peter 3:9
The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.

1 Timothy 2:3, 4
For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour;
Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.

Our Heavenly Father never changes (Malachi 3:6; Hebrews 13:8; James 1:17) and as 2 Peter 3:9 says He is not slack concerning His promises and will continue to use miracles. There is even evidence that angels are still quite active in Christendom. In fact, there are more scriptures supporting that healings has, still and will continue to occur contrary to what some may believe.

Ephesians 4:10-13
He that descended is the same also that ascended up far above all heavens, that he might fill all things.)
And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;
For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:
Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:

Ephesians 4:10 echoes the same point that I made earlier, that God remains the same, while Ephesians 4:11-13 specifically prove my point that healings still occur today. The above scriptures show that the five-fold ministry (apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers) that was established by God will remain on the Earth for the sake of the salvation of souls and our spiritual growth until we all come to the “unity of the faith” and “the knowledge of the Son of God” which will lead each of us to become “a perfect man” as the verse puts it. Last time I checked, Christendom was still divided, due to man-made traditions and incorrect interpretations of the scriptures. To make matters worse, the Gospel is still in the process of being preached to all the corners of the world. So, it is clear that healings, miracles and the works of the Holy Spirit will continue until we meet this fulfillment outlined in Ephesians 4:13 which I strongly believe will only occur during┬áthe millennial reign of Jesus Christ as this verse about the millennial reign suggests:

Isaiah 11:9
They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain: for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea.

~Planet Zion

millennial reign of Jesus Christ