Matthew 10:8 (KJV) 8 Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give.
Miracles are real. Believers are in agreement with this. Does God still move in His people to be conduits of healing, cleansing, raising the dead, deliverance? Before I proceed with the answer, here’s a quick, loving, simple clarification: my answer isn’t intended to negate or criticize our family in the Lord who believe differently; I want to be a contributor to unity, not further division of the precious body of our one Lord.
I believe that the gifts of God go beyond the natural; they include supernatural works. What an incomparably adventurous life we live as believers! Who can equal to such tasks? Our experiences are combinations of wonders and dangers; all of them orchestrated by the masterful hand of our Almighty Father, working everything for the good of those who love Him, to those who are the called according to His purpose.
We are channels of miracles and the supernatural; we are also objects of scorn, hatred, threats, persecution, and even death. We are loved by some, but we’re also rejected by others. Our provision is guaranteed—through usual means, or unusual means. We’re sheep among wolves; we conduct ourselves with caution, wisdom, and gentleness. When “dragged” to court, we end up in the presence of rulers and kings. We may not have the knowledge of lawyers, but the Holy Spirit Himself gives us the very words to say. The eyes of those who consider us as their enemies are constantly on us, waiting for opportunities to do us harm, but we don’t fear; we know that our Father, Whose eyes are on the sparrows, is constantly, lovingly, and protectively watching over us—His children.