Apostle Paul's Miracles

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How many miracles were performed by the Apostle Paul during his long ministry? When did they occur?

The Apostle Paul's ministry ran from his calling and conversion in 33 A.D. to his death as a martyr around May or June in 68 A.D. During this period God performed many miracles, signs and wonders through Paul to confirm what was taught and to reveal his love toward humanity.

This article is a list of Apostle Paul's miracles arranged in chronological order. Please see our links at the end of this article for materials delineating the signs and wonders performed by Jesus, the early New Testament church, the Old Testament prophets and more!

44 A.D.

Paul begins his first official missionary journey with gospel writer Mark and fellow evangelist Barnabas. Their first destination is the island of Cyprus. On the island of Cyprus they run into a sorcerer (magician) named Bar-Jesus (Elymas the sorcerer) whose behavior warrants a response.

But Saul, who was also called Paul, being filled with the Holy Spirit, fixed his eyes on him (Elymas the sorcerer), and said, "O full of all guile and all craftiness, you son of the devil and enemy of all righteousness, will you not cease to pervert the straight ways of the Lord?

And now behold, the hand of the Lord is upon you, and you shall be blind, not seeing the sun for a season" (Acts 13:9 - 11, HBFV throughout).

46 A.D.

God grants Paul and Barnabas, in Iconium, the ability to perform many wonders and miracles (Acts 14:3).

The two apostles, after being chased out of Iconium by zealous unbelieving Jews, flee to Lystra. While evangelizing the city Paul heals a man who had been crippled from birth.

Now in Lystra, a certain man was sitting who had never walked; he was impotent in the feet, having been crippled from his mother’s womb.

This man heard Paul speaking; who, after looking intently at him, and seeing that he had faith to be healed, said with a loud voice, "Stand upright on your feet." And he leaped up and walked (Acts 14:8 - 10)

50 A.D.

Paul visits Phillipi during his second missionary journey. Shortly after Pentecost, while evangelizing the city, he meets a demonically possessed slave girl. She begins to openly stalk him for several days, loudly proclaiming that he preaches the gospel. After his patience finally runs out he casts the demon out of her (Acts 16:16 - 18).

Late Summer 50 A.D. to Spring 52

Paul, in 2Corinthians, defends his calling as an apostle by referring to the many miracles he performed during his first visit to Corinth.

Indeed, the signs of an apostle were demonstrated by me in all patience, in signs and wonders and miracles among you (2Corinthians 12:12).


Late 54 to Late 56 A.D.

During Paul's third missionary journey he stays in Ephesus roughly three years, from autumn 54 to summer 57 A.D. (Acts 19:1 - 20, 20:31). After preaching three months in a local synagogue he leaves and begins to teach in a school run by Tyrannus. For at least the next two years God performs unique miracles through the apostle.

And God worked special works of power by the hands of Paul, so that even when handkerchiefs or cloths were brought from his body to those who were sick, the diseases departed from them and the wicked spirits went out from them (Acts 19:11 - 12, HBFV).

One classic commentary stated the following regarding these miracles.

"On this occasion in Ephesus, Paul's garments were made the means of communicating a healing power to those who were at a distance, whether they were possessed with evil spirits, or afflicted with ordinary diseases (Acts 19:12).

"Such effects, thus publicly manifested, were a signal refutation of the charms, amulets and mystic letters of the pagans" (Life and Epistles of Paul by Conybeare and Howson).

58 A.D.

On Sunday, April 2 in 58 A.D. (Wave Sheaf day and beginning of count to Pentecost), Paul is preaching in Troas. Late in the evening a young man named Eutychus, who was listening to the apostle's preaching, fell out a window and died. His dead body was brought back to life through Paul.


And there sat in the window a certain youth named Eutychus, who was overpowered by deep sleep after Paul had been speaking for a long time; and he fell down from the third story, and was taken up dead.

But Paul went down and laid himself on him, and embraced him, and said, "Do not be anxious, for his life is in him" (Acts 20:9 - 10).

Late 60 to Early 61 A.D.

After Apostle Paul's shipwreck in late 60 A.D. he makes his way to the island of Malta. While on Malta for three months he meets Publius, the Roman governor of the island. The apostle not only heals his father but also all those in need of healing (Acts 28:8).

Now it happened that Publius’ father lay afflicted with fevers and dysentery; but Paul came to him and prayed for him, and laid his hands on him and healed him. So then, after this took place, the others on the island who had infirmities came and were healed (Acts 28:8 - 9).

Countless others

Not all of Apostle Paul's miracles are recorded in the Bible. He hints at many others while writing to the church in Rome near the end of 57 A.D.

For I will not presume to speak about anything that Christ has not worked out by me for the obedience of the Gentiles, through word and work, through the power of signs and wonders, in the power of the Spirit of God; so that in a circuit from Jerusalem to Illyricum, I have fully preached the gospel of Christ (Romans 15:18 - 19).

Recommended Articles
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Why Couldn't Jesus Do Wonders in Nazareth?
Apostle Paul's Early Journeys Map

References
Harmony of the Gospels
in Modern English, 3rd ed.



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