New Testament Miracles

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What miracles, by those who believed in Jesus, are recorded in the New Testament? Who performed them and when did they occur?

Jesus prophesied, during his ministry, that those who had faith in him would perform even greater miracles and wonders than he did.

Truly, truly I say to you, the one who believes in Me shall also do the works (miracles) that I do; and greater works than these shall he do because I am going to the Father (John 14:12, HBFV throughout).

The working of miracles is one of the many spiritual gifts God gives to believers.

And to another, the working of miracles; and to another, prophecy . . . Are all apostles? Are all prophets? Are all teachers? Do all perform miracles? (1Corinthians 12:28 - 29).

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

Early 29 A.D.

Jesus, during his ministry, sends out the twelve disciples on an evangelistic training mission where he gave them the ability to perform healings and the authority to cast our devils. As they travel, they preach repentance, heal people and cast out demons.

And He called the twelve to Him and began to send them out, two by two; and He gave them authority over unclean spirits . . . And they cast out many demons; and they anointed with oil many sick people, and healed them (Mark 6:7, 13).

November to Mid-December 29 A.D.

Jesus initiates another training session, this time for seventy of his disciples that are not his original twelve, as he travels toward Jerusalem for the Festival of Dedication (Lights or Hanukkah). The purpose is for them to prepare certain cities for his arrival. These men, sent out in pairs, were all given the power to heal and cast out demons.

Now after these things, the Lord appointed seventy others and sent them two by two before His face, into every city and place where He Himself was about to come . . . Then the seventy returned with joy, saying, "Lord, even the demons are subject to us through Your name" (Luke 10:1, 17).

There were also those, other than the twelve apostles, who performed miracles during his ministry.

Then John answered Him, saying, "Master, we saw someone who does not follow us casting out demons in Your name, and we forbad him because he does not follow us." But Jesus said, "Do not forbid him; for no one who does a work of power in My name can easily speak evil of Me . . ." (Mark 9:38 - 39, see also Luke 9:49 - 50).

After Pentecost (May 28) in 30 A.D.

An untold number of miracles and "mighty works" were manifested by the apostles after Pentecost.

And they (those who received God's spirit at Pentecost) steadfastly continued in the teachings of the apostles and in fellowship, and in the breaking of bread and in prayers. And fear came upon every soul, and many signs and miracles were done by the apostles (Acts 2:42- 43).

Peter and John heal a man crippled from birth who, every day, was placed at the entrance of Jerusalem's temple so that he could beg for money (Acts 3:2 - 11).

Ananias and his wife Sapphira are struck dead for lying about money they donated to the church (Acts 5:1 - 10).

The apostles performed many miracles, including casting out demons, after Jesus' ascension and the receiving of power from God on Pentecost. In a unique manifestation of power, the Lord caused people to be healed when Peter's shadow touched those in need of healing!

And many signs and wonders were done among the people by the hands of the apostles . . . Insomuch that the people were bringing out the sick into the streets and putting them on beds and stretchers, so that at least the shadow of Peter passing by might overshadow some of them (Acts 5:12, 15).

The High Priest, along with the Sadducees, arrests all the apostles and put them in prison. They did not stay there long, however, as an angel is sent to free them so that they can continue to preach!

And they laid their hands on the apostles and put them in the public hold. But during the night an angel of the Lord came and opened the doors of the prison; and after bringing them out, he said, "Go and stand in the temple, and speak to the people all the words of this life." (Acts 5:18 - 20).

32 A.D.

Great signs and wonders were performed by Stephen after he was selected to serve the early New Testament church.

And Stephen, full of faith and power, worked wonders and great signs among the people (Acts 6:8).

Philip was one of the first seven leaders chosen by the early church (Acts 6). After persecution of the church arose, he travelled to Samaria and preached the gospel. His words were confirmed by miracles and great works of power such as healings and demons being cast out.

And the multitudes listened intently with one accord to the things spoken by Philip when they heard and saw the signs that he did . . .

Then Simon (Simon Magus) himself also believed; and after being baptized, he steadfastly continued with Philip; and as he beheld the signs and great works of power that were being done, he was amazed. (Acts 8:6, 13).

Philip, after baptizing an Ethiopian eunuch south of Jerusalem, is miraculously transported to Azotus (Acts 8:39).

But when they (Philip and the eunuch) came up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord caught Philip away; and the eunuch saw him no longer . . .Then Philip was found at Azotus (Acts 8:39 - 40).

37 to 38 A.D.

Aeneas, bedridden for eight years, is healed by the Apostle Peter (Acts 9:34).

Tabitha (Dorcas) is brought back from the dead by Peter (Acts 9:36 - 42).

Spring 44 A.D.

Herod Agrippa decides to persecute the early church by killing the Apostle James who was the brother of the Apostle John (Acts 12:1 - 2), He then, during the Days of Unleavened Bread, throws Peter in prison. The apostle is miraculously freed from his cell, however, by an angel.

And when he Herod Agrippa) saw that it pleased the Jews, he proceeded to take Peter also. (Now those were the days of unleavened bread.) And after arresting him, he put him in prison . . .

But suddenly an angel of the Lord stood by him (Peter), and a light shined in the building. And after striking Peter on the side, he roused him, saying, "Get up! Hurry!" And the chains fell off his hands . . . (Acts 12:3 - 4, 7).

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Miracles of the Old Testament Prophets
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Are Performing Miracles a Spiritual Gift?
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References
Harmony of the Gospels
in Modern English, 3rd ed.



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