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A Gift For Everyone

What is the Gift of Miracles?

Literal meaning  Literal meaning 
To do powerful deeds.

Description  Description 
The gift of miracles is the special ability that God gives to certain members of the body of Christ to serve as human intermediaries, through whom it pleases God to perform powerful acts that are perceived by observers to have altered the ordinary course of nature.

Bible references  Bible references 
Theory Practice
Mark 16:17,18 Matthew 10:1
1 Corinthians 12:8-10 Luke 5:1-11
1 Corinthians 12:28-30 John 2:1-11

Distinctives  Distinctives 
People with this gift:
  • speak God’s truth and may have it authenticated by an accompanying miracle;

  • express confidence in God’s faithfulness and ability to manifest Christ’s presence;

  • bring the ministry and message of Jesus Christ with power;

  • claim God to be the source of miracles and glorify the Lord;

  • represent Christ and through the gift point people to a relationship with Christ.

Personal traits and behaviors  Personal traits and behaviors 
A person with this gift is usually:
Bold Venturesome
Convincing Responsive
Prayerful Authoritative
Full of faith Spiritual

Cautions  Cautions 
People with this gift:
  • should keep in mind that miracles are not necessarily caused by faith, and don’t necessarily cause others to come to faith;

  • must authenticate the message as coming from God, and point people towards Jesus Christ;

  • should avoid viewing this gift as a personal responsibility, remembering that the location and timing of deeds are determined by God.

Mobilizing for ministry  Mobilizing for ministry 
People with this gift are needed in the church for:
Hospital visitation Prayer ministry
Poverty ministry Project development
Evangelism team Healing ministry

Related gifts  Related gifts 
This gift belongs to the category SIGNS. You may find useful to get information on other gifts which belong to this same category. These gifts are:
Healing Prophecy Tongues and Interpretation