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What Is a Miracle

What, in your mind, constitutes something being a 'miracle'?

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 ---f.f. on 6/8/06
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Something can be called a miracle if it is the result of divine intervention in human affairs.
---mima on 1/7/08


Signs and wonders.A miracle is something beyond natural law.Many thing have been designated as miracles by men,and the word has been used to describe many things. But actually by definition a miracle is an event outside of natural law.and can,t be explained but by spiritual intervention having taken place.miracles of the bible and the like.do miracles take place today, ABSOLUTELY.
---tom2 on 3/13/07


Baring comments like birth,the creation,etc, are miracles by definition a miracle is difine intervention into mans affairs that defy physical law.
---tom2 on 6/23/06


Shira praying for the dead, them coming to life does happen in America. Told this before, worth repeating.Mom saw man lying in ditch between highway and access road,she whipped the car into access road going wrong way,and I said Mom you can't do this,she said I must pray for that man. Neighbor said he wasn' breathing. Mom stood at his head, extended her hand over him and prayed. His back arched like hit with lightning and he started breathing.He lived! Mom had faith ,what you believe you can receive.
---Darlene_1 on 6/9/06


Those believers there think nothing of fasting and praying for a week and spend hours in Holy Ghost motivated prayer seeking God's face. That astounds me but it's all they know. I can see why we don't see in America what they see there, not only in miracles but in revival. They TRULY love God with an honest open heart full of expectation of Him.
---Linda6563 on 6/9/06




I met a young man here on this site who pastors a church in Kenya. He would travel miles to a computer cafe, believing God for the money to use it once he got there so he could bless me with a letter. He would have the money by the time he arrived and he used it to send blessing and encouragement to my family. He also gave an offering to a missionary in our name.
---Linda6563 on 6/9/06


Shira, I have learned through personal communication with some of those believers in Africa that they are a very humble folk. Because they don't have much, they trust God more fully to provide their every need. A hungry, humble heart is the best ground for a miracle. Perhaps that is why they see more of those over there than we do here. They don't have the medical facilities nor the money America has to spend on treatments for illnesses. Their only hope is Jesus. Would to God that was ours.
---Linda6563 on 6/9/06


It really did happen suddenly Shira, that boy felt well as the people prayed. By the time he saw the specialist the tumour was gone. We cannot say for 100% certain just when it went but most of us believe it was at that point when the boy felt the difference. Only he knew how he had been feeling before so only he could compare. The specialist just confirmed what the boy felt.
---f.f. on 6/9/06


f.f. The child with the brain tumor is truly a miracle, but did it happen suddenly or over time? I don't know of anyone raised from the dead except Lazarus. You hear of things in Africa that are truly amazing, but why do they happen in Africa only? Something is wrong with this picture.
---shira on 6/9/06


When young I was cutting out Western pants for myself,there wasn't enough material. I turned fabric every way and tried the pattern on it but it wouldn't fit.I needed those pants. I prayed Lord let there be enough material. Put the pattern back on, had all the material I needed,cut out pants, made them,got to go with hubby to rodeo. God answered my prayer with a creative miracle. You see whats important to us is important to God. He has also stretched amount of food cooked when company came unexpectedly.
---Darlene_1 on 6/9/06




Shira and emg let me tell you about a miracle. About 20 years ago a 9 year old boy who lived only yards away from me was diagnosed with a completely inoperable brain tumour, probably there from birth. His family were told he would live for only a few years more. At 13 they were told that there was very little time left. Our church was asked to pray for him and for what his family were going through. Word got around and many people in many churches prayed for him.
---f.f. on 6/9/06


emg, I wasn't being disrespectful of your words. Please don't take it that way. All I am saying is we view miracles differently. To me, healing is a miracle. I feel sometimes we don't recognize what God does for us. I try to be mindful of God's goodness to me and my family. Several times I should have died, but thanks to God, I am still here. Love you in Christ, Shira
---shira on 6/9/06


2. The boy felt a lot better and told his parents who took him to the specialist. The brain tumour had completely disappeared. This made front page news in our locality partly because the specialist said that there was only one explanation for this; divine intervention, a miracle. Man could do absolutely nothing for this lad because of the nature of the thing but God can, and did, overule nature.
---f.f. on 6/9/06


3. A child born with cerebral palsy, body all twisted, no muscles co-ordinating, suddenly transformed at age 30 into a normal healthy adult, even capable of walking immediately is SUPERnatural. These are miracles. None of Jesus' miracle took time. He spoke and they were healed instantaneously. God continues to heal in wonderful, often unexpected ways and we should never cease to praise Him for this, but He does many wonderful things that are not actually miracles.
---emg on 6/9/06


2. God works in mysterious ways His wonders to perform but He does many wondrous things that are not actually 'miracles' (super-natural happenings). Part of nature is that we die so raising someone from the dead is SUPERnatural. Heavy things, including people, sink in water so to be able to walk on water is SUPERnatural. Water does not become wine without added ingredients and much time so to be able to turn plain water into wine is SUPERnatural
---emg on 6/9/06


Shira I am so very, very pleased that your brother survived the choking episode and your sister her heart problem and I am certain that neither of these happened just by 'chance'. God was there in the midst of all this. However, God did not need to alter any of the laws of nature that He had put in place for these things to happen. It was unusual that your sister was in hospital already when her problem showed itself.
---emg on 6/9/06


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emg, let me tell you about another miracle. My brother got strangled on a piece of meat. He had to go to the hospital for removal. They found he had a tumor in his stomach. (the tumor was not the cause of getting choked). Would he have died? I don't know, but he had never gotten strangled on anything before. The tumor was not cancer, but the Dr. said it would have turned into cancer.
---shira on 6/8/06


emg, let me tell you about one miracle. My sister was in the hospital for a 1 day procedure. Her heart stopped. She ended up the same day in "heart" hospital in Atlanta. She needed a new valve. Of all the days for her heart to stop beating from a bad valve, it had to be the one day she was in a hospital. Had she been at home, she would be dead. That is a miracle.
---shira on 6/8/06


When Jesus set me free completely and totally from cigarette addiction that was a miracle. I was at home alone too, just me and Jesus.
---Helen_5378 on 6/8/06


A miracle to me means that God has performed a supernatural miracle of healing on a person and that person remains healed for the rest of their lives.
---Helen_5378 on 6/8/06


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Shira, f.f. asked what we, in our own minds, felt constituted a miracle and I gave my own feelings. I believe that what you speak of is a healing from God and I agree that these are happening all the time. A miracle is different (i.m.h.o.) in that what happens is against the laws of nature. Many healings are not against the laws of nature yet they are still healings from God. I am not belittling those when I say they are not actually miracles.
---emg on 6/8/06


sorry emg, every miracle is not instant. My family member have had healing and it wasn't instant. Miracles happen all around us if we will just "see" it.
---shira on 6/8/06


2. A 'miraculous' healing is instantaneous. Someone paralized being told to get up and walk, a totally blind person suddenly able to see, an inoperable cancerous tumour totally disappearing etc. Man cannot do these things any more than they can turn water into wine or walk on water.
---emg on 6/8/06


God set the laws of nature in place. Natural laws are unchanging - they are super-natural. Only He who made these laws can set them aside. When he does this it is to confirm that a new message is from Him. When sick people get better after prayer it is not necessarily a miracle but it is an answer to prayer. God will heal people gradually through natural means.
---emg on 6/8/06


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First of all, its not what I think that counts but what God thinks. Jesus performed miracles: turning water into wine, healing the sick, raising the dead.
---Dale on 6/8/06


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