Special interventions by God on behalf of humankind. Miracles are closely associated with the creative and salvific deeds of God throughout OT tradition. The mighty power of God, manifested throughout the history of Israel, is understood to be unique (Josh 4:23-24; Ps 77:14-15; Ps 145:10-12; Jer 16:21). “Miracle workers” of the OT, such as Moses, Joshua, Elijah, and Elisha, were empowered with God’s Spirit to act as agents of God on behalf of God’s people. In the NT, the miracles of Jesus are understood to be one of the ways in which the final, decisive reign of God has come into history. Jesus’s miraculous healing and exorcistic activity freed broken human lives from the bonds of demonic possession and restored diseased and corrupted human bodies to their intended state. Jesus’s miracles demonstrated that the end-time kingdom of God, in which God would overthrow the power of Satan, had now arrived in the person of Jesus (Matt 12:28; Luke 11:20). Likewise, the miracles performed by the disciples of Jesus served as signs of God’s overthrow of Satan (Luke 10:17-18).

Josh 4:23-24

23For the Lord your God dried up the waters of the Jordan for you until you crossed over, as the Lord your God did to the Red Sea, which he dried up for us unti ... View more

Ps 77:14-15

14You are the God who works wonders;
you have displayed your might among the peoples.15With your strong arm you redeemed your people,
the descendants of Jacob a ... View more

Ps 145:10-12

10All your works shall give thanks to you, O Lord,
and all your faithful shall bless you.11They shall speak of the glory of your kingdom,
and tell of your power ... View more

Jer 16:21

21“Therefore I am surely going to teach them, this time I am going to teach them my power and my might, and they shall know that my name is the Lord.”

Matt 12:28

28But if it is by the Spirit of God that I cast out demons, then the kingdom of God has come to you.

Luke 11:20

20But if it is by the finger of God that I cast out the demons, then the kingdom of God has come to you.

Luke 10:17-18

The Return of the Seventy
17The seventy returned with joy, saying, “Lord, in your name even the demons submit to us!”18He said to them, “I watched Satan fall fr ... View more

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