miraculous signs and wonders

God used many wonders and miraculous signs to bring the Israelites out of Egyptian bondages. 
And by means of many wonders and miraculous signs, he led them out of Egypt, through the Red Sea, and through the wilderness for forty years.

What did Jesus speak about miraculous signs and wonders? We read the following to find the answer. Jesus was questioning the motive of those who came to Him. They usually came for the physical healing and were awed by His many miraculous signs and wonders. But not everyone wanted the spiritual life He could give them. However some did. In this case recorded in John 4 the government official and his whole household believed in Jesus after Jesus healed his dying boy.

John 4:46-54 New Living Translation (NLT)

46 As he traveled through Galilee, he came to Cana, where he had turned the water into wine. There was a government official in nearby Capernaum whose son was very sick.47 When he heard that Jesus had come from Judea to Galilee, he went and begged Jesus to come to Capernaum to heal his son, who was about to die.

48 Jesus asked, “Will you never believe in me unless you see miraculous signs and wonders?”

49 The official pleaded, “Lord, please come now before my little boy dies.”

50 Then Jesus told him, Go back home. Your son will live!”And the man believed what Jesus said and started home.

51 While the man was on his way, some of his servants met him with the news that his son was alive and well. 52 He asked them when the boy had begun to get better, and they replied, “Yesterday afternoon at one o’clock his fever suddenly disappeared!” 53 Then the father realized that that was the very time Jesus had told him, “Your son will live.” And he and his entire household believed in Jesus. 54 This was the second miraculous sign Jesus did in Galilee after coming from Judea.

[ Jesus and Nicodemus ] Because of the miraculous signs Jesus did in Jerusalem at the Passover celebration, many began to trust in him.

After dark one evening, he came to speak with Jesus. “Rabbi,” he said, “we all know that God has sent you to teach us. Your miraculous signs are evidence that God is with you.”

A huge crowd kept following him wherever he went, because they saw his miraculous signs as he healed the sick.

Jesus replied, “I tell you the truth, you want to be with me because I fed you, not because you understood the miraculous signs.

Many among the crowds at the Temple believed in him. “After all,” they said, “would you expect the Messiah to do more miraculous signs than this man has done?”

And many followed him. “John didn’t perform miraculous signs,” they remarked to one another, “but everything he said about this man has come true.”

[ The Unbelief of the People ] But despite all the miraculous signs Jesus had done, most of the people still did not believe in him.

If I hadn’t done such miraculous signs among them that no one else could do, they would not be guilty. But as it is, they have seen everything I did, yet they still hate me and my Father.
John 20:30-31

30 The disciples saw Jesus do many other miraculous signs in addition to the ones recorded in this book. 31 But these are written so that you may continue to believe[a] that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing in him you will have life by the power of his name.

Footnotes:

  1. 20:31 Some manuscripts read that you may believe.

Signs and wonders are associated with witnessing for Jesus. In the book of Acts we read of many who became believers after they saw that the Lord had proved the apostles’ messages about Jesus were true by giving them power to do miraculous signs and wonders.

A deep sense of awe came over them all, and the apostles performed many miraculous signs and wonders. miraculous signs

Stretch out your hand with healing power; may miraculous signs and wonders be done through the name of your holy servant Jesus.”

[ The Apostles Heal Many ] The apostles were performing many miraculous signs and wonders among the people. And all the believers were meeting regularly at the Temple in the area known as Solomon’s Colonnade.

But the apostles stayed there a long time, preaching boldly about the grace of the Lord. And the Lord proved their message was true by giving them power to do miraculous signs and wonders.

Everyone listened quietly as Barnabas and Paul told about the miraculous signs and wonders God had done through them among the Gentiles.

They were convinced by the power of miraculous signs and wonders and by the power of God’s Spirit. In this way, I have fully presented the Good News of Christ from Jerusalem all the way to Illyricum.
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Commandment by Jesus to disciples:
Mark 16

15 And then he told them, Go into all the world and preach the Good News to everyone. 16 Anyone who believes and is baptized will be saved. But anyone who refuses to believe will be condemned. 17 These miraculous signs will accompany those who believe: They will cast out demons in my name, and they will speak in new languages.[e] 18 They will be able to handle snakes with safety, and if they drink anything poisonous, it won’t hurt them. They will be able to place their hands on the sick, and they will be healed.”

19 When the Lord Jesus had finished talking with them, he was taken up into heaven and sat down in the place of honor at God’s right hand. 20 And the disciples went everywhere and preached, and the Lord worked through them, confirming what they said by many miraculous signs. 

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