“If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable.” (1st Cor. 15:19)
The only way to describe it to one who has not been born-again is as a supernatural experience, one that has no viable proof in any of the sciences, one that generally cannot be reproduced at will. We call them miracles, the world calls those who experience them deranged.
I have several of them I could offer to you, and my guess would be that if you are a brother or sister in Christ of mine, you have at least one, if not more, that you would be more than willing to share. The just live by faith my friends, but occasionally something happens in our lives that can afford no other explanation but the hand of God revealing Himself to us.
I honestly pray that you have not based your faith in those occurrences, for our adversary is more than willing to set as many before you as you would care to see.
But here is the statement that you must ponder at length, God indeed does need to prove Himself to us, else our faith would be without any foundation beyond our feelings, and feelings are not faith.
There are a lot of people in hell who felt they were saved, even many that witnessed supposed miracles, they were not only deceived, but they deceived themselves.
“The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?” (Jer. 17:9)
I do not follow the lies of supposed miracles of the Roman Catholic cult, but if one did just a short study on the historical documentation of them, I believe you would find numerous statues that bled or shed tears, accounts of visions and many other supernatural based stories. How many of them are perpetrated by the heads of their order and how many are direct interventions of Satan would be difficult to ascertain, but I can guarantee you this, not one of them is from the Living God, He has never knocked on that door save to warn those within to come out.
This cult and many others fall prey to 1st Corinthians 1:22, “For the Jews require a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom:”
In this regard, an occasional “miracle” is an attempt to get them to believe they are on the right path, but the path belongs to Satan. The Charismatics, the faith healers, Prosperity Theology, all those who need a sign do not have the assurance of salvation, but instead rely on some visible sign or manifestation to ensure them.
“O foolish Galatians, who hath bewitched you, that ye should not obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ hath been evidently set forth, crucified among you?” (Gal. 3:1)
If the only miracles you have witnessed in your life are the ones you have read about in the Holy Scriptures, is that enough for you? And if so, what is the justification, where does the unmitigated knowledge of your salvation rest? If I had three notebooks, I could not write down all the evil I used to do, all the pain and suffering I brought, and that with enthusiasm, upon both man and beast. I am a walking miracle. I know the Holy Spirit lives within me, I know I have been chosen by the Lord our God Himself, I have full assurance of my salvation.
Yet in His infinite wisdom and mercies He has shown me miracles, things that no one could ever explain. My friends, I live with a miracle, she is upstairs right now preparing supper for us.
You want to see a miracle, look in the mirror, and then give praise and glory to the One who has called you unto Himself.
“Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth.” (Mark 9:23)
Believing is one thing, acting on those beliefs solely for His glory is a miracle in itself. The world pities us, for they do not believe. If they need a miracle, then all they should need to do is talk to you.