Signs and wonders as proof of Gospel truth
Acts 4:21–22 (ASV 1901)
21And they, when they had further threatened them, let them go, finding nothing how they might punish them, because of the people; for all men glorified God for that which was done. 22For the man was more than forty years old, on whom this miracle of healing was wrought.
Acts 4:29–31 (ASV 1901)
29And now, Lord, look upon their threatenings: and grant unto thy servants to speak thy word with all boldness, 30while thou stretchest forth thy hand to heal; and that signs and wonders may be done through the name of thy holy Servant Jesus. 31And when they had prayed, the place was shaken wherein they were gathered together; and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and they spake the word of God with boldness.
In her quest to find spiritual satisfaction for her soul, Mrs. Tsui sought every means and practice but still she was not satisfied. She was introduced to Christianity but rejected it because the virgin birth was a stumbling block for her. After two years of hesitation, she became a follower of Jesus Christ and an earnest soul winner! This came about after she vowed that if a neighbor who was ill became healed, it would prove to her that Christianity was true. The neighbor was healed and she kept her vow!
In obedience to Christ, a woman refused to perform the evil cultural practices of worshiping idols. Her grandchild fell ill soon afterward and her neighbor's interpreted it as a punishment from the gods. They exhorted her to worship the gods. Instead, she prayed to Jesus with faith and her grandchild was healed.
Before finally becoming a Christian, Marziyeh was invited to a Christian meeting where she was miraculously healed just before her appointment with the doctor. This healing experience sowed the seed that would eventually help lead Marziyeh to Jesus Christ.
Poppo was a lowly tenth century Christian who took it upon himself to preach to the leader of the Vikings; King Harald Bluetooth. Trusting God to show himself through signs and wonders to King Bluetooth, Poppo accepted a challenge to hold a red hot iron as he spoke to the King and did so without a having a single burn. Upon seeing this miracle, the King led himself and the rest of his Vikings to become Christians.
Mr. Liu Pao Lin was suffering from Opium addiction while his wife was suffering from an illness that had kept her down for four years. When he saw how Chang Ho Ching had been delivered from opium addiction after accepting Jesus, he began to consider becoming a Christian. That began a chain of events that led to deliverance from opium addiction, the healing of his wife and the establishment of a worship hall in his village.
John Sung prayed in faith for the healing of a pastor's wife who had a heart attack and was at the point of death but nothing seemed to change. Still, he cried all the more to God and in faith declared that it was done. When he returned later to her home, he found, to the glory of God that she had been healed.
When Martin Goldsmith's request for a miracle from God was amazingly granted, an excited Martin surrendered his life to Christ - for he had seen that God truly is alive and works miracles; even for little folks like himself.
God healed Bassa from diabetes, which became a powerful witness as Bassa preached the Gospel to villages far and wide.
After a man and his family gave up spirit-worship for Christianity, his son was soon possessed mightily by demons. But when James was called upon, he led the young believers in prayer aloud that the Name of Jesus might prevail - and so great was the effect of the boy's deliverance to the faith of these young believers.
The news about Esther’s death was no surprise to many who knew she was sick, but the news of her restoration to life left many dumbfounded. Her grandfather, who prayed against all odds, for her restoration to life was previously questioned and mocked for his faith, but with this miracle; it was obvious to all that he served a powerful God.
In an attempt to mock Vanya and his God, one sergeant told him that “If your God is all-powerful and is alive and can do everything, then let Him get me a leave tomorrow to go home. Then I’ll believe in Him!” All the other soldiers joined in the agreement. To their amazement, the sergeant was granted leave the next day.