D120 - It is implied that signs and wonders follow the apostles
Paul said that the marks of a true apostle included
‘signs and wonders and mighty works’ (2 Cor 12:12).
Scripture tells us of the miracles performed by Jesus’ apostles. For example:
- The Apostles Peter and John were involved in miraculous healing, e.g. a paralyzed man was healed (Acts 3:6),
- The Apostle Peter had specific word of knowledge as seen in the case of Ananias and his wife (Acts 5:1-9),
- Paul’s handkerchiefs and aprons could heal others (Acts 19:12). NB: Paul called himself the apostle of the Gentiles (Rom 11:13) although he was not one of Jesus’ twelve original apostles,
- Jesus sent out seventy-two disciples (definitely not a small number) to perform miracles (Luke 10:1-17).
Then, there was Philip who was miraculously ‘teleported’ from the desert to the town of Azotus (Acts 8:40).
Having said that, we know that a cousin of his, John the Baptist, a man commended by Jesus with words like –
‘I tell you among those born of women none is greater than John (the Baptist)’ (Luke 7:28),