Miracles That Are About to Happen

IF A surgeon was scheduled to perform a complicated procedure on you, how would you feel if you found out that he had never performed this type of surgery? No doubt you would be concerned. But what if, on the other hand, you found out that this doctor was the leading surgeon in his field and that he had performed hundreds of successful operations like the one you were about to have? Would you not have much more confidence that he could help you?

The sick world in which we find ourselves today needs drastic “surgery.” Through his Word, the Bible, Jehovah God has promised that he will restore Paradise to this earth. (2 Peter 3:13) But for that to happen, wickedness will first have to be removed, completely cut away. (Psalm 37:9-11; Proverbs 2:21, 22) All the woeful conditions that we see around us must be eradicated before a paradise can be reestablished. It will literally take a miracle for that to happen!—Revelation 21:4, 5.

Jehovah’s Witnesses believe that those massive changes will soon occur. Why? Because the miracles Jehovah God has already performed prove that he has the power to fulfill his promises. Compare just six of the miracles recorded in the Bible with the promises it makes for the future.

May you continue to learn about the Bible’s promises for our future. As your faith grows, so will your hope—a hope to live at a time when you will personally benefit from the miracles that Jehovah performs.

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MIRACLE:

JESUS FED THOUSANDS WITH A FEW LOAVES AND FISHES.—MATTHEW 14:13-21; MARK 8:1-9; JOHN 6:1-14.

PROMISE:

“The earth itself will certainly give its produce; God, our God, will bless us.”PSALM 67:6.

MEANING FOR US:

NO ONE WILL EVER AGAIN SUFFER FROM HUNGER.

MIRACLE:

JESUS RESTORED SIGHT TO THE BLIND.—MATTHEW 9:27-31; MARK 8:22-26.

PROMISE:

“The eyes of the blind ones will be opened.”ISAIAH 35:5.

MEANING FOR US:

ALL BLIND PEOPLE WILL RECEIVE SIGHT.

MIRACLE:

JESUS CURED THE DISABLED.—MATTHEW 11:5, 6; JOHN 5:3-9.

PROMISE:

“The lame one will climb up just as a stag does.”ISAIAH 35:6.

MEANING FOR US:

ALL PHYSICAL DISABILITIES WILL BE CURED.

MIRACLE:

JESUS CURED A VARIETY OF SICKNESSES.—MARK 1:32-34; LUKE 4:40.

PROMISE:

“No resident will say: ‘I am sick.’”ISAIAH 33:24.

MEANING FOR US:

ALL DEBILITATING SICKNESSES WILL BE REMOVED. WE WILL ENJOY PERFECT HEALTH.

MIRACLE:

JESUS CONTROLLED THE ELEMENTS.—MATTHEW 8:23-27; LUKE 8:22-25.

PROMISE:

“They will certainly build houses and have occupancy; and they will certainly plant vineyards and eat their fruitage. They will not toil for nothing.”ISAIAH 65:21, 23.

“You will be far away from oppression—for you will fear none—and from anything terrifying, for it will not come near you.”ISAIAH 54:14.

MEANING FOR US:

NATURAL DISASTERS WILL BE NO MORE.

MIRACLE:

JESUS RAISED THE DEAD.—MATTHEW 9:18-26; LUKE 7:11-17.

PROMISE:

“All those in the memorial tombs will . . . come out.”JOHN 5:28, 29.

“The sea gave up those dead in it, and death and Hades gave up those dead in them.”REVELATION 20:13.

MEANING FOR US:

OUR DEAD LOVED ONES WILL BE RESURRECTED.