We were reading the following in Sabbath School and it sparked a discussion:
Acts 2:16-18King James Version (KJV)
16 But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel;
17 And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams:
18 And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy:
..when it occurred to us that if the Holy Spirit is being poured out as we have reached the end time, then why are our sons/daughters etc.. not giving prophecy.
So we then came across the following which then led to the question, do true miracles happen today:
Acts 5:12-16King James Version (KJV)
12 And by the hands of the apostles were many signs and wonders wrought among the people; (and they were all with one accord in Solomon's porch.
13 And of the rest durst no man join himself to them: but the people magnified them.
14 And believers were the more added to the Lord, multitudes both of men and women.)
15 Insomuch that they brought forth the sick into the streets, and laid them on beds and couches, that at the least the shadow of Peter passing by might overshadow some of them.
16 There came also a multitude out of the cities round about unto Jerusalem, bringing sick folks, and them which were vexed with unclean spirits: and they were healed every one.
....if so, why are we not seeing these open miracles?
Miracles turn people to the Lord. We're told miracles will follow the believers who can receive the Latter Rain. The disciples were perfectly united, and afflicting their souls, confessing their sins for 10 days, to be able to perform this work. Jones and Waggoner said we have to have no less than they did.
Check out "Return of the Latter Rain" and "Wounded in the House of His Friends". You can get the pdf and audio at http://www.ellenwhiteaudio.org/