“God gave Paul the power to perform unusual miracles. 12 When handkerchiefs or aprons that had merely touched his skin were placed on sick people, they were healed of their diseases, and evil spirits were expelled.” (Acts 19:11-12, NLT)
“God did powerful things through Paul, things quite out of the ordinary. 12 The word got around and people started taking pieces of clothing — handkerchiefs and scarves and the like — that had touched Paul’s skin and then touching the sick with them. The touch did it — they were healed and whole.” (Acts 19:11-12, The Message)
As we begin to operate in our gifts and stand on the authority we have been given, unusual, out of the ordinary miracles will begin to happen. In this passage Paul had no human interaction with these people. When the cloth that had touched his skin, touched theirs, they were healed. There wasn’t anything special about Paul or his skin. What was special was the authority that Paul operated in. People were not healed because of his ability, they were healed because of the authority given to him to heal the sick through the power of Jesus.
I believe these miracles were done in this way in order to prove to people the healing power of Jesus. I also believe that you and I have this same type of authority today. In order to activate it, we need to first believe it and then stand on that authority. Do you believe that someone can be healed without you laying a hand on them or even being in the same room as them?
God is setting you up to perform unusual, out of the ordinary miracles. As you do, word will get around as it did in this passage and it will be a sign to others of the power that’s in the name of Jesus. It’s time to start believing, it’s time to start taking authority, and it’s time to start expecting unusual miracles!