I can answer one of your questions with a testimony of Praise to our Lord Jesus Christ!Why aren't we seeing or experiencing miracles today like those of Jesus, Paul, Peter etc?
I have a friend that has a mobile impairment from birth.
She recounted a tale to me, that on this particular day
at her church, they tried for her to walk, with prayers of faith, or so I thought.
So two persons on both her sides, eased her out of her wheelchair , and commanded her to walk.
But it didn't happen, and she told me that they said , she had little faith.
She didn't even want to go back to church.
Now gentle people, tell me what you think.
Are miracles really obsolete?
Why aren't there any modern day Paul and Peter?
Are there any?
Are miracles really obsolete? No.
The greatest miracle that happens to this day is repentance and baptism in Jesus' name, in which we receive the Holy Ghost. Hallelujah! In my own experience he has provided me with many countless miracles.
First I thank him for speaking the world into existence! Then he breathed life into me...and you, and all those with life - the giver of life, AMEN! Then he gave me a spiritual birth and adopted me into his family as his son! He surrounds me with the saints and like Christ-minded folk! He shows me that suffering in the flesh is a good thing! He has a plan for me! He loves me, our almighty all powerful creator LOVES me!! He has absolute power but he is merciful, kind, and gentle. Not a tyrant and a despot. Now he is raising me to be like his image, to be in fellowship with him!!!
He cleansed me and set me free of 18 years of alcholism - completely delivered! I have many other examples of how I acted before he saved me, this is just one that I mention.
He brought me out of the bondage of sin and grounds me with the word and the truth. He shows me how to treat my wife, my wonderful wife! He shows me how to be a loving father to my kids. He shows me correct conversation in daily business. He keeps me. He fills me and I can cry out to the One True God my heavenly Father!!! I owe him my life now, everyday I pray I lay down my life and pick up the cross and that he finishes my faith .
All of these I consider miracles! Praise God, Hallelujah Jesus Christ my Lord! All Glory to HIM on HIGH!!!