And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; (Mark 16:17)
When you start talking about signs and wonders you start getting a lot of blow-back. So many people believe that signs and wonders passed away. That is not
what my Bible says. Hebrews 13:8 says that Jesus is the same yesterday, today, and forever. Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father. (John 14:12)
Signs and wonders (the gifts of the Spirit) are for the Body of Christ (the Church). The Church has not passed away so we still need the gifts of the Spirit. People are still sick and they need healing. People are still demon possessed and they need deliverance. People are still lost and they need to be saved. The greatest sign and wonder of all is when a person is saved and their heart and life is changed forever. We still need that.
The Apostle Paul defined the importance of signs and wonders like this: And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man’s wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power: (1 Corinthians 2:4) Men (even highly educated religious men) can entice you with words. They can twist words and be very emotionally convincing. But when you see and experience a demonstration of His power you will never forget it. When you see a person healed you will never forget it. When you see a person saved and their entire family changed you will never forget it. We still need signs and wonders and they have not passed away.