Miracles

Jesus performed a multitude of miracles. So many, in fact, the Apostle John concluded in the closing verse of his book, “And there are also many other things which Jesus did, the which, if they should be written every one, I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that should be written.”

A miracle is an event that takes place outside of the normal laws of nature: Jesus feeding 5,000 men, besides women and children, with five loaves and two fishes from a boy’s lunch; calming a storm on the Sea of Galilee as the disciple’s boat was about to sink; turning water into wine; healing the blind; causing the lame to walk; cleansing the lepers. Any miracle Jesus did was something only He could do. No mere man walking the earth could do what Jesus did during His three years of earthly ministry.

And no one since Jesus’ time to today have been capable of performing any of the miracles Jesus did because there was a most important reason for those miraculous events recorded in Scripture. The raising of Lazarus from the dead, Jesus walking on the water and allowing Peter to do so, healing the paralytic man lowered through the roof by his friends to get to Jesus… all these miracles were given to prove to the world that this truly was the Son of God, the Promised Messiah foretold of in the Old Testament that had long been awaited. There had been others come before Jesus’ birth in Bethlehem claiming to be The Christ, but none had been able to perform miracles as Jesus had done. Jesus performed all the miracles He did to authenticate His coming in the flesh as John wrote in the first chapter of his book, “And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.”

“Whom say ye that I am?

Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.”

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