Jesus is the way of real life.

Author: Voice Of God Ministry  //  Category: Fundamental Truth

So, we can see that Jesus and others made numerous claims that He was God in human flesh. However, making the claim in itself does not automatically make a person God. Many crazy people have claimed to have been God. Let’s examine the evidence that, in fact, Jesus is God.
Is Jesus God? Once you have asked all your questions, weighed all the evidence, and tested all the arguments, you will ultimately be confronted with this question. In Mathew 16:15, Jesus put it this way, ‘But who do you say that I am?’ One of His disciples, Simon Peter, replied: ‘You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.’ What is your reply?
Teachings of Jesus
I did not read the Bible at all until I was 32 years old. If you grew up in the church or were exposed to the Bible when young, it probably seems rather mundane and ordinary. However, as one who never read the gospels at all, I was struck by the amazing words of Jesus in the gospels. The religious hypocrites of Jesus’ time were constantly trying to trap him with “impossible” to answer questions.

However, His words were always strikingly effective at shutting their mouths and exposing their hypocrisy. In fact, the words of Jesus were instrumental in convincing me that Jesus was God at the age of 33. For more information, please see Nothing Unique About the Teachings of Jesus Christ?
 Miracles of Jesus
Jesus performed numerous miracles during His earthly ministry. These are summarized in the table below, although the apostle John told us in his gospel that Jesus did many more miracles that were never recorded in written form (John 21:25).71
FewMiracles of Jesus in Scriptures

  1. Water to wine    John 2:1-11
  2. Healing official’s son    John 4:46-54
  3. Possessed man healed    Mark 1:21-27, Luke 4:33-37
  4. Peter’s mother-in-law healed    Matthew 8:14-15, Mark 1:29-31, Luke 4:38-39
  5. Many healed at Capernaum    Matthew 8:16-17, Mark 1:32-39, Luke 4:40-41
  6. Many in Galilee    Matthew 4:23-25
  7. Catch of fish    Luke 5:1-11
  8. Leper healed    Matthew 8:1-4, Mark 1:40-45, Luke 5:12-16
  9. Paralytic healed    Matthew 9:1-8, Mark 2:1-12, Luke 5:17-26
  10. Lame man healed    John 5:1-17
  11. Withered hand healed    Matthew 12:9-14, Mark 3:1-6, Luke 6:6-11
  12. Many in Galilee    Matthew 12:15-21, Mark 3:7-12, Luke 6:17-19
  13. Centurion’s servant    Matthew 8:5-14, Luke 7:1-10
  14. Widow’s son raised    Luke 7:11-17
  15. Sea made calm    Matthew 8:23-27, Mark 4:35-41, Luke  8:22-25
  16. Demoniac healed    Matthew 8:28-34, Mark 5:1-20, Luke 8:26-39
  17. Jairusdaughter raised    Matthew 9:18-26, Mark 5:22-43, Luke 8:41-56
  18. Woman withhemorrhage    Matthew 9:20-22, Mark 5:24-34, Luke 8:49-56
  19. 2 blind men healed    Matthew 9:27-31
  20. Mute man healed    Matthew 9:32-34
  21. 5000 fed    Matthew 14:13-21, Mark 6:30-44, Luke 9:10-17
  22. Walks on water    Matthew 14:22-33, Mark  6:45-52, John 6:15-21
  23. Gennesaret sick healed    Matthew 14:34-36, Mark 6:53-56
  24. Many healed in Galilee    Matthew 9:35
  25. Some healed in Nazareth    Mark 6:1-6
  26. Gentile’s daughter healed    Matthew 15:21-28, Mark 7:24-30
  27. Many at Sea of Galilee healed    Matthew15:29-31, Mark 7:31-37
  28. 4000 fed    Matthew 15:32-39, Mark 8:1-10
  29. Blind man healed    Matthew 16:5-12, Mark 8:14-26
  30. Deaf/blind man healed    Mark 7:31-37
  31. Transfiguration of Jesus    Matthew 17:1-13, Mark 9:2-13, Luke 9:28-36
  32. Epileptic boy healed    Matthew 17:14-21, Mark 9:14-29, Luke 9:37-42
  33. Coin in fish    Matthew 17:24-27
  34. Blind man healed    John 9:1-41
  35. Deaf/blind man healed    Matthew 12:22-24, Luke 11:14-15
  36. Bethsaida blind man healed    Mark 8:22-26
  37. Crippled woman healed    Luke 13:10-17
  38. Man with dropsy healed    Luke 14:1-16
  39. Lazarus raised    John 11:1-45
  40. Ten Lepers healed    Luke 17:11-19
  41. Crowds in Judea healed    Matthew 19:1-2
  42. Blind Bartimaeus healed    Matthew 20:29-34, Mark 10:46-52, Luke 18:35-43
  43. Blind/lame in Jerusalem healed    Matthew 21:14
  44. Fig tree withered    Matthew 21:18-22, Mark 11:12-24
  45. Ear of Malchus healed    Luke 22:47-53, John 18:10-11
  46. Resurrection of Jesus    Matthew 28:1-10, Mark 16:1-20, Luke 24:1-53, John 20:1-31
  47. Catch of fish    John 21:1-14

The miracles of Jesus were performed to validate His ministry and identity. Only God (or a person empowered by God) can perform miracles. Many skeptics deny that Jesus did any of the miracles described in the Bible and that they were just made-up myths. The problem with this idea is that the hostile witnesses of the time (the Jewish religious leadership) did not deny the miracles of Jesus, but attributed them to the work of Satan. If the miracles of Jesus had been just made-up, the Jews would have denied they ever happened, rather than attribute them to the work of the devil. It was, in fact, the miracles of Jesus that convinced a large number of people that Jesus of Nazareth was the Messiah.

Three Proofs that Jesus Really Existed
Jesus walked upon this earth. He was born and He died. How do we know this? We know it for three reasons.

The Personal Witness ofthe Saints
Acts 10:39-41 says, “And we are witnesses of all things which He did both in the land of the Jews, and in Jerusalem; whom they slew and hanged on a tree: Him God raised up the third day, and showed Him openly; not to all the people, but unto witnesses chosen before of God, even to us, who did eat and drink with Him after He rose from the dead.”
Over 500 people saw Jesus after His death and most of these died because of their belief. Let me say, a man may live for a lie, but would he die for one?

The Prophetic Witness ofthe Scriptures
Acts 10:43 says, “To Him give all the prophets witness, that through His name whosoever believes in Him shall receive remission of sins.” When the writer says “all the prophets,” he is talking about the prophets from Genesis to Malachi (remember, the New Testament hadn’t been written yet).
In Genesis 3, we read about the One who will bruise the head of the serpent. In Genesis 12, He is going to come from the seed of Abraham. In Genesis 22, we read about the sacrifice of Isaac on the very mountain where Jesus was later crucified! The entire book of Leviticus is filled with pictures of blood-atoning sacrifices for sin. You’ll read about the prophetic crucifixion of Jesus in Psalm 22. In Micah 5:2, it is told clearly that Jesus will be born in Bethlehem.
I could go on and on, but the bottom line is: there is but one plan of salvation in all the Bible and that is through the blood-atoning sacrifice of the God-Man, Jesus Christ.

The Powerful Witness ofthe Spirit
The Holy Spirit takes the Word of God and says, “Amen. It is written. It is truth.” I thank God that I don’t have to try and talk you into believing Jesus. If there’s anything I can talk you into, there’s someone who can talk you right out of it!
1 John 5:9-11 says, “If we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is greater: for this is the witness of God which He has testified of His Son.

He that believes on the Son of God has the witness in himself: he that believes not God has made him a liar; because he believes not the record that God gave of his Son. And this is the record, that God has given to us eternal life, and this life is in His Son.”
Three Proofs that Jesus Really Existed
Imagine if I planted a tree in my front yard, but after awhile, I decided it would look better in my backyard. Then after a few months, I realized it would be better in the front yard. So I dig it up and plant it again in the front yard. Not only will that tree fail to flourish, but it also will struggle to just survive.
Yet some people are like that with God. They decide to go to church, read their Bible, and pray regularly. They do this for a month, and then they uproot themselves and disappear for a few months. Then they come back again. Then they uproot themselves and go back to the old life again. Eventually they come back and are at it again. But they never will grow spiritually that way.
Jesus said, “Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me” (John 15:4). That is the secret of spiritual growth: to abide. To abide means to stay in a given place. For believers, it means to maintain unbroken fellowship with God. It is regularity. It is consistency. And it results in producing lasting fruit.
Another way of abiding is walking with God. As 1 John 2:6 says, “He who says he abides in Him ought himself also to walk just as He walked.” Walking speaks of consistent motion. That means making time for the Word of God and for prayer every day. If you are too busy, then get up earlier. Go to bed earlier. You will find time for what is important.
The true mark of conversion is the test of time and results in your life. Are you producing spiritual fruit?
But be increased in grace and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. May he have glory now and forever.  So be it and take care that you are not turned away by the error of the uncontrolled, so falling from your true faith. May the God bless you and your family .

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