Jesus, The Miracle Worker

4th October

Then the leading priests and the Pharisees called the high council together. “What are we going to do?” they asked each other. “This Man certainly performs many miraculous signs. If we allow Him to go on like this this, soon everyone will believe in Him….””

John 11:47-48a

Did you know that the Pharisees knew that Jesus was a miracle worker? Just read today’s verse as one of the pieces of evidence that prove that statement. Jesus was no ordinary man, and they knew that. A few verses earlier we learn that Jesus miraculously raised Lazarus from the dead, showing His power over death and sin. Yet instead of rejoicing in such a wonderful miracle, the Pharisees plotted to have Jesus killed because they feared that if everyone started to believe in who Jesus said He was, the Roman army would feel threatened and would need to take action by overthrowing the nation of Israel. Yet what is particularly interesting is the Pharisees own confession that Jesus did perform miracles and that His miracles led people to a belief in Him as the Son of God.

Jesus’ miracles today have the same power. Firstly, they prove who Jesus said He was and is and secondly, they lead people to Him. The question or challenge we need to ask ourselves is the same question the Pharisees asked each other, “What are we going to do?” Do we join the bandwagon of doubters and proclaim that miracles are just coincidences or do we confess that indeed “This Man”, this Jesus we serve, does perform miracles and is who He says He is?!!

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