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08/20/2013

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"Still, many in the crowd put their faith in him. They said, 'When the Christ comes, will he do more miraculous signs than this man?'" (Jn.7:31)

The signs that we referenced yesterday and today were miraculous ones. God is able to authenticate the men he sent (Moses, Elijah) by allowing them to perform these signs. In the case of Jesus, these signs became even more important because they would help to validate who He actually was. Jesus said this concerning Himself and John the Baptist: "I have testimony weightier than that of John. For the very work the Father has given me to finish, and which I am doing, testifies that the Father has sent me" (Jn.5:36). Through the miraculous signs, the Father bore witness to the claims that Jesus is making about himself....."the Father has sent me." There was also a lot of eye witness testimony about Jesus' miraculous powers like the ones in today's verse. A great multitude of people here believed that Jesus was the Christ sent from God as a result of the signs. There was a man who was a member of the Jewish ruling council named Nicodemus. He was a Pharisee, and came to Jesus in the night and said this to him.... "Rabbi, we know you are a teacher who has come from God. For no one could perform the miraculous signs you are doing if God were not with him" (Jn.3:2). How cool.... A Pharisee that we like.... Lastly there was confirmation from an unlikely source... The enemy! Though they were scared and jealous on several fronts, they couldn't deny what they had seen Jesus do. They might lie, distort, and stir up, but in the privacy of their own meeting, where the people could not hear, they said this.... "Here is this man performing many miraculous signs. If we let him go on like this, everyone will believe in him, and then the Romans will come and take away both our place and our nation" (Jn.11:47-48). It is wonderful to me that we have such testimony about Jesus our Savior, from many sources. Much of this resulted from the miraculous signs that he was able to do. Today, we are in exactly the same place as those who were witnesses to the signs. Do we accept Jesus as the one sent by God to save us? It is a decision that Our eternal life depends on....

Have a great day... Do good.... Give God the Glory... Love mark Phil.4:11

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