The Undisputable Miracles of Christ

God never fails to place Himself as the true God, and He used Christ’s miracles as the means of setting Himself above everything. No other false gods match God’s eternal grace.

We are discussing the Gospel of Matthew. In this Gospel, God established His Son Christ as King of the Jews (Matthew 2:2). The Lord made His King unlike any other king manned. No human king equals Christ’s eternal powers. Because when Christ walked on earth He healed many human sicknesses (Matthew 4:23).

It’s important to realize the way God operates. When we look at the last three scriptures in Matthew’s fourth chapter, we notice God’s divine plan working in Christ’s healing ministry. Our Father captivated those present since many traveled to see Him work wonders. They became baffled over Jesus’s ability to heal.

Christ carried out thirty-seven recorded miracles. With this in mind, God leaves no doubt of whom Christ is because those unusual events come from God and no human can duplicate them. No human past or present can heal or cure the many physical defects known to humanity.

Yes, the disciples healed others, but it was through the Holy Spirit they did miracles. And those miracles are a witness to God’s existence and His powerfulness.

In the days of Christ’s ministry, God saw it fitting to show those living on earth an unbelievable experience. Right before their eyes, a first of its kind set of events unfolded. They heard of the miracles of how God parted the Red Sea and provided food.

With their own eyes, the indisputable existence of Christ’s supernatural powers emerged.

One of the greatest of miracles Christ showed was raising humans from physical death. To highlight His unique qualities, Jesus raised three people from the dead (Matthew 9:18, 23 Luke 5:11 John 11:43).

Take a moment and envision this incredible display of Christ’s amazing ability. It’s inconceivable. But God is almighty, and this resurrection miracle (Matthew 9:25) proves Christ is His Son because no human restores human life.

Besides resurrecting others from death, Christ gave sight to the blind (Matthew 9:29  ).

Imagine being blind, never seeing God’s stunning natural wonders. Unable to predict the way your mother looks or fixate on a sunrise. They lived in darkness. Then through your faith and asking Christ for healing, your sight restored watching the world for the first time. God is remarkable, and this miracle is the essence of Christ’s unbelievable ability to do the impossible (Luke 18:27).

Another miracle Christ did was curing a leper. When Jesus walked on earth, this infectious disease frightens people. Hopelessness plagued those inflicted. The infected became outcasts living in isolation. They couldn’t live with family friends or with the general population.

Those free from the illness thought unfavorable towards them because of superstitions. Anyone touches a leper became uncleaned and could not live among the healthy. But Jesus placed His hands on him, and the leprosy was no more (Matthew 8:3).

The indisputable miracles of Christ give us the wisdom of God’s powerfulness. Miracles explain the extraordinary attributes of God aimed at showing us His love for humanity. Christ’s miracles strengthen our faith because in our present times we don’t experience miracles. Remember our faith isn’t by sight (2 Corinthians 5:7).

What do Jesus’s miracles mean to you?

 

The Three Wise Men Unwavering Trust

In Matthew’s Gospel, he shares the journey of the three wise men from the east. In this story, two relevant circumstances arose from their arrival in Jerusalem.

First, they asked where to find Christ’s birthplace. They didn’t hesitate telling others their mission is worshiping the King of the Jews.

And as the result of their inquiry it caused trouble amongst the citizens.

Their message disturbed Herod, the king. Because God used strangers to announce the news of his King’s birth. This threatened Herod’s throne. So the king of Judea gathered the Jewish spiritual leaders asking them where this remarkable event took place. They answered Herod by sharing Bethlehem (Matthew 2:6) as God’s chosen town.

Even the residents of Jerusalem became terrified. Imagine living under Herod’s hard rule knowing he wouldn’t tolerate another king to invade his territory. And when those wise men disobeyed Herod, he took his rage out on the Jews by murdering their first-born boy’s ages two years and younger (Matthew 2:16).

The real revelation in Matthew’s three wise men story is how the Jews didn’t receive God’s word. On Christ’s birthday, God’s chosen people became numb to His presence. They forgot God’s prophesies because their spiritual leaders (the Pharisees) didn’t teach them God’s truth.

The Pharisees held Moses as the ultimate authority in sharing God’s word. They relied on his teachings and added unique traditions for their followers. But when those wise men came to worship the King of the Jews it fell on deaf ears. None of them remembered Moses’ words on God’s truth on the birth of Christ (Deuteronomy 18:18-19).

The time of Christ’s birth isn’t an accident. God knew the way His children believed needed to change. They became confused over the truth of God’s word because their spiritual leaders misled them. So the Lord used Gentiles to announce Christ the King.

God commanded those men to worship baby Jesus. So they traveled to a foreign land leaving behind the comfort of home and humbled them themselves to Christ the King (Matthew 2:11). Guided by God (star) these Gentiles glorified God by offering young Christ gifts.

I wonder if my faith is strong enough to do the same. Could I leave my familiar place and have the spiritual confidence to share with total strangers God’s message of salvation? Do I have trust in Christ to pick up my cross regardless of its burden and live in God’s will?

The three wise men are excellent examples of a faith in action anchored in an unwavering trust in God. Matthew allowed us to witness their unshakable reliance on the Lord and when we follow Christ with the same actions, our lives become spiritually whole.

How do you relate to the three wise men story?