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?

 

Satan’s Failed Attempt on Baby Jesus

God’s mightiness is hard to fathom. In Matthew’s Gospel, he gives insight into the Lord’s undeniable strength. Our Father’s enemy (Satan) understood Christ’s Kingship meant the end of his reign and tried using King Herod to kill Jesus (Matthew 2:13).

God knew everything and protected Christ from the wickedness of Herod. Nothing gets pass God (Jeremiah 16:17). Satan knows Christ’s Kingship is God’s final plan for humanity and tried to eliminate Him as a child. Since God is Almighty (Revelation 1:8), the devil didn’t exterminate the King of the Jews!

When you look at Matthew’s second chapter, a glimpse into God’s undeniable plan of salvation emerges. Last week we discussed http://wp.me/p74gem-c2 God’s announcement of His promised Messiah(Matthew 2:2). And the rest of this chapter shows us God’s indisputable faithfulness. Our Father let none human or the devil defeat His King making sure our eternal inheritance (Ephesians 1:11) stayed intact.

The devil uses many wicked ways to destroy God’s kingdom. When Herod unleashed his rage on the Jewish people (Matthew 2:16), we see Satan’s hatred.

Throughout the Old Testament, the terror caused by Lucifer is real. In Noah’s generation, God stepped in and annihilated Satan’s evil grip on the human heart (Genesis 6:17).

No one past or present can change the evil facts of the devil, and Matthew saw this by watching Herod murder innocent boys (Matthew 2:16). Even today we see this happening around the world, but God in His Glory secured a way out of spiritual death. The Lord wants to save everyone and guaranteed Christ birth by protecting Him from the devil (1 Timothy 2:1-4). We are fortunate to experience God’s grace and proclaim the good news of Christ!

 

In fact, God used the Prophet Jeremiah to make known the future suffering Christ birth caused at the time it took place (Jeremiah 31:15). You may wonder why God doesn’t intervene and eradicate evilness. That’s a great question, and it’s hard to grasp the way God works. But a saving faith understands the Lord gives everyone a chance to know Him.

For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse. Romans 1:20

God keeps His word and led Joseph into Egypt fulfilling Hosea prophecy (Hosea 11:1). Our Father never changes, and His Word without exception is pure. Everything God does is in the Bible, and He used Matthew to highlight the prophecies from the Old Testament.

Matthew closes his second chapter by giving us the reason Christ lived in Nazareth (Matthew 2:19-23). Again we come in contact with Satan’s constant attempts on killing baby Jesus. This is the third time God sent an angel to direct Joseph actions in protecting His Son.

 

 

When I pause and ponder over Matthew’s second chapter, it strengthens my trust in God’s eternal plan. This recorded Biblical history gives me the opportunity to test my faith (2 Corinthians 13:5). And for me, God’s words are more than metaphors they are the actions I need to take to live in Christ.

What’s your outlook on Matthew’s second chapter?