Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Works Which No One Else Did (LS52)

John 15:24  "If I had not done among them the works which no one else did, they would have no sin; but now they have seen and also hated both Me and My Father."
   
The religious leader knew our Lord Jesus was the Messiah from the many signs at His birth and from John the Baptist's testimony just before He started His ministry. Even though His miracles were beyond those done by the prophets, yet they rejected Him as their Messiah.

Healing of one born blind

John 9:31-32  Now we know that God does not hear sinners; but if anyone is a worshiper of God and does His will, He hears him. Since the world began it has been unheard of that anyone opened the eyes of one who was born blind.

Winds and sea obey Him

Mark 4:37-39  And a great windstorm arose, and the waves beat into the boat, so that it was already filling. But He was in the stern, asleep on a pillow. And they awoke Him and said to Him, “Teacher, do You not care that we are perishing?” Then He arose and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, “Peace, be still!” And the wind ceased and there was a great calm.

Feeding 4,000 with 7 loaves

Mat 15:36-38  And He took the seven loaves and the fish and gave thanks, broke them and gave them to His disciples; and the disciples gave to the multitude. So they all ate and were filled, and they took up seven large baskets full of the fragments that were left. Now those who ate were four thousand men, besides women and children.

Walking on the sea

Mat 14:26  And when the disciples saw Him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, “It is a ghost!” And they cried out for fear. But immediately Jesus spoke to them, saying, “Be of good cheer! It is I; do not be afraid.”

Transfiguration of Jesus

Mat 17:1-2  Now after six days Jesus took Peter, James, and John his brother, led them up on a high mountain by themselves; and He was transfigured before them. His face shone like the sun, and His clothes became as white as the light.

Withering of fig tree

Mat 21:19  And seeing a fig tree by the road, He came to it and found nothing on it but leaves, and said to it, “Let no fruit grow on you ever again.” Immediately the fig tree withered away. And when the disciples saw it, they marveled, saying, “How did the fig tree wither away so soon?”

Raising Lazarus after 4 days

John 11:43  Now when He had said these things, He cried with a loud voice, “Lazarus, come forth!” And he who had died came out bound hand and foot with graveclothes, and his face was wrapped with a cloth. Jesus said to them, “Loose him, and let him go.”

Mark 12:6-8  "Therefore still having one son, his beloved, he also sent him to them last, saying, ‘They will respect my son.’ But those vinedressers said among themselves, ‘This is the heir. Come, let us kill him, and the inheritance will be ours.’ So they took him and killed him and cast him out of the vineyard."
   
Though the religious leaders knew that Jesus was the Messiah, and even with all these numerous signs and wonders, they still did not want to be under His Lordship on earth. They preferred to worship Yahweh in heaven so that they could continue with their evil deeds. No wonder our Lord commanded us to love our brethren whom we can see.

Brethren,  If someone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen, how can he love God whom he has not seen? And this commandment we have from Him: that he who loves God must love his brother also. (1John 4:20-21)