The Power of the Christ

.... God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power, so that He went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil – for God was with Him. The works which the Father gave Him to finish – the very works that He did – bore witness of Him, that the heavenly Father had sent Him:

.... "I, the LORD, have called You in righteousness, and will hold Your hand; I will keep You and give You for a covenant of the people, as a light of the Gentiles;
.... "To open blind eyes, to bring out prisoners from the prison, those who sit in darkness from the prison house."

( Isaiah 42:6-7 - 712 B.C. )

.... Through His ministry the sick were made well, the blind saw, the deaf could hear and the mute could speak– just as the prophets foretold of Him:

.... "Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped.
.... "Then the lame shall leap like a deer, and the tongue of the dumb sing: for waters shall burst forth in the wilderness, and streams in the desert."

(Isaiah 35:5-6 - 712 B.C.)

.... Through His ministry, lepers were cleansed and the dead were raised:

.... "In that day a fountain shall be opened for the house of David and for the inhabitants of Jerusalem for sin and for uncleanness."

(Zechariah 13:1 - 494 B.C.)

.... "I will ransom them from the power of the grave; I will redeem them from death: O Death, I will be your plagues! O grave, I will be your destruction! Pity is hidden from My eyes."

(Hosea 13:14- 723 B.C.)

.... Each miracle that Jesus performed carried a testimony of its own, to show us more and more of who He was. Jesus, who raised the dead, was the Prince of life; He who cleansed lepers was a fountain of cleanness – who would cleanse us from our sins, as well.
.... He who gave sight to the blind, speech to the mute, and hearing to the ear, is the One who became a life-giving spirit to us all, as streams of water to the dryness and desolation of our lives:

.... "A man shall be as a hiding place from the wind, and a cover from the tempest, as rivers of water in a dry place, as the shadow of a great rock in a weary land."

(Isaiah 32:2 - 704 B.C.)

.... For whoever would believe in His name, and place their trust in Him, would be forgiven of their sins and saved from sin's power; for He would sooth and comfort them, bring rejoicing, and raise them from the dead at the last day:
.... "He will swallow up death forever, and the Lord GOD will wipe away tears from all faces; the rebuke of His people shall He take away from off all the earth: for the LORD has spoken.
.... "And it shall be said in that day, "Behold, this is our God; we have waited for Him, and He will save us. This is the LORD; we have waited for Him; we will be glad and rejoice in His salvation."

(Isaiah 25:8-9 - 713 B.C.)

To continue, please proceed to the article below.


Post a Comment

<< Home