This post is a part of a series.
This is the main post
these are supporting posts
- The purpose of Moses’ miracles in Egypt
- The purpose of Jesus Christ’s miracles
- List of Jesus’ miracles
- 44 prophecies about Jesus Christ were fulfilled
- God identified Himself with the sacrifice of Jesus Christ on His cross
- Replacement theology
I feel that this is a pivotal post. It’s a before and after post. I feel authorized to write this. – I wrote that on 29 Oct 2009 in my journal available as a PDF download “the Diary of a Revival (2009-2012) – A love story”
The answer to the question “why did Jesus do the miracles” is vital, because it affects everything that we see around us and it affects how we live our life and make our choices.
Why did Jesus Christ do all those miracles?
I believe that Jesus walked on water (Mark 6:49) and calmed storms (Mark 6:51) to show us all that He had authority over nature. This is the same purpose as SOME of God’s miracles through Moses.
That He has power over nature seems obvious, but hang in here with me and see where I am going with this.
He healed sick people, raised people from the dead and even rose from the dead Himself to show that He had authority over all forms of death (such as sickness). Again, this was one of the things that God demonstrated through Moses!
He created loaves and fishes as a sign (Mark 6:52) that He Himself is greater than the manna that was sent from Heaven. Again this is a reference to God’s miracles of provision… also a reference to the Exodus. Jesus did this so that we would understand that HE, HIMSELF is our Exodus.
He healed a Syro-Phoenecian woman’s daughter of demons, the demoniacs, the legion and “all who were afflicted by the devil“…
How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him. – Acts 10:38
Again this reminds me of what God did through Moses when He discredited the entire pantheon of Egyptian gods and showed them to be “no-gods” (Is 45:5).
What was it He was trying to do?
Previously we saw that God used Moses to show His power over nature and over every idol and god of the Egyptians. Now we see Jesus Christ showing His power over all forms of nature, satan, demons and death.
I think of Jesus Christ’s miracles as a “confidence building measure”. When we read all those miracles we are impressed and we believe that Jesus Christ can do whatever He wants to do… or whatever God the Father tells Him to do, because He only did what He heard the Father do and what He saw the Father do.
I believe God worked through Jesus Christ to show us…
- Jesus Christ is the new Exodus… not from one physical place to another physical place, but out from the Kingdom of darkness (sin and death) and into the Kingdom of the Son of His love (Col 1:13)
- God through Moses discredited everything as inferior. Now God through Jesus Christ discredited everything as inferior again.
NOTE: To view the full list of Jesus Christ’s miracles click here.