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 Son of God with Power and Authority
12/03/2018 13:55:13 GMT
Written by David Hathaway

The Bible is more than just a Holy Book, it is the Word of the Living God. It gives us absolute certainty of salvation. It comforts us in our time of trouble; the Word of God has Power to deliver, heal and restore. I believe in the Authority of the Word of God. Jesus is declared to be the Son of God with Power; God demonstrates this today by miracles, by signs, by wonders! The Apostle Paul taught, 'Jesus Christ, made of the seed of David according to the flesh, and declared to be the Son of God with Power, according to the Spirit of Holiness, by the resurrection from the dead' (Romans 1:3-4).

Paul says Jesus is set apart, because He is declared to be the Son of God with Power. Very clearly in Scripture, Jesus Christ is confirmed to be the Son of God by the demonstration of Power in His life. In Acts 2:22, Peter speaks in the same way, "Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you by miracles, by wonders, by signs."

'Now there is in Jerusalem by the Sheep Gate a pool, which in Hebrew, Bethesda, having five porches. In these lay a great multitude of sick people, blind, lame, paralysed, waiting for the moving of the water. For an angel went down at a certain time into the pool and stirred up the water; then whoever stepped in first, after the stirring of the water, was made well of whatever disease he had. Now a certain man was there who had an infirmity thirty-eight years. When Jesus saw him lying there, and knew that he already had been in that condition a long time, He said to him, "Do you want to be made well?" The sick man answered Him, "Sir, I have no man to put me into the pool when the water is stirred up; but while I am coming, another steps down before me." Jesus said to him, "Rise, take up your bed and walk." And immediately the man was made well, took up his bed, and walked. And that day was the Sabbath. The Jews therefore said to him who was cured, "It is the Sabbath; it is not lawful for you to carry your bed." He answered them, "He who made me well said to me, 'Take up your bed and walk.'" Then they asked him, "Who is the Man who said to you, 'Take up your bed and walk'?" But the one who was healed did not know who it was, for Jesus had withdrawn, a multitude being in that place. Afterward Jesus found him in the temple, and said to him, "See, you have been made well. Sin no more, lest a worse thing come upon you." The man departed and told the Jews that it was Jesus who had made him well.' (John 5:3-15)

Jesus is no ordinary person. He is the Son of God with Power and Authority. He is not a child. He is not a dead man. We are not worshiping a dead Jesus. He is not a historical hero. Jesus is alive today. The Bible says that Jesus ever lives to make intercession for us - what does that mean? Just as Jesus healed the sick 2000 years ago, so Jesus will answer your prayer when you call upon Him. Some wrongly assume that because there are billions of people on earth that Jesus is not concerned about the individual. But that is not the case. Just as in this story, it doesn't matter how big the crowd, Jesus has time for the individual, He sees their need. 

When Jesus visited the place of the healing waters, the Bible says there was a multitude, a crowd, thousands of people were in need; today the whole world is in trouble, we have an economic crisis, it has touched every part of the world, there is always trouble, there are always problems, but Jesus is always there in the time of crisis. He gave us wonderful promises: "In this world you will have tribulation, but be of good cheer, for I have overcome the world! Although you have many  afflictions, I will deliver you from them all!" (John 16:33; Psalm 34:19)

Today, call upon Jesus, He cares for you. Jesus, the Saviour, died to set you free. Trusting in His Word, leaning on His Power. Take your concerns to the One who loves you, He can work it out. 


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