Monday, October 03, 2011

Jesus Power Over Nature

Jesus control over nature proved he is God.

Luke 8:24-25  The disciples went and woke him up, shouting, “Master, Master, we’re going to drown!” When Jesus woke up, he rebuked the wind and the raging waves. Suddenly the storm stopped and all was calm. 25 Then he asked them, “Where is your faith?”

Matthew 14:25  About three o’clock in the morning Jesus came toward them, walking on the water.

Mark 11:21 Peter remembered what Jesus had said to the tree on the previous day and exclaimed, “Look, Rabbi! The fig tree you cursed has withered and died!”

Matthew 17:27  However, we don’t want to offend them, so go down to the lake and throw in a line. Open the mouth of the first fish you catch, and you will find a large silver coin. Take it and pay the tax for both of us.”

Jesus performed many miracles during his ministry on earth, today I am looking at the miracles that showed that Jesus as the creator had complete control over his creation. It is amazing that Jesus was now walking on the planet that he created.

His power was displayed in creation as he spent each day bringing order and beauty to our world and now his power is being displayed here on earth as he commands nature to do his will. What better way to prove to us that Jesus is God than for Jesus to demonstrate his power over the physical realm the way that he did?

There isn't any better way to prove that Jesus is God than to witness his control over the physical world. None of the other spiritual or religious leaders have been able to display this kind of power.
Examples of Jesus Power Over Nature
Turning water into wine
Walking on water
Calming the storm
Finding a coin in the fish's mouth      
The miracle catch of fish
The feeding of the 5000 and the 4000 men
Transfiguration of Jesus
The cursing of the fig tree 
Jesus choose to use his power in a positive way, Jesus didn't use his power over the physical realm to bring destruction or cause harm, he displayed his power for our good. He used his power with love and kindness to benefit the people around him and draw them to himself.

Thank you Lord for giving us such clear proof that you are God by your authority over nature.