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 the creator Jesus had complete control over his creation. the laws of nature.

God stepped into our world, the same God that created the world, the God that spoke everything into existence was now walking on the planet that he created. The voice that spoke in the heavens was now here on earth, his power was displayed in creation and now his power is being displayed here on earth as he commands nature to behave in a way that isn't natural.

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? Jesus control over our physical world has never been duplicated by any other spiritual or religious leader.
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, your command over nature is overwhelming proof that Jesus is God.