The Miracles and what they achieved

by Glen Jackman | Posted May 7th at 12:16pm

The Miracles (as presented from the Gospel of John)

The miracles are amazing in themselves and offer mankind ongoing blessings. Scripture shows that:

They are proof Jesus is the Messiah  Still, many in the crowd believed in him. They said, “When the Messiah comes, will he perform more signs than this man?” John 7: 31

Divided reasoning by the miracles Some of the Pharisees said, “This man is not from God, for he does not keep the Sabbath.”  But others asked, “How can a sinner perform such signs?” So they were divided.  John 9:16 

They were used to testify  Jesus answered, “I did tell you, but you do not believe. The works I do in my Father’s name testify about me,  John 10:25

They were used as a defence Jesus said to them: “I have shown you many good works from the Father. For which of these do you stone me?”  John 10:32 

They are used to stop unbelief and prove Jesus is God’s Son Jesus said: “Do not believe me unless I do the works of my Father. But if I do them, even though you do not believe me, believe the works, that you may know and understand that the Father is in me, and I in the Father.” John 10:38 

They made the Pharisees acknowledge Jesus was performing many signs Then the chief priests and the Pharisees called a meeting of the Sanhedrin. “What are we accomplishing?” they asked. “Here is this man performing many signs.  John 11:47 

Used to promote belief “If we let him go on like this, everyone will believe in him, and then the Romans will come and take away both our temple and our nation.” John 11:48

They drew men to seek Jesus “Many people, because they had heard that he had performed this sign, went out to meet him.” John 12:18

They prove that Jesus and God are One Jesus said: “Believe me when I say that I am in the Father and the Father is in me; or at least believe on the evidence of the works themselves.” John 14:11

To display God’s Glory When he heard this, Jesus said, “This sickness will not end in death. No, it is for God’s glory so that God’s Son may be glorified through it.” John 11:4 

They pronounce Judgement Jesus said: “If I had not done among them the works no one else did, they would not be guilty of sin. As it is, they have seen, and yet they have hated both me and my Father.” John 15: 24

By believing you may have eternal life Jesus performed many other signs in the presence of his disciples, which are not recorded in this book. But these are written that you may believe[a]that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.   John 20:30-31

There are many reasons for the miracles!  – From forgiveness, mercy and justice, right down to God’s final Judgement at the 2nd Advent of Christ.

Article by Catherine Jackman