The Miraculous Jesus
By this gospel you are saved, if you hold firmly to the word I preached to you. Otherwise, you have believed in vain.
—1 Corinthians 15:2
There are many things in the church today that are no longer considered sacred. If there is one thing that must remain holy, it is the life of Jesus. We must keep the church from degrading His miraculous life. Jesus’ life and ministry were in no way ordinary. Yes, He was a man. The Bible says that He was God come in the flesh and that He laid aside His powers and came in the image, or form, of humanity. But everything about Jesus was and is divine.
Satan is working overtime today to convince the world and the church that Jesus was simply a mere human. We in the church cannot accept this blasphemy. Jesus didn’t come into the world in a natural way, He didn’t live a natural life, and He didn’t die a natural death. Everything that Jesus did was supernatural. Everything that Jesus did set an example for you and me as believers in how we are to live.
Jesus laid aside His divine nature and relied on the Holy Spirit to lead and empower Him. In doing this, He was showing every son and daughter of God how they can access the power of God, be led by the Holy Spirit, and live a miraculous life. Jesus lived a righteous life, but don’t forget that you’ve been made the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus. Jesus was without sin, and our sins have been forgiven. Through the wonderful act of daily repentance, you can be cleansed of your unrighteousness. In order to do this, to be seen by God this way, you must receive the gospel of Jesus’ miraculous life.
Receiving the Gospel has very little to do with being able to understand the intricacies of Scripture. We enter into this Christian life through faith, not merely through understanding. The Word of God says that spiritual things must be spiritually understood. Therefore, it’s impossible for a natural man to comprehend the miraculous life of Jesus with simple human thinking. A man must be born again or have the intervention of the Holy Spirit in order to begin recognizing spiritual things.
The most spiritual matter in the Word of God is the miraculous life of Jesus. It takes faith to allow the Holy Spirit to breathe revelation into our hearts so that we can get a glimpse into the reality of what God accomplished nearly 2,000 years ago. Jesus’ birth, life, death, burial and resurrection are full of spiritual truths. Without the help of the Holy Spirit and without faith, it is impossible for any man to accept the gospel message.
The miraculous life of Jesus is not to be taken lightly. It is something that we should endeavor to understand with the help of the Holy Spirit. The birth of Jesus gives us a picture of God’s grace. The life of Jesus gives us a wonderful example of the possibilities in our Christian lives. The death of Jesus demonstrates God’s wisdom in His ultimate sacrifice of His son. Even in His burial there are revelations from the Holy Spirit that will set men eternally free. And finally, in His glorious resurrection, Christ paved a new way into the heavenlies for all who will believe. Never allow yourself to diminish the wonders in the miraculous life of Jesus.
1 Corinthians 15:1-11
The man without the Spirit does not accept
the things that come from the Spirit of God,
for they are foolishness to him, and he cannot
understand them, because they are spiritually
—1 Corinthians 2:14
Since the children have flesh and blood, he
too shared in their humanity so that by his
death he might destroy him who holds the power
of death–that is, the devil–and
free those who all their lives were held in
slavery by their fear of death.
If we confess our sins, he is faithful
and just and will forgive us our sins and purify
us from all unrighteousness.
—1 John 1:9