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Supporting Scriptures for "Jesus Is Messiah" Isaiah 9:6
God's plan before the world was even created was to show His love and kindness to us through Jesus (2 Timothy 1:9). Therefore, after God made His plan, God (represented by the white cue ball) created man and his wife (represented by the number "1" and "2" balls) and was aware that they would yield to the tempation of the Devil (represented by the black "8" ball). Through the lineage sinful Adam and Eve now striped by sin (represented by the "9" and "10" balls), God would bring a Messiah, Jesus (represented by the red "3" ball) who would offer eternal life through His death and resurrection to all men and women.
But someone who could both die in our place and give us eternal life would have to be pretty powerful. In fact, Isaiah 9:6 describes the coming Messiah as "Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, and Prince of Peace."
So that if, in fact, the Messiah is God as Isaiah describes Him, then the Messiah would be expected to perform mighty miracles that no mere man would ever be able to do.
Therefore, let's look at the miracles that Jesus performed while living here on Earth to determine whether or not Jesus is the Messiah.
Jesus cured the sick Jesus cast out demons Jesus restored sight to the blind Jesus raised the dead Jesus healed the lame Jesus restored hearing to the deaf Jesus controlled nature.
What is your verdict? Was Jesus the Messiah?
No other man before or after Jesus has been able to perform all of these miracles. Only the creator of mankind and the world could so that we must conclude that Jesus is the promised Messiah.
"JESUS IS MESSIAH"
How should miracles affect our response and attitude toward God?
Deuteronomy 10:21 - "He is your God, the one who is worthy of your praise, the one who has done mighty miracles that you yourselves have seen."
Job 37:14 - "Listen, Job; stop and consider the wonderful miracles of God!"
Luke 19:37 - "As they reached the place where the road started down from the Mount of Olives, all of Jesus' followers began to shout and sing as they walked along, praising God for all the wonderful miracles they had seen."
According to Nehemiah 9:17, how does God respond to those who refuse to listen to Him and ignore His miracles?
Nehemiah 9:17 - "They refused to listen and did not remember the miracles you had done for them. Instead, they rebelled and appointed a leader to take them back to their slavery in Egypt! But you are a God of forgiveness, gracious and merciful, slow to become angry, and full of unfailing love and mercy. You did not abandon them."
From Acts 18:28, what is the only thing necessary to argue that Jesus is the Messiah?
Acts 18:28 - "He refuted all the Jews with powerful arguments in public debate. Using the Scriptures, he explained to them, 'The Messiah you are looking for is Jesus.'"
What is the natural conclusion of Jesus' ability to perform miracles?
Acts 2:22 - "People of Israel, listen! God publicly endorsed Jesus of Nazareth by doing wonderful miracles, wonders, and signs through him as you well know."
John 14:11 - "Just believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in me. Or at least believe because of what you have seen me do."
John 2:23 - "Because of the miraculous signs he did in Jerusalem at the Passover celebration, many people were convinced that he was indeed the Messiah."
How does the common phrase "Seeing is believing" relate to the following verses?
John 4:48 - "Jesus asked, 'Must I do miraculous signs and wonders before you people will believe in me?'"
John 6:28-30 - "They replied, 'What does God want us to do?' Jesus told them, 'This is what God wants you to do: Believe in the one He has sent.' They replied, 'You must show us a miraculous sign if you want us to believe in you. What will you do for us?'"
John 12:37 - "But despite all the miraculous signs he had done, most of the people did not believe in him."
What did Jesus claim about himself from the following verses?
John 4:25-26 - "The woman said, 'I know the Messiah will come - the one who is called Christ. When he comes, he will explain everything to us.' Then Jesus told her, 'I am the Messiah!'"
Matthew 26:63-65 - "But Jesus remained silent. Then the high priest said to him, 'I demand in the name of the living God that you tell us whether you are the Messiah, the Son of God.' Jesus replied, 'Yes, it is as you say. And in the future you will see me, the Son of Man, sitting at God's right hand in the place of power and coming back on the clouds of heaven.' Then the high priest tore his clothing to show his horror, shouting, 'Blasphemy! Why do we need other witnesses? You have all heard his blasphemy. What is your verdict?'"