Jesus – The Ultimate Evidence

OXYGEN VOLUME 13

The most astounding thing God has ever done to show His existence to us is when He passed through the veil between heaven and earth and came to live among us as a man. Jesus Christ was far more than just a great moral teacher. He said things that would be outrageous if they weren’t true, but He backed them up with even more outrageous signs to prove they were. Jesus claimed not to speak for God as a prophet, but to be God in human flesh. He said, “If you’ve seen Me, you’ve seen the Father” (John 14:9), and, “The Father and I are one” (John 10:30). When asked if He was the Messiah, the Son of the Blessed, He said I am {Mark14:61-63)}. He told his contemporaries, “Before Abraham was, I am”(John 8:58). The fact that His unbelieving listeners decided then to kill Him shows that they realized He was claiming to be Yahweh, God Almighty.

When Jesus told His followers that He was the Good Shepherd (John 10:11-18), they would immediately be reminded of a passage in the book of Ezekiel where Yahweh God pronounced Himself shepherd over Israel (Ez. 34:1-16).  Jesus equated Himself with God. But words are cheap, so Jesus backed up His words with miracles and signs to validate His truth-claims. He healed all sorts of diseases in people: the blind, the deaf, the crippled, lepers, epileptics, and even a woman with a twelve-year hemorrhage. He took authority over the demons that terrorized and possessed people. He even raised the dead. Jesus showed His authority over nature, as well. He calmed a terrible storm with just a word. He created food out of thin air, with bread and fish left over! He turned water into wine. He walked on water.

He showed us what God the Father is like; Jesus was God in a human body. He was loving and sensitive, at the same time strong and determined. Children and troubled people were drawn to Him like a magnet, but the arrogant and self-sufficient were threatened by Him. He drenched people with grace and mercy while never compromising His holiness and righteousness.

And after living a perfect life, He showed His love to us by dying in our place on a Roman cross, promising to come back to life. Who else but God Himself could make a promise like that and then fulfill it? The literal, bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ is the final, greatest proof that there is a God, that Jesus is God Himself, and that God has entered our world and showed us the way to heaven so we can be with Him forever. He said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father except by Me” (John 14:6).

God exists, and He has spoken. He made a “just right” universe that is stamped with clues of its Maker. He placed eternity in our hearts, as Ecclesiastes 3:11 tells us, and all people have a strong moral streak because we are made in the image of a moral God. The evidence of design in our bodies, our world and the universe is a signpost pointing to a loving, intelligent God behind it all. The unity of the Bible and the hundreds of fulfilled prophecies in it show the mind of God behind its creation. And we’ve looked at the way Jesus punched through the space-time continuum to show us what God looks like, and opened the doorway to heaven.

Jesus is the clearest evidence of all that God does exist.

Worthy is the Lamb! Blessings!

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Disciple of Jesus, married to Peggy, with 5 grown up children, 7 grand children, ex-Canadian military and residing in beautiful Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada. a.k.a. "Papa"

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13 comments on “Jesus – The Ultimate Evidence
  1. Amen brother! Great post!!

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  2. Deb Farris says:

    Wonderful post Bruce. I just love this:
    “Children and troubled people were drawn to Him like a magnet, but the arrogant and self-sufficient were threatened by Him. He drenched people with grace…”

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  3. I love your explanation of the Good Shepherd as referring back to Ezekiel. I had equated it with Psalm 23, but Ezekiel is another powerful connection! As always, a truly encouraging and faith affirming post, Bruce!! Thank you!

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  4. SLIMJIM says:

    I agree brother Bruce Jesus is the ultimate evidence for God and the God of the Bible.

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  5. Bill Sweeney says:

    Good stuff, Bruce. I get people not believing the Bible, but, as you said, science proves that there had to be a designer.

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    • Bruce says:

      Thanks Bill, there really is an astounding abundance of evidence when you stop to look at it and then, above all that, is the presence of God, the internal witness of God’s Holy Spirit within us and all those answered prayers. We sometimes take for granted the nearness of God and the reassurance of Him watching over us and helping us. Years ago, when I was very young in the faith, I complained to God about how distant and silent He was. For a whole week thereafter it was like there was absolutely nothing, can’t really put it into words but it was like He was saying, THIS is what my total absence feels like. It was terrible. I never want to experience that again. I was reading through Numbers yesterday and I realized that God’s presence was always visible 24/7 with the pillar of cloud by day and fire by night but the Israelis wouldn’t always see it, say for example when they went in their tents or were far away from the Tabernacle or they were sleeping. We take His presence for granted but it is a terrible thing to have it taken away. Jesus said, I am with you always and He is. Grace and blessings my friend.

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