Monday, 21 December 2009

Jesus' miracles sufficient to establish his identity

Songs in the Night

"The same works that I do, bear witness of Me, that the Father hath sent Me." John 5:36

"THE miracles which our Lord did were only intended to be sufficient to establish his identity, and were not with the view of establishing a precedent for the healing of the world nor of the church. The Lord's great healing time is designated in the Scriptures, "times of restitution." When those times shall come, when the millennial kingdom shall be established, the healing of the nations will be the great work; and it will not merely be a physical but also a mental and moral healing, which will gradually bring all in proper condition back to all that was lost in Eden, with increased knowledge through experience." Z'05-29 R3495:5 (Hymn 212)

Dutch translation / Nederlandse vertaling > Jezus' mirakelen voldoende om zijn identiteit te bewijzen

1 comment:

  1. Ronald from Restoration Light writes:
    Not only Jesus, but his twelve apostles as well the 70 disciples that he sent out could heal instantly. Unlike healers today, faith on the part of the one being healed was not always required. Jesus and Paul even raised some from death. These healings were all signs of proof of Jesus' messiahship. We today have the testimony of the Bible writers concerning those miracles. Those physical healings were not fully total, since those healed did eventually die.

    And Paul speaks of the gifts of healing. (1 Corinthians 12:9,28,30) It is unclear whether he means spiritual healing of the heart or physical healing, or perhaps both. Also it is unclear as to whether one having such a "gift" could raise the dead.

    Nevertheless, miracles of the physical healing type have been reported, not only from professing Christians, but also from many heathen religious groups from almost every corner of the earth. Not all healings are from Yahweh, for Yahweh is allowing the demons to misuse the power He has given them so that they perform many miracles designed to mislead, especially here in the last days. -- 2 Thessalonians 2:9-11; Revelation 16:4,14