John 1:3-Through him all things were made; without him nothing was
made that has been made.
Colossians 1:16-17-For by him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him. He is before all things, and in him all things hold together.
1 Peter 3:22-has gone into heaven and is at God’s right hand—with angels, authorities and powers in submission to him.”
He doesn’t just have authority over the earth . . . He has authority also over the heavenly realm.
Matthew 28:18-Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.”
In other words, He has supreme authority. He has ALL authority.
What evidence is there that Jesus is the Mighty God?
FIRST, THERE IS EVIDENCE IN HIS TEACHING.
Matthew 7:29-he taught as one who had authority, and not as their teachers of the law.
THE MIRACLES OF JESUS TESTIFY TO HIS POWER AND HIS AUTHORITY.
They testify that He was God. Blind men received their sight, crippled people walked, dead people came back to life, demon possessed people were set free, diseased people were made well.
Jesus was unique in His power. No other religious leader exercised this kind of dramatic power.
Matthew 8:26,27- “You of little faith, why are you so afraid?” Then he got up and rebuked the winds and the waves, and it was completely calm. The men were amazed and asked, “What kind of man is this? Even the winds and the waves obey him!”
Time and again the miracles of Jesus testified to his uniqueness. At one point
John the Baptist was thrown in prison. While he was there he began to wonder if
Jesus was really the Messiah, the one who would save people from their sins. So
he sent messengers to Jesus and asked, “Are you the one who was to come, or
should we expect someone else?”
Matthew 11:2-6-Jesus replied, “Go back and report to John what you hear and see: The blind receive sight, the lame walk, those who have leprosy are cured, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the good news is preached to the poor. Blessed is the man who does not fall away on account of me.”
Jesus revealed his might and power by the way he endured temptation.
Hebrews tells us that he was tempted in every way like we were, but DID NOT sin.
His strength was much greater than ours.
Where we give in, He remained strong.
Where we crumble He stood firm.
WE SEE HIS POWER IN THE EVENTS OF HIS DEATH.
Perhaps you have watched a family member endure a terrible disease and remarked, “I didn’t realize how strong they were.”
Look at what Jesus endured. He endured the ridicule, the excruciating pain, the betrayal of friends. And even more staggering, He endured the penalty for our sin.
THE BENEFITS OF HIS POWER
Having said all of this we can now get to the question that most of us are asking, “So What?”
The reason why this title of Jesus should bring joy and worship to our heart.
It means He is Able to do what he promised.
The most important thing he promised is eternal life.
Jesus promises that not only can He give us eternal life . . . once He has given it to us no one can take it away from us.
John 10:28-30-I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one can snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all no one can snatch them out of my Father’s hand. I and the Father are one.”
I hope that you realize that the helpless little baby in the manger was really the Mighty God.
Those tiny hands were the same hands that put the stars in place.
The Jewish Carpenter who made tables and doorframes while he was growing up was the same one who fashioned the world and made human beings.
The Holy God of justice who must punish sin, was the very one who allowed Himself to be nailed to a cross so that He might satisfy those very demands of justice.