Summary: The Deity Of Christ.
James O. Davis is the founder and president of Second Billion (TM). You are invited to learn more about Second Billion by visiting www.billion.tv.
TEXT: MT. 27:45, 51-54
THEME: The Deity Of Christ
ONLY ONE SAVIOR
1. On a skull shaped hill, outside a city wall, two thousands years ago, man murdered his maker. They had falsely accused him. They had given him a phony trial. They took him out to Calvary’s hill and nailed him to a cross of wood.
2. Someone would surely expect that if Jesus was who He claimed to be, the eternal, non-created, self-existing, second person of the God-head; there would have been some demonstrations of His deity at Calvary.
3. Since the New York City tragedy, people from all walks of life have been taking a long, hard, look at Christanity and Islam. Many people advocate that there are many ways to paradise or to eternal life. However, the Bible teaches that there is only one way to eternal life and that way is found only in Jesus Christ.
4. On the day that Jesus Christ died, there were many miracles that proved He was the Son of God. Each of these miracles teach lessons about who Jesus is and what He desire to do in our lives.
I. THE MIRACLE OF THE SUN: VICTORY OVER DARKNESS
Jesus reached out from Calvary and touched the sun. There was darkness over the land from the 12:00 pm until 3:00 pm. There was darkness from Dan to Beersheba.
The sun had gotten up that morning like it had done 12,235 times before since Jesus was born in Bethlehem. The sun got up that morning like it had done before and said, “ I wonder what Jesus will do today? I saw Him cleanse a leper yesterday. I saw Him raise a dead man a few days ago. I wonder what he will do today.”
Yet, on this day, when the sun gazed down from the sky, it saw man nailing Jesus to a tree. So, it hid it blushing face in shame. Indeed, this was a mighty miracle. As Jesus reached out from Calvary, he snuffed out the sun. The sun is a mighty burning star in space. The sun is two billion, billion, billion tons of mass. Jesus simply reached out a snuffed it out like a candle.
For three long hours, men and women crept around their homes with candles in their hands. They shook in their shoes. They thought the end of the world had come to them. It was darkness like the darkness that came over Egypt. It was a horrible darkness that could be felt. Throughout all of the country, men and women trembled in the dark.
People had said to Jesus, “Give us a sign from heaven and we will believe you.” When He was born, Jesus put a new star in the heavens; when He died he snuff out the sun. Then, when it was over, Jesus turned the light back on again.
Jesus said that He was the light of the world. If you kill him then you are snuffing out the light of the world. Jesus is like the light. Light can never be defiled. Light can fall on the most disease ridden object and still not be defiled. Light can expose but not be defiled.
Light is constant. Jesus never changes.
The law of Relativity: Einstein made the law of relativity famous with the formula: E=Mc2.
M= Mass in grams
C= Velocity of Light in Centimeters per second.
This simply means a small amount of mass can produce a great amount of energy. Nuclear Fusion is an example.
Einstein said light is the only thing in the universe that never changes. Everything is relative to light.
Light and Relativity: Two cars meet going 50 mph. The relativity is 100 mph. One car going 60 mph passes another car going 50mph. The relativity is 10 mph. Now suppose I saddle a light beam going the speed of light and meet your pastor riding a light beam going the speed of light. At this point, the speed is not doubled. Time stops. The faster ones gets to the speed of light, the slower time goes. At the the speed of light, time stops. In the future, we will achieve light speed and time will stop: That is called eternity.
Darknes can not overcome the light. How does one get darkness out of a room? Shovel it out? Vacuum it out? Sweep it out? Turn on the light. Darkness flees from the light. It will go under the bed or into the closet when the light is turned on in a darken room.
ILLUSTRATION: Five Planes in World War II
The captain of an aircraft carrier had ordered a total blackout on the ship. They were in enemy waters in the North Atlantic Sea. He was ensuring the safety of the ship and crew. The leading plane radioed to the ship asking for the lights to be turned on, so they could land safetly. The radio dispatcher said, “I can not give you light.” Then another pilot radioed in asking for just one light to save them from death. The radio dispatcher said, “No light will be given.” He turned of the radio. All five planes went down.