THE UNDENIABLE PROOFS
There will always be mysteries about life that are beyond human understanding but that do not negate the existence of realities that appear hidden. For the fact that you cannot see the radio waves physically with your naked eyes does not mean it does not exist. There was a time people believed the earth was flat and people did not look like an idiot to hold such idea, yet even ever before men were able to make his way to space Greek thinkers like Aristotle and Eratosthenes had an insight that the earth must be round. Just imagine how they must have been ridiculed to have come up with such notion at that time. It is the nature of humans to want to know and unravel mysteries. We were wired that way. This is how science came about. Everything human being has done and discovered through science was a product of curiosity. Naturally, when we concede unbelief because we do not have the facts, that aspect of our nature that wants to know just automatically folds up and goes to sleep. But today if you go out there and try to assert that the earth is flat you will surely be seen to be acting strangely. Why? Because there are undeniable proofs that run against that. Admittedly, there will always unanswered questions about life that are demanding answers, but they can never tilt the balance against the overwhelming evidence of God’s existence-Who He is, what He has done, and what He does? You will still have to make a choice either to concentrate on those unanswered questions or to believe those things that God has revealed about Himself. Having faith in God and believing in His Son Jesus Christ will continue to remain the most important decision that any human will ever make in this life. Nevertheless, a lot of people still struggle with whether Jesus Christ is who he claimed to be. Some people confuse and quickly associate the name of Jesus with just being religious. Jesus Christ is not a religious leader; he is a Messiah, the Saviour of the whole world. Look at these overwhelming, undeniable proofs of his Messiah-hood and deity.
The undeniable proofs of his resurrection
‘For forty days after his death he appeared to them many times in ways that proved beyond doubt that he was alive. They saw him, and he talked with them about the Kingdom of God.’ Act1:3. He was crucified, suffered the pain and humiliation of the cross, and died to pay the penalty that our sins deserved. His body was laid in the tomb, and a huge stone rolled to cover the entrance, but on the third day, he rose from the dead as he promised. The place he was laid was empty. He is alive! He has won the victory over sin and death. The Good news about Jesus and his resurrection from the dead has been transforming and changing lives ever since. Today a lot of people still doubt if Jesus Christ rose from the dead or not. Here are the overwhelming proofs. For forty days after he rose up from the dead, Jesus continued to show himself to his disciples, who were eye-witnesses of all that happened to him. The Jewish religious leaders and Roman soldiers who crucified could not disprove his resurrection even though they tried hard to do so by bribing the soldiers who had guarded the tomb with a large sum of money, so they could lie to the people that Jesus’ body was stolen away while they were asleep. ‘A meeting with the elders was called,and they decided to give the soldiers a large bribe. They told the soldiers, “You must say, ‘Jesus’ disciples came during the night while we were sleeping, and they stole his body.’ Mat 28:12-13. Could you have imagined that? In his last moment with the disciples, while he was still talking to them, he was taken up into heaven. They saw him ascended. The Good news of Jesus and the resurrection from the dead was spreading far and wide and changing lives, and the numbers of believers grew significantly in Jerusalem. But severe persecution against the disciples arose from the religious leaders, and about 33 years later after the resurrection of Jesus Christ, a man called Saul got a letter of authority from the high priest to go and search Damascus of Syria for disciples of Jesus to bring them bound to Jerusalem for trial and punishment. As he was drawing close to Damascus, suddenly a great light shone around him from heaven. Then look at what happened. ‘He fell to the ground and heard a voice saying to him, “Saul! Saul! Why are you persecuting me? ”Who are you, lord?” Saul asked. And the voice replied, “I am Jesus, the one you are persecuting!’ Act 9:4-5. Thirty-three years after the resurrection, here was Saul confronted by the risen Jesus Christ in such spectacular way, face to face with the truth that Jesus is alive. This encounter changed the entire course of his life.
The undeniable proofs of his authority
One day Peter and John, the disciples of Jesus Christ, met a man who was lame, with crippled legs from birth at the temple gate begging for arms. This man has been in this condition, disabled for forty years. People have to carry him to this gate so that he could ask for arms from people who go in and out of the temple. Peter and John on this occasion were also going into the temple to go and pray when this man stopped them to beg them for money. Peter told the disabled man, ‘I don’t have any silver or gold for you. But I’ll give you what I have. In the name of Jesus Christ the Nazarene, get up and walk!” Act 3:6. And they laid hands on this man and prayed for him in the name of Jesus Christ, and the crippled legs immediately received strength and straighten out by the power of God. The man jumped up, stood on his feet, and began to walk. Then walking, leaping and praising God. What a glorious moment of liberation and freedom! This is called a miracle. It wasn’t magic, but the power of God at work. It is call miracle because it is an act of God, a demonstration of divine power. All people who know this man rushed out towards the scene in amazement to see the man they knew formerly to be disabled and crippled but now jumping and leaping on his two legs, they were astounded, wondered and awed at what has happened, excitement erupted, and all people joined him to praise God. He became a living witness of the undeniable proof of the authority of Jesus Christ.
The undeniable proofs of his power to deliver
It was a Battle of France during the WWII. By the second week of May 1940, the French defence had been broken by German panzer forces, and a great military disaster threatened the British army that was being encircled by the German troops. The only port from which the British army could be evacuated was Dunkirk in the north of France. It was a critical moment, so much so, that the British Prime Minister Winston Churchill could not have found any more perfect word to describe the great danger that loomed over the British army when he called it ‘a colossal military disaster’. His Majesty King George VI requested that Sunday, the 26th of May be observed as a National Day of Prayer. The King and all the members of the Cabinet attended Westminster Abbey, and millions of people in all parts of British Empire flocked to the churches to join in prayer. The response of the people to the call to prayer was remarkable. The Abbey was crowded, and long queues of people who could not get in were photographed. The King and the people cried to God in prayer and heaven responded. After the prayers, miraculous events began to happen. First, out of nowhere, Hitler suddenly overruled his generals and halted the advance of his armoured column at the very point when they could have proceeded to annihilate the British army. Secondly, on the 28th of May, a storm broke over Flanders grounding the German Luftwaffe squadrons. This allowed the British army formations to move on foot to the coast which was about eight-twelve miles from Dunkirk without any interruption from aircraft which were unable to operate due to the storm. Thirdly, there was an unusual, extraordinary calm over the English Channel during the days which followed, making it possible for the British army to be evacuated by a fleet of over 800 boats. By the eighth day, over 338,226 British soldiers had been rescued. What a miraculous intervention! There was an overwhelming witness that this could not have been anything other than the hands of God. Winston Churchill called their rescue as a ‘miracle of deliverance’. On the 9th of June, a Day of National Thanksgiving was called. This has been named the miracle of Dunkirk attesting to the undeniable proof of God’s power to deliver when we call on Jesus.
The undeniable proofs of changed lives
Peter and John themselves were ordinary people, mere fishermen, yet their lives impacted their generation in such amazing way because they met Jesus. They had just only been with Jesus for space of three years. During this time Jesus groomed and transformed their lives. In fact, here the testimony of the religious leaders about these wonderful men: ‘The members of the council were amazed when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, for they could see that they were ordinary men with no special training…They also recognised them as men who had been with Jesus’ Act4.13. Although over the years people have made a religion out of Christianity. Christianity is not a religion; it’s a way of life born out of total surrender and faith in Jesus. It’s a lifestyle of righteousness and power with God. It is a lifestyle of undeniable proofs of changed lives. In fact, the first time the word ‘Christian’ was used was when the disciples of Jesus were called Christians in Antioch about 65 AD. ‘..It was at Antioch that the believers were first called Christians.’ Acts 11.26It is originally a Greek word ‘Christianos’ which means ‘followers of Christ’ The people observed that the disciples’ lifestyle was so distinct and different. Their characters and way of life were exactly like that of Jesus, and so they couldn’t think of any other name to call them than to call them ‘Christianos’. They became living witnesses.
The undeniable proofs of His love
God is love, and the undeniable proofs of his wonderful love are overwhelming through history. The climax of the demonstration and proof of his love was when He sent Jesus Christ to die on the cross to pay the penalty for our sins to redeem humanity more than 2000 years ago. ‘But God showed His great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners..For God loved the world so much that He gave His one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life’ Rom5.8,Jn3.16. God’s love was revealed at Calvary where He paid dearly for our sins with the life of His Son, Jesus Christ- the highest price he could pay. The cross represents the undeniable proof of God’s love where Jesus laid down his life as a sacrifice for us, the guilty sinners. There he took the full punishment for our sins and made way for us to be forgiven.
When Jesus steps in!
‘Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.’Matt.11:28-29
These are what Jesus does when he is allowed to step in. He brings life to the dead, light to the darkness, he restores broken-hearted, gives hope to the hopeless, strength to the weary, healing and miracles erupt! Above all, he sets free from the weight of guilt and sin and offers forgiveness and gift of eternal life to everyone who comes to put their trust in him. This is the greatest miracle that can ever happen to an anyone-the miracle of salvation. More than thirty years ago when I invited Jesus Christ into my life, he turned my life around. Everything changed. Well, I don’t know where you stand, or what struggles you may have or mind-boggling issues that may bother you, the reason you may have while you don’t believe, but one thing I’m very sure of is that Jesus is still waiting and knocking to be let in into your heart, No one loves you as he does. Even though you and I messed up, gone astray and separated from God because of our sin and disobedience yet, he came to save us by dying on the cross to pay the penalty for our sins and, therefore, made it possible for us to be forgiven and brought back into relationship with God. No religious leader could die for your sins; none of the religious leader ever rose from the dead. They all died, and their bones decayed in the soil, but only Jesus died and rose again. He showed his supremacy and victory over death and grave. Based on these undeniable proofs, you can count on him to save you. Only him can save your soul. Why don’t you give him a chance? ‘There is salvation in no one else! God has given no other name under heaven by which we must be saved.’
Don’t let anything hold you back. Please Come to Jesus. The right time is now! This is the most significant decision of your life! If you’d like to make this decision to begin a personal relationship with Jesus today, please right where you are you can say this prayer:
“ “Lord Jesus, I am sorry for the things I have done wrong in my life. Please forgive me. I now turn from everything that I know is wrong. I believe you died for me on the cross so that I could be forgiven. Please come into my life and be my Lord and Saviour.”
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