The Most Important Question

 

The question we need to ask ourselves now is; What are we going to do with the evidence?

Looking at the historical evidence, looking at the evidence in God's word, looking at all the evidence in archaeological finds, all that has been prophesised, all that has been said - what are we going to do with Jesus? The evidence is there, we just have to decide what we are going to do with it.

John 21:24 "This is the disciple which testifieth of these things, and wrote these things: and we know that his testimony is true."

Indeed it is true, no question about it.

John 21:25 "And there are also many other things which Jesus did, the which, if they should be written every one, I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that should be written. Amen."

All these things He did are evidence that Jesus Christ lived, died, was resurrected and was exactly who He claimed to be - the Son of God.

What will we do now with all the evidence? Will we follow Him, give our life to Him?

Jesus, Peter, James and John had been upon the mountain of transfiguration, and there these disciples had seen Him glorified.

That whole experience was so moving, as they watched, His countenance shone like the sun, and there standing with Him were Moses and Elijah. When it was over Peter said; Lord it was so good for us to have been here, do you want us to build a tabernacle, one for You, one for Moses and one for Elijah? It had been a marvellous experience.

But as they are coming down from the mountain, at the foot of the mountain, it's a different story. A man has bought his only son, who is possessed with a demon. The demon has been so severe on the boy, which at times had cast him into the fire, and other times into the water, and it has only been by the intervention of his father that he lived. And so the father has bought his son to the disciples of Jesus and asked them to heal him. The disciples of Jesus have prayed for this boy, but the demon has refused to come out, and despite all of their prayers, it has not departed.

The disciples of Jesus feel humiliated. The Pharisees have taken advantage of the situation and they have criticised them, and so as Jesus comes down from the mountain a crowd of people have gathered there, and off to the side are His disciples who are kind of cowering, ashamed of what has happened. Jesus asked them what had happened, and they tell Him the experience of what they have gone through. The boy's father has come to Jesus and says, if you can, if you can Lord, please heal my son.

Mark 9:23 "Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth."

Jesus said, if only you can believe. That is His question to each one of us today. Will you and I believe? Because it says if we can then all things are possible. Jesus spoke to that man and said; if you believe then all things are possible. And the man reaches out in faith to Jesus.

Mark 9:24 "And straightway the father of the child cried out, and said with tears, Lord, I believe; help thou mine unbelief."

Today, Jesus is willing to take you and me and give us eternal life. He is everything that He claimed to be - the Son of God. He has the power to forgive us of our sins. In Him, and Him alone, there is life, and He will give us that life, eternal life, if we just reach out to Him, accept Him, and believe.

Today, Jesus is asking you and me the same question that He asked His disciples:

Mark 8:29 "He said to them, 'But who do you say that I am?' ..."

 

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