we continue to walk with Jesus, there is an issue that needs to be
settled once and for all. American seminaries for many years have been
teaching that Jesus was a “child of His day” and that He did not retain
knowledge of His eternal existence as the Son of God and Creator.
Seminary professors also generally teach that demons or evil spirits do
not exist and that Jesus just went along with the people when He cast
out demons. In other words, Jesus pretended to cast out demons because
it was expected of Him.
was a re-enactment of the life of Jesus produced by CNN during the 2015
Easter season in the United States. As the made for television movie
began, there was a scene with John the Baptist standing in the river and
hundreds of onlookers standing on the shore. John walks out of the water
and embraces Jesus when He arrives and informs the crowd that this is
his cousin and that He is the Messiah. Jesus immediately stiffens and
tells John that He does not think that He is the Messiah, whereupon John
tells Him that prophecy cannot be broken and that He really is the
Messiah. The next scene is that of Jesus and John walking down a small
road and John trying to convince Jesus that He is the Son of God and the
doubt were sown in the minds of the millions of people that watched this
blasphemous movie. This supposed documentary suggests that Jesus was not
the Son of God; after all, didn’t the script writers follow what the
Bible teaches? The majority of the people today have never read the
Bible and this impression might steer them in a direction which hinders
them from accepting Jesus as their Lord and Savior.
apostle John clearly stated 1,900 years ago that anyone who denies that
Jesus is God has the spirit of the Antichrist. (1 John4:1-3) For this
reason we are going to spend time this Sunday examining passages from
the New Testament which unequivocally prove that Jesus knew for certain
from the age of 12 that He was the Son of God who was sent from God the
Father and that He had full knowledge of His eternal existence,
including His role as the Creator.
have laid this foundation, we are going to see another example of Jesus
conquering the impossible. It begins with a simple of story of speaking
to a large crowd; yet how many people have questioned how it happened
that every person heard Jesus perfectly without amplification.
Electricity had not yet been discovered and everyone heard Jesus even
though He didn’t utilize a wireless microphone and speakers to amplify
was never a situation where Jesus came up empty handed and did not have
a solution to a problem. While Jesus was ministering around the Sea of
Galilee, He took the disciples outside the city of Bethsaida into a
desert area at the northeast corner of the Sea of Galilee. The people
were so desperate to hear Jesus that they came by the thousands once
they discovered where he was located. As the evening drew near, Jesus
realized most of the people had come out to the wilderness without any
food and it was a long journey back to their respective cities. Jesus
took one boy’s meal and fed five thousand men along with their wives and
children. It was an easy task for Jesus to multiply food much to the
astonishment of His disciples and the crowd that had gathered.
events in the life of Jesus are still valid for us today in the 21st
century with our modern conveniences. I am excited about this message
because it tells us what we can expect as the time of the Antichrist
draws near and learning to live in the supernatural will expel any fears
that may attempt to thwart us from sharing the Gospel and strengthen our
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Scriptures this Sunday morning at 9:00 AM PST.
Yours in Christ,
Pastor John S. Torell