I and my Father are one. —John 10:30
Now the words of the Lord Jesus Christ were words so lofty and so astounding and so filled with authority that no other religious teacher in history could ever match His teachings….
Frankly, the claims that He made brand Him immediately as being God—or an idiot!… Of His own body He said, “Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up” (John 2:19). He told His hearers, “I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven” (Luke 10:18). He declared with authority, “Before Abraham was, I am!” (John 8:58). He predicted that when the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory: And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats. (Matthew 25:31-33)
No one else has ever been able to say, “Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice, and shall come forth” (John 5:28-29).
No one else has ever talked like that!
Lord, I know that You are God and I see the authority in Your words. Help me to share You faithfully with those around me who still do not believe. Amen.