Seven Miracles in John
We Christians have chosen seven miracles from the Book of John to provide an explanation for John 20:31. All of these things have been written so that you may come to realize that Jesus Christ is the Christ, the Son of God. (NIV) I’m not sure why just seven of them are highlighted. Seven is the number of completion, and these are elaborated upon further, however John did describe more miracles in addition to these seven that were performed. In addition to these miracles, there are two other posts listed below that demonstrate further miracles referenced in John.
The term greater conveys the conponent of larger in number, not bigger in fantastical content.
The seven miracles that are featured in this section of John’s gospel are incredible and deserving of careful consideration and study.
- Cana (2:1-11)
- Healing an official’s son in Capernaum (4:46-54)
- Healing an invalid at the Pool of Bethesda in Jerusalem (5:1-18)
- And many other miracles are recorded in the book of Mark. Feeding the 5,000 at the Sea of Galilee (6:5-14)
- Walking on the water of the Sea of Galilee (6:16-21)
- Walking on the water of the Sea of Galilee (6:22-26)
- Bringing sight to a blind man in Jerusalem (9:1–7). In Bethany, Lazarus is raised from the dead (11:1-45).
This was something I came upon and thought was interesting. In the words of Gary Shogren, “I have no clue who came up with this, but I’ve been using it for years.” : WHEN THE SIGNT HAPPENS – turning water into wineH – curing a nobleman’s sonE – uplifting a cripple Feast of Five Thousand (Supper of Five Thousand)I – Interim on Sea G – Giving sight to the blindN – Notification of Lazarus to “come forth” The phrases “miracles” and “miraculous signs” are used twenty-four times in the NIV, with two of these instances including Jesus questioning people about why they did not believe (John 12:37 and 15:24).
- People in John 2:18 and 6:30 are pleading with Jesus to show them signs so that they will believe.
- I’ve investigated into why these particular miracles occured and where they came from, but have been unsuccessful in my search.
- See the term forsemeion in the Vines Dictionary, which is number 4592 in the Greek Dictionary in Strong’s Concordance, and this page for further information.
- That may be true, but I do not believe that Judaism is one of them.
Because I couldn’t figure out where they obtained their “list” of miracles, I came up with my own:
- When Moses arrived at Cana, the water came from a rock (the water and wine were served from “rock” vessels), and he used it to transform evil water into good water. Wine was created by Jesus by changing water into wine. In Capernaum, Jesus heals the son of a government official (4:46-54) The prophets Elijah and Elisha each cured a son, but they had to touch the kid, whereas Jesus healed him from a distance. In Jerusalem, at the Pool of Bethesda, a disabled person is being healed (5:1-18) With the seven dips in the Jordan, Elisha was able to cure the captain. Providing food for the 5,000 people around the Sea of Galilee (6:5-14) The story of Moses and the manna It is permissible to walk on the waters of the Sea of Galilee (Matthew 6:16-21) since Moses split the waters
- Bringing a blind man back to life in Jerusalem (9:1-7) (I didn’t get anything.) On second consideration, perhaps the man who said that in John 9:32 was correct. “No one has ever heard of it before.” Jesus performed something no other leader had ever done before
- He did something unprecedented. Elisha’s bones resurrected a dead man in Bethany (11:1-45). Elisha’s bones raised a dead man in Bethany. He was called out of the grave by Jesus.
I recall hearing someone remark that the seven miracles in John were more oral tradition than documented reality, but it was interesting to speculate about where they could have come from in the beginning. So, if you have or know where the seven signs or miracles that point to Jesus as the Messiah began, please let me know. The fact that Jesus was known for concealing Himself is not considered one of the seven miracles. As a result, I refer to it as aPlus One. The biggest miracle, according to one of the comments, was revealed in the shape of a prophesy.
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Jesus’ 7 Miracles In John’s Gospel
the reality that Jesus is the son of God, entirely human yet fully God, who was born on earth by a virgin, spent the last three years of His life on earth sharing who He is with others, and then sacrificed Himself as a sacrifice for all sin so that believers might be saved and spend eternally in heaven. Over time, the term “gospel” came to be used to refer to the four books of the Bible that tell the story of salvation via Jesus: Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. Each of the four gospels was authored by a different author and was intended for a distinct audience when it was first published.
- John, one of Christ’s earliest apostles, writes to demonstrate to everyone that Jesus is the Son of God.
- The seven miracles recorded in John’s Gospel are as follows: One miracle that Jesus performs is the transformation of water into wine (John 2:11-11).
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- This miracle demonstrates that Jesus is the source of all needs, both bodily and spiritual, as recorded in John 6:1-13.
- Jesus Walks On Water – John 6:16-21.This miracle demonstrates that Jesus is not bound by the laws of physics.
Tweet I ask you to spend two peaceful hours reading the gospel of John in order to come to know Jesus a little better.
Among the stories told are those of Jesus’ baptism, the selection of His followers, His contacts with both believers and nonbelievers, His miracles, His Messianic claims, His wonderful teachings, and His crucifixion.
The declared objective of John’s Gospel was to demonstrate that Jesus, as the Son of God, was in fact the Son of God.
It is now up to you to read the message and benefit from Jesus’ blessings.
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Book of Signs – Wikipedia
The Book of Signs is a name often used in Christian study to refer to the first major portion of the Gospel of John, which runs from 1:19 through the conclusion of Chapter 12. It is performed after the Hymn to the Word and before the Book of Glory. It is so titled because it contains accounts of seven important events, which are commonly referred to as “signs” or “miracles.”
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Scholars generally agree that the Gospel of John may be divided into four sections: the aprologue (John 1:1-18), the Book of Signs (1:19 to 12:50), the Book of Glory (or Exaltation) (13:1-20:31), and the anepilogue (John 20:31). (chapter 21). 20:30 (John 20:30) Many other signs were done in Jesus’ presence in front of the disciples, which are not included in this book; 31 but these have been recorded so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing will result in your receiving life through His name (John 1:12).
The term “Seven Signs” links to this page. J.D. Wilkes is the name of a documentary film released in 2007. The seven indicators are as follows:
- In John 2:1-11, Jesus describes this as “the first of the signs.” Other signs include: healing the royal official’s son in CapernauminJohn 4:46-54
- Healing the paralytic at BethesdainJohn 5:1-15
- Feeding the 5000 in John 6:5-14
- Jesus walking on water in John 6:16-24
- Healing the man born blind in John 9:1-7
- Raising of Lazarus in John 11:1-45
- And the raising of Lazarus in John
Some historians and theologians believe that the Gospel of John contains evidence of new creation theology, with the resurrection of Jesus serving as the inferred eighth sign, signaling a week of creation followed by a new creation beginning with the resurrection.
Other lists of seven signs
Some people are not in agreement with this list of seven indicators. The walking on the water is seen as part of the feeding of the 5000, rather than as a separate sign in itself, according to John Marsh and Stephen Smalley, among others, and the seventh sign is the crucifixion of Jesus and the resurrection appearance to Thomas, according to John Marsh and Stephen Smalley and others (20:26-29). Because the term “sign” appears in John 2:18, Anthony T. Selvaggio substitutes the purification of the Temple for walking on water.
John Hutchinson and E. W. Bullinger, to name a couple of scholars, have emphasized a sequence of eight signals, which culminates in the miraculous capture of fish in John 21:1-14.
- Andreas J. AbKöstenberger
- Leonard Scott Kellum
- Charles L. Quarles
- Andreas J. AbKöstenberger
- Charles L. Quarles (2009). “The Gospel of John,” as it is known. The Cradle, the Cross, and the Crown: An Introduction to the New Testament is an introduction to the New Testament. Book published by B H Publishing Group in Nashville with ISBN 9780805443653 on page 305. The Bible Knowledge Commentary was retrieved on June 21, 2016. 1982ISBN0-88207-812-7page 269
- John F. Walvoord and Roy B. Zuck 1983ISBN0-88207-812-7page 269 Christian D. von Dehsen’s “The Gospel of John” is available online. Oxford Biblical Studies Online is a resource for anyone interested in biblical studies. Oxford University Press is a publishing house based in Oxford, England. The date is February 7, 2020. This part of the Gospel of John is distinguished by seven “signs,” which are as follows: Poets ProphetsPreachers
- Rob Bell, Beginning at the Beginning
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- John Marsh, Saint John (Pelican New Testament Commentary, 1968) p.65
- Stephen Smalley in The Oxford Companion to the Bible (OUP, 1993) p.373
- Anthony T. Selvaggio, The Seven Signs (Reformation Heritage Books, 2010) p5-6
- John Hutchison, Our Lord’s Signs in St. John’s Gospel: Discussions Chiefly Exegetical and Doctrinal on the Eight Miracles in
Miracles! The Supernatural Miracle Signs in the Gospel of John
A former fisherman who became an apostle has written a book that will stand the test of time. It is the most well-known of the four gospels, and for good reason: it portrays the Father’s love as well as the power of Jesus’ miracles. Reading the gospel of John is analogous to entering the Holy of Holies after the curtain has been split in two. What would we be doing if the gospel of John didn’t exist? The New Testament would be far more restricted if it did not have the new and lively message that John presents to the world.
- John explains why he authored this great book in the following words: Throughout his ministry, Jesus performed several miracles in the presence of his followers, many of which are not even mentioned in this book.
- 20:30–31 (John 20:30–31) When God creates anything supernatural, it is done with divine power and with the intent of accomplishing a divine purpose.
- Water was transformed into wine.
- When Jesus walked among us, even the dead were able to rise from their graves.
- We are given a heavenly perspective via the book of John, which is replete with beautiful insight in every verse.
- The son of thunder was known as a prophecy to the people.
- He was also known as a lover to the people.
- Jesus is referred to as the Lamb of God, the Good Shepherd, the Merciful Forgiver, the Tender Healer, the Compassionate Intercessor, and the Great I Am, among other titles and titles.
- To read John’s gospel is to come face to face with Jesus.
In general, most academics assume that John wrote his gospel between AD 85 and AD 90; however, the Dead Sea Scrolls suggest that he may have written it much earlier, maybe as early as AD 50–55, because several of John’s gospel verses are almost similar to verses contained in the Dead Sea Scrolls.
- Why would John put off writing and spreading the wonderful news of Jesus Christ?
- During the Roman campaign of AD 67–70, all of this was completely destroyed.
- The insight that John provides us “mends” the hearts of men and brings healing to the Body of Christ.
- There is an intriguing theory that both James and John (sons of Zebedee) were actually cousins of Jesus, which would explain their close relationship.
In Matthew 27:56, we discover that Zebedee’s wife was Salome, and this is confirmed in Mark 15:40. Then there’s the matter of Salome, who was thought to be Mary’s younger sister and the mother of our Lord Jesus Christ, which would make her two sons, James and John, Jesus’ cousins.
Twelve Reasons Why John’s Gospel Is Unique:
- A Prologue (1:1–18) and an Epilogue (21:1–25) are included in the book of John. When writing the prologue, I wanted to lay a theological foundation for the rest of the book, so I focused on describing who Jesus Christ is and what he did. The prologue transports us back to the beginning of time and highlights all of the major themes that you will encounter as you read through the book of John. The epilogue reveals that the gospel of John does not contain a comprehensive account of everything Jesus did or taught
- However, John does reveal the heavenly nature and glory of Jesus Christ in a way that no other gospel does. God’s explanation is provided by Jesus. Jesus Christ is the Living Expression of God (Logos)
- John’s gospel is relatively simple in its language but extremely profound in its meaning
- John emphasizes seven miracle signs. The resurrection of Christ would be the eighth miracle
- There are miracles that are unique to John (turning water into wine, healing the nobleman’s son, healing the man at Bethesda, opening the eyes of the blind man, raising Lazarus from the dead, Peter’s second miracle catch of fish)
- And faith is never referred to as a noun in the book of John. He never uses the words “faith” or “belief,” instead opting for the verb “believe/believing” to express himself. It is not a concept, but rather an action. The word “believe” appears one hundred times in the book of John. The word “see” appears one hundred times in the book of John, which alternates between describing Jesus’ ministry in public and in private. His public ministry includes appearances at three feasts: Passover, Tabernacles, the Feast of Lights/Dedication, and then the Feast of Weeks/Sabbath. Other gospels emphasize Jesus’ Galilean ministry, while John emphasizes his Judean ministry
- The fourth gospel corresponds to the fourth living creature—the eagle that soars through the sky. Then there’s the fourth person in the fire (Daniel 3:25). The fourth day of creation was marked by God’s creation of the sun, who declared that it would rule the heavens and shed light (Genesis 1:17)
- The synoptic gospels provide us with the history of Jesus Christ, while the fourth gospel provides us with the mystery of Jesus Christ
- While John records the cleansing of the Temple at the beginning of his gospel, the other three gospels record it at the end of their respective accounts of Jesus’ life. According to John’s gospel, the division between Jesus and the Jewish leaders occurs at the beginning, whereas the other three gospels place it at the end. Certain details that are mentioned in the synoptic gospels are not included in John’s account: The prayer of Jesus in Gethsemane, the Transfiguration, and the Ascension are all depicted in the Bible. John employs the word “love” fifty-six times in his writing.
Seven Miracle Signs Highlighted in John:
It is important to note that these are not all of the miracles performed by Jesus, nor are they all of the miracles recorded in the gospel of John; rather, they are seven miracle signs intended to persuade the audience that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that they must believe in him in order to be saved.
- Water turned into wine (2:1–11)
- Healing of the royal official’s son (4:46–54)
- Healing the paralytic at Bethesda (5:1–15)
- Feeding the multitudes (6:5–14)
- Walking on water (6:16–24)
- Healing the man born blind (9:1–7)
- Raising Lazarus from the dead (11:1–45)
- Healing the paralytic at Bethesda
The resurrection of Jesus would be the eighth sign, indicating to us that the New Covenant has been established. Ultimately, the seven miracles of John would bring the old creation’s seven days to a close, and the resurrection of Jesus would usher in a whole new beginning.
Seven Messianic Claims (“I AM”) in John:
- The resurrection of Jesus would be the eighth sign, signaling the beginning of the New Covenant. Ultimately, the seven miracles of John would put the old creation to a close, and the resurrection of Jesus ushers in a new chapter in human history.
Seven Names for Christ in Chapter 1, spoken by his disciples:
- Jesus of Nazareth, Son of God, King of Israel, Son of Man
- Jesus of Nazareth, Lamb of God
- Rabbi (master teacher)
- Messiah (Anointed One)
For more than 2,000 years, the gospel of John has offered life, love, and faith to people all around the world. John 3:16 is well-known to millions of people all across the world. It is, without a doubt, the most straightforward portrayal of the Good News of Jesus Christ to be found anywhere in the Bible. Given how much God cherished the world, he offered his one and only Son as a gift to those who would accept him. Because of this, anybody who believes in him will never perish but will instead enjoy everlasting life.
- I finished it in a single day.
- That was an excellent day.
- I am confident that God will impact your heart.
- — as well!
- Meet the glorious Christ in the book of John: Eternal Love – 2nd Edition, which is now available online.
|This week we are focusing our attention to more of the miracles of Jesus. We want to consider especially those listed by John in his Gospel. The Gospel of John has been called the “Gospel of Belief”, for John seeks to call to mind, through the Holy Spirit, the signs that Jesus did, and to record them so as to produce faith in the minds of those who read his account of the life of Christ. In stating the purpose for his Gospel account, John says, “Many other signs therefore did Jesus in the presence of his disciples, which are not written in this book: but these are written, that ye may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; that believing ye may life in his name” (Jn. 20:30, 31). These miracles are proofs of Christ’s deity, according to John.The word “sign” is the word used by John when referring to a miracle. “While the use of this term as applied to a miracle is not confined to John, it is the only word used for miracle in that Gospel. John, then, presented the miracles not merely as supernatural deeds nor as manifestations of supernatural power, nor even as exceptions to the usual current of events, but definitely as material witnesses to underlying spiritual truth” (Tenney, John: The Gospel of Belief, p. 29).Notice also that John says “Many other signs therefore did Jesus in the presence of his disciples, which are not written in this book,” which declares that John does not intend to record every miracle that Jesus performed, but to select certain ones. John’s Gospel is, therefore, a selective Gospel. In all, there are about nine outstanding miracles recorded in the book of John. We are going to study but seven of them, omitting Jesus’ resurrection from the dead, and the drought of fishes recorded in chapter 21. Each miracle that Jesus performed indicated His divine power over a certain sphere.Power Over QualityThe first miracle performed by Jesus is recorded in John 2:1-11. Jesus and his disciples were invited to a wedding feast. During the feast the wine failed, or the supply gave away. So Jesus commanded that six stone waterpots be filled with water. Then He commanded them to dip from the waterpots and take it to the ruler of the feast. The servants complied and took the water now-turned-to-wine to the ruler. He declared that the wine which the bridegroom had reserved to the end of the feast was even better than that which had been served in the beginning of the supper. The servants knew that Jesus had turned the water into wine by divine power. The fact that Jesus could instantly bring about the wine which took a vine months to produce was indication of His supernatural power. It showed that Jesus had power over quality. The significance of this miracle is seen in verse 11: “This beginning of his signs did Jesus in Cana of Galilee, and manifested his glory; and his disciples believed on him.” This was the intended result of John’s recording of this miracle in his Gospel account. It showed Jesus’ power over quality.Power Over DistanceIn John 4:46-54, we find a record of Jesus’ healing the nobleman’s son. Jesus had just visited Samaria and returned to Cana of Galilee. “And there was a certain nobleman, whose son was sick at Capernaum. When he heard that Jesus was come out of Judea into Galilee, he went unto him, and besought him, that he would come down, and heal his son; for he was at the point of death” (v. 46,47). The original language implies that the nobleman’s son had a lingering illness, and was so weakened that he was now at the point of death. The father, hearing of Jesus, came to Cana, in order that he might get Jesus to go to his house to heal his son. Upon hearing the man’s request, Jesus said, “Go thy way; thy son Iiveth.” This was a real test for the nobleman’s faith. Was he to leave Jesus whom he believed to be capable of healing his son? Should he go back home believing his son already healed? His faith won the contest, and he went home. His servants met him and told him that his son liveth. Upon inquiring about when the change came over his son, they told him, yesterday at the seventh hour. He then remembered that this was when Jesus had told him that his son liveth. In this instance Jesus healed a boy who was about twenty miles away from Him. Jesus was in Cana, and the boy in Capernaum. So Jesus showed Himself to be the master of distance by this miracle.Power Over Disease and TimeIn John 5:1-9, Jesus healed a man lame for thirty-eight years. In Jerusalem there was a pool that the lame thought could heal them it they were put in the water at the time the waters were troubled. When Jesus asked this lame man if he wished to be made whole, he told Him that he had no one to put him in the water when it was troubled. Jesus told him to take up his bed and walk. “And straightway the man was made whole, and took up his bed and walked” (v.9). It is common knowledge that the longer one is afflicted by any disease, the more difficult it is to cure. This man had been in his infirmity, the Bible says, for thirty-eight years. But Jesus instantly healed him of his disease demonstrating His power over both disease and time.Power Over QuantityIn John 6:1-4, we have the account of Jesus’ feeding the five thousand men, besides women and children, with the five loaves and two small fish. Jesus had been teaching the multitude, and when mealtime came, there was nothing for them to eat. One of His disciples suggested that two hundred shillings worth of bread would not be sufficient to feed such a vast multitude.But Jesus took the five loaves and two fish, fed the multitude as much as they would eat, and yet there were twelve baskets of broken pieces left over. This shows Jesus’ power over quantity. He took this small amount of food and miraculously multiplied it so as to feed the vast multitude.Power Over NatureJohn teals of another miracle performed by Christ. In 6:16-21, we have the account of Jesus’ walking on water. After Jesus had fed the multitude, the disciples entered into a boat, and rowed a considerable distance form the shore. Jesus was not in the boat with them, and as the wind as rising, they beheld Jesus, coming unto them upon the water, and were afraid. Jesus consoled them by saying, “It is I; be not afraid.” Matthew and Mark tell us that Jesus came to them in the fourth watch of the night, and John adds that they had not gone but thirty furlongs, or 3 3/4 miles. So it had taken them nine hours to go this short distance. It must have been a very startling occasion for them to look up and see Jesus walking to them upon the rough sea. This miracle indicated Jesus’ power over nature, as do the instances in the other Gospels, when by a word by Him, the sea is calmed.Power Over MisfortuneIn John 9:1-9, we have the account of Jesus’ healing a man, blind from his mother’s womb. The disciples asked what this man had done to cause his blindness. They also asked, what did his parents do to cause him to be born blind? But Jesus answered, “Neither did this man sin, nor his parents: but that the works of God should be made manifest in him.” But seeing the plight of the man, Jesus spit upon the ground, mixed some clay with the spittle, rubbed the mixture on his eyes, and told the man to go wash in the Pool of Siloam. The man complied with Jesus’ command, and came forth seeing. This miracle indicated Jesus’ power over misfortune.Power Over DeathThe final miracle mentioned by John, besides the resurrection of Christ and the drought of fishes, is the resurrection of Lazarus from the dead. This miracle is recorded in John 11:1-46. Remember that Lazarus was a very close personal friend of Jesus. The message came to Jesus that Lazarus, whom He loved, was sick. Before Jesus came to the place where Lazarus was, Lazarus died. In fact, the account says that Lazarus had been dead for four days. But Jesus went to the cave where Lazarus was buried, and commanded that the stone be removed. Then Jesus prayed to God the Father, and after He prayed, He shouted with a loud voice, “Lazarus, come forth.” and Lazarus came forth, bound hand and foot in the grave clothes. By raising this man from the dead, Jesus showed His power over death.Concluding RemarksThis concludes a brief survey of the miracles that Jesus performed as mentioned by the apostle John. We have purposely made our remarks concerning these miracles brief, as we want to compare these miracles that Jesus performed with those who claim to have the power to work miracles today.Within the next few articles, God permitting, we shall study the Duration of Miracles, seeing that they were for a temporary purpose; they served their purpose, and were done away. But notice the variety of miracles that Jesus performed. He changed water into wine, healed a nobleman’s son who was more than twenty miles away from Him at the time, healed a man of a disease which he had for thirty-eight years, fed five thousand men, plus the women and children, with five loaves and two fish, walked on water, healed a man born totally blind, and -raised Lazarus from the dead. And John says that Jesus did many other signs. But compare the different kinds of miracles that Jesus did with the acts of men today who claim they are working miracles. They only pretend to do one or two kinds of miracles. They try to heal and they claim to speak in tongues. In the Bible we read that speaking in tongues was to speak languages which they had never learned-not just a conglomeration of unitelligible jabber. So, really miracleworking today resolves itself to healing. Later we will study miraculous divine healing. But did you ever see one of these fellows who claim to be filled with the Holy Spirit so that he can work miracles attempt to feed five thousand with five small loaves and two small fish? You certainly did not, nor will you find anyone trying it. They would be certain to meet failure, and it would be apparent. Did you ever see one of these men who claim to work miracles walk on water? Jesus could. Jesus stopped the storm simply by commanding the winds to be still. Did you ever see, or hear tell of one of these socalled inspired men who could calm a hurricane or a tornado with the command of his voice? No sir, nor will you see one of them trying. Have you seen any of them raise a man from the dead, or have you seen anyone whom they have raised from the dead? Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead. He had been in a tomb for four days, and his body was already decaying. Let me see one of these men who can work “miracles” go out and raise one from the dead that has been in the tomb for four days. Neither can they make a blind man to see. They do not even attempt to work a miracle on a totally blind man. They might take a man who cannot see very well, and work on him so that he thinks he will be able to see better than before, or at least he sees better than before, but they do not take a totally blind man, and make his eyes as new.Friend, the point I want to make is that these modern-day miracle-workers do not do the same kind of things that Jesus did, for they cannot. We will study this point more completely later. (Material on Miracles in John is found in substance in Merrill Tenny’s John: The Gosepl of Belief.)Truth Magazine XXI: 5, pp. 71-72 February 3, 1977|
Christ’s Miracles – The Gospel of John
And there were many more signs that Jesus gave in the presence of his disciples that are not recorded in this book; but, these are recorded so that “ye could believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God,” and “that believing ye might have life in his name,” may come to pass. John 20:30 and 31 are two verses that stand out. We may understand why the miracles of Christ are reported in John’s Gospel in this passage. Note. “I and My Father are one,” says John 10:30 to 33. Then the Jews picked up their stones and began to stone Him once again.
For which of those works are you stoning Me, Jesus said to them.
Take note of the fact that Christ, who is God, took on the form of a man.
We were able to see His glory, which was like the glory of the only begotten Son of God, since He dwelt among us, according to John 1:14: “And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us (and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father), full of grace and truth.” The apostle Thomas exclaimed, “My Lord and my God,” when he first saw the risen Christ.
- In order to preserve the integrity of the Divine Record, only seven miracles accomplished by Christ prior to His death are documented in this Divine Record.
- Take attention of the wonders now.
- From John 2:10 to 20.
- John 4:49 to 53 is a passage of Scripture.
- from John 5:1 through John 5:8 4—Supplying the Five Thousand with food.
- 5—Jesus Taking a Walk on the Sea John 6:19 is a passage from the Bible.
- 9:11 (John 9:11) Lazarus is raised from the dead in Chapter 7.
Several of these miracles are not documented in the gospels of Matthew, Mark, or Luke, among other places.
Ninety-percent of the information included in John’s Gospel is not present in the other three Gospels, which are known collectively as the “Synoptic Gospels.” It is in this Divine Record that we discover both the gospel of the kingdom and the gospel of grace combined in a single document.
She, on the other hand, was not a Gentile.
John 4:12 is a quotation from the Bible.
However, every scenario, with the exception of Christ’s travel to Samaria, takes place in a Jewish setting.
The words “Jew,” “Jews,” and “Jewish” appear 70 times in this Record.
Each of these miracles began with a Jewish wedding and finished with a Jewish burial or graveside service.
With particular reference to these four miracles: “turning water into wine,” “healing the impotent man,” “healing the guy born blind in Siloam” (which means Sent by God), and “healing the man born blind in Bethlehem,” —John 9:7) and “rising the dead man,” let us take heed of the following lessons from the Gospel of John: 1 In response, Jesus stated: “Truly, truly, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and the Spirit, he shall not enter the kingdom of God.” “Do not be surprised because I told thee that thou must be born anew.” “No man can come to Me unless the Father who sent Me draw him; and I will raise him up at the last day,” says John 3:5 and 7.2.
“No man can come to Me unless the Father who sent Me pull him.” 6:44 (John 6:44).
“Jesus responded and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on Him Whom He hath sent,” according to the Bible.
3:3 (John 3:3) Consequently, he proceeded on his way, cleaned his clothes, and returned to find: John 9:7 is a verse from the Bible that says, “I am the Son of God.” According to the Gospel of John, “And Jesus said, For judgment I have come into this world, that those who see do not continue to see, and those who see do not continue to be blind.” The Bible says in John 9:39.4 that “whoever heareth My Word, and believeth on Him who sent Me, has eternal life, and shall not come into judgment, but has crossed from death to life.” In truth, I say to you, the hour is nearing, and the time is now, when the dead will hear the voice of Jesus Christ, and those who hear him will live.” “Truly, verily, I say vnto you, the hour is nearing, and the time is here,” says the Lord.
- John 5:24 and 25 are two of the most important verses in the Bible.
- The phrase “turning water into wine” refers to the new birth brought about by the Spirit and water, as well as the joy that follows.
- He was unable to do so.
- Take note of John 6:28 and 29, as well as John 6:40.
THE POOL SILOAM (SENT)
Christ is referred to as the “Sent One” more than forty times in the Gospel of John. The pool of Siloam was also known as the pool of Sent by the ancients. This alludes to the blood of Jesus Christ, the Sent One, as represented on the cross. Even the most intelligent, moral, and devout individual will remain spiritually blind until they place their confidence in the shed blood. “The natural man does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are folly to him; nor can he know them, since they are spiritually discerning,” according to the Bible.
The folly of preaching delighted God because it saved those who believe after the world had been deceived by God’s wisdom and the world had not known God by wisdom.
PASSING OUT OF DEATH INTO LIFE
It is shown in John 5:24 and 25 that the sinner in John’s Gospel is a deceased individual. Lazarus was a corpse who had been raised from the grave. A few yards from from his tomb, Jesus Christ revealed one of the most important truths in the Bible: “Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life; he who believeth in Me, if he were dead, yet shall he live; and whomever lives and believes in Me shall never die.” “Does this seem like anything you believe?” Take note of Ephesians 2:1 and 6, Romans 6:13, and 6:3 and 4 in conjunction with this.
Likewise, “He revived (made alive) You who were dead in trespasses and sins,” says the Bible.
“Nor surrender ye your bodies as instruments of unrighteousness to sin, but yield yourselves to God as those who have risen from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness to God,” Paul writes.
“For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, God will bring those who slumber in Jesus to life with Him as well,” the apostle Paul explains.
As a result, the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trump of God; and the dead in Christ will rise first; and then we who are alive and remain will be caught up together with them in the clouds, to be with the Lord in the air, and so we shall always be with the Lord.” In this case, we get the answer to both of Job’s inquiries, at least in terms of the saint’s perspective.
“But man dies and wastes away; yea, man gives up the ghost, and whither has he gone?” says the author.
“Is it possible for a guy to live again after he dies?” Job 14:14 is a verse from the Bible.
Then, at His return, they will be raised to life in resurrection bodies: “For as in Adam all die, so in Christ shall all be made alive.” Each individual, however, in his own order: Christ the firstfruits, followed by those who are Christ’s at His coming.” I Corinthians 15:22 and 23 are two of the most important verses in the Bible.
JESUS APPROVED BY MIRACLES
The miracles performed by the Lord Jesus Christ were intended to demonstrate to Israel that Jesus Christ was God’s chosen representative on earth. Miracles were one of the indicators that an Apostle was present. II Corinthians 12:12 is a verse from the book of II Corinthians. Christ served as God’s representative to the people of Israel. Hebrews 3:1 is a biblical passage. It’s important to remember the words of Christ in John 5:36: “The works which the Father hath given Me to accomplish the same works as I do bear testimony of Me, that the Father hath sent Me.” By miracles and signs, God placed the person of Jesus of Nazareth on display in the presence of the people of Israel.
- While some Christians are still attempting to demonstrate the Deity and omnipotence of Christ by engaging in a healing program, others have abandoned this pursuit.
- Timothy was a follower who embodied true faith and bravery in his life.
- Following God’s divine punishment on Israel, as reported in Acts 28:25 to 28, there are no miraculous healings mentioned in the writings of Paul.
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When Jesus Healed the Sick and Other Miracles in Chronological Order
Throughout his earthly mission, Jesus Christ worked miracles by touching, healing, and altering the lives of untold numbers of people. The miracles of Jesus, like other occurrences throughout his life, were witnessed and recorded by eyewitnesses. The four Gospels each contain a record of 37 miracles performed by Jesus, with Mark’s Gospel including the most number. These testimonies reflect only a fraction of the countless numbers of persons who have been restored to wholeness by the savior. The final line of John’s Gospel provides the following explanation: “There were many more things that Jesus performed as well.
None of them were carried out at random, for fun, or as a spectacle.
At times, Jesus declined to perform miracles because they did not fit into one of two categories: 1) miracles that were performed in the presence of witnesses or 2) miracles that were performed in the presence of an audience.
As a result, he interrogated him for a long time without receiving a response. (Luke 23:8–9, English Standard Version)
New Testament’s Words for Miracles
Miracles are referred to by three terms in the New Testament:
- Power(dynamis), which literally translates as “powerful deed”
- Sign(smeion), which refers to a miracle that indicates something else in a metaphorical sense, such as the kingdom of God
- Something out of the usual is indicated by the word wonder(teras).
When performing miracles, Jesus occasionally invoked the assistance of God the Father, and at other times he acted on his own power, therefore demonstrating both the Trinity and his own divinity.
The First Miracle of Jesus
When Jesus transformed water into wine at the bridal feast at Cana, he was credited with performing his first “miraculous sign,” as the Gospel of John described it. As a result of this miracle, which demonstrated Jesus’ extraordinary authority over natural elements like as water, his glory as theSon of God was revealed, and his public ministry was inaugurated. Some of Jesus’ most amazing miracles were raising people from the dead, returning sight to the blind, driving out demons, curing the sick, and walking on water, among other things.
Thousands of people were drawn to Jesus by these remarkable acts of love and power, which revealed his divine character, opened hearts to the message of redemption, and prompted many to adore God.
They all added together to demonstrate that Jesus was, in fact, the anticipated Messiah.
37 Miracles of Jesus in Chronological Order
Generally speaking, the miracles of Jesus Christ are given in the sequence in which they occurred.
|37 Miracles of Jesus|
|1||Jesus turns water into wineat the wedding in Cana||2:1-11|
|2||Jesus heals an official’s son at Capernaum in Galilee||4:43-54|
|3||Jesus drives out an evil spirit from a man in Capernaum||1:21-27||4:31-36|
|4||Jesus heals Peter’s mother-in-law sick with fever||8:14-15||1:29-31||4:38-39|
|5||Jesus heals many sick and oppressed at evening||8:16-17||1:32-34||4:40-41|
|6||First miraculous catch of fish on the Lake of Gennesaret||5:1-11|
|7||Jesus cleanses a man with leprosy||8:1-4||1:40-45||5:12-14|
|8||Jesus heals acenturion ‘s paralyzed servant in Capernaum||8:5-13||7:1-10|
|9||Jesus heals a paralytic who was let down from the roof||9:1-8||2:1-12||5:17-26|
|10||Jesus heals a man’s withered hand on the Sabbath||12:9-14||3:1-6||6:6-11|
|11||Jesus raises a widow’s son from the dead in Nain||7:11-17|
|12||Jesus calms a storm on the sea||8:23-27||4:35-41||8:22-25|
|13||Jesus casts demons into a herd of pigs||8:28-33||5:1-20||8:26-39|
|14||Jesus heals a woman in the crowd with an issue of blood||9:20-22||5:25-34||8:42-48|
|15||Jesus raises Jairus’ daughter back to life||9:18, 23-26||5:21-24, 35-43||8:40-42, 49-56|
|16||Jesus heals two blind men||9:27-31|
|17||Jesus heals a man who was unable to speak||9:32-34|
|18||Jesus heals an invalid at Bethesda||5:1-15|
|19||Jesus feeds 5,000plus women and children||14:13-21||6:30-44||9:10-17||6:1-15|
|20||Jesus walks on water||14:22-33||6:45-52||6:16-21|
|21||Jesus heals many sick in Gennesaret as they touch his garment||14:34-36||6:53-56|
|22||Jesus heals a gentile woman’s demon-possessed daughter||15:21-28||7:24-30|
|23||Jesus heals a deaf and dumb man||7:31-37|
|24||Jesus feeds 4,000 plus women and children||15:32-39||8:1-13|
|25||Jesus heals a blind man at Bethsaida||8:22-26|
|26||Jesus heals a man born blind by spitting in his eyes||9:1-12|
|27||Jesus heals a boy with an unclean spirit||17:14-20||9:14-29||9:37-43|
|28||Miraculous temple tax in a fish’s mouth||17:24-27|
|29||Jesus heals a blind, mute demoniac||12:22-23||11:14-23|
|30||Jesus heals a woman who had been crippled for 18 years||13:10-17|
|31||Jesus heals a man with dropsy on the sabbath||14:1-6|
|32||Jesus cleanses ten lepers on the way to Jerusalem||17:11-19|
|33||Jesus raises Lazarus from the deadin Bethany||11:1-45|
|34||Jesus restores sight to Bartimaeus in Jericho||20:29-34||10:46-52||18:35-43|
|35||Jesus withers the fig tree on the road from Bethany||21:18:22||11:12-14|
|36||Jesus heals a servant’s severed ear while he is being arrested||22:50-51|
|37||The second miraculous catch of fish at the Sea of Tiberias||21:4-11|
- M. S. Mills, et al (1999). The Life of Christ: A Study Guide to the Gospels is a study guide on the life of Jesus Christ. 3E Ministries
- Roberts, R. D., Dallas, TX: 3E Ministries (2016). Miracle. The Lexham Bible Dictionary is a reference work on the Bible. Lexham Press, Bellingham, WA
- Story, D. Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press
- Story, D. (1997). Defending your religious beliefs (p. 155). Kregel Publications, Grand Rapids, Michigan
The seven signs of John
M. S. Mills is an American author who lives in New York City and has written several books (1999). The Life of Christ: A Study Guide to the Gospels is a study guide to the life of Christ found in the gospels. 3E Ministries; Roberts, R. D. (Dallas, Texas) (2016). Miracle. The Lexham Bible Dictionary is a reference work on the Bible’s history and interpretation. The Lexham Press in Bellingham, Washington, has published a book by D. Story titled (1997). Making a case for your beliefs (p. 155). Kregel Publications, based in Grand Rapids, MI.
- Making water into wine at the wedding at Cana (Jn 2:1-11)
- Healing the royal official’s son (Jn 4:46-54)
- Healing the crippled man at the pool of Bethesda in Jerusalem (Jn 5:1-15)
- Feeding the 5,000 (Jn 6:5-14)
- Walking on water (Jn 6:16-21)
- And raising Lazarus from the dead (Jn 11:1-45).
These indications are included in this year’s cycle of Sunday Lenten Gospels: the healing of the blind man on March 26, and the raising of Lazarus on April 1. (April 2). During the weekday Gospel readings for March 27 and 28, two further miracles are recorded, namely the healing of an official’s son and the healing of a disabled man. As a result, we are presented with four of John’s seven signs throughout this season of Lent. Each of these indicators guides us in the direction of accomplishing the overall purpose of John’s Gospel, which is best summarized in what is sometimes referred to as the “mission verse”: ‘For God so loved the world, that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.’ (John 3:16) The “signs” in John’s gospel point us in the direction of the path of believers, the road that disciples take on their way to eternal life with God.
- The seven signs also reveal facts about Jesus, the Son of God, who is the Word of God.
- We hear Jesus inform Mary that “my hour has not yet arrived,” which is the first of the signs.
- The fact that the water was transformed into wine is noteworthy in and of itself, because it was once intended for washing and has now transformed into an abundance of wine.
- Every time we receive Communion, we are reminded of this feast: “Blessed are those who have been called to the Supper of the Lamb”.
- All Jesus has to do is tell the guy, “Go your way,” and the situation is resolved.
- As a result of the third and sixth signs, which are the healings of the paraplegic man and the blind man, respectively, Jesus finds himself in conflict with the religious authorities of his day.
- It has taken 38 years for the guy at the pool in Jerusalem to receive healing.
- After being persecuted by the same officials, the guy born blind learns to believe in Jesus and “worships” him, whilst the blind man does not (Jn 9:38).
- Neal Flanagan points out that this chapter about a man born blind — which is currently being used to teach catechumens — has most likely been used to school catechumens for a very long time.
- God provided food for the Israelites in the desert and split the waters of the Red Sea in front of them, as recorded in Exodus.
bishops remind us of the fourth and fifth signs, “they are related in the same way that manna and the crossing of the Red Sea are connected in the Exodus narrative, and they symbolise a new exodus.” The miracle of reviving Lazarus from the dead is the last evidence that Jesus has arrived at “his hour.” The Sanhedrin came to the conclusion that Jesus had to die as a result of this behavior.
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However, like the blind man, Jesus leads her to a greater faith, according to Fr.
Then and only then does Jesus summon Lazarus.
As we move deeper into Lent, our own personal reflections on the seven signs can lead each of us to believe that Jesus is “the way, the truth, and the life.” As we move deeper into Lent, our own personal reflections on the seven signs can lead us to believe that Jesus is “the way, the truth, and the life.” Usccb.org; “The Collegeville Bible Commentary”; “An Introduction to the New Testament”; “Strong’s Lexicon”; ewtn.com; Catholic News Agency; the “Roman Missal”; the “Catholic Encyclopedia”; and etymonline.com are some of the resources used in this article.
Kasten is the author of various publications, including “Linking Your Beads,” which is about the rosary and published by the OSV Press.