Can Jesus Help You?

Jesus Holds A Unique Place in the Universe

Jesus taught his disciples that he could perform miracles that no one else could. The early Christians and those who follow Jesus also believe and live these truths.

If you read through the Gospels and letters with this in mind, it’s easy to grasp these truths, what we could call “the testimonies of Chapter One.”

The Testimonies of Chapters One

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it. (John 1:1–5)

I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is like the working of his mighty strength, which he exerted in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms, far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every title that can be given, not only in the present age but also in the one to come. And God placed all things under his feet and appointed him to be head over everything for the church, which is his body, the fullness of him who fills everything in every way. (Ephesians 1:18–23)

He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For by him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him. He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. And he is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy. For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him, and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross. (Colossians 1:15-20)

But in these last days, he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom he made the universe. The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word. After he had provided purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven. (Hebrews 1:2–3)

About Jesus

Everything we need to know about Jesus is spelled out in Scripture. He’s the only Son of God, the co-creator of the world, the great manipulator of molecules, the Lord of weather, the captain of history, and the one toward whom the entire course of earthly time leads. No one will ever come to God without his permission (Matthew 11:27; John 14:6). Jesus Christ is the One who determines the eternal destiny of every human being since the beginning of time. His true identity and significance are no secret.

Jesus is like a two-way lens. When we look at him, he brings into sharp focus who God is and what he’s like. And when God looks at us through the lens of his Son, he sees the perfection of his Son imputed to us. In other words, Jesus’ righteousness is credited to our account, and we get the benefits of all that he accomplished. That’s why he’s so important. This occurs in and through no one else.

But Can Jesus Help You?

Consider the following:

-Jesus changed water into wine at Cana (John 2:1-11)
-He healed the royal official’s son in Capernaum (John 4:46-54)
-He healed the paralytic at Bethesda (John 5:1-15)
-He fed the 5000 (John 6:5-14)
-Jesus walked on water (John 6:16-24)
-He healed the man blind from birth (John 9:1-7)
-He raised Lazarus back to life (John 11:1-45)

And, above all, providing us the most incredible escape from death through his resurrection to everlasting life.

If he’s already proved himself incomparable in all these things, then it follows perfectly that Jesus can do everything and anything for us. When you’re in real trouble, you need a real helper. If you’re adrift at sea on a life raft surrounded by man-eating sharks, you need a lot more than comforting words—you need Jesus in your life.

No one other than Jesus has the credentials, the will, the means, and the unlimited resources and strength to rescue us:

-financial difficulties
-despair and hopelessness
-brain fog
-_________________ (whatever you are going through today and right now)

If you are adrift, broken, or in need of desperate help, Jesus provides you the anchor, healing, and help you need. Reach out to a friend in Christ and together pray through this valley in your journey, and experience the power of Jesus in your life.

Let us memorize these promises from the Bible:

Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. -Isaiah 41:10

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. -John 14;27

For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord. -Romans 8:38-39

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John I. Snyder
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