Jesus Christ Ministry

The teaching, parables and miracles of Jesus Christ is the most important part of His life and ours today. They are the key to our faith and a person would get nearer to God by understanding these then by any other means. For us in mortality it truly started when Jesus was 30 years old after His Baptism and continued until His death. I cannot begin cover all His entire life or teachings here; I would suggest you read the New Testament of the Bible. I will however try to touch on some of His important teachings that we can learn from and follow today.

The miracles He performed were truly miraculous from make water into wine [John 2:1-11], to raising Lazarus from the dead [John 11:1-46]. All theses are acts of true faith, as Jesus told the Roman centurion; See below.

And when Jesus was entered into Capernaum, there came unto him a centurion, beseeching him, [6] And saying, Lord, my servant lieth at home sick of the palsy, grievously tormented. [7] And Jesus saith unto him, I will come and heal him. [8] The centurion answered and said, Lord, I am not worthy that thou shouldest come under my roof: but speak the word only, and my servant shall be healed. [9] For I am a man under authority, having soldiers under me: and I say to this man, Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come, and he cometh; and to my servant, Do this, and he doeth it. [10] When Jesus heard it, he marvelled, and said to them that followed , Verily I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel. [11] And I say unto you, That many shall come from the east and west, and shall sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, in the kingdom of heaven. [12] But the children of the kingdom shall be cast out into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. [13] And Jesus said unto the centurion, Go thy way; and as thou hast believed, so be it done unto thee. And his servant was healed in the selfsame hour. [Matthew 8:5-13].

I will not go through all the miracles, but all are achieved by faith. Jesus taught the disciples to heal the sick by anointing them. “And they cast out many devils, and anointed with oil many that were sick, and healed them” [Mark 6:13]. Although this anointing comes from the Old Testament, Jesus used it to heal the sick, so did the disciples and it is still relevant today. If a person has the faith, a Christian priest with authority today, should by their discipleship, serve every person, regardless of their denomination or religion, use this anointing of consecrated oil to heal the sick. It is not about the person belonging to a particular religion, being righteous or without sin, it is about the persons faith. This is all about faith by anointing, whether this is sickness of body or mind.

As we read the Bible we learn the things that Jesus Christ taught; not only for the people of the time in Israel, but things that we should continue today. If you notice He helped every person that asked. He did not ask who they were, there standing life or their religious view, He helped every person. The Roman, the Samarian the Jew and gentile, this was a lesson for us today, He did not judge or question, He just did. He was very forceful to the scribes and Pharisees, the clergy of the day. This is something I would say to our clergy of today. Do not question who a person is, their standing in society or their religious views, it matter not which church they attend, they are all God’s Children. To you the reader of these words, I say the same, help every person in need, do unto others, as you would wish them to do unto you; or as Jesus said “Love one another” [John 13:34-35]. Jesus told the story of the “Good Samaritan” [Luke 10:25-38]. This story demonstrates my point about showing love and compassion to every person. The people mentioned who did not help the Samaritan were all religious souls, the priest, Levite was a temple worker, so please understand my words.

There are in the Bible many parables and teaching examples Jesus gave, I would like to list a few. On the Sermon on the Mount Jesus teaches the crowd that have gathered. His words of blessing also have a reward, i.e. “Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” and then He gives nine more similar blessings, ending with “rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven:” Jesus then tells us of His mission “Think Not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.” [Matthew 5:17]. All these teaching we can relate to today and are relevant in the world to the way we should live our life.