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“Behold The Man!”

Behold The Man!

God so loved the world that He sent us Jesus who offered His life on the cross for our salvation. His humanity is so compelling that His life on the earth was complete as an adult. I am a minister of the gospel. More than preaching, teaching, and working with the miracles of the Holy Spirit, Jesus is our Perfect Example as a Man. Here are the Scriptures to prove it.


Jesus and His Earthly Parents!

Jesus obeyed His earthly parents: “Then (Jesus) went down with them and came to Nazareth, and was subject (obedient) to them, but His mother kept all these things in her heart. And Jesus increased in wisdom, and stature, and in favor with God and men” (Luke 2:51-52).


Jesus handed His mother Mary to John to finish His last earthly act with His mother: “When Jesus, therefore saw His mother, and the disciple whom He loved standing by, He said to His mother, ‘Woman, behold your son!’ Then He said to the disciple, ‘Behold your mother!’ And from that hour that disciple took her to his own home” (John 19:26-27).


Jesus and John, the Baptist!

Jesus submitted to John the Baptist: “Then Jesus came from Galilee to John at the Jordan to be baptized by him. And John tried to prevent Him, saying, ‘I need to be baptized by You, and are You coming to me?’  But Jesus answered and said to him, ‘Permit it to be so now, for thus it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness.’ Then he allowed Him” (Matthew 3:13-15).


Jesus and The Holy Spirit!

Jesus was filled with the Holy Spirit and power: “Jesus…filled with the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness…Then Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit to Galilee, and news of Him went out through all the surrounding region” (Luke 4:1, 14).


Jesus and The Children!

Jesus loved and blessed the children: “Then they brought little children to (Jesus), that He might touch them; but the disciples rebuked those who brought them. But when Jesus saw it, He was greatly displeased and said to them, ‘Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of God. Assuredly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will by no means enter it’” (Mark 10:13-15).


Jesus and His Disciples!

Jesus chose 12 disciples, all men: “Simon, whom He also named Peter, and Andrew his brother; James and John; Philip and Bartholomew; Matthew and Thomas; James the son of Alphaeus, and Simon called the Zealot; Judas the son of James, and Judas Iscariot who also became a traitor” (Luke 6:14-16).


The inner circle of Jesus included Peter, James, and John.  Jesus took Peter, James, and John to the Mount of Transfiguration: “Now after six days Jesus took Peter, James, and John his brother, led them up on a high mountain by themselves and He was transfigured before them. His face shone like the sun, and His clothes became as white as the light” (Matthew 17:1-2).


Jesus took Peter, James, and John to raise Jairus’ daughter from the dead: “And He permitted no one to follow Him except Peter, James, and John the brother of James. Then He came to the house of the ruler of the synagogue and saw a tumult and those who wept and wailed loudly. When He came in, He said to them, ‘Why make this commotion and weep? The child is not dead but sleeping’” (Mark 5:37-39).


Jesus took Peter, James, and John to pray with Him in the Garden Gethsemane: “Then Jesus came with them to a place called Gethsemane, and said to the disciples, ‘Sit here while I go and pray over there.’  And He took with Him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and He began to be sorrowful and deeply distressed” (Matthew 26:36-37).


Jesus and The Women!

Jesus was free to speak to the Samaritan woman alone and revealed He was the Messiah: “Now Jacob’s well was there. Jesus, therefore, being wearied from His journey, sat thus by the well. It was about the sixth hour. A woman of Samaria came to draw water. Jesus said to her, ‘Give Me a drink’” (John 4:6-7).


Jesus showed mercy to the woman condemned: “When Jesus had raised Himself up and saw no one but the woman, He said to her, ‘Woman, where are those accusers of yours? Has no one condemned you?’  She said, ‘No one, Lord.’  And Jesus said to her, ‘Neither do I condemn you; go and sin no more’” (John 8:10-11).


A woman worshipped Jesus at His feet: “Then one of the Pharisees asked Him to eat with him. And He went to the Pharisee’s house and sat down to eat. And behold, a woman in the city who was a sinner, when she knew that Jesus sat at the table in the Pharisee’s house, brought an alabaster flask of fragrant oil, and stood at His feet behind Him weeping; and she began to wash His feet with her tears, and wiped them with the hair of her head; and she kissed His feet and anointed them with the fragrant oil” (Luke 7:36-38).


Some prominent women followed and supported Jesus in His ministry with their finances: “Now it came to pass, afterward, that He went through every city and village, preaching and bringing the glad tidings (proclaiming the good news) of the kingdom of God. And the twelve were with Him, and certain women who had been healed of evil spirits and infirmities (sicknesses)—Mary called Magdalene, out of whom had come seven demons, and Joanna the wife of Chuza, Herod’s steward, and Susanna, and many others who provided for Him from their substance (possessions)” (Luke 8:1-3).


Women were at the tomb of Jesus first to witness the empty tomb: “Then they returned from the tomb and told all these things to the eleven and to all the rest. It was Mary Magdalene, Joanna, Mary the mother of James, and the other women with them, who told these things to the apostles” (Luke 24:9-10).


Martha and Mary welcomed Jesus into their house: “Now it happened as they went that He entered a certain village; and a certain woman named Martha welcomed Him into her house. And she had a sister called Mary, who also sat at [a]Jesus’ feet and heard His word” (Luke 10:38-39).


Pilate’s wife was troubled in a dream at the judgment of Jesus: “While (Pilate) was sitting on the judgment seat, his wife sent to him, saying, ‘Have nothing to do with that just Man, for I have suffered many things today in a dream because of Him’” (Matthew 27:19).


Jesus appeared to Mary Magdalene first outside the tomb: “Jesus said to her, ‘Woman, why are you weeping? Whom are you seeking?’  She, supposing Him to be the gardener, said to Him, ‘Sir, if You have carried Him away, tell me where You have laid Him, and I will take Him away.’  Jesus said to her, ‘Mary!’  She turned and said to Him, ‘Rabboni!’ (which is to say, Teacher)” (John 20:15-16).


Jesus, the Good Steward!

Jesus multiplied loaves and fishes to feed the 5,000 and the 4,000: “Then He commanded the multitudes to sit down on the grass. And He took the five loaves and the two fish, and looking up to heaven, He blessed and broke and gave the loaves to the disciples; and the disciples gave to the multitudes” (Matthew 14:19).  “And He took the seven loaves and the fish and gave thanks, broke them and gave them to His disciples; and the disciples gave to the multitude” (Matthew 15:36).


Jesus did not waste but preserved the fragments: “So they all ate and were filled, and they took up twelve baskets full of the fragments that remained” (Matthew 14:20).  “So, they all ate and were filled, and they took up seven large baskets full of the fragments that were left” (Matthew 15:37).


Jesus admonished people to pay taxes as He paid His own: “And (Jesus) said to them, ‘Render (pay) therefore to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s’” (Matthew 22:21).  “Nevertheless, lest we offend them, go to the sea, cast in a hook, and take the fish that comes up first. And when you have opened its mouth, you will find a piece of money (the exact temple tax for two); take that and give it to them for Me and you” (Matthew 17:27).


A donkey was given to Jesus to ride on when He needed it: “(Jesus) said to them, ‘Go into the village opposite you; and as soon as you have entered it you will find a colt tied, on which no one has sat. Loose it and bring it. And if anyone says to you, ‘Why are you doing this?’ say, ‘The Lord has need of it,’ and immediately he will send it here’” (Mark 11:2-3).


An upper room was made ready for the Last Supper at Jesus’ request: “And He sent out two of His disciples and said to them, ‘Go into the city, and a man will meet you carrying a pitcher of water; follow him. Wherever he goes in, say to the master of the house, ‘The Teacher says, ‘Where is the guest room in which I may eat the Passover with My disciples?’ ’Then he will show you a large upper room, furnished and prepared; there make ready for us’” (Mark 14:13-15).


Jesus Had Disciples in The Sanhedrin!

Nicodemus was a disciple of Jesus: “There was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews. This man came to Jesus by night and said to Him, ‘Rabbi, we know that You are a teacher come from God; for no one can do these signs that You do unless God is with him’” (John 3:1-2).


Joseph of Arimathea was a secret disciple: “After this, Joseph of Arimathea, being a disciple of Jesus, but secretly, for fear of the Jews, asked Pilate that he might take away the body of Jesus; and Pilate gave him permission. So, he came and took the body of Jesus. And Nicodemus, who at first came to Jesus by night, also came, bringing a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about a hundred pounds” (John 19:38-39).


Jesus and The Heavenly Father!

Jesus was in His Father’s business when He was 12: “And when He was twelve years old, they went up to Jerusalem according to the custom of the feast…And all who heard Him were astonished at His understanding and answers. So, when they saw Him, they were amazed; and His mother said to Him, ‘Son, why have You done this to us? Look, Your father and I have sought You anxiously.’  And He said to them, ‘Why did you seek Me? Did you not know that I must be about My Father’s business?’” (Luke 2:42, 47-49).


He who has been with Jesus has seen the Father: “Jesus said to (Philip), ‘Have I been with you so long, and yet you have not known Me, Philip? He who has seen Me has seen the Father; so how can you say, ‘Show us the Father’? Do you not believe that I am in the Father, and the Father in Me? The words that I speak to you I do not speak on My own authority; but the Father who dwells in Me does the works. Believe Me that I am in the Father and the Father in Me, or else believe Me for the sake of the works themselves’” (John 14:9-11).


Jesus knew that He came from the Father and was returning to the Father: “Jesus, (knew) that the Father had given all things into His hands, and that He had come from God and was going to God” (John 13:3).


Jesus was ONE with the Father: “My Father, who has given (My sheep) to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of My Father’s hand. I and My Father are one’” (John 10:29-30).


Jesus declared the Father to the disciples: “Father, I desire that they also whom You gave Me may be with Me where I am, that they may behold My glory which You have given Me; for You loved Me before the foundation of the world. O righteous Father! The world has not known You, but I have known You; and these have known that You sent Me. And I have declared to them Your name, and will declare it, that the love with which You loved Me may be in them, and I in them” (John 17:24-26).


Jesus yielded His last breath to the Father: “And when Jesus had cried out with a loud voice, He said, ‘Father, ‘into Your hands I commit My spirit.’ Having said this, He breathed His last” (Luke 23:46).


Jesus Was a Man of Prayer!

“He was alone praying” (Luke 9:18).


“He was praying in a certain place” (Luke 11:1).


“And when He had sent the multitudes away, He went up on the mountain by Himself to pray. Now when evening came, He was alone there” (Matthew 14:23).


“And being in agony, He prayed more earnestly. Then His sweat became like great drops of blood falling down to the ground” (Luke 22:44).


“So, He Himself often withdrew into the wilderness and prayed” (Luke 5:16).


“Now it came to pass in those days that He went out to the mountain to pray and continued all night in prayer to God” (Luke 6:12).


“Now in the morning, having risen a long while before daylight, He went out and departed to a solitary (deserted) place; and there He prayed” (Mark 1:35).


“Now it came to pass, about eight days after these sayings, that He took Peter, John, and James and went up on the mountain to pray. As He prayed, the appearance of His face was altered, and His robe became white and glistening” (Luke 9:28-29).


“(Jesus), in the days of His flesh, when He had offered up prayers and supplications, with vehement cries and tears to Him who was able to save Him from death and was heard because of His godly fear” (Hebrews 5:7).


Jesus and Virtue!

Grace: “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” (John 1:14).


Righteousness: “But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you” (Matthew 6:33).


Truth: “And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free” (John 8:32).


Love: “Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends” (John 15:13).


Mercy: “Neither do I condemn you; go (from now on) and sin no more” (John 8:11).


Forgiveness: “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they do” (Luke 23:34).


Faith: “Have faith in God” (Mark 11:22).


Compassion: Healing the sick: “And when Jesus went out, He saw a great multitude; and He was moved with compassion for them and healed their sick” (Matthew 14:14). Cleansing the leper: “Then Jesus, moved with compassion, stretched out His hand and touched him, and said to him, ‘I am willing; be cleansed’” (Mark 1:41). Delivering from demon-possession: “However, Jesus did not permit (the Legion), but said to him, ‘Go home to your friends, and tell them what great things the Lord has done for you, and how He has had compassion on you’” (Mark 5:19). Raising the dead: “When the Lord saw (the widow), He had compassion on her and said to her, ‘Do not weep.’  Then He came and touched the open coffin, and those who carried him stood still. And He said, ‘Young man, I say to you, arise’” (Luke 7:13-14). Teaching the multitude: “But when He saw the multitudes, He was moved with compassion for them, because they were weary (harassed) and scattered, like sheep having no shepherd” (Matthew 9:36).


Jesus and Freedom!

Freedom is not a virtue but a state of existence! Jesus offers freedom like no other, freedom from sin, sickness, condemnation, and hell: “Therefore, if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed” (John 8:36). 


“BEHOLD THE MAN!”

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John Jeyaseelan

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