“The disciples saw Jesus do many other miraculous signs in addition to the ones recorded in this book. But these are written so that you may continue to believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing in him you will have life by the power of his name.”
John 20:30-31 NLT
read those words again…go ahead…
These are written by John. A disciple, a follower of Christ and as he describes in his letter, beloved. Prior to Emmanuel he was a devout follower of the Jewish customs, yes the very way of life that points to our need God with jesUS.
by the power of his name. Look back again end of the verse. Yea there it is. Power! power by His name, not mine. But the baby? Power from the infant? Uh The same one that we sing about thats in swaddling clothes, away in a manger?
Power? really? How? when?
power: Holy Spirit resurrection, tomb blastin’ life giving to the baby in Mary’s womb
how: beLIeVE God with jesUS (Emmanuel) is now God IN jesUS(Holy Spirit)life giving, life changing