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Why did Jesus do the miracles he did?

Look at all these miracles recorded in the Bible that Jesus performed:
  • Curing of two blind men (Matt 9:27-31)
  • Piece of money in the fish’s mouth (Matt 17:24-27)
  • The deaf and dumb man (Mark 7:31-37)
  • The blind man of Bethsaida (Mark 8:22-26)
  • Jesus passes unseen through the crowd (Luke 4:28-30)
  • The miraculous draught of fishes (Luke 5:4-11)
  • The raising of the widow’s son at Nain (Luke 7:11-18)
  • The woman with the spirit of infirmity (Luke 13:11-17)
  • The man with the dropsy (Luke 14:1-6)
  • The ten lepers (Luke 17:11-19)
  • The healing of Malchus (Luke 22:50-51)
  • Water made wine (John 2:1-11)
  • Cure of nobleman’s son, Capernaum (John 4:46-54)
  • Impotent man at Bethsaida cured (John 5:1-9)
  • Man born blind cured (John 9:1-7)
  • Lazarus raised from the dead (John 11:38-44)
  • Nets of fishes (John 21:1-14)
  • Syrophoenician woman’s daughter cured (Matt 15:28; Mark 7:24)
  • Four thousand fed (Matt 15:32; Mark 8:1)
  • Fig tree blasted (Matt 21:18; Mark 11:12)
  • Centurion’s servant healed (Matt 8:5; Luke 7:1)
  • Blind and dumb demoniac cured (Matt 12:22; Luke 11:14)
  • Demoniac cured in synagogue at Capernaum (Mark 1:23; Luke 4:33)
  • Peter’s wife’s mother cured (Matt 8:14; Mark 1:30; Luke 4:38)
  • The tempest stilled (Matt 8:23; Mark 4:37; Luke 8:22)
  • Demoniacs of Gadara cured (Matt 8:28; Mark 5:1; Luke 8:26)
  • Swine rush into and drown (Mark 5:1-20)
  • Leper healed (Matt 8:2; Mark 1:40; Luke 5:12)
  • Jairus’s daughter raised (Matt 9:23; Mark 5:23; Luke 8:41)
  • Woman’s issue of blood cured (Matt 9:20; Mark 5:25; Luke 8:43)
  • Man sick of the palsy cured (Matt 9:2; Mark 2:3; Luke 5:18)
  • Man’s withered hand cured (Matt 12:10; Mark 3:1; Luke 6:6)
  • A lunatic child cured (Matt 17:14; Mark 9:14; Luke 9:37)
  • Two blind men cured (Matt 20:29; Mark 10:46; Luke 18:35)
  • Jesus walks on the sea (Matt 14:25; Mark 6:48; John 6:15)
  • Jesus feeds 5,000 “in a desert place” (Matt 14:15; Mark 6:30; Luke 9:10; John 6:1-14)
  • Many fulfilled prophecies
  • The conception of Jesus Christ by the Holy Ghost (Luke 1:35)
  • Star of Bethlehem
  • The transfiguration (Matt 17:1-8)
  • The resurrection (John 21:1-14)
  • The ascension (Luke 2:42-51)
These miracles were all meant to communicate God's power over a number of different areas:
  • Power over the body, physical and mental illnesses
  • Power over the earth, wind and sea
  • Power over the universe and stars
  • Power over money and issues at work
  • Power over time
  • Power over space and distance
  • Power over spiritual dimensions
  • Power over death
Only someone with influence and power over this earth could do these things.  Jesus performed these miracles, or was involved in them in some way, to show that he was God.