Have you ever considered how Jesus succeeded on earth to the the mystical christ that His words and acts are still being celebrated, and His followers are increasing tremendously by the hour? Jesus came on a mission and He finished within a short but good record time. What could have been His success secrets? This article gives the secrets of Jesus’ success on earth.
How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power, who went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him – Acts 10:38 (NKJV)
And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross. Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name, – Philippians 2:8-9 (NKJV)
Jesus’ ministry on earth was only for three and half years but was so impactful and successful; within this period He laid an unshakeable foundation that His disciples are still building on and will continue to build on till He returns. His success secrets (which if you act upon) are able to reproduce the same success story in your life. Let’s look at them:
Jesus was very obedient to the instructions of His father. He came first and foremost in obedience to God. God needed someone to redeem man and He sent Christ to do so – Galatians 4:4-5. And throughout His stay on earth, He lived a life of obedience unto God. This enabled Him to carry God’s presence all through His time on earth (John 8:29).
And according to John 3:2, no man can do the miracles that Jesus did except God is with him. In other words, Christ’s obedience to God led to the miracles that occurred through Him. Furthermore, obedience led to His name being exalted above every other name – Philippians 2:9
Jesus was the wisdom of God (1 Corinthians 1:24) but He needed to be filled with wisdom to be able to succeed in His assignment – Luke 2:40. In many occasions He applied wisdom to overcome the Pharisees’ plots. And His teachings were done with great applications of wisdom.
In John 8:3-11, when they brought the woman caught in adultery, Jesus through wisdom gave the Pharisees no room to accuse Him, and at the same time rescued the woman from being stoned.
His teachings and manner of teaching them were profoundly out of wisdom, to the point that the people wondered how he got such wisdom being only a ‘carpenter’s son’ – Matthew 13:54-55. His illustrations and ability to relate His teachings to everyday life made it easy for the people to understand and believe in Him.
This is another success secret of Jesus. The anointing of God in His life enabled Him to go about doing good and healing all who were oppressed of the devil – Acts 10:38. It was when Jesus returned in the power of the Holy Spirit, after His temptation by the devil, that the news of Him went out through the entire surrounding region – Luke 4:14
This was one of the reasons why Christ asked His disciples not to leave Jerusalem until they were endued with the power of the Holy Spirit – Acts 1:4, 8. The anointing was to enable them fulfill their assignment on earth successfully. The power of the anointing manifested in the life of Peter immediately after the baptism of the Holy Spirit; the man who could not face a young girl before the death of Jesus (John 18:17)was now bold to speak to multitudes, at the end of which three thousand men were added to the kingdom of Christ – Acts 2:14-42