Another Witness of Jesus – The Works that the Father has given Him to finish

Posted by admin on 30 April 2023 in Deuteronomy, John, Psalms |

John 5:36 [1]

36 ‘I have testimony weightier than that of John. For the works that the Father has given me to finish—the very works that I am doing—testify that the Father has sent me.

We studied that the testimony of Jesus was always true because there should be at least two witnesses to establish a matter according to the Law (Deuteronomy 19:15) and Jesus had other witnesses who would testify for Jesus [2]. Last week, we studied another witness of Jesus – John the Baptist [3]. Jesus has testimony weightier than that of John (36a). What is it? Today, let us study the works that the Father has given Him to finish, one of four witnesses of Jesus.

I. The Works of God Jesus Performed

Let us list the miraculous signs Jesus performed, that are written in the Gospel of John.

  • Turning the water into wine (John 2:1-11)
  • Healing a certain royal official’s son, who was close to death (John 4:46-54)
  • Healing a man who had been an invalid for thirty-eight years (John 5:1-15)
  • Feeding the five thousand (John 6:1-15)
  • Walking on the water (John 6:16-21)
  • Healing a man born blind (John 9:1-41)
  • Raising Lazarus who had been dead and decaying for four days (John 11:38-44)
  • Raising Himself from death (John 20:11-29)
  • The miraculous catch of fish (John 21:1-14)
  • Many other signs (John 20:30)

Note that

  • The works of God performed by Jesus include His speech (John 14:10, John 15:22, 24).
  • The work of God Jesus taught them to do is “To believe in the one God has sent” (John 6:29).
    • Jesus taught, “27 Do not work for food that spoils, but for food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you.” (John 6:27a).
    • His food is defined in John 4:34.

      34 ‘My food,’ said Jesus, ‘is to do the will of him who sent me and to finish his work. (See [4])

II. What the Works of God Testify

What do the very works that Jesus is doing testify?

  1. The Father has sent Jesus (36c).
  2. Jesus is the Messiah (John 10:24-25, John 20:31).
  3. Jesus is the Son of God (John 20:31).
  4. The Father is in Jesus, and Jesus in the Father (John 10:38, 14:10-14).
  5. Jesus is a teacher who has come from God and God is with Him (John 3:2).

Why do they not believe the testimony?

  1. Because they are not His sheep (John 10:25-30)
  2. Because they hate Jesus and His Father without reason (John 15:24-25, Psalm 35:19, Psalm 69:4, John 3:20)
    1. Everyone who does evil hates the light (John 3:20a) (See [5]).
    2. They loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil (John 3:19b) (See [5]).


  1. The Holy Bible: New International Version. Anglicised. Revised and updated. ed. 2011: London: Hodder & Stoughton.
  2. Park, Y. The Testimony of Jesus Is Always True. 2023 23/04/2023]; Available from:
  3. Park, Y. Another Witness of Jesus – John the Baptist. 2023 30/04/2023]; Available from:
  4. Park, Y. My food is to do the will of him who sent me and to finish his work. 2023 30/04/2023]; Available from:
  5. Park, Y. The Test by which Men are Judged. 2022 30/04/2023]; Available from:


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