John 5:19 (NIV)
19 Jesus gave them this answer: “Very truly I tell you, the Son can do nothing by himself;
Jesus makes a clear and ambiguous statement – that he relies on God for everything and all guidance and power comes from God.
Fellow Israelites, listen to this: Jesus of Nazareth was a man accredited by God to you by miracles, wonders and signs, which God did among you through him, as you yourselves know.
John 14:28 - My God is greater than I.
John 10:29 - My God is greater than all.
Matthew 12:28 - I cast out devils by the Spirit of God.
I can of mine own self do nothing … (John 5:30)
…I with the Finger of God cast out devils…(Luke 11:20)
…All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. (Matthew 28:18)
John 13:3 Jesus knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands, and that he was come from God, and went to God;
John 5:30 - I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgement is just; because I seek not my own will, but the will of the God which hath sent me.
Matt 24:36 - But concerning that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father only.
Hebrew 5:7 In the days of his flesh, Jesus offered up prayers and supplications, with loud cries and tears,to him who was able to save him from death, and he was heard because of his reverence.
Jesus fears death (Mark 14:36). 36 “Abba, Father,” he said, “everything is possible for you. Take this cup from me. Yet not what I will, but what you will.”
John 11:41 (Lazarus)
41 So they took away the stone. Then Jesus looked up and said, “Father, I thank you that you have heard me. 42 I knew that you always hear me, but I said this for the benefit of the people standing here, that they may believe that you sent me.”
Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing. And they divided up his clothes by casting lots.
Matthew 9:8 states: ‘When the crowd saw this, they were filled with awe; and they praised God, who had given such authority to man.’
28 Then they asked him, “What must we do to do the works God requires?”
29 Jesus answered, “The work of God is this: to believe in the one he has sent.”
General & others
Luke 21:40 - The knowledge of Jesus increases with his age [God has all knowledge, doesn’t learn]
1 Kings 17:21-22
Then he stretched himself out on the boy three times and cried out to the Lord, “Lord my God, let this boy’s life return to him!” The Lord heard Elijah’s cry, and the boy’s life returned to him, and he lived.
Exodus 4:3-4 3 And he said, “Throw it on the ground.” So he threw it on the ground, and it became a serpent, and Moses ran from it. 4 But the LORD said to Moses, “Put out your hand and catch it by the tail”—so he put out his hand and caught it, and it became a staff in his hand
2 Kings 4:30-36 (Elisha raising the dead) - 33 So he went in and shut the door behind the two of them and prayed to the LORD.
Joshua 10:12-14 (controlled the sun & moon) - 14 There has been no day like it before or since, when the LORD heeded the voice of a man, for the LORD fought for Israel.
Jesus had limitations
Mark 8:22–26 - Jesus Christ tried to heal a blind man but failed on the first try, thus prompting a second attempt.
Jesus is unaware of the time of fruition of the Fig tree (Mark 11:12).
experiences hunger (Mark 11:12).
experiences thirst (John 19:28).
Jesus needs to sleep (Matthew 8:24).
Jesus is fatigued in a journey (John 4:6).
Jesus sighs in anxiety (John 11:33).
Jesus weeps (John 11:35).
Jesus grieves (Matthew 26:37).
Jesus exerts his strength (John 2:13).
Jesus fears the Jews (John 18:12,13).
Jesus is humiliated (Matthew 26:67)
Jesus shows all human limitations and all power / authority has been given to him by God. Of his own Jesus would not be able to do anything. This was the understanding of those at the time and those that come before, only after Jesus was taken to heaven did, we see changes in the scriptures.
Other performed many Miracles, some amazing miracles by the grace of God.
- A shoot will come up from the stump of Jesse; from his roots a Branch will bear fruit.
- The Spirit of the LORD will rest on him the Spirit of wisdom and of understanding, the Spirit of counsel and of power, the Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD
Matthew 7:22-23 -
22 On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?’
23 And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.’
God clearly states - Genesis 17:10 - 10 This is My covenant, which you shall keep, between Me and you and your descendants after you:…
[nothing to change what came before – Matt 5:18 18 For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.]
“But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men. (Matthew 15:9).
We follow God and his servants that he sends.
Other relevant information:
Are Jesus & God Equal: https://hermeneutics.stackexchange.com/a/69382/33268
Gospel of John: https://hermeneutics.stackexchange.com/a/63568/33268