When I first read the story of Isa making a live bird out of clay, I thought back to the story of when Allah made Adam. According to this story, Allah gave ‘Isa the power to create life. With the power of Allah, Isa also healed lepers, the blind, the crippled, and even raised the DEAD TO LIFE.
3:49 And will make him (Isa) a messenger to the Children of Israel (saying): “Lo I come to you with a sign from your Lord. Lo! I fashion for you out of clay the likeness of a bird, and breathe into it, and it is a bird by Allah’s leave; and I heal him who was born blind, and the leper, and I raise the dead, by Allah’s leave. And I announce to you what you eat, and what you store up in your houses. Lo! herein is a sign for you, if you are to be believers.
After reading this ayat, once again my soul was flooded with hope. Isa was given the keys and power of life and death. POWER OVER DEATH! This is amazing! Before, I had thought that death was my greatest enemy in the world. But now I realize that Isa was given power over death. The world has been waiting for a prophet that can conquer our greatest and final enemy, death. If Isa was given the power of life and death, what can he do for us?
3:50 And I have come confirming that which was before me of the Taurat (Torah), and to make lawful some of that which was forbidden unto you. I come unto you with a sign from your Lord, so keep your duty to Allah and obey me.
Isa said that his life verified or confirmed what the prophets had spoken about him in the “Before Kitabs”. The old prophets spoke much about ‘Isa Masih. When I read the “Before Kitabs”, that have been translated from the original languages, I found over three hundred prophesies (foretelling) about Isa.
Isa told us that our duty to Allah is to obey him (Isa)! To show your highest respect to Allah, your must obey ‘Isa. The only command of Isa that we find in the Quran is here in 3:50. The command is clear, “Obey me” (who? Isa!). Later you will see an amazing promise of a blessing given to those who obey Isa.
Where do we find the commands of Isa? They are found in the Injil.
How can we do our duty to Allah and obey Isa unless we know what he has commanded us to do? We must find out what the Injil says so that we can know how to obey Isa!
The same Injil that Muhammed read (peace be upon him) is available today. When you find an Injil, be sure to check to see if it was translated from the original Greek in which it was written in the 1st century.