I will send them a prophet like you from among their own people; I will tell him what to say, and he will tell the people everything I command.
He will speak in my name, and I will punish anyone who refuses to obey him. But if any prophet dares to speak a message in my name when I did not command him to do so, he must die for it, and so must any prophet who speaks in the name of other gods. Are you here to destroy us? Is it some kind of new teaching? This man has authority to give orders to the evil spirits, and they obey him!
Why was it that during His time He attracted multitude of people? Why the Church which He founded continue to grow with many volunteers and dedicated servants and followers all over the world? Why is it that many of them are even willing to lay down their life for His cause? Why for almost years now, He continue to attract followers? Here are some reasons: And since He is also God, the second person in The Blessed Trinity, somehow the people who listen to Him can sense this in His presence.
During the time that The Lord was with us here on Earth, He drove evil spirits, cured the sick, fed thousands of people and raised the dead to life. He also commanded us to love one another and to exercise values. So naturally people were attracted to Him. The Lord Jesus must have also been a good speaker and communicator to command such a following. For us now in our present time The Lord continue to speak with authority, but it is not so much anymore the miracles that convinced people of His authority, although miracles continue to happen.
Rather, they are more on the following: They find life in Christ: Many people in the initial stage of their life does not find the need to ask for help. So they conduct life their own way. Along the way they begin to feel the burden of life. They become weary and discourage, and cannot find the way to a wholesome existence. So they begin to search and asked other people until one day they find Christ through the help of other Christians and The Holy Spirit.
When The Lord said: Many people find the teachings of Christ, when followed, to be true that lead to a meaningful life. Whether you are just a new believer or a long time believer, His words can lead you into new truths of life.