“Truly, truly, I say to you, WHOEVER believes in me will also do the works that I do; and GREATER works than these will he do, because I am going to the Father…” John 14:12
During Jesus’s last meal with His disciples, He leaves them with powerful truths and promises.
If we believe the Bible is true, then promises such as this one – to do the works that Jesus does, greater works even – are true for us too. And I don’t know about you, but it fires me up!
Who is it for? WHOEVER believes in Jesus…that is me, and you if you are a believer.
What will we do? ALSO do the works that Jesus did…scratch that…GREATER works than these.
How? Because Jesus (God the Son) went to God the Father, and in doing so, the power of God the Holy Spirit comes into us.
So, lets back up to that greater works thing. Greater than feeding 5,000? Greater than walking on water? Greater than turning water into wine? Greater than healing all manner of disease and illness? Greater than raising the dead?
While I’m guessing we will never match the physical miracles performed by Jesus, they were temporary. The 5,000 were hungry again the next day. The wine eventually ran out. The healed people – even raised Lazarus – ultimately died. There are greater works than these that Jesus ushered in, and we get to be a part of seeing them explode.
J.C. Ryle says, “There is no greater work possible than the conversion of a soul.”
Questions: Do you believe in the power of God you can do the greater works Jesus mentions? What do you think this looks like? Is this exciting to you?