Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father. ~John 14:12
Do you have a desire to do something great for God? Is it in your heart of hearts that God will use you greatly? The disciples were discouraged because Jesus told them that He would go away. The human side of them did not want the Lord to leave them. They felt a sense of weakness and inadequacy about their abilities. However, the Lord told them something that, in its application, gives us a powerful assurance concerning our effectiveness, fruitfulness, and productivity for the Lord. Jesus tells us how we can do greater works through faith.
God is pleased through greater works.
Jesus made a powerful promise to these grief-stricken disciples. He assured them that they would do greater works than what Jesus Himself did. Think of the ramification of this statement! These disciples saw more people saved during their lifetime than Jesus did! These disciples saw similar works of God done through their hands. God was pleased to extend the work of His power through these men. God is pleased to do greater works through you and me as well.
There is the persuasion for greater works.
“He that believeth on me.” Jesus was speaking about faith. The faith of these disciples was constantly little or even nonexistent. This kind of faith must be unconquerable. This kind of faith must be uncompromising. This kind of faith must be uncommon or a one-of-a-kind faith. “But without faith it is impossible to please him.” Faith is to take the serpent by the tail. Faith believes God for your Red Sea to open up for you. The starting point for greater works is great faith.
There is the praying for greater works.
Jesus taught that whatsoever we ask the Father in His name that will He do. He was instructing us on the kind of praying that God answers. We pray in Jesus' name to invoke His involvement and His incredibleness. Praying for greater works is praying in the right authority. It is praying through the most powerful name under Heaven.
There is the performance for greater works.
“If ye love me, keep my commandments.” We must not forget that God is most pleased and inclined to use the greatest and those who keep His commandments. This shows our respect for His commands. It means we take His Word very seriously and work at obeying His Word always.
There is the presence for greater works.
We have been given the Holy Spirit Who indwells us, teaches us, comforts us, and fills us for the works of God. He is our Comforter Who comes alongside of us at all times. Without the Spirit’s power, we are useless, unsuccessful, and unfit. We must walk in the Spirit in order to see great works of the Spirit.
Are you seeking to do greater works than what you have previously done? Then, it is time that we accept the promise that our Lord left us and perform as He instructs us.
Have a fruitful God Morning!
Bible Reading Schedule: 2 Samuel 22-24