“Truly, truly, I tell you, whoever believes in Me will also do the works that I am doing. He will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father.” John 14:12
One of the most awesome things we find in the Bible is the vast number of amazing promises being made and fulfilled. Now, here’s one that strikes me in particular, because I don’t think I’m alone in believing there hasn’t been, nor ever will be, anyone that can do greater works than Jesus.
Yet, our Lord and Savior made this promise, and it has come to pass; if not by any one of us individually, surely by all of us believers collectively, united as the body of Christ and empowered by His Spirit.
”He will do even greater things than these”
However, in our frail humanity we are often inclined to water down God’s most outrageous words, as if to make them more believable; no wonder why the Lord said we needed to become like little children before we could enter the Kingdom of Heaven. (Matthew 18:3)
“Truly I tell you,” Jesus said, “unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.”
Here is an example of the watering down I am talking about; I’ve heard some say the Jewish people most likely crossed the sea’s muddy banks, when the Word of God says they walked over dry land more than once. (Exodus 14:29)
“But the children of Israel walked upon dry land in the midst of the sea; and the waters were a wall unto them on their right hand, and on their left.”
This usually happens when we try to apply human logic to what we read in the Bible, rather than believing without a shadow of doubt.
Aside from different interpretations and applications of the Scriptures, the fact remains: We must not only believe in God, we must also believe His Word is absolute truth.
It is a privilege to take part, and continue fulfilling this promise with whatever the Lord would have us do, no matter how big or small, as we allow the Holy Spirit to work out these greater works through us, because our Savior was not contained by death, but, ascended to the Father, and the same Power that raised Jesus from the dead dwells now within our hearts, as promised! (Romans 8:11)
Keeping it short and sweet,