Episode 151

Prayer 2021 - June 2 - What Are the Greater Works of Jesus pt 2

Scripture For Today:

 

2 Samuel 7:27

“Lord Almighty, God of Israel, you have revealed this to your servant, saying, ‘I will build a house for you.’ So your servant has found courage to pray this prayer to you.”

What Are the Greater Works ? pt 2

Yesterday, we started to discuss what, exactly, are the “Greater Works” that Jesus told His disciples (and us) that we should be doing. Let’s look at our base scripture again from John 14:12-14

Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father. 13 And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. 14 You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it.”

Yesterday, I shared the reason we are able to do these greater works is because Jesus has now gone to the Father in Heaven. He is seated at the right hand of God the Father Almighty. Amen!

In John 16:7-11, we see Jesus says,

But very truly I tell you, it is for your good that I am going away. Unless I go away, the Advocate will not come to you; but if I go, I will send him to you.When he comes, he will prove the world to be in the wrong about sin and righteousness and judgment: about sin, because people do not believe in me;10 about righteousness, because I am going to the Father, where you can see me no longer; 11 and about judgment, because the prince of this world now stands condemned.”

The greater works that we are supposed to be doing is getting more and more people into the Kingdom of Heaven by helping them to become BORN AGAIN! Amen!

Jesus did not get anyone born again during His earthly ministry up until just a few days following His resurrection and before He ascended back to Heaven.

It is a mistaken belief that He “saved” people, including His disciples, while He was on the earth, living in a physical body. As I said before, the disciples had a kind of “promissory note” that their salvation would be completed in that day that Jesus redeemed mankind by His sacrifice and then resurrection. But they were NOT “born again” until after that happened. They couldn’t be because there had to be a sacrifice that God would honor to whipe away their sins. And that did not happen until Jesus actually died and was buried. Amen!

“But, brother Bob, didn’t Jesus forgive people’s sins in His earthly ministry?”

Yes, He did. But there is a difference between forgiveness and being born again.

Under the Old Covenant, the people could receive forgiveness of their sins by keeping the ritual sacrifices prescribed by Moses. But they could not be born again with a rejuvenated spirit created in the image of Christ. Their sins were only covered by the blood of bulls and goats.

That was enough for them to go to the area of “Paradise” while awaiting the fulfillment of the promise of the coming Messiah. That is Jesus.

Amen!

I’m all out of time for today. We will take it up right here again tomorrow. 

Let’s Pray!

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Bob Thibodeau

Pastor Robert Thibodeau has been in online ministry since starting his own podcast in mid-2009. Within about six months, he was offered a slot on nationwide Christian AM radio. His broadcast was heard in four major markets for one year.

He then started what today is called, "Evangelism Radio" and went live 24/7 beginning on October 4, 2010 and continues to this day. Now with over 50 broadcasters submitting programming on a weekly basis, Evangelism Radio has listeners in over 160 nations and all 50 states. It was also ranked by Shoutcast.com as #1 in the world in the Christian Talk genre on many occasions.

In late 2017, Pastor Bob began an interview style podcast called "The Kingdom Cross Roads Podcast." On this podcast, Pastor Bob interviews Christians from various walks of life on how they use their Faith to achieve success. Authors, recording artists, business CEO's, non-profit leaders and pastors and ministers frequent the show and provide amazing insight to build your faith. In only 3 years time, The KCR Podcast has published almost 900 episodes and Pastor Bob conducted over 700 interviews!

In early 2018, in response to the lack of any Christian themed podcast hosting platform in the market place, Pastor Bob coordinated with the iconic Mark Asquith and his team, with the result being "FaithCasters.net." A "Christian podcast hosting and marketing company created by Christians for Christians."

Due to the immense success Pastor Bob has achieved in the online ministry world, he is often asked by others "How to start a podcast." Not wanting to refer Christian brothers and sisters back into the world for help in establishing a Christian themed podcast, he started to develop the "Podcast-Training" platform offered through our ministry. He conducts training on a weekly basis to assist others in the development of their own personal podcast as well as ministry related podcasts that can air on Evangelism Radio.

Now, he has placed all of this information under one website location, "Podcasters for Christ." This makes it easier for other Christians to find the services they need in one spot rather than having to visit several different websites.

More information can be obtained at www.PodcastersforChrist.com