Scripture For Today:
1 Kings 8:45
“Hear my Prayer, Lord, and answer me. For I am poor and needy.”
Doing the Works of Jesus pt 1
We have been studying these last few days from John 14:13-14. What is interesting is that this teaching by Jesus comes immediately after His teaching in John 14:12. That makes sense right. 13 & 14 come immediately after 12.
So, it would be appropriate to believe that verses 13 and 14 must be related to, possibly building on, what was already taught in verse 12, right?
Let’s read John 14:12, 13 and 14 together and see if you can pick up the theme Jesus is teaching us…
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.
Notice that Jesus said in verse 12, “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…”
Jesus is talking about the works that believers are supposed to be doing here on the earth. How are believers going to do the works of Jesus? Verses 13 and 14 tell us. In JESUS NAME!
Did you ever notice that Jesus did not actually pray FOR people He ministered to? Think about that for a moment. Try to think of just one instance where Jesus prayed, “Father, I can’t do this, but you can. Please heal this person…”
Try a Google search. I’m willing to bet you will not find ONE VERSE that says anything like that! Amen!
We talk about praying for the sick. But Jesus never prayed for the sick. Never.
Don’t misunderstand what I’m trying to say here. It IS scriptural to pray for the sick. James 5:14-15 says so. But that is not the ONLY way to pray for the sick. Jesus said what? “The very works I do YOU shall do also.” Amen!
Are you doing the works of Jesus?
Are you a believer?
Why aren’t you doing what Jesus told you to do then?
Are you allowing the devil to fill your mind with unbelief?
Then why aren’t you doing what Jesus told you to do then?
Why aren’t YOU – yes YOU – doing even greater works than Jesus did when He was on this earth?
Don’t look at me in that tone of voice! Glory to God!
Pastor Bob is not condemning you! I’m just asking! Why are YOU not walking in the power and authority that Jesus said you should be? Why aren’t you doing even GREATER WORKS than Jesus did on this earth?
Is Jesus a liar? NO! Did He not command us to do greater works than He did? Then why aren’t we doing it?
That’s where I’m going to leave this at today. But stick with me the next few days and I’ll answer that question for you. But I’m going to tell you, I’ll be stepping on some Spiritual toes in the process. Praise God!
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