Scripture For Today:
“He replied, “This kind can come out only by prayer.”
Doing the Works of Jesus pt 3
We have been studying these last few days from John 14:12-14. Yesterday looked at some scriptures that explained WHY Jesus never had to pray for the sick. He was walking in accordance with the promises of the Abrahamic Covenant. Everywhere He went, He knew He had authority and He walked according to that purpose.
Then, as we closed yesterday, we seen several verses where “All power and authority in Heaven and earth” was given to Jesus. And how He then turned around and gave us the ability to walk in that same power and authority in order to fulfill the Great Commission.
We’ve seen that He reminded us not to rejoice that demons are subject to our commands in His Name, but to rejoice – and that means to understand – our names have been written down in Heaven. In other words, rejoice that we are born again children of the Most High God. Amen!
And then to understand, according to John 14:12-14, that we are now supposed to be doing even GREATER works than those Jesus did on this earth.
I want to look again, it is important for you to know this, that Jesus NEVER prayed for anyone’s healing. It is not recorded anywhere in the Bible that Jesus had to PRAY for someone to receive their healing.
He would COMMAND the demon behind the sickness depart – and it had to obey. In some instances, He would ask the person, “Do you believe I can do this?” Notice, He did not say, “Do you believe God can do this?” He did not say, “Do you believe I can pray for you and you will be healed.”
No. He said, “Do you believe I can – what? – DO THIS?” Praise God.
In those situations, the person would say “Yes” and then Jesus would reply, “OK, be it done unto you as you have believed.”
If the person lied and did not really believe, they would leave with nothing. We do not see any instances of that happening. But when they believed, they would be healed! Praise God.
Now, as we close today, I want to bring us back to John 14:!2 – the entire purpose of this teaching is to show you that we are supposed to be doing GREATER WORKS THAN THESE. Praise God! Don’t shout me down when I’m preaching good!
That does not limit us to use His Name just for healing sick folks. This applies to our own family. Our own finances and, of course, out own health as well.
Tomorrow, I will go into “What Are the Greater Works Than Jesus?”
Don’t fall for the trap of some denominations who say this type of authority was only for Jesus. Or that it was only for the Apostles. It is for US. For YOU! Praise God!
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