Greater Works

“Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father.” - John 14:12

Jesus said that the works, which He did, were the works of His Father and “believe me for the work’s sake”. As a boy standing in the midst of scribes in the temple He said, “Don’t you know that I must be about my Father’s business?”

The works of Jesus was a demonstration of the kingdom of God, a display of the love of God. There were those who said, “No man can do these things, unless God was with Him”.

The disciples of Jesus later, after He left and went to heaven, did the same things Jesus did, even raising the dead. But what could be greater than raising the dead?

His followers, like Peter on the day of Pentecost, preached and thousands were born again and added to the church; later five thousand were born again. Philip went to the city of Samaria and many were born again, baptised in water and filled with the Holy Spirit.

The new birth could be only experienced after Jesus had died and risen from the dead. He never experienced thousands of people being born again during His ministry. He also never had people receive the baptism in the Holy Spirit as on the day of Pentecost and on subsequent occasions.

This was part of the “greater works” that would be done by those who believe in Him. All these “works” prove that Jesus Christ is alive.

Dear Lord Jesus thank You for giving me the opportunity to serve in Your kingdom. Please use me to further the gospel.