by Pastor Ken
Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me; or else believe me for the very works’ sake. Most certainly I tell you, he who believes in me, the works that I do, he will do also; and he will do greater works than these, because I am going to my Father. If you love me, keep my commandments.
John 14:11-12, 15
What did Jesus mean when he said we could “do greater works”? How could it be possible to do greater things than Jesus did?
The answer to these questions comes in understanding the word ‘works’. To do that, let’s look at John 6:29: This is the work of God, that you believe in him whom he has sent. In this verse the work is to believe in Jesus.
On the Day of Pentecost over three thousand people believed and were baptized into Christ. This was the first time ‘greater works’ were done by the disciples than by Jesus because more people believed and were saved in that one day than in Jesus’ entire earthly life.
So you see, ‘greater works’ is not about having greater spiritual powers than Jesus had. Greater works is our ability to bring people to Christ. Working together as a body of believers, we have the ability to do greater works–teach others to believe in Jesus.
I pray you will allow the Holy Spirit to lead you in doing greater works.