Indeed. What is holding us back from operating in the full authority of He who saved us? Why do we regurgitate these verses but do not embrace its truth?
“‘Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever believes in me will also do the works that I do; and greater works than these will he do, because I am going to the Father’” John 14:12.
Wait! Greater works than what Jesus did while He was here on this earth? There’s no doubt that the King of Kings was the servant of servants. He lived servitude: washing feet, touching a leper, raising the dead, multiplying food, curing the sick, teaching the lost, loving the unloved. And then He endured all He did before hanging on a cross for all of us. He is the peak of what a servant should be about.
And yet, He tells us that if we believe in Him not only would we be doing the works that He did but we would do greater works than these. How?
Again, we limit our perspective. We have to open it up by submitting, trusting, and obeying to let God do incredible things through us. After all, His thoughts are not our thoughts and His ways are not our ways. Let God do the driving the car of your life and stop grabbing for the wheel. If He can provide eternal life for sinners from His Son’s death, then there’s nothing He won’t do for and through you.
What great works will He do through you if you’re willing to serve?
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I have never listened to the band Skillet; never even heard of them until this guy’s article began circulating. He has some important reminders for the Church, though.
What is truth? Your Word is Truth.
“Ye shall be like God”…..
Guess what: we are already immortal on a certain level. We do not cease to exist when we die. We continue on, for those who accepted the redemption offered through Jesus Christ we continue through eternity in His presence in a place so glorious it is beyond our imaginations; but, for those who rejected Jesus, hated the Truth and embraced a lie, an eternity of unimaginable terror engulfs them. But remember:
There are those in the world who have been deceived into thinking if we can extend our lives, we will not have to face the judgement of God. Be not deceived. There are those among us, both man and evil spirits, who know the Bible is true and will do anything to stop it….meanwhile, deceiving the masses into damnation. Please do not be among them!