Greater Works Than These

“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 ESV

So today I am pondering why we the “Church” do not claim this promise as given?  This declaration was not for only the original 12 disciples as many claim that hold to a cessation view of the gifts. First note it says “whoever”  which indicates  anyone who is a true believer.  Then in the next verses:

“Whatever you ask in my name , this I will do,  that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask anything in my name , I will do it.” John 14: 13-14 ESV

Did you catch this ?  The use of ” whatever”   and ” glorify the Father” are key.  Jesus will do  what we ask so that His Father may be glorified. In other words simply put if we ask in faith for something that will glorify the Father, Jesus will do it!  Then Jesus moves on to the following declaration:

“If you love me , you will keep my commandments.”  John 14:15 ESV

If we truly love Him we will want keep His  commandments!  In this day of me first and instant gratification this sadly is often not true within the western church. We have made ourselves idols and put God in the background.  And then we wonder why we have do not have or display the dunamis power of the gifts.  It is now 2018 and I am believing for more of the dunamis power and declaring this promise from Jesus:

” And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper, to be with you forever.”  John 14:16 ESV

This is a promise that so many in the present 21st century church simply do not grasp and sometimes will even try to explain away with very fancy theological terms and debates. But you can’t!! Look at what Jesus said:

” In that day you will know that I am in my Father, and you in me, and I in you.”  John 14:20 ESV 

One word “Wow!”  Do you hear what Jesus is saying?  We are in Him and He in us. We are a container for the Holy Spirit!  Then look at the following  words Jesus spoke:

” But the Helper, the HOLY SPIRIT. whom the Father will send in my name , he will teach you all things and bring to remembrance all that I have said.” John 14:26 ESV

Do we realize what we have as a blood bought Christ follower?  We have God living in us and all that we need to know will be given by Holy Spirit.  It doesn’t say go get a BS, MS and etc;  at some well known school for religion. No! It states he (Holy Spirit) will teach you all things. (vs.26)  Now I am not against seminary or other types of higher learning of scriptures, but remember those who completely missed the the first coming of Jesus!  So back to the main point of this blog post today.  In this new year of 2018 I believe will be breakthrough year for those who will claim verse 12: ( from the TPT)

” I tell you a this timeless truth: The person who follows me in faith, believing in me, will do the same mighty miracles that I do — even greater miracles than these because I go to be with my Father! John 14:12  TPT

We declare and bind this promise from Jesus today in His precious blood . So today put self away and honestly ask Holy Spirit to reveal truths to you. Then get ready for somethings you may not be in your plan! But if you listen and obey Holy Spirit the dunamis power will begin to unfold in your walk with Him.  The interesting thing that happens the  more you feed yourself with Holy Spirit the hungrier you will get for Holy Spirit revealing the mysteries of Christ.  So today lets seek together Holy Spirit’s wisdom and then move on what He reveals.  Yes and Amen.

-Chuck Denningham