By Larry Pasley
John 14:12-14 12 "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. 13 And whatever you ask in My
name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in
the Son. 14 If you ask anything in My name, I will do it.
Jesus said those who believe in Him
will do greater works than he did, referring to the miracles
How is it possible for us to do
greater works than the mighty works and miracles which Jesus
performed on this earth?
Jesus healed all kinds of diseases,
blindness, deafness, epilepsy, cast out demons, fed
thousands will small amounts of food, stilled the storm, and
even raised the dead.
How could we possibly do anything
greater that those things?
All of those things were physical benefited the people only in this life.
We have the opportunity to bring
about healing spiritual diseases by bringing people to Jesus
for salvation from sin through his blood.
The greatest need people have today
is not physical. This life is temporary and all the
illnesses, diseases and problems are temporary also. The
greatest need every individual who has ever lived or will
live, on this earth is salvation from sin and the penalty of
When we meet the spiritual needs of
people and deliver them from the power of Satan and
therefore from the fires of hell, we are doing something
much greater than any miracle which relieved some physical
ailment or problem.
I believe that is what Jesus meant
when He said we would do greater works than those He had
We have great power available to us
and also a great responsibility to use that power to bring
souls to salvation.
Jesus came to seek and save the
lost. (Luke 19:10) And He died for us so that we would live
for Him. (2 Cor. 5:15)
If you are a Christian you should
be living for Him. He came to seek and save the lost.
Are you seeking and saving the
lost? If not, why not.
Larry Pasley serves as a minister with the Jackson Street
church of Christ in Alexandria, LA. He may be contacted
through the congregation's website at