Monday, February 20, 2012

Greater Works Than Jesus?

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 he performed.
     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 sin, hell.
     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 done.
     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 

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