Recently, I had the great pleasure of ministering at Magnolia Full Gospel Baptist Church in Saint Francisville, Louisiana. During the first meeting, in which a video was made for this months DVD, I shared from the scriptures that reveal Jesus’ promise of greater gifts for those who believe.
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.
Today, I do not see anyone whose ministering is so powerful that it would be seen as greater works than what Jesus did. Jesus refers to the workings of the spiritual gifts recorded in 1 Corinthians 12:1-11. He says that we will do greater works such as He did prior to His crucifixion. We are definitely missing a crucial step in our spiritual walk, because we are not seeing this measure of power in our Churches or Ministries.
Jesus is now sitting at the right hand of our Heavenly Father making intercession for you and me, the people of the church. If we will strive to hear His voice and do as He commands us we too will begin to see signs and wonders. I truly believe that if we practice doing as Jesus did, we too will be able to do these greater works He promised us. The verse below tells us how Jesus lived and ministered in the power of the Holy Spirit; I believe this to be the missing link that is creating this short circuit effect within our churches.
Do you not believe that I am in the Father, and the Father in Me? The words that I speak to you I do not speak on My own authority; but the Father who dwells in Me does the works.
In conclusion, it is not we who will do these works but He who lives within us. Many of us cannot seem to allow God to take full control of our lives in fear of what others make think. We must put God’s will ahead of our own and let Him have full reign in our lives; then the greater works will soon follow.