GREATER WORKS THAN THESE
FATHER, I’ve always wondered how I can do greater works than JESUS while He was on earth but Scripture explains itself. I can do greater works because JESUS now resides in me (Gal 2:20).
“’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…Whatever you ask in my name, this I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask me anything in my name, I will do it”(John 14:12-14 ESV).
“…he who asks in his name, does so, as being one with him, and as drawing on his resources….it is to ask as one depending entirely on his divine resources” Charles Ross (ref#241, p87).
“Christ not only declares that God will give us needed grace, but He Himself undertakes to see it done” Jonathan Edwards (ref#229, p81). “Such is the wonderful condescension of the grace of Jesus…” Andrew Murray (ref#266, p30).
“Omnipotence was…entrusted to the man Christ Jesus, that…through the channels of human nature it might put forth its mighty energies” Andrew Murray (ref#266, p180). “Christ gives His power in us by giving His life in us….When He strengthens…it is not by taking away the sense of feebleness, and giving in its place the feeling of strength. By no means…He gives…the consciousness of strength in Him” Andrew Murray (ref#266, p182).
FATHER, it is such a habit to be my own ruler—to consult only myself in all situations. I forget my physical side now has a divine spiritual side—that I have supernatural strength because of CHRIST within. I ask You, FATHER, for help in grounding a habit of always consulting with JESUS as each situation arises.
“I can do all things through him who strengthens me”(Phil 4:13 ESV).