Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father. John 14:12
If Jesus said it, so it is. Believers are called to do greater works than he did; but what are these greater works? Are we supposed to walk on water as He walked on the Sea of Galilee? Are we supposed to raise the dead as He raised Lazarus from the tomb? Or are we supposed to stop storms as He was waken up from sleep and He stopped the raging storm on the sea. What are the greater works Jesus said we would do?
Many people think that these works are the greater works Jesus talked about. Others conclude that the absence of miracles proves their lack of faith. Some go to the extent of ignoring every other ministry in the body of Christ and concentrate on miracles as the evidence of God’s true calling. Truly all the miracles Jesus did were and are still great works, but they are not the greater works Jesus talked about.
When we read in Luke 10, Jesus gives His seventy disciples the power over all powers of the devil and sends them to heal the sick. On their return, they were full of joy that the devils were subject to them in the Name of Jesus. However, Jesus cuts their rejoicing short when he says, notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you; but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven. Luke 10:20.
According to Jesus, as good as these things are, defeating the devil and casting out of devils, are not the greater works. The greater work is the transformation of a man to be written in the books of Heaven. The greater work is to make a man accept Jesus as his saviour that his name maybe written in the lamb’s book of life. Healing a sick man will not save a man. He maybe healed, but cannot keep the sickness from coming again. The change of that man will only be when Jesus lives in that man and lives in him by faith.
Remember Peter, a cursing, angry, denying man, how he was changed that on the Pentecostal day, he boldly stood to address the multitudes about Jesus who he had previously denied. That is a greater work. Remember Paul who was previously Saul, the murderer, who persecuted the church. After his conversion to Christianity, Paul fervently preached the gospel and wrote three quarters of the New Testament. That is a greater work.
Today many men and women are doing the greater works of leading people to Christ. They are winning souls for Christ and converting many to born again Christians. You too can do these greater works of winning souls and converting many into the Kingdom of God. It is not a matter of big faith or small faith. Any quality faith you have can do these greater works of making people’s names to be written in God’s Book of life, (Ex 32:32; Is. 4:3; Rev 3:5; Phil 4:3). Start today to do greater works, win souls for Jesus.
Confession I am called to do greater works. I am called to win souls and convert them into born again Christians.I receive boldness to speak the Gospel of Jesus Christ and testify the truth to all. The spirit of God is at work in me to cause me to speak and witness the goodness of God to all, in Jesus name, amen.