Greater Works

Is it ever enough to fall short of that which Father expects from us?


John 5:20 – For the Father loveth the Son, and sheweth him all things that himself doeth: and he will shew him greater works than these, that ye may marvel.


 Oh the joy I have in my heart when I read the words of our Text for Today.  First, my joy rises high when I read that we can do what we see Father do.  The thrill of that is two-fold; (1) we can actually have the kind of relationship with almighty God that we CAN SEE in the spirit what He does, and (2) having seen it, we can do it.  But look at the second statement.  It declares that Father will “show Him (Jesus) greater works than these.”  Read that in the light of John 14:12.  Jesus said that if we believed on Him, we would do the same works He did, AND “greater works” because He went to the Father.  And once again I draw your attention by the pattern of performance that must be applied to the “greater works” referenced in John 14:12 AND our Text for Today.

In the Spirit, Jesus saw Father doing greater works than He (Jesus) could ever do in His earthly ministry.  As the Head of the body, He has declared that the knowledge He has, or the “mind of Christ,” is available to each member of His body.  And since Father has shown to Jesus those “greater works,” then we, as members of His body, are in position to be shown those “greater works.”  And seeing them in the spirit realm, we are then capable agents of our God to perform that which we have seen the Father do.

Based on the words of our Lord Himself, let us “reason together,” as Father has called us to do.  These thoughts are higher than natural thinking.  These ways are higher than natural ways.  The Scriptures describe our sins as scarlet.  Yet by Father’s “higher ways & thoughts, “they are white like snow.  By that same process, though natural thinking does not see the pattern we must follow to work the works of Him that has sent us, those same “higher ways & thoughts” can and will observe and follow the patterns set forth by Jesus.  To work the works of God, to perform the supernatural acts to which we have been called, to carry out our individual assignments, we must enter into that place in which we see our Father work, and then, operating by “higher ways & thinking,” “doexploits.”

Manna for Today – John 5:19-29; John 3:16; John 14:12-17; 1 John 4:8 & 16; Romans 8:12-17;     Psalm 119:89; Galatians 3:13-29; 2 Corinthians 5:17-21; 2 Peter 1:1-8; Isaiah 1:18; Daniel 11:32