“I tell you the truth, anyone who believes in me will do the same works I have done, and even greater works, because I am going to be with the Father.”
John 14:12 NLT
During His time of earthly ministry, Jesus was not known for gate-keeping access to Himself or to the supernatural. When Peter saw Jesus perform the record-breaking miracle of walking on water in Matthew 14, he desired to do the same. Jesus’s response was not to rebuke or dissuade him. Instead, He encouraged Peter to come along; not minding that it meant Peter would be breaking His record!
You see, in Christ, we do not only have a message to believe, but also an example to emulate. Everything you see the Lord do is an invitation for you to come. This is the same message being echoed in our anchor text. If you take a moment to look at this Scripture carefully, you would see that Jesus is yet again welcoming you to break His records.
Notice how He doesn’t say ‘will’, as in certainty, but ‘can’ as in ability. Jesus was making a statement of fact! He was making a promise. However, this ability can only come from belief in Him, and in all that He died and rose to make available for the whole of mankind. It is only as a result of faith in Jesus’s finished works that we can do the greater works.
Another solid point to note is that Jesus was talking to all believers; He was talking to you. You don’t have to be a pastor, apostle, or prophet to do the works and the greater works of Jesus. The text says, “anyone who believes”, right? So, don’t exclude yourself. Whenever you think of any miracle that Jesus ever did, documented or not, remember His promise that you will not only do likewise, but also much more.
The Bible says in Acts 10:38 that Jesus was anointed with the Holy Spirit and with power, and He went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him. Dear believer, you have also been anointed with that same Holy Spirit (Ephesians 1:13, Romans 8:11). The moment you believed in Jesus, you were endowed with power in abundance! All that’s left for you to do is embrace this truth and boldly step out of the boat like Peter did.
In this new month, consciously meditate on those powerful words of Jesus. Let them inspire and encourage you to live a supernatural life every single day.
Bible Reading Plan: Exodus 26-28