WE SHALL DO EVEN GREATER THINGS
There are many confusing explanations when Jesus said, "Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father" (John 14:12). Many people emphasize miracles in this verse. They explain that Christians will do more miracles than Jesus, such as healing, making people rich, or leading people to a comfortable life. However, if we examine the will of Jesus, we find that His will is to fulfill the will of the Father. Jesus said, "For I have come down from heaven to do the will of God who sent me, not to do my own will" (John 6:38). And John 6:40 tells us the will of the Father, "For this is the will of my Father, that everyone who looks on the Son and believes in him should have eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day."
Since our Heavenly Father's will is for people to be saved by believing in the Lord Jesus, our Heavenly Father is giving us the same mission that He gave to our Lord Jesus to tell others about Jesus that they may believe and be saved. We will do greater than what Jesus had done by having a greater influence on more people. The physical limitation of Jesus' ministry during His earthly ministry was only in Israel, but now, we can reach further places through our technologies. Miracles will happen in and through us as we serve God in telling others about Jesus. God may perform miracles of healing through us, but the power is always coming from our Lord Jesus, who lives in us.
The danger of many wrong teaching about miracles is that people focus on what they want from God instead of living for God. God saved us to live for Him. Our mission is to do the will of our Father and not to neglect our relationship with Him just to pursue riches and comfortable life in this world. Any Christian who focuses on being rich and having a comfortable life in this world rather than seeking the will of our Father will be disappointed. Let us pursue God, who is the provider of our needs. Jesus encouraged us by these words, "But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well" (Matthew 6:33). Let us remember that our God is the source of wealth, for He owns everything. Would we rather pursue God rather than the miracles and wealth of this world?
Ask yourself these questions: Do I pursue God instead of the things of this world? Do I pursue the will of God in my life? As a believer, where should I focus my attention?
Write down all the worries you are facing today and lift them up to God.
Father in Heaven, you are the sustainer of everything this world needs. You know my desire, needs, and wants. Please help me to pursue your righteousness and to live for you. I believe that you provide everything I need according to your plan and purpose in my life. Please help me trust in you and not fall into temptations that will lead me away from you. In the name of Jesus, I pray. Amen.