Isa. 26:5 π Mic. 6:8 π Jn. 14:12 π Jn. 14:16 π Jn. 16:7 π Jn. 16:13; 2nd π Eph. 4:13
“...And greater works than these shall you do; because I go unto the Father.” ( Jn. 14:12; top )
Jesus said, “It is expedient for you that I go away. For if I do not go away the Comforter will not come to you.” ( Jn. 16:7 ) And Jesus shall give us “another Comforter” ( Jn. 14:16 ) and He will lead us into all truth. ( Jn. 16:13; top )
The Holy Spirit didn’t come by divine direction to us to change Scripture, but came to give us a deeper meaning than our fleshly comprehensions have given us. These fleshly mixtures have prevented us from letting the greater works to be activated through us.
We cannot operate by faith alone on Scriptural promises. They must be generated specifically by the Spirit of truth from God Himself.
The word of God must be quickened as we seek God’s explicit direction for a particular situation.
We would rather trust a deacon or elder (as good as they may be) than the Holy Spirit. Even though Jesus, while here on earth, spoke very plainly, with easy-to-understand language, for some reason we feel He cannot do this in our day. Even though the Holy Spirit was sent for this purpose of leading us into all truth. The Holy Spirit is Jesus talking to us and it will be confirmed and fulfilled by Scripture.
The reason for the greater works to be accomplished has nothing to with our talents, gifts, nor insight or great faith; it’s because Jesus went to the Father.
Jesus went to a place of all authority with the Father, and as the Father has been glorified through the Son, so shall the Son be glorified through His surrendered believer friends on earth.
Our problem is we have not desired to abide in Jesus in totality, nor have we sought a relationship of intimate closeness.
In this late hour, we must not reject God’s attempts to take away our earthly, fleshly supports; then He can substitute His divine insight, brokenness, compassion and wisdom to us.
Jesus said that He would let us know what was going to happen; for all things that He has heard of His Father, He will make known to us. ( Jn. 16:13; top ) Then we will be obligated to obediently act on what we have been told.
Our source of direction is none other than the Lord of Lords, the greatest Apostle, Prophet, Evangelist, Pastor and Teacher, who will perfect us unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Jesus Himself. ( Eph. 4:13; top )
This doesn’t make us better than anyone else, “for He (God) brings down them that dwell on high.” ( Isa. 26:5 ) So what is our role? “...To do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God.” ( Mic. 6:8; top )
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