I would rather live my life as if there is a God, and die to find out there isn’t, than live my life as if there isn’t, and die to find out there is!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Greater Miracles than Jesus?

Stained glass at St John the Baptist's Anglica...Image via Wikipedia
In John 14:12 Jesus seems to indicate that we would do greater miracles than He did.  What did He mean?

Jesus was not granting his followers sweeping supernatural powers so that we could out-perform His miracles.  He was foretelling of the coming of the Holy Spirit and a resulting worldwide ministry. In this verse Jesus is saying that His many followers would do greater things in total (in number) than He Himself would do. As an example, followers have taken the gospel to multitudes of people.  Jesus is referring to the entire impact of God's people on the world. He was speaking in terms of quantity, not quality. Remember, Jesus was not trying to impress anyone and was not going for any records.  He was performing miracles as part of God's overall plan, and we should do our part for that same plan.

I tell you the truth, anyone who has faith in me will do what I have been doing. He will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the father.
John 14:12



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