Greater things…In His Word 9-3-18

Greater things…In His Word 9-3-18

Jesus talks to us in John 14 about greater things that we can do if we just believe in Him and follow after Him. I was reading about that and I realized that this chapter is for the strong Christian because its not for babes. It is some good ‘meat’ for the seasoned believer. Or, grown up teaching…

So let us go on to grown-up teaching. Let us not go back over the beginning lessons we learned about Christ. We should not again start teaching about faith in God and about turning away from those acts that lead to death. We should not return to the teaching about baptisms, about laying on of hands, about the raising of the dead and eternal judgment. And we will go on to grown-up teaching if God allows.
 Hebrews 6:1-3

Step by step it is an amazing sermon and if we remember the whole thing and not just this last little bit... We will be strong and mighty in His power and His might! 
I was struck amazed and in awe by the fact that God put this all together in one chapter, it is full of what to do information! If we read nothing else in the Word of God we could still know what to do in life as Christ followers! 

And it ends in the most important things...
He is doing as the father said, He has over come the world and then He says... Come now, let us go! 

I will not talk with you much longer, because the ruler of this world is coming. He has no power over me, 31 but the world must know that I love the Father, so I do exactly what the Father told me to do.

“Come now, let us go. John 14:30 12

He gave us all such juicy meaty information to rule our lives and then says "come on, let’s go..." not you go on now... not I have to go now... but come on... let’s go! He did not fill us up then set us on our way alone.... 
He wants us to know He is walking in it whatever it is that we walk through or into He is leading us and going through it together with us.  We just need to ask Him to do the greater things with us! Yet we always complicate it!

 I tell you the truth, whoever believes in me will do the same things that I do. Those who believe will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father.  And if you ask for anything in my name, I will do it for you so that the Father’s glory will be shown through the Son. If you ask me for anything in my name, I will do it. John 14:12-14

Honestly people! That’s what Jesus is saying here… “Dude! You can do it too! Even more! If you believe it if you believe Me… you know? “

 “If you love me, you will obey my commands.  I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper to be with you forever— the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it does not see him or know him. But you know him, because he lives with you and he will be in you.  “I will not leave you all alone like orphans; I will come back to you.  In a little while the world will not see me anymore, but you will see me. Because I live, you will live, too.  On that day you will know that I am in my Father, and that you are in me and I am in you.  Those who know my commands and obey them are the ones who love me, and my Father will love those who love me. I will love them and will show myself to them.” John 14:15-21

The Helper, or the Holy Spirit, sticks with us and helps us to understand, to pray, to encourage when we feel worn out He is the part of God that stays with us daily.

He directs us in when it is time to pray for other people, He walks with us through healing prayer and strengthening prayers and even through the times when the prayer does not bring the healing we desire.

So how do we get to the point that we are no longer wandering like babes looking for what is pleasing to the eye and taste?

But, beloved, we are confident of better things concerning you, yes, things that accompany salvation, though we speak in this manner.  For God is not unjust to forget your work and labor of love which you have shown toward His name, in that you have ministered to the saints, and do minister. And we desire that each one of you show the same diligence to the full assurance of hope until the end,  that you do not become sluggish, but imitate those who through faith and patience inherit the promises. Hebrews 6:9-12

Keep on pressing in and pressing on; get in the Word, get in your time in prayer Spend TAWG time daily, not just when you are at church. Get on your knees when you can and humble yourself before the Lord.
Talk to God daily like you do your spouse or best friend; get to know God like you get to know anyone; spend quality time with Him.

Dear Heavenly Father, draw us nearer to You that we may truly know you and walk not only in Your steps but believe and do those ‘greater things’ that you have promised that we too can do in Jesus name, amen.

Suggested reading: Hebrews 5”1-14, Hebrews 6:1-20, John 14:1-31, and John 14:1-27.