“Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father” (John. 14:12).
Wait a minute….how can a believer dare think he cannot work miracles? Jesus says “he that believeth in me” Do you believe in Jesus? Then the works that He did He said you shall do also. The word “also” suggests “equality”. Did Jesus heal the sick? Cast out devils? Raise the dead? Oh yes He did! This means you can heal the sick, cast out devils and raise the dead equally. There is no miracle that Jesus worked when He was on the earth that a believer in Christ cannot work today! He did not stop there. He said “greater than these shall he do…” This automatically confers upon a believer a much more adventures in the miraculous! A believer in Christ is wired for greater works than the ones Jesus did. Beloved, do not count yourself out of the demonstration of the miraculous!
There is one account in the book of Matthew that is so fresh on my mind. Jesus had just entered the house of Peter, one of His disciples. There laid Peter’s mother in law sick of fever. Obviously she had a high temperature, general body weakness and loss of appetite. These are typical signs and symptoms of fever. Jesus didn’t ask “Hey, Peter, why haven’t you taken your mother in law to the hospital? “Do you have paracetamol or diclofenac in the house? Pls give her two tablets quickly before we think about what next to do” You may say, these questions are ridiculous. Jesus couldn’t have asked these kind of foolish questions. But are these not the questions we ask when we meet sick folks? He didn’t ask any of these questions. Jesus wasn’t thinking of a natural cure! The first reaction of a power carrier to sickness or infirmities is administration of that power to the sick bodies . “And he touched her hand, and the fever left her: and she arose, and ministered unto them (Matt. 8:15)
There is enough power in a believer to heal the sick! An object remains latent until there is an application of force to it, then it goes into motion. God’s power will not flow until the believer applies a force of faith to it! You have to release the power! Your attitude determines how much of God’s power you will see in demonstration. Don’t worry about whether it will work or not. It takes a “can do” attitude to work miracles! Yes I can heal the sick, yes I can cast out devils! Yes I can raise the dead! The power that raised Jesus from the dead is at work in me.
Jesus said in His parting words to the disciples:
And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; 18 They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover. 19 So then after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God. 20 And they went forth, and preached every where, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following. Amen. ( Mk. 16:17-20).
Did you notice something in the last verse of that chapter? The disciples went forth! They acted, they didn’t stay back. They knew if Jesus said they could do it, then they could do it! They had a “can do” attitude! That was why Peter commanded the man that was lame at gate beautiful to rise up and walk! The “can do” attitude! All things remain possible to him that believeth. When you step out in faith, your experience will line up with your knowledge.
“Oh pastor, wait a minute. …what if they are not healed?”
Then move to the next person! We don’t pray for the sick t be healed, Jesus didn’t tell us to do that. We command in the authority that we have in Jesus, that authority is THE NAME OF JESUS. We are one with that Name. That name is who we are! When we demand or command the sick to be healed, they are healed. We don’t go about wondering “if”.
My duty is to act exactly the way Jesus said I should act!
Say these words out Loud;
I’m a believer in the miraculous
I do ridiculous things
I’m wired for adventures in the miraculous
The works of Jesus are mine
Today, everyday, I deliberately do the works of Jesus!
And greater results I see
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