The Doorpost: Doing greater works than Jesus did

Ray King  ·  Nov 26, 2018

Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever believes in Me will also do the works that I do; and greater works than these will he do, because I am going to the Father. 

— John 14:12

It is probably reasonable to think that we who believe in Jesus will do the works that He did. But how can we do greater works than He did? Jesus said it is because He was going to the Father.

Then Jesus said, “Whatever you ask in My Name, this I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask Me anything in My Name, I will do it.” That is how we can do greater works than Jesus did.

Jesus is with the Father in heaven. He intercedes for those who believe in Him. He has promised to do whatever we ask in His Name. When we believe in Jesus, we want to do the things He wants done—to do the works that He did and even more. That is what we will ask for in His Name.

When we ask in Jesus’ Name for the works He wants done, He has said He will do whatever we ask, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. Anything. In Ephesians 3:20 we are reminded that God is able to do more than we can ask or even think. Are we asking Him for greater works?

Lord, in the Name of Jesus, we ask You to work in all of us who believe in You, so that we will believe and ask You to do greater works through us.