HOST: Ron House
“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. 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.
Jesus makes a great promise to His apostles about the things that their belief will allow them to do in His absence. They will be powerful warriors in His kingdom, displaying the wondrous works of God through the power of Christ working in them and, through those works, will bring glory to God. With Jesus as their constant help, they will have an eternal impact on the world. Belief in Jesus is still empowering! As our belief motivates us to obey His word and give Him our lives, we are transformed into His image by the saving power of His blood. Our fear is defeated by faith, and our hopelessness gives way to eternal hope. As we work and serve and live in this world, we do so by the power of Christ, shining as lights in a dark world, and bringing glory to God by our good works (Matthew 5:16). Our belief in Christ and the saving power of His blood make us infinitely more than we are capable of being on our own. As Paul says, “I can do all things through him who strengthens me” (Philippians 4:13).
How does our belief in Christ strengthen us?
Don’t forget to pray and have a great day!