“I tell you this timeless truth: The person who follows me in faith, believing in me, will do the same mighty miracles that I do—even greater miracles than these because I go to be with my Father! For I will do whatever you ask me to do when you ask me in my name. And that is how the Son will show what the Father is really like and bring glory to him. Ask me anything in my name, and I will do it for you!” John 14:12-14 TPT
Jesus was trying to convey a truth that we all must remember; we will do what He did if we believe and ask in His name. If that is the case, I believe that man has tried to overcomplicate a very simple thing. It’s not a 10 step program, it’s a 3 step process. 1. Follow in faith 2. Believe 3. Ask
Even His disciples didn’t understand the concept that God was in Him. In the previous verses, Philip said, “Lord, show us the Father, and that will be all that we need.” All that time and they didn’t understand. Well guess what, some of us don’t understand either. When we believed in Jesus and asked forgiveness of our sins, that took faith. When we received the Holy Spirit as power source, that took faith. But if you don’t believe there is so much more, you’re not doing what Jesus intended for you to do.
We must believe that because God lives in us via His Spirit, we can do all things as well. Yes, we can raise the dead and heal the sick, which draws those who don’t believe into hearing the gospel. All to build the Kingdom of God and bring glory to Jesus.
He has a plan and we are a very large part of it. Ask anything in Jesus’ name and for His glory. Not selfish prayers. I’ve found that as I pray for others, my own needs are tended to. Jesus showed us how, we just need to read, learn and demonstrate.
Always remember how much God loves us, that it’s His nature to give us the Kingdom and the Kingdom of God is in us. What is His Kingdom? Righteousness (right standing with God), peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. Everything we need has been provided by His Spirit who lives in us. When the light comes on, ask anything. I dare you!
Asking With You,
“I’ve found that as I pray for others, my own needs are tended to.” Amen, Sandy. Thank you for the scripture (John 14:12-14). I’m reading it this morning in several translations as a part of my devotional time. This passage reminds me of the “Much More” statement Paul made in Romans 5:10
“For, if when we were God’s enemies, we were reconciled to Him through the death of His Son, how much more, having been reconciled, shall we be saved through His life!”
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