Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Doing Greater Works (LS19)

          'Last Sermon of Jesus'

John 14:12-14 "Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father. And whatever you ask in My name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask anything in My name, I will do it."         
    If we believe in Jesus as -
Saviour - we will fervently be preaching the gospel everywhere;
Lord - As servants we must faithfully obey all His words, instructions, teachings, etc.;
King - Jesus' commandments, will and words are our decrees;
Provider - Jesus will meet all our needs and we don't need to hoard up;
Healer - Jesus will heal and we don't need any other physician;
and also as Teacher, Protector, Deliverer, Comforter, Advisor, etc.
...then we can do greater works than what our Lord Jesus had done before, because millions and millions of us are facing different types of difficulties, needs, helps, deliverance, etc. as we do or preach His gospel. In the book of Acts, many miracles found were different from those performed by our Lord Jesus.

During our 30 years ministering in remote and inaccessible areas (without any medical facilities), we constantly experience His power, presence, deliverance and healing:
- Pregnant OA woman suffered 2 nights (suspected breech) but gave birth immediately after prayer,
- Tigress, guarding its cub caught in the wild boar trap, fled on seeing our unsuspecting tiny OA brethren (or an angel) advancing,
- OA child was drowned (more than 10 minutes under river bed) but revived immediately after prayer, and also all types of healing, deliverance, provisions, helps, etc.
    It is normally these simple and obvious miracles that bring the heathens to believe in Jesus that our Father in heaven is glorified.

    Signs and wonders are still common in remote, poor and needy areas.

Brethren, most of our prayers of salvation, provisions, deliverance, healing, etc. (for the benefits of the poor and desperate Chinese villagers and the inaccessible OA brethren deep in the jungle) were joyfully answered by our Lord.