How do I gain a measure of faith that will allow God in me to do greater works than He did in Jesus?

God’s command for his people to gain a measure of faith that will allow God in them to do even greater works than He did in Jesus. (John 14:10-14) Read that Scripture out loud and listen for what the Holy Spirit is saying to you. Perhaps “step outside of yourself” and look at your reaction. For me, the command here is one of many that Jesus spoke of in the Gospels that in my Christian walk, I always dreaded and walked around. This command did many things to me. It shocked me that if I was ever to be his servant that I would do not only what Jesus did but also do even greater things than heal the sick,for example. Looking at sin in my life and my personality, I went from shock to panic. And from that panic, I went into denial, or numbness. Perhaps you were like me in Bible studies when you come across this passage you used your intellect to explain away that this verse didn’t really mean what it seems to mean. Eventually for me the rationalization deadened the conviction of what the Holy Spirit revealed. Later, as I got older, I was challenged by this command. In my age and walk, I decided that I was arrogant to think that I could have enough faith to  do even greater works than Jesus! I added more rationalizations to numb the conviction I had, and still have. This is from years of being deceived by people who, for whatever reason, failed to make this clear to me.

When I came to the realization that I needed to wake up from my numbness, I had to know that the reasons I didn’t see this command as a promise, but as a thing to be dreaded, was because I had resigned to let sin rule in my life and hope I had enough faith, in my piety, that God will use some of his grace because I believed in His son to make me right with Himself. Later on, I knew that I could not, but that it would be God in me doing these greater works. But how do I do get past myself to get this measure of faith?

7 responses to “How do I gain a measure of faith that will allow God in me to do greater works than He did in Jesus?

  1. I need this measure of faith.

    • practical applications/steps to gaining/attaining a measure/level of FAITH that allows God IN ME to do GREATER works in me than He did in Jesus…Jn.14:12-14…..
      1) continue to work out your salvation…

    • ..Practical applications/steps to gaining/attaining a measure/level of FAITH that will allow God in me to DO GREATER works than He did in Jesus Christ…Jn.14:12-14…New International Version(NIV)
      1) i must continue to work out my salvation..Phil.2:12-16
      2)the Prayer…Father God, fill me with the KNOWLEDGE of Your will for my life through ALL spiritual(Jn.6:63) wisdom and understanding in order that i may live a life worthy of You and please You in EVERY way…Col.1:9-12.
      3) What spiritual wisdom and understanding MUST i first be FILLED with and/or become aware of?
      A) Without FAITH it is impossible to please God…Heb.11:6……..BUT
      B) With a measure/level of FAITH…God IN ME will DO GREATER works than He did in Jesus Christ…Jn.14-12-14.
      4) Become aware of what FAITH is…Faith is being sure of what i HOPE for…Heb.11:1.
      A) What MUST i HOPE for?…a measure/level of FAITH that will allow God IN ME to DO GREATER works than He did in Jesus… with an understanding that HOPE is to DESIRE with EXPECTATION in the POSSIBILITY of GAINING/ATTAINING!!!
      5) How will i come to EXPERIENCE my HOPE?…the Prayer…Father God, ENLIGHTEN the eyes of my heart so that i will come to KNOW the HOPE to which You have called me…Eph.1:18…and that is for You, Father God to give to me a measure/level of FAITH that will allow you IN ME to DO GREATER works than you did in Jesus, my oldest brother(Rom.8:28-30)!!!
      6) Did God answer my prayer?…Yes!!!…How?…By revealing to you that…FAITH comes by hearing(Matt.13:16-17) …the message and the message is heard through the Word of God…Rom.10:17…Book-Chapter-Verse.
      7) to continue along the narrow road…Matt.7:13-14…Click on’Through the Word of God …WHERE???

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  3. Holy Spirit, where are some of God’s people…Rom.8:28-30 & 9:21-24…you said would come…Rev.22:20-21…when we built this HSWEBSITE!!!!!!!!!!!! Surely, there must be some who would seek a measure/level of FAITH that would allow God in them to do “greater things” than He did in Jesus!!! WOW!!! What a promise…Jn.14:12… james

  4. I am an apostle. I can tell you. You must study to show yourself approved — to know sound doctrine. You must rightly divide the Word of truth that separates soul from spirit. The sinful nature must be cut away. The truth must kill you according to the flesh, self, and this world. You must be brought to a place of surrender and yielding — in death to self. You must see Jesus as He is in your heart in living faith. And you must arise in quiet confidence in Him. You must go under the baptism waters of death, and arise in newness of life having faith in nothing but Jesus… and the Spirit will come upon you in living power. Then, you must LOVE with the LOVE of Jesus.

    This is not an individual journey. It is through bonds of love with the saints that is the true love of Jesus and a work of the Holy Spirit — that the anointing will come upon you and move through you.

    And, yes, you can do all things through Christ who strengthens you.

    Look not for His strength only between yourself and Him alone – though the power of the Spirit must first come in revelation thereby. But, look for His strength to lift you up out of those waters of death by the bonds of love of those saints around you who love Him with pure hearts and likewise love and receive you in Him.

    Jesus said to His apostles – love one another. Then, you will know the power of His resurrection.

    God bless.

    • Dear 12 Star Truth,

      I pray that out of his glorious riches our Father may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your heart through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge —that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. I pray also that the Father may fill you with the knowledge of His will for your life, through all spiritual wisdom and understanding, so that you may life a life worthy of God and please Him in every way.

      My purpose, 12 Star Truth, is that you be encouraged in heart and united in love, so that you will have the full riches of complete understanding, in order that you may come to know the mystery of God, namely Christ, in whom are hidden all of the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.

      You share of love. What is love?

      How do you divide the word?

      What is the truth, and how does it kill you?

      I share of God’s secret wisdom. A wisdom that has been hidden but that God destined for our glory since before time began. No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those of us who love Him, but God has revealed it to me through His Spirit whom He has given me. And this is what I speak, speaking spiritual truths in spiritual words.

      God has made known to me the mystery of his will according to his good pleasure, which he purposed in Christ, to be put into effect when the times will have reached their fulfillment —to bring all things in heaven and on earth together under one head, even Christ. I have become a servant by the commission God gave me to present to you the Word of God in its fullness— the mystery that has been kept hidden for ages and generations, but is now disclosed to the saints. To them God has chosen to make known among His people the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.

      We proclaim him, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone perfect in Christ. To this end I labor, struggling with all his energy, which so powerfully works in me.

      The Spirit gives life; the flesh counts for nothing. The words I have spoken to you are spirit and they are life. A time has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks. God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in spirit and in truth. Speaking the truth in love, we will in all things grow up into Him who is the head, that is Christ.

      I trust and hope that you can hear what the Spirit is saying to you. Blessings and peace be with you – the peace of Christ in you.

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