Today's verses are John 14:11,12: "Believe me that I am in the Father and the Father is in me, or else believe on account of the works themselves. 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." My child, I had just made a stunning claim to Philip and the other disciples. I had said that if they had seen me, they had seen the Father. It was another astounding claim to deity.
Then I went a step further. I told them that I am in the Father and the Father is in me. This is a spiritual mystery. Your finite, human minds cannot totally grasp it now. But it's true. There is a complete, total, perfect mutual indwelling of my Father in heaven and me. We are in a perfect union relationship with one another. Our lives are inextricably intertwined. Our relationship is a perfect love relationship. Yet we are also distinct persons, along with the Holy Spirit. All three are one being, yet constitute three person.
I don't expect you totally to understand. Many different thoughtful people, throughout the ages, have tried to explain. All explanations are inadequate.
What kind of a God would you want to trust, follow and obey whom you could easily explain?
Then I told them that if they still struggled to believe in me, look at my works. Examine my extraordinary, amazing miracles, signs and wonders. Who else but God could do such marvelous works?
Finally, I told them, and you, that greater works than these they and my followers would be able to accomplish. My disciples would be able to imitate what I did! After my death and resurrection, the power of the Holy Spirit would be sent in my followers. My very life would now live in you permanently!
After Pentecost, no longer would my word, works and power be limited to a specific geographical area. Now, my people, spread out all over the world everywhere, would be able to do evangelism, teach my truth, do deeds of compassion and care, perform ministries of healing and demonic exorcisms, until I come again. They will be greater in their numbers and influence around the world. There will be many different radical transformations of human lives, cultures and societies, through the centuries, all for my glory!
My child, have you done any of my works today? Have you shared my forgiveness with anyone? Have you given anyone some of my eternal truths? Have you prayed for someone and seen my miraculous power given to them? Have you been an instrument for changing another person's eternal life? Their eternal hope? Their reason for living?
That's why I created you. I want your life to be an instrument of my peace to this world. I want to use your life through which to flow my power to this dying world in which you live. I want to use you in the lives of others, all for my glory, to do even greater works than I did!
Be me to someone today in your sphere of influence. See how I may use your hands, feet and mouth for my purposes and glory.
You can trust me today.