20 Nov Greater Things Have Yet to Come
Recently we sang in the Church the song “You’re the God of this city” and this particular occasion we stayed on the refrain “Greater things have yet to come, And greater things are still to be done in this city, Greater things have yet to come , And greater things are still to be done here” for what seemed to be an age. As we sang it again and again the words penetrated beyond my intellect and into my heart and I felt that the Lord was reminding me that here in Bridgend there are greater things to be done.
In the bible we read that when Jesus called Nathanial he said to him “Because I said to you, ‘I saw you under the fig tree,’ do you believe? You will see greater things than these.” Over a three year period Nathaniel followed Jesus, just imagine all the things he saw. You can read them through the gospels. I believe that Jesus wants us to see greater things than we have ever seen before. Jesus doesn’t just leave us expecting to see greater works but challenges to do greater works.
“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.” John 12v12-14
Here is the amazing thing, the greater works journey is open to whoever, that includes me and you.
Not only does Jesus want us to see greater work, he wants us to participate in greater works and in the gospel of John he describes the qualifications for the journey with the following words “whoever believes in me”. Here is the amazing thing, the greater works journey is open to whoever, that includes me and you. However, the whoever has to believe in Jesus. Are you a believer? HE doesn’t say whoever believes they will do greater works, He says whoever believes in me. I am a believer of the Lord Jesus so suddenly I qualify because Jesus has described me with the words “whoever believes in me”.
If you are a believer of the Lord Jesus, my challenge to you is this, let’s start to take Jesus at His word. Look to both see and do the greater works that Jesus himself told us we would do. Christianity in our nation is set for a change and part of that will involve believers making a supernatural difference to the communities they live in.
I believe the words we have been singing – “Greater things have yet to come , and greater things are still to be done in this city”. I look forward with eager anticipation for the God who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us to move in our communities.
We have an exciting future ahead of us.