Monday, May 09, 2016


In the 1990's a fad started with WWJD bracelets, bumper stickers, T-shirts, and many other paraphernalia prompting the question "What would Jesus do?" It would remind the person seeing it or wearing it that his or her actions should not be any different than what they perceived Jesus' actions would be if it were Him instead of them.

John 14:12-14 NKJV
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.

Do we believe this scripture when it says we will do greater works? We believe the end of it that says Jesus will do anything we ask, if we ask in His name, the name of Jesus. I have to wonder if we really understand what He meant by Greater Works than these? Instead of asking what we are to do, perhaps we should be asking what didn't Jesus do. This may seem like a strange question, but how often are we adding things to what Jesus did?

Luke 10:19 NKJV
Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you.

We Has been given authority. Authority to trample on a monsters of any kind trying to attack us or standing in our way as we step into what He has assigned to us.  Authority over the powers of satan. Nothing shall harm us.  We are under the protection of God as we walk forth doing the work He has predestined for us to do.

And in Mark Jesus gave us the The Great Commission which reads "Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned. And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues; they will take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover."

Jesus tells us we will deliver demons from people and perform miraculous healings by laying on our hands. But do we do as Jesus did, or do we add our own twist? Do we add to what Jesus who is perfect did? Do we trust in God and lean to Him first or do we lean to our own understanding first?

Someone becomes sick in our presence. What is our first response? Do we reach out, lay hands on them and see them recover? Or do we call 911? What would Jesus have done? Would He have called for a physician of that time to help the person and if that did not work laid His hands on them praying for God to heal the person? Of course not. Jesus simply would have told them they were healed. Why do we add to what Jesus would do instead of trusting in His words that told us we would do greater things?

How often do pray for someone by for Jesus to heal them, to deliver them from their illness? We beg God to do what He has told us to do. We believed and therefore received salvation. Our spirit and His spirit are one in us. Holy Spirit was sent to be our guarantee that we are saved. He fills us with all power and authority to do all Jesus did and even greater things.

When someone is troubled by demonic activity we say they are in need of deliverance. Do we just lay hands on them and tell the demons to go in the name of Jesus? This is what Jesus did. No, we enroll them in a series of classes or deliverance sessions where the demons are expelled using a series of methods developed over the years. Why do we add to the simple gospel Jesus brought us? Why do we create our own methods to do what only Jesus can do?

It is time we stopped leaning to mankind to solve our problems. Jesus went to the cross as us and paid our debt in full. He took all our sins, sicknesses, demons, curses, and earthly situations and crucified them. We are free of all of these things. We are free to walk forth in Christ with His mind and His righteousness. We are to be all we can be and that is to be Jesus in this world we live.

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