“Truly, truly I say to you, he who believes in Me will do the works that I do also. And he will do greater works than these, because I am going to My Father” – John 14:12, Modern English Version
Jesus emptied Himself of His heavenly privileges and came to earth, clothed in flesh, as a man (Mark 2:10, 28; 8:31; 9:9) all man and all God (John 1:1). He operated as a prophet under the Abrahamic covenant (Deuteronomy 18:15; Mark 6:4; Luke 13:33). He healed the sick, raised the dead, cast out devils, and calmed storms by you the power of the Holy Spirit (Luke 3:22; 4:14).
He was made to be sin for you and me (2. Corinthians 5:21), the spotless final sacrifice of the Abrahamic covenant (John 19:30; Hebrews 10:10) our substitute on Calvary’s Cross. Jesus was raised from the dead by the Father after having spoiled principalities and powers making a show of them openly, triumphing over them in it (Colossians 2:15). He took back man’s God-given authority over this planet and over all the power of the enemy whom He has once again put under our feet because we are in Him, and He is in us (Matthew 28:18-19; Luke 10:19; Ephesians 1:22-23).
Now Jesus expects the Body of Christ to do the same works, and even greater than He did because He went to the Father (John 14:12). In other words, the same Holy Spirit in Jesus who did the works through The WORD is in us. He said, “Whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that he will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it. If ye love me, keep my commandments” (John 14:13-15, King James Version). It’s all connected. In essence, He said, “If you love Me, do what I tell you to do.” That’s the way you walk in John 14:12.
Verse 21 goes on to say, “He who has My commandments and keeps them is the one who loves Me. And he who loves Me will be loved by My Father. And I will love him and will reveal Myself to him.” John 3:34 says, “For He whom God has sent speaks the words of God, for God gives the Spirit without measure to Him.” Jesus only spoke God’s words. This released the power of the Father in His life, and He walked in the Spirit without measure. The same is true for you. When you are completely committed to enquiring of Him and speaking His words, there will come a time when you’ll begin to walk in the Holy Spirit with more and greater measure of the anointing. That measure will continue to grow because the more you can be trusted to not go off on your own, or yield to fear or unforgiveness, allowing your mouth to speak hurtful or destructive words, the more that tide will rise, and you’ll begin to say more powerful things. But you’ll not walk in mountain-moving, glorious power when you allow yourself to become angry when someone cuts you off in traffic or react to other daily irritations.
When Jesus spoke about keeping His commandments, He wasn’t just speaking of the Ten Commandments. He was talking about walking in the commandment of love-doing what He tells us to do and speaking what He tells us to say.
That’s when “if you ask anything in My name, I will do it” (John 14:14) comes to pass. And that’s why He said, “He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also” (verse 12, King James Version)
The power of God is always at the ready, available to heal the sick, raise the dead, and cast out devils. Since the Day of Pentecost the very air has been filled with the Holy Spirit. The room in which you are right now is filled with the Holy Spirit. Every hospital room in the world is filled with Him. There is more than enough power to heal everyone in every hospital. God’s power is right there, if people only knew how to tap into it. And He’s in you, ready to save, heal, and deliver.
Say out loud: “The Father who dwells in me does the works. When I speak The WORD of God in faith and lay hands on the sick, they recover (Mark 16:18). When I submit myself to God and speak The WORD in faith to set the captives free, devils flee, people come to a saving knowledge of Jesus, and they receive the Baptism in the Holy Spirit (Mark 16:17; James 4:7). In my own life, by faith, I tap into the power of the Father who dwells in me. I receive my healing, and I declare that THE BLESSING of The LORD is working mightily in my life (Deuteronomy 28:1-14; Proverbs 10:22). Financial breakthrough belongs to me (Deuteronomy 8:18;2 Corinthians 8:9). I receive my family BLESSED. I tap into the power of the living God who dwells in me, and I believe I receive it, now. According to The WORD of God I am healed, delivered, and BLESSED. Thank You, LORD!”.
The Kenneth Copeland Word of Faith Study Bible © 2017 by Kenneth Copeland