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April 2015 Newsletter: Questions & Answers


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QUESTION:

What does “greater works” mean in John 14:12?

ANSWER:

“ Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.” [John 14:12]

“The Word is Light when It's vindicated. Until the Word, it promised for the day, is a vindicated, then it is not Light. It cannot be. If God said, "Let there be light," and no sun come in existence, there is no sign of light. But when God said, "Let there be light," and there was light. When God promised a Messiah, Messiah come, then His Word was fulfilled and He was the Light of the hour. When He promised Noah, and He promised the others, and on down, they was the light of the hour. And there is a Light of the hour today, that's Jesus Christ in the power of His resurrection, His Word that's promised for this day. "The works that I do, shall you also; greater than this shall you do, for I go to the Father." Greater works, greater things than He did? Do you believe it? [Congregation says, "Amen."--Ed.] I believe it. It seems humble. It seems like it goes over the top of people's head. Look when He was here on earth, how could you do "greater" works? I've translated that, many times, "more," but the same thing. "Greater," He said in Saint John 14:12, "greater works than this shall you do."” [64-0119 Shalom, Phoenix, AZ]

 “Now just before we start the prayer line, might be somebody here has never been here before. I don't know who you are, but God knows you. If I have told the Truth, let God identify it, whether it's the Truth or not, that's the proof of it. If He has raised from the dead, He is the same yesterday, today, and forever. He said in John 14:12, "He that believeth," not he that maketh believe. "He that believeth in Me, the works that I do shall he do also." Is that right? Someone said, "'Greater shall ye do.'" That's right. Said, "Well, we preach the Gospel, that's greater." Just do the things He done, that'll prove it to me, see, then we'll talk about the greater. I can show you the greater things He is doing now than He did when He was on earth, and that's not just preaching the Gospel, either; that's in signs and miracles. Not time for it. Just believe. And may the God of Heaven, Who raised up Jesus Christ from the dead, and has presented Him here alive, to us, after two thousand years, identify this Message, that It's correct. The Token has got to be applied.” [64-0308, The Token, Dallas, TX]

“God, tearing loose, oh, yeah, cutting apart, separating Himself, dividing Himself. He did the same thing on the Day of Pentecost, when the Holy Ghost come down. That Pillar of Fire come down, that followed Israel, we all know that was the Logos, that was Christ. And when It come down, on the Day of Pentecost, what did It do? It divided Itself, and tongues of Fire set upon each one of them. God dividing Himself among the people. Oh, brother, you can't be undivided, with the same Spirit that was in Christ. "He that believeth on Me, the works that I do shall he do also. Greater than this, or more than this," the right translation "for I go unto the Father. Yet, a little while and the world seeth Me no more, yet you'll see Me, for I," personal pronoun, "I'll be with you, even in you, at the end time, the consummation." He promised to do it. The Seed of Abraham, He is here now.” [64-0402 Jehovah Jireh 1, Louisville, MS]

“Now, on the day of Pentecost It come down, that Pillar of Fire, and broke apart like that, and tongues of fire set upon each of them, not their tongues, but tongues of fire set upon each of them, a elected, selected group, identified by this Pillar of Fire, showing that God had separated Himself into man. Do you get it? God, the Logos, separating Himself into men; God, not in one person, He's in His Church universal. That's the reason Jesus said, "The works that I do shall you also, more..." Now, I know the King James says, "greater," but the right translation there is "more than this shall you do." God was bottled and confined in one Man, Jesus Christ. But now He's bottled and confined in the whole universal Church of the living God. Right now, while God is here speaking with us in our hearts, He's in Africa; He's in Asia; He's in Europe; He's in England. Wherever believers are gathered together, there He is in the midst of them.” [64-0823E Questions And Answers 2, Jeffersonville, IN]

He said, "Well now, in Mark the 16th," said, "Now, the better scholars understand." Said, "Now, the--the illiterate kindy takes the rest of it, but," said, "we know that Mark 16th from the 9th verse on,

where He said, they shall cast out devils, and speak with tongues, and lay hands on the sick and things." Said, "We realize; we better scholars know that that part of the Bible is not inspired. It was written by the vatican, and it's not inspired." You know what the Mohammedan said, he said, "It isn't? What kind of a Bible are you reading?" Said, "All the Koran's inspired." That's the weakness of Christianity so-called. He said, "Then what about Mark 11, 'Whatsoever things you desire?' What about this when He said, 'The things that I do shall you also.'" He said, "Well, He said, 'The works that I do...,' Well," he said, "you see, we--we preach the Gospel to all the world." Said, "That's the greater works."
He said, "You have. You've had two thousand years to prove that He's alive, and two thirds of the world never heard His Name." Said, "Let Mohammed raise from the dead and everybody will know it in twenty-four hours." [A Secondhanded Robe, Brooklyn, NY, 56-1206], [Mark 16:15-18] ,  [Mark 11:24] ,  [John 14:12]

“Now, the fruits of Christ, when He was here on earth, the things that He did when He was here on earth, He promised that they would be done by His church after He left. "The works that I do, shall you do also; greater works than this shall you do; for I go to My Father." Greater, if anyone who knows Greek, knows that that word "greater" doesn't mean that it would be in quality; it means in quantity. Another words it would be, "More than this shall you do," would be the way we would read it. "More than this shall you do, for I go to My Father." Great, because no one could do any greater work than He did; because He raised the dead; He--He stopped nature. He--He done everything that could be done. And He stopped the roaring sea, made the winds be still, raised up the dead after they were done corrupted in the grave, and--and no one could do greater in quality. But being that His Spirit would come into the Church and would reach out, it would be a universal church, all around the world; and they could do more of the same things that He was doing.” [Sirs We Would See Jesus, Newark, NJ 57-1211]

“And at His leaving He said this: "The works that I do shall you do also. Greater works than this shall you do." And the word "greater," anyone knows means "more." You couldn't do any greater in quality, just in quantity, 'cause He was there in one Person. God was rep--was represented in one Person. Now He's represented in the universal Church everywhere. "More than this shall you do, for I go unto My Father. Yet a little while and the world will see Me no more." The world "kosmos" there means that it's the world's order. "The world will see Me no more, yet you shall see Me, for I (A personal pronoun) I'll be with you, even in you to the end of the world.” [And Then Jesus Came, Newark, NJ, 57-1213], [John 14:12, 19] ,  [Matthew 28:20]

“You have to know it by the Spirit. Flesh cannot do those things. What is it? The vine, the branches, the same life that was in the vine comes through His branches. He feeds the branch through His vine. That's how He declares Himself to be the same yesterday, and forever, for He said, "I'm the Vine." The Holy Spirit now, Christ in Spirit form in you, energizing you with His Spirit to believe God, and He's everything that He does, He manifests Himself just like He did in the Bible times. "The works that I do, shall you also. A little while, and the world won't see Me no more (How many knows He said that? That's the unbeliever.), yet ye shall Me (the believer), for I ('I,' personal pronoun), I'll be with you, even in you, to the end of the world." Jesus Christ, the same yesterday, today, and forever. "The works that I do, shall you do also." Now, the word there in King James says, "Greater works than this will you do." But if you'll run that back to the Greek Lexicon, you'll find out that it doesn't mean, "greater," it means "more." You couldn't do greater. He stopped nature; He--He healed the sick; He raised the dead; He--He done things. Well, there could be no more done. But you could do more of it, because He would be in His church as the branch--as the vine in His branches, or whole world around...?... the same thing.” [Jesus Christ the Same Yesterday Today and Forever, Terre Haute, IN, 58-0214], [John 14:12, 19] ,  [Matthew 28:20] ,  [Hebrews 13:8]

Bible References: John 14:12; 15:5

[Answer provided by Bro. Donny Reagan, Pastor, Happy Valley Church, Johnson City, Tennessee, USA ]

LWB is dedicated to all who are looking for the appearing of the Lord Jesus Christ; to you we owe credit for the materials used herein."Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching."[Heb 10:25]."So then neither is he that planteth any thing, neither he that watereth; but God that giveth the increase."[I Cor 3:7]
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