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Doing What I’m Created For; Empowered (now) by Holy Spirit To Do – John 14:12-13

March 20, 2011

John 14:12-13

I’ve wondered what the heck Jesus means by this over the years…like, how can He say that? But more recently, I can now see (I think) that He means that we’ll do greater things b/c He goes to the Father…which will usher in the Holy Spirit who will indwell us, giving us (His) power – but to glorify the Father, not ourselves. Thoughts?

Then verse 13 still kinds of puzzles me. Would love your take.

I am created to glorify God the Father. As a Jesus follower, I am now empowered by the indwelling Holy Spirit – Jesus sent Him when He ascended – to do even greater things to glorify the Father.

How am I doing that?

Here is a good friend of mine’s blog post on this from a few years ago that he reminded me of this morning:  Greater Works by Scott Wolfe of InYou Ministries.

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  1. March 20, 2011 12:09 PM

    Hey Jason:

    As far as verse 12, there is no doubt that the vast untold numbers that have come to Christ did so after the physical ascension of Christ’s body. Through His Holy Spirit, the church is now the body of Christ. We are the physical extention of Christ on earth.

    For me, verse 13 is much tougher. I know He is Truth and cannot lie. I have had prayers asked in His name that did not appear to be answered. Perhaps my requests would not have fulfilled the last part of verse 13 – “so that the Father may be glorified in the Son.”

    Thanks!

    Semper Fi,
    Gene

    • March 20, 2011 1:34 PM

      Thank you Gene – right there with you on verse 13. I get over my head in a hurry trying to remember if my prayer requests were for the Father’s glorification or not. Nice measuring stick though. Thanks again for your comments.

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