The Works That I Do…
How do you know if someone is authentic in their life? Anyone can tell a story, paint pictures with words and create landscapes in the mind of the listeners. How do we know if the person that is telling the story is real, they live it or have lived it or can reproduce what they are are saying in their stories? How do we know what is true and what is false?
And He said unto them, Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men. And they straightway left their nets, and followed Him. ~ Matthew 4:19-20 KJB
If we walk with someone, experience their actions, learn what they are doing and then apply what we have been taught would that not be the best way to know if someone is authentic in what they are saying? Would the stories they are telling, would those stories, that sound so incredible, so beautiful, would those stories not come to life in our life? Would we not realize them to be true, or… if they failed, we would know them to be false. Right?
Jesus’ ministry on the earth was for three to three and half years. Jesus Christ dedicated His life to teaching as many people as possible to the ways of the Lord. Jesus performed many signs and wonders to show His power, not for attention, but so that others, like you and me, would come to believe He is who He says He is.
Jesus also said that we would do greater things than He – those of us that believed on Him. How do we know that we can do greater things? Wouldn’t we have to follow Him, believe in Him and accept His teaching with our whole heart, with our whole mind, with all of our soul and all of our strength? Isn’t that how we would do it – how we would prove that Jesus Christ is in fact the real deal?
Believest thou not (Do you believe) that I am in the Father, and the Father in Me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of Myself: but the Father that dwells in Me, He does the works. Believe Me that I am in the Father, and the Father in Me: or else believe Me for the very works’ sake. Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believes 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 14:10-12 KJB
We don’t believe that nor do live that way. Very few do that, very few follow Jesus Christ to the point of proving His Power, His Strength and His Glory in their life.
Yes, this subject, these concepts, this idea that we, children of God, are of Him, with Him and are able to be like Him is discussed over and over. It is the central point of the Holy Bible. God made us in His image. God made us in His image. God made us in His image. God made us in His image. God made us in His image. God made us in His image. God made us in His image. When will we start acting like it, believing for it and living in that Truth?
Either the Scripture is the divine Word of God teaching us how to live and how to be a reflection of God, or it’s nothing more than a historical account of events.