I assure you: The one who believes in Me will also do the works that I do. And he will do even greater works than these, because I am going to the Father. Whatever you ask in My name, I will do it so that the Father may be glorified in the Son.
— John 14:12,13, HCSB
The promise He made to [the disciples] is for us. If we will take it just as it reads, we shall feel such confidence and such trust in God and the truth that He will be able to reveal His power through us. By our good works we shall show our faith. We can receive power and grace from Christ to enable us to work the works of God. And let us ever remember that we are never to take any credit to ourselves for the work we do. There is nothing good in us; therefore we should not seek to glorify ourselves. God is to receive all the glory.
Constantly we are to strive to elevate ourselves and others, in accordance with the directions of the Word of God. With all the power we have we are to seek to reach the standard of character Christ has set before us. This is what God wants us to do. When in humble faith we rely on Christ as our sufficiency, our strength, our all and in all, then it is that the power of God rests upon our work.
Christ’s words show that there is a close connection between heaven and earth; that to those who believe in the power of truth God manifests Himself as He does not to the world... He says, “Whatsoever ye shall ask in My name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in His Son.”
This promise God has made to you. When you get discouraged, do not depend upon human beings for aid. Christ declares, The comforter shall be with you. Go right to God in prayer. Bow before Him, saying, “Lord, help me; for I am in difficulty, and I do not know what to do. You have promised to give your children what they ask in your name. We ask for strength to resist the temptations of the enemy.”
There is strength in the Saviour. He wants His children to banish all selfishness from the heart, that He may enter as an abiding guest, that His righteousness may go before them, and the glory of God be their rearward.
Realize that Christ is a personal Saviour. Show to the world what He can do even through the weakest of human beings... Cling to the mighty Redeemer, who is also your Elder Brother.
— The Gospel Herald, March 1, 1901
Take the promise just as it reads, feel such confidence and trust in God and the truth that He will be able to reveal His power and grace through you.
Strive to elevate yourself and others according to God’s directions. In humble faith rely on Christ as your sufficiency and strength.
When you get discouraged, bow before God saying, “Lord, help me for I am in difficulty and do not know what to do. You have promised to give your children what they ask in Your name. I ask for strength to resist the temptations of the enemy.”
Banish all selfishness from your heart so the Savior may enter in as an abiding guest and His righteousness may go before you.