December 13, 2018

I AM PERSUADED THAT HE IS ABLE:

TO DO GREATER WORKS (part 3)

“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

In John 14 and 15 we find the record of our Lord’s principal teachings about the Holy Spirit’s ministry to believers, and in these chapters, we will also find access to miracles of a kind that those true to the Bible can expect to see

3. Miraculous Spiritual Reproduction (Jn 15:1-8)

In the same discussion of the ministry of the Spirit, the Lord Jesus promised us the opportunity to “bear much fruit” for the glory of God (John 15:1–8). The fruit bearing of John 15 is spiritual reproduction, Christians producing other Christians. This is the way the term “fruit” is often used in the New Testament, referring to the winning of others to the Lord.

Many Christians are defeated in the area of soul winning, but they need not be. The Holy Spirit is in us to work through us in the all-important work of witnessing and bringing people to Jesus. When we witness in dependence on the Holy Spirit, we experience His soul-saving power, and we will see lost individuals come to Christ. Not everyone will be saved, but many will be won if we work at the business of winning folks while consciously relying on the Spirit to convict sinners and draw them to the Lord.

There is no joy as great as the joy of winning souls! Let us set out to know better the Third Person of the Trinity and to depend on Him for the miraculous help He was sent to provide us.