Major Works of the Believer

Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father.

John 14:12

When Jesus preached the gospel He was accompanied by demonstrations of power. The Lord did great miracles in His three and a half years of earthly ministry. Many believed in him because they were healed or because they saw the Lord’s works. Two millennia have passed since then and the longing for God is not that great works of Jesus Christ remain only as a mere historical record, but in His name, believers we carry out similar works that glorify Him. We are not magicians or possess superpowers, but we have been invested by the power and authority to use the name of Jesus.

The prophetic words of Jesus written in John 14:12 were fulfilled since the early days of the church. In Acts 3:6-8 we read, Then Peter said, “Silver and gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and walk.” And he took him by the right hand and lifted him up, and immediately his feet and ankle bones received strength. So he, leaping up, stood and walked and entered the temple with them—walking, leaping, and praising God. Fearless as always, Peter dared to prove the truth of John 14:12 as a believer in Jesus.

The works of believers made in the name of Jesus continued. In Acts 5:14-15, God’s Word says, And believers were increasingly added to the Lord, multitudes of both men and women, so that they brought the sick out into the streets and laid them on beds and couches, that at least the shadow of Peter passing by might fall on some of them.

Were these great works limited only to the time of Jesus Christ and His apostles? Will it be possible today too? If we study the history of Christianity for two millennia, we will see miracles and wonders and signs have been present all the time. Many men and women of God have exercised their ministries accompanied by the miraculous power of healing, deliverance and even resurrection of the dead. In our day these great works that glorify the Lord are made.

You could tell me that it is because both the apostles and the servants of Jesus Christ who have made great works through history have had a special anointing that you do not possess. I repeat again what the Lord said in John 14:12, Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father. Jesus never said that great works would be made by those who possessed greater anointing, but for those who believe in Him. If you have believed in Jesus, then you are included.

The gospel of Jesus Christ is a gospel of power that comes with miraculous works. It has always been so from the beginning and will be so until He comes again. As a believer in Jesus you have already the authorization to use His name to show miracles, signs and wonders that will glorify Him. Be like Peter and tell the sick, Silver and gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and walk. The Lord has never lied and He will enforce His written word in John 14:12. God bless you.

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Signs of Believers

And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues; they will take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.

Mark 16:17-18

Before going to sit on his throne, at the right hand of the Father, Jesus left instructions and promises to His disciples. In Mark 16:17-18, the Lord gives wonderful promises for those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues; they will take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover. Believing in the name of Jesus has the power to do all those things because whoever does and gives us the ability and who work is the same Jesus Christ our Lord.

Jesus performed many miracles during His ministry on earth. He healed many sick, restored sight to the blind, released demonized, multiplied food, turned water into wine and raised the dead. The manifestation of the power of God through miracles, signs and wonders performed by the Lord Jesus Christ, were not contemplated that once He had finally departed from this world to return to heaven. The desire of His heart was that those who believed in Him made similar and even greater things.

Being Jesus with His Father on earth would continue existing needs. The patients would need to be healed, devils would continue oppressing and enslaving people, and every human being would need salvation. Many believe by miracles, wonders and signs, so the Lord gave His disciples and to those who believe after them power and authority to make them. In John 14:12 Jesus said: Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father.

It is quite clear both in Mark 16:17-18 and John 14:12 that believers in Jesus Christ have been invested with power and authority to do such works that He did and even greater things than these. Of course it is not that we have we turned into superheroes Superman or Spider-Man style. That supernatural power comes not from us but from the name which is above every name, the name of Jesus. Therefore, the power to perform miracles comes from who sent us.

Why many Christians are unable to demonstrate the power of God on their journey through life? The Lord gives the answer to this question in Matthew 17:20: So Jesus said to them, “Because of your unbelief: for assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you. We have said that we believe in Jesus, but our faith has not been large enough to realize that He has given us the power to do great works in His name.

Jesus went to the Father, but He has not left us alone. In Acts 1:8, he says: But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me[a] in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth. Brother or sister, you already have the power of the Holy Spirit which has been given to testify about Jesus Christ in the nations. Believe and have faith as a mustard seed and signs of those who believe will follow wherever you go. Be brave and show that you have believed in Jesus Christ. God bless you.

Healed Thanks to Jesus Christ

But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement for our peace was upon Him, and by His stripes we are healed.

Isaiah 53:5

Many already know that Jesus Christ died on a cross as the scapegoat for the sins of everyone. However, before his death, he was subjected to lashes that left her bruised, bloodied and body covered with sores. That cruel punishment had a purpose: to heal our diseases. And not only that, Jesus came to save but also to heal: save our souls and heal our bodies.

I was quite sick during my childhood. I remember my mother enumerated me the long list of diseases I suffered. At three years of age I had the normal weight of a 6 months child. From that time, I was a regular visitor to hospitals to the point that I was on the verge of death several times. The friends of my mother’s told her that I would not reach the age of 10 years.

That prediction that I do not exceed my first decade was not correct. I have already met several times 10 years and the aftermath of my many childhood diseases do not exist. And although I had not reconciled with God, but when my age was in the mid-forties, His love and concern for me was never absent from my life. I can ensure that the medicines they gave me did not cure me but Isaiah 53:5 was fulfilled in my life in every one of my illness.

You could ask how I dare to give assurance that I was healed according to Isaiah 53:5 instead of modern medical science. Well, I can give a simple button as shown. Around 2004 I was diagnosed with hearing loss in my right ear. For doctors, deafness is irreversible. But God made a miracle of healing in me and now my two ears are in perfect condition, which has been duly certified by the doctors themselves.

And as it happened to me, there are also numerous examples of divine healing in many parts of the world. I’ll list a few examples of healing miracles in which God has used one of his servants, Pastor Augie David, who is my personal friend, a woman cured of ulcers and tumors in Iquitos, Peru; another woman healed from a skin condition in Oklahoma; an autistic child cured in Peru; a woman cured of much pain in thigh and leg in Puerto Rico; Pennsylvania woman cured of arthritis, bursitis and scoliosis; a man in India curing an incurable nervous condition. These are just some examples of a single servant of God and daily healing miracles still occur.

Not all modern therapies are as effective as they claim to be. In fact, many medical treatments involving more disastrous side effects than definitive solutions for diseases. In other cases, they can tell you coldly that nothing can be done. In case recalls what it says Isaiah 53:5: But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement for our peace was upon Him, and by His stripes we are healed. God bless you.

Believe, the Key to Work Miracles

Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father.

John 14:12

The time that the Lord Jesus was on earth was short. And much shorter was His ministry, which took less than ten percent of his earthly life. In those three years walking in Judea, Samaria and Galilee, Jesus worked many miracles. Are the miracles after his ascension to heaven, would there be? Of course the Lord would not have run out.

After Jesus sat down at the right hand of the Father in the Earth it has continued having blind, lame, possessed, dumb and sick of many evils. There are diseases that modern medical science cannot cure. But for God nothing is impossible. If healing miracles sometimes happen and sometimes not, the difference is that some believe and others do not. Definitely miracles happen when we believe.

I’ll tell you a story of a woman I met in the church where I received the Lord. At that time, she had less than 40 years; she was nice, friendly and full of life. One day she went to a medical checkup, his doctor told her he had very bad news for her. They had discovered a cancer in advanced stage. The doctor told her coldly that he believed that she had left only 6 weeks of life. When she heard the news, she answered the doctor, “Who are you to tell me the rest of my life? The only one who knows the day and the hour of my death is my Father who is in heaven. I have not felt in my spirit that I should go now”. The doctor said with a smile: “I see you’re a woman of faith, that’s fine because you’re going to need a lot of that faith in the coming days.”

The woman made the decision to believe God instead of believing the opinion of modern medical science. Certainly she was treated under the various treatments that are given to cancer patients. She underwent surgery and given her chemotherapy and radiotherapy. During her chemotherapy sessions often side effects made her feel die; but she drew strength from where she didn’t had to go where the other patients to preach the gospel.

The six weeks passed and this woman was still alive. Doctors did not secure her life and had episodes in which death hovered near her bed. However, she remained firmly believing that God would work a miracle of healing in your body and also happened. Being diagnosed with terminal cancer, she happened to be a survivor of this terrible disease. To be completely cured, she dedicated herself to share her testimony with patients in the same condition and minister healing to them.

The story I’m telling you I do not brought out of the Bible or which I invented me. I speak of a woman of flesh and blood whom I know personally and with whom I have shared in my house and in the church. If she believed and was made the miracle, do not you think it could happen to you too? You believe that you will receive your miracle and you will be used to perform miracles in other people. God bless you.

True Healing

Surely He has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed Him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted. But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement for our peace was upon Him, and by His stripes we are healed.

Isaiah 53: 4-5

The world teaches us to have faith in modern science to cure our diseases. We have been taught that in our era we have conquered most of the ailments that affect humans and now our life expectancy has increased significantly when compared with the times of our ancestors. However, at present there are still loose ends in the cure of diseases. On the other hand, the Bible gives us the answer to true healing that does not require human intervention.

I know next thing I’m going to tell you may be shocking to many people and more coming from someone who has spent most of his life to scientific research, including human health related area. Speaking honestly I do not believe in many of the solutions presented by science to combat various diseases that afflict humanity. In fact, I myself am reluctant to accept for me existing treatments.

As for the loose ends in the cures of diseases, science has long been vainly trying to find solutions to certain diseases. So far there is no answer to the ultimate cure for cancer, diabetes, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s or AIDS. And all this despite years of research on the matter and millions of dollars spent for this purpose.

There are many cases in which science has proved incompetent to cure diseases. But when science surrenders, comes to operating the miracle of healing that is possible thanks to it from Isaiah 53:4-5. I have witnessed many miracles of healing both in myself and people very close to me. As an example, in 2004 I was diagnosed with total loss of hearing in my right ear. Doctors consider deafness as something irreversible. God did a miracle returning completely my hearing, which has been certified by the doctors themselves, who cannot find a reasonable explanation as to their knowledge.

The problem is not that God can not cure any disease, but there is enough faith to believe that He will. Mark 16-17-18: says: And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues; 18 they[a] will take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover. If we can believe, all things are possible, including being cured of any disease because for God nothing is impossible.

If you are sick or someone in your family is, I say it does not matter that science has given up, God will never do that. Have faith that by the stripes of Jesus we are healed and thank Heavenly Father for your health. God bless you.