Extent And Outreach

Jesus spoke in John chapter 14:

12  I assure you and most solemnly say to you, anyone who believes in Me [as Savior] will also do the things that I do; and he will do even greater things than these [in extent and outreach], because I am going to the Father.

Jesus set a clear expectation of our ministry toward others in the above passage.  Our ministry to others should be expanding in one way or another.  If nothing else, when you share these writings which exalt Jesus Christ without limitation, you are expanding the extent and outreach of the Good News of Jesus Christ in Love.  We are not here to condemn the world but to minister life to all those who have ears to hear.  We have the potential of ministering to all the nations from this very site through the Internet.  Do you believe these writings to be true?  If so, you should actively spread these writing to those who are willing to receive direction from you.  Paul wrote by THE SPIRIT in Ephesians chapter 1:

18 the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints,

19 and what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the working of His mighty power

20 which He worked in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places,

21 far above all principality and power and might and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in that which is to come.

There is more available power in the name of Jesus Christ than any source of power on earth.  Its only limitation is our lack of understanding of how to tap into this power in a righteous manner.  The spiritual is greater than the physical in all respects.  If we seek FATHER in the fullness of Love, HE will impart the wisdom and understanding as well as the knowledge and skill required to operate in HIS mighty power.  In order to walk in the fullness of Love, we must have corresponding acts of Love, not in word only.  Even if we are dealing with our own afflictions, we should not allow our situation to keep us from ministering to others.  As we minister the Word, even our oppressions by the devil will depart for there is life in the Word and it overcomes all who are oppressed by the adversary.

In 1 Corinthians chapter 6, Paul wrote by THE SPIRIT:

20 For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s.

If my body is GOD’S, then I should glorify HIM in all areas of my life.  If I am sick, I should focus on healing Scriptures and immerse myself in them until I have recovered.  I will then have a testimony to share with others of HIS glorious healing power in my life.  This is one way we overcome the devil- by the word of our testimony.

He called us to do even greater things than Him and that would seem like an overwhelming command if we are unprepared.  We should focus on whatever resources we have at our disposal to satisfy His expectation and deploy those resources accordingly.  Do we really need bigger storehouses which are temporal in nature?  You may say “I don’t have a storehouse.”  You do have “time” and doesn’t it really belong to FATHER?  Let us extend ourselves on behalf of the Kingdom and reach out to those in need of salvation and healing.

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