Open Heavens Devotional by Pastor E.A. Adeboye
MEMORIZE: “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).
READ: John 14:12-14
In addition to identifying your purpose on earth, it is equally important to know what you can become. That is, you should know your potentials in Christ. One person who knew both his purpose and potential was John the Baptist. In John 3:29, he said, “He that hath the bride is the bridegroom: but the friend of the bridegroom, which standeth and heareth him, reoiceth greatly because of the bridegroom’s voice: this my joy therefore is fulfilled”. In other words, John was saying, ‘I am going to be Jesus’ best man during His wedding: I know where I am going. I know where I will reach’. Do you appreciate your core purpose in life?
As a young boy, God gave Joseph two dreams that revealed his potential. As a result, he knew he was going to be a ruler someday. When God called Elisha, he knew that there was something else in the offing for him, than just being the most successful farmer. He had obviously been waiting for something better than farming. So when the mantle landed on him, he immediately rounded up his business and followed Elijah. Later, when his master was about to leave the scene, he told him to stop following him and stay in a particular place. Elisha, however, refused because he saw he was yet to achieve his potential (2 Kings 2:1-15). Eventually, he got a double portion of the anointing of his master! Do you know your potentials? In John 14:12, Jesus said “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”. In other words, if you forsake Christ, you may never realize the possibilities in Him. Also, as a believer in Christ, you can do all the Lord did and even greater works than He did. That’s your potential. To what extent have you been used to perform the greater works? If you have not experienced the greater works of God in your life and ministry, you are far from fulfilling your potentials in Christ. If you have not seen the greater works, go to Him in prayer and worship Him, asking Him to bring them to manifestation in your life.
To see the greater works, start with the regular miracles. Provoke God by engaging His anointing in you to solve the problems of others.
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