“Most assuredly …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]
For those living in the revelation of Jesus Christ the journey has taken a deeper and more meaningful change. This new season is all about fellowship and intimacy with Christ, moving from revelation to manifestation.
The disciples had taken a journey of three years with Jesus; they had sat in awe of His strange new doctrine and the power of His presence. Now He was gone from them and the disciples were experiencing change, they were on a new journey. Now they would travel from the revelation of who Jesus was as the Son of God to the manifested presence of the Holy Spirit. “He who has My commandments and keeps them, it is he who loves Me. And he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and manifest Myself to him” [John 14:21] They were being empowered to be radically changed by an encounter with the Spirit of God and become like Jesus to do ‘greater things than these’.
A new season is always counter to everything you’ve ever known. When Peter was confronted by God at the beginning of a new season of Gospel outreach he was confused, offended, couldn’t understand, he had misgivings but God does not debate or deliberate issues. [ref. Acts 10] Peter found himself in a place where he had to cross the threshold into the house of the Gentile, Cornelius.
In this climate of change and crossing a new threshold we are responsible to ourselves and to the world. This is why we have been empowered by the Holy Spirit.
To continually seek deeper intimacy through fellowship with God. To submit to His purpose of personal and spiritual growth. To call for change and be leaders of change in our society. To minister to a society which is collapsing under the burden of unmanaged and destructive change.
Further Reading: Joshua 3:6-9; Acts 10: 9-48