Wade E Taylor
John Wright Follette once said, "I marvel at those who
project what will happen next year, or ten years from now.
I am only able to ascertain the mind of the Lord for today,
and then walk with Him in the outworking of what He shows
A visionary looks ahead, but does not accomplish much. A
practical person becomes so involved in the details of the
need at hand that he does not see its completion. If each
of these were to be brought together in the right relationship,
much would be accomplished as both are necessary.
In our present walk with the Lord, we should ask, "Lord,
TODAY, what can I do that You desire, or will fulfill your
"I assure you most solemnly I tell you, if any
one steadfastly believes in Me, he will himself
be able to do the things that I do; and he will
do even greater things than these, because I go
to the Father."
"And I will do - I Myself will grant - whatever
you may ask in My name (presenting all I AM) so
that the Father may be glorified and extolled
in the Son" John 14:12-13 Amplified.
There has been much speculation as to what these "greater
things" might be. Jesus said,
"My meat is to do the will of Him that sent Me,
and to finish His work" John 4:34.
Because Jesus perfectly did the will of his Father, the greater
work could not be our doing deeds or miracles that surpassed
what He did, but rather, to complete what Jesus was doing.
When Jesus commended those who had wisely used their talents,
He said, "Well done," not "much done."
The measure of the Divine economy is quality, rather than
Jesus could only be in one place, and do one thing at a time.
"Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and
die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth
forth much fruit" John 12:24.
Thus, through His death and resurrection, He now lives, greatly
multiplied, in each of our lives.
Before Jesus died upon the cross, man was but dust that had
been formed by God and into which He breathed life, and man
became a living soul. In redemption, through regeneration
by the Holy Spirit, we are brought higher and made partakers
of the Divine nature, indwelt by Jesus. Adam never had this.
Now, it is not just the will of the Father being done through
One person (Jesus) in one place at one time, it is the will
of the Father being done in multiplied lives throughout the
earth. When this is viewed as a corporate body, of which Jesus
is the head, the greater work is being done as a corporate
expression of His will.
When Jesus talked to the women at the well, He was nowhere
else. When He visited the household of Mary, Martha, and Lazarus,
He could visit no other household at that time. Now He can
sit and fellowship with each of us at the same time, each
one having His total attention; or He can visit each of our
households at the same time, for He lives in our lives.
One candle gives a very limited amount of light, but many
candles together create a bright light. Though each candle
is insignificant in itself, through many, there becomes a
multiplication of light and the greater work results.
The miracle is that through these very people whom Satan
thought he had defeated, there is coming forth the greater
works that Jesus did.