KEY SCRIPTURE: John 6:29 KJV “Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent.”
We continue with our discussion on the multitude which came looking for Jesus, because of the food He miraculously produced for them.
The Lord Jesus corrected the multitude who were seeking for Him because of the food he gave them. They then asked him, what shall we do, that we might work the works of God? These people asked the right questions. Their question shows they understood what the Lord wanted them to learn. Secondly, they accepted they were in error.
WISDOM IS ALWAYS HIDDEN IN HUMBLE ATTITUDE.
Conversely pride is the bedrock of foolishness. The Lord Jesus explained to them that to believe in Him who was sent by God is actually the work of God. Jesus’ answer was rather profound. He did not talk about doing A or B but said to believe in Him is the work of God.
Now let’s take a few lessons about Jesus. The bible says in Jesus are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge Colossians 2:3. Believing in Him means contacting this store house of wisdom and knowledge. It also means taking every word from His lips as life. In Phil 3:4-9 apostle Paul talked about his great achievement in life and the fact that he stands out among his people. I believe Paul did not marry as a Pharisee, in order to be diligently committed to that cause. He said he was blameless, when it came to the righteousness of the law. Inspite of all these achievements, he said for the excellency of knowing and serving Jesus, he counted all those achievement as dung. No human achievement of any level could be compared to knowing and believing in Jesus.
The Lord Jesus came into this life exercising the dominion which Adam lost. No disease could attach itself to him. No beast, serpent, insect or what have you could attack or afflict him in any way. He had power over the elements of creation. He came to demonstrate to humanity the kind of life God would want man to live. Believing in Him gives us access to walk in that dominion. Man was created as a dwelling place of God and also for God to express Himself on the earth. This was exactly what Jesus came to bring men into. Jesus became the first born of all the children of God, who were begotten by the Spirit of God. They were to be conformed to the image of our Lord Jesus. Rom 8:29. He became our senior brother. We have to believe that we are one with Him. He, the Lord Jesus healed all manner of diseases and exercised authority over nature. He said if we would believe in Him, we would likewise torment the devils. Joh 14:12 KJV “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.”
THOUGHT: TRUE BELIEVERS IN JESUS WORK THE WORKS OF GOD
Heb 12:2 KJV “Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.”
John 8:12 KJV “Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.”