Sadly, our current global society is conflicted concerning God’s heart desiring true liberty for His people. This state of affairs, due to the deceitfulness of Satan, is compounded by the Church’s failure to recognize its right to destroy the works of the devil.
Jesus’ ministry on earth centered around destroying the works of the devil as the remedy for restoring humankind to the liberty and dominion purposed from the beginning. He did not, in any trivial manner, leave us John 14:12-14, the greater works passage, if He did not expect the church to continue the destruction of devil work.
People around the globe are blinded, stumbling, and falling due to Satan’s work of sin, weakness, disease, sickness, lack, and failure. Much, possibly all, of this can be cast out of the body of Christ were the Church to recognize its right to destroy the works of the devil.
Getting a grasp on I John 3:8, helps us here, ” He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil”. We, the church, are the representatives of the Son of God on earth; and as such, we are to do the works of Him that sent us.
Yet some may ask, how are we to be Jesus people in the earth and do His works? First, we are to receive the revelation given in His word of the New Covenant. Secondly, ask for the Holy Spirit which endows with power for the work. And foremost, taking that thirteenth and fourteenth verse of John 14, use the authority of the Name of Jesus. “Whatsoever you ask in my name, that I will do.
L. Jerome Jones