Summary: Noticing in this scripture the direct link between “words spoken” and “God’s works”.
Notice in this scripture the direct link between “words spoken” and “God’s works”.
John 14:10 (Jesus) ...The words that I speak to you I do not speak on My own authority; but the Father who dwells in Me does the works.
Jesus says “The words I speak...” “the Father...does the works”. It’s as if He said “The words I speak are the Father’s works”. Can we find support for this elsewhere?
John 6:28-29 "What shall we do, that we may work the works of God?" Jesus answered "This is the work of God, that you believe in Him whom He sent."
So the work of God is that we believe in Jesus, who is the word of God. So, God’s work, in the first instance, is to believe His word. But after we believe, in our hearts, what do we then do with those words? We speak them, as He leads us to:
2 Cor 4:13 Since we have the same spirit of faith, according to what is written "I believed and therefore I spoke," we also believe and therefore speak,
Why is God’s work for us to first believe His words and then to speak them? So that He can perform them. For it was and is by these that He creates everything:
Jer 1:12 Then said the Lord to me...I am alert and active, watching over My word to perform it. AMP
So the work of God, or God’s work for us is primarily that we speak His creative words out of our hearts and from our mouths, having first believed them; hence:
1 Pet 4:11 Whoever speaks, is to do so as one who is speaking the utterances of God...so that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ (His word)... NASU
Matt 10:19-20 ...Do not worry about how or what you should speak. For it will be given to you in that hour what you should speak; for it is not you who speak, but the Spirit of your Father who speaks in you.
Ps 33:6 By the word of the LORD the heavens were made, And all the host of them by the breath of His mouth.
God creates everything by His word, by Jesus Christ. His work for us is that we believe more of His word in our hearts, so that by the unction of His Spirit, the Spirit of faith, we speak those words. So by such words God can re-create other people’s hearts, create Himself in them, and also re-create our circumstances:
Mark 11:23 (Jesus) For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says ...and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says. So God’s work for us is to speak His word – hence:
2 Thess 2:16-17 May our Lord Jesus Christ Himself, and our God and Father ...comfort your hearts and establish you in every good word and (therefore) work (we were created in Christ Jesus for every good word and work - Eph 2:10).
From the book by Andrew Murray “God’s Plans For You”
THE FATHER ABIDING IN ME
DOES THE WORK
But Jesus answered them, My Father
worketh hitherto, and I work.
Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the
Father in me? The words that I speak unto you I
speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth