About "greater works"........
The gospel of Jesus Christ is not about miracles. Though miracles happen when the gospel of Christ is preached, we should not turn the gospel of Jesus Christ into a gentile satisfying venture. Nowadays, we have people who's only reason for going for fellowship is to get miracles. This has led some preachers/prophets to get involved in satanic spells just to satisfy the lusts of their gentile congregation.
What did Jesus mean when He said in John 14:12 "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" ????.
Many people assume that John 14:12 is about miracles such as raising the dead, healing the sick, casting out demons, etc. NO! NOT AT ALL!
The word "works" in verse 12 (KJV) is italicized, which means it wasn't in the original manuscript.
"GREATER THAN THESE".
Which miracle is greater than raising the dead, healing the sick, casting out demons, etc?? Jesus Christ raised the dead, His disciples also raised the dead.
The Greek Word for "greater" is megas which means 'something more stronger'.
Jesus said we will do greater because He was going to our Father.
(John 20:17 KJV) Jesus saith unto her, touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father, and your Father; and to my God, and your God. After Christ resurrected from the Hades, He had to go to God our Father for our salvation. Once His sacrifice was accepted by God our Father, Christ came back with something different.
For you to understand the greater Jesus Christ was talking about, you must understand the mission statement of Jesus Christ. (Luke 24:7 KJV) Saying, The Son of man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again. Jesus Christ told His audience time without number that He will be Crucified but He shall Rise on the third day for our salvation.
Without the death of Jesus Christ, they wouldn't have been salvation. So salvation rested on His resurrection. When Christ was talking about "greater", He was talking about salvation that will only come after His death and resurrection.
Christ came for Salvation.
When Jesus said "greater", He was talking about something that hadn't happened Yet. That's salvation. Salvation came after He resurrected from the dead. Christ spoke about "works" and later said "greater works". The greater works He was talking about wasn't raising the death, casting out demons, healing the sick. These miracles weren't new to them.
So "greater works" is talking about getting people born-again and not performing miracles such as raising the dead, healing the sick, casting cut demons, etc.. Christ was talking about something much more which will come after His death, burial and resurrection.
The mission of Jesus Christ is salvation.
(Matthew 1:21 KJV) And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins. The greater works was for was us to preach what He has done through the finished work of the cross to get people born-again or saved.