Jesus Has More For You
For some of you, when you read the title to this article, the words jumped off the page, and that’s because God has been dealing with you about more that He has for you. Others will read this title with a wondering heart and desire to know what the statement “Jesus has more for you” means. Throughout God’s Word, we see that God is the God of more. The same is true of Jesus and the Holy Spirit. The eternal Godhead—the Trinity—always has more for people. When Jesus saved us, He gave us more than we could understand with our human minds. But Jesus does not stop being the Saviour of more after we get saved. As a child of God, He always has more for you.
First, let me clarify what I am not referring to. I am not referring to “more beyond Jesus and what He accomplished at the cross.” Some churches have the belief that we are to move beyond the cross in order to grow in the Lord. The belief is that you’ve got to leave the cross and get into the “deeper things” of God. That is a lie! If you go beyond the cross in regards to any aspect of your relationship with God, then you’ve gone too far, and you need to come back. Let me state this plainly, there is nothing good beyond Jesus, what He accomplished at the cross, and His Word (the Bible) that declares such. When we go beyond Jesus and the benefits of His death and resurrection, we will not get deeper in the things of God, we will get shallow in Him.
Jesus cried out on the cross right before He died, “It is finished!” (Jn. 19:30). It was a statement of total victory over Satan, sin, and all the powers of darkness. Everything that God does in our life, He does it by His Spirit through our faith and dependence in what Jesus did at the cross. This is the foundation and the high water mark of receiving salvation, sanctification, deliverance, and living with the character of Jesus—the fruit of the Spirit.
What I am referring to is that Jesus has more of Himself, and all the benefits of what He accomplished at the cross for us. All that He has for us is endless, limitless, eternal, infinite, and inexhaustible!
When Paul was preaching at Antioch-Pisidia, he referred to David as a “man that was after God’s heart” (Acts 13:22). David understood the heart of God, that God is a blessing God. In Psalm 103:2 David wrote, “Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits.” David wanted all of God and all the benefits that come with knowing God—forgiveness, healing, deliverance, love and mercy, fulfillment, and a renewed strength.
In Philippians 3, Paul declared the same thing: “That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death; if by any means I might attain unto the resurrection of the dead. Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus. Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.” (Phil. 3:10-14).
Paul understood the heart of His Saviour, Jesus Christ. He knew that Jesus did not die on the cross only to save him from hell, but that Jesus wanted to give Paul more of Himself, on this side of glory. Paul realized there is more of Jesus for himself personally, but he knew there was more of the power of Christ for others as well. There were more people to be saved, to be healed, to be baptized with the Spirit, and to understand the cross for sanctification. This is why Paul asked the believers in Ephesus to pray for him “that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel” (Eph. 6:19). There were more doors of ministry that needed to be opened, and Paul knew that only God could open those doors.
Every revival and move of God, individually or corporately, has been fed by the desperation and faith on the inside of believers who believed that Jesus had more for them. Being content with the religious status quo of going through the motions is completely contrary to the nature of God. Jesus wants to manifest Himself (Jn. 14:21) in your life like you have never known up to this point. Look to Him, trust Him, seek His face, expect more of Him, and expect more of His benefits.
As Paul wrote in Ephesians 3:20, “Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us.”
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