A Journey Through John | More | John 20.30-31 | Movementministriesblog.com

by | Aug 21, 2019

“Jesus performed many other signs in the presence of his disciples, which are not recorded in this book. 31 But these are written that you may believe[b] that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.” John 20.30-31

He came, he ministered, he died and he rose from the dead. The glorious return of Jesus was greeted with cheers by many and shock by others. Those who put him in the grave were in disbelief that one could rise from the dead.

And so, the text tells us “Jesus performed many other signs in the presence of the disciples.” There was more that he did. And these additional signs which occurred, I am assuming, after his resurrection are not written down. More signs and wonders after his resurrection. All of these were for one purpose, “that you may believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.”

Jesus has more for his people. More life, more grace, more forgiveness, and more love than we could hope for or imagine. Just as there were more signs that he performed, but only in the presence of his disciples, he has more for us. More for those who believe, who turn to him, who reject sin, and take up the mantel of disciple making and kingdom building.

The benefit of these signs all point to us. “That we may believe….and that we may have life in his name.” How ironic that those who reject the truth reject the spiritual blessings that God has in store for them since the dawn of time.

Jesus wants to give more to us so that we can give back more to him as we serve him, minister to him, and proclaim the goodness of the Gospel of Grace.

“O Lord God, I want more of you. More of your beauty, your presence and your power. I want more of your humility, more of your patience and more of your self-control. Would you continue to pour out your blessings upon me? Would you anoint my head with oil and stir within me the gift of your grace? That the world might know there is life in your name! For you are good and your love endures forever.” Amen