Impossible? Hah!

by Lester Young

You’ve heard people say, “That’s impossible!” And, at some point in your life you’ve probably thought to yourself, “That’s impossible!” “What’s impossible?” It doesn’t matter; you fill in the blank. Whatever you can come up with – the most outlandish, fantastic, too-good-to-be-imaginable feat that you can concoct between your ears. Being able to think of it at all is the only limitation.

We’re all pretty comfortable with the concept of nothing being too difficult or impossible for God to accomplish (Genesis 18:14; Jeremiah 32:17; Mark 10:27, 14:36). But, that’s really not the end of the story. There’s somebody else who’s been vested with that very same ability. You’ll find that person identified by the Lord Jesus in Mark 9:23: “All things are possible to him that believes.” And He refers to him again in Matthew 17:20: “Truly I say to you, if you have faith [that is living] like a grain of mustard seed,…nothing will be impossible to you” (Amplified).

Who is this person that has supernatural power like God? Quite simply, if you have faith – if you truly believe – it’s you…it’s me…it’s us! The Body of Christ – those who believe in Him and His promises. Those who are not afraid to take God at His Word, and then take His Word, step out on It, and walk in It. Those are the people who will grow to know God intimately, and do exploits in His Name (Daniel 11:32). Those are the folks who won’t be satisfied until 1 John 4:17 becomes a reality in their lives for everyone around to see: “As He is, so are we in this world.”

Those are the ones who will take the time and effort necessary to root and ground themselves in the reality of God’s personal love for them, and thereby be able to bring that powerful force to bear on a world that’s hurting all around them (John 17:23; Ephesians 3:17-19). They’re the ones – those overflowing with God’s love and compassion – that He can trust with all of His power, because they’re the ones He knows will do the right things with it. That’s why faith works by love. Without it, faith’s powerful creative forces are shorted out – so that we won’t be able to shout “Amen!” for two hours up in church and then use that very same power to blast somebody off the road because they cut us off on the way home.

The more fully we walk in Jesus’ commandment of love, the more we can believe and expect God to dial up His power in and through us (John 15:12; Ephesians 1:19). And the more power we have access to, the more wonderful and amazing things we can accomplish – up to, including, and beyond the works of our Lord Jesus Christ. He said it Himself: “Truly, truly, I say to you, He that believes on Me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go to My Father” (John 14:12). And, the more of His glory the world will see and marvel at – and be drawn to.

Here’s the point to all this: God is able to do exceedingly, abundantly above and beyond all that we could ask Him for or even think of (Ephesians 3:20). Now, the ‘experts’ say that travel at the speed of light isn’t possible. Wanna know my opinion? (Here’s a clue: Can you think it?)

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