[A message by DR. AYO OLUOKUN at Digging for Gold Service on Tuesday, November 21, 2017]
Luke 1:37 says “For with God nothing shall be impossible.” The LORD, is the God of all flesh and there’s nothing too hard for Him to do. The prophet declares in Jeremiah 32:17-19 that there’s nothing too hard for God. God made the Heavens and the earth by His great power and outstretched arm, there’s nothing that’s too hard for Him. We see in the Heavens; the sun, moon and the stars. The sun is bigger than the earth a million times, and it looks so small because it is 93 million years away. ½ billion of the energy the sun generates is what produces light and heat to the earth. Astronomers posit that there are more than 400 billion stars in our Milky Way galaxies; while there are 7 billion people on the earth, this means that for every person, 50 stars is available to one person. In the universe, there are more than a 100 billion galaxies.
We are entering the season of Christmas where we see God manifesting His glory in an impossible situation and doing what has never been done before. When Mary who was a virgin was told by an angel that she will bear the Son of God, she said ‘how can this things be’ (Luke 1:35). The angel answered saying ‘the Holy Spirit will come on you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you.’ Brethren, God is too big to fail, He is not a man that He should lie (Hebrews 6:18, Numbers 23:19).
WHY ARE THERE IMPOSSIBILITIES IN OUR LIVES?
The primary cause of impossibilities in our life is unbelief. After Jesus Christ came down from the mount of transfiguration He saw a great multitude about his disciples questioning them. Prior to this time the disciples had been casting out demons and healing the sick in the name of Jesus. Immediately they saw Him, they ran to Him and greeted Him. In verse 17 a father said “Master, I have brought unto thee my son, which hath a dumb spirit; and wheresoever he taketh him, he teareth him: and he foameth, and gnasheth with his teeth, and pineth away: and I spake to thy disciples that they should cast him out; and they could not” (Mark 9:14-29). He replied stating the reason for the impossibility. He said “O faithless generation, how long shall I be with you? How long shall I suffer you? Bring him unto me.”
The first thing we must do in manifesting possibilities is to take personal responsibility for the impossibilities in our life. As long as we can blame and hang the impossibilities on people or situations that are external to us those impossibilities are likely to persist than if we do something about them. If the father of this boy had sat at home or he had given up after he had been with the disciples, he would have felt that he had done his best and, the boy would have died with that situation because that demon would have kept afflicting the boy. In verse 22, he said to Jesus “if thou canst do anything, have compassion on us, and help us.” Jesus Christ replied saying “If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth.” The issue is not God’s ability, the issue is our ability to believe Him. Another word for believing is to have faith or trust God. The Bible declares in Hebrews 11:1 that “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”
BIBLICAL CHARACTERS THAT MANIFESTED POSSIBILITIES
- Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon, made a golden image and asked everyone to worship the golden image, but the three Hebrew children Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego refused. The King called and threatened to cast them in a burning fiery furnace but they demonstrated and substantiated their faith in God by their words/testimony and He delivered them (Daniel 3:16-22).
- Daniel refused to obey king’s decree not to pray to God then he was cast into the lion’s den, but he demonstrated and substantiated his faith by praying to God in defiance of the law, and God delivered him (Daniel 6). He was delivered because he believed in God (Daniel 6:23).
- The woman with the issue of blood for twelve years and she spent all she had to get a cure, rather she grew worse (Mark 5:25). She was considered unclean and couldn’t interact with people. She was sick, poor and ostracized. It took persistence to have tried everything, waited 12 years and not give up. She took personal responsibility for the impossibility in her life. In verse 28 she had heard of Jesus, came in the midst of the multitude, and touched his garment, and said “If only I may touch the hem of His garment, I shall be made well.” Immediately, Jesus asked, who touched my clothes? And he looked round about to see her that had done this thing. But the woman fearing and trembling, came and fell down before Him, and told him all the truth. And He said unto her, “Daughter, thy faith hath made thee whole.”
Faith is our thoughts that manifests into words and the corresponding actions. Having faith in God is what we must do to manifest possibilities (Mark 11:23). Believe and speak (2 Corinthians 4:13) only what you believe. Stop saying what you feel, think or what other people say. Be imitators of God (Ephesians 5:1). The only thing that can prevent you is if you choose not to walk in love (Mark 11:25-26).
Finally, for you to experience continuous glory, Jesus Christ must be in you, because Christ in you is the hope of glory. If you are willing to repent and surrender your life to Jesus Christ to manifest possibilities, then pray this prayer right now: Heavenly Father, I come to you right now in the name of Your Son, Jesus Christ; LORD Jesus, come into my heart, have mercy upon me. I receive You as the LORD of my life, take out of me now everything that is not of You, put back in me all the enemy has taken out of me, fill me with Your Holy Spirit, write my name in the Book of Life and on that last day, in your kingdom in Heaven let me not be found missing, thank You for saving me in Jesus Name!
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