Mk. 10:27: “But Jesus looked at them and said, ‘With men it is impossible, but not with God; for with God all things are possible.’”
Most agree that with God all things are possible. Natural minds agree the impossible is out of reach of man but not for the omnipotent, omnipresent, omniscient God Who is sovereign over heaven and earth. What is difficult, if not altogether impossible for the natural mind (I Cor. 2:14), is that “If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes” (Mk. 9:23).
Not many Christians truly believe this scripture because if they did, we would be seeing and hearing more miracles. Many Christians acquiesce with head agreement but don’t believe in their hearts that we are to do works Jesus did (Jn. 14:12). It’s as though they don’t want the responsibility of obedience to the Word and believing God for the impossible but rather desire to lie back in the comfortable cocoon of religious fatalism—“if it’s God’s will for me to have a miracle, then He’ll make it happen.” This may sound pious and religious, but it’s not true. The Lord does not respond to your need but to your faith (Heb. 11:6).
Now is the time to see the impossible become reality. God has impressed this is the time for uncommon miracles and rivers of favor flowing into believers’ lives; however, this will not happen automatically. The Lord’s promises are available only through active, aggressive faith in Him. We have a vital part in our destiny in partnership with the Holy Spirit. Many Christians never attain the full measure of God’s will because they don’t know His will for their lives. Some seek all their lives for God’s will and never obtain it because of doubt and unbelief. God’s will is not an ethereal mystery floating above our reach. His will is His word and is available to whoever reads the Bible, allowing the Holy Spirit to reveal truth to his heart.
Peter summarized this in 2 Pet. 1:2-4. “Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord, as His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue, by which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these, you may be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.” The knowledge of the Word, Jesus Christ (Jn. 1:1-4, 14), multiplies both peace and grace in your life.
Grace is a vital aspect of knowing God’s will and doing the impossible. It is a current, active force imparted from God based upon Jesus’ past redemptive work, resurrection, and ascension. Another way to explain grace is God’s willingness to commit every heavenly resource to meet your need which He has already accomplished through Christ Jesus. Man’s response to grace is faith, believing what God promised is ours. He has given all things that pertain to life and godliness. Through his “exceedingly great and precious promises” we may be “partakers of the divine nature” (2 Pet. 1:3-4).
We will never be a partaker of the divine nature until we embrace his righteousness being ours through faith. Paul explained, “For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him” (2 Cor. 5:21). Only a believer walking in God’s righteousness will do the impossible. Christians with a sin-conscious nature—that is, “I’m just an old sinner saved by grace”—will never attain to the full measure of God’s will because of the sin-conscious mindset.
The works Jesus did must be accomplished through a believer who has the mind of Christ (I Cor. 2:16), not a carnal, sin-conscious mind which is diametrically opposed to the mind controlled and led by the Holy Spirit (Rom. 8:4-7). The believer who receives God’s love through Jesus (Jn. 3:16-17) embraces the truth of the word (Jn. 14:6); receives transforming grace of God (Rom. 5:1-2); becomes the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus (2 Cor. 5;21); is qualified through the power of the Holy Spirit to impart life, “zoe”—God’s eternal, abundant life—to the needy. Love embracing truth transfers grace, creating righteousness, enabling life to be released by the anointing of the Spirit, resulting in impossibilities becoming reality.
The anointing of the Holy Spirit is ordained to accomplish the impossible. Jesus lived in the realm of the impossible through the anointing. Jesus’ anointing preached the good news of the kingdom of God to the poor—transforming them so they would be poor no more. The anointing (Christ) healed broken-hearted, proclaimed deliverance to captives, brought sight to the blind, set free oppressed, and proclaimed supernatural restoration in His name (Lk. 4:18-19).
Jesus expected his disciples to do works he did (Jn. 14:12). Jesus’ character (the fruit of the Holy Spirit—love, joy, peace, long-suffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control (Gal. 5:22-23); and his ability (tongues, interpretation of tongues, prophecy, words of knowledge, words of wisdom, discernment of spirits, faith, gifts of healing, and working of miracles—(I Cor. 12:7-11) are ours through the anointing of the Holy Spirit to do His works. In Jn. 17:18 and 20:21, Jesus said that as the Father sent Him into the world, so he sends His disciples. John wrote that, “as He is, so are we in this world” (I Jn. 4:7).
Since God’s will is His word, it is obvious Jesus is to be our example of living a life of faith in the power of the Holy Spirit. Life, without the miraculous, is something less than true Christianity. It is living far beneath God’s will for our lives. Kingdom living requires a walk of faith. In order to walk in faith, we must live by the Word. “So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God” (Rom. 10:17). Faith comes by hearing the Word. The word of God is indispensable if we’re to walk in the realm of the miraculous. Also, love is a requirement as well, for Gal. 5:6 states that faith works by love. Faith comes by the word and works by love. The impossible will be accomplished only by faith.
The barometer of our faith level is found in 1 Jn. 3:20-22. “For if our heart condemns us, God is greater than our heart and knows all things. Beloved, if our heart does not condemn us, we have confidence toward God. And whatever we ask, we receive from Him because we keep His commandments and do those things that are pleasing in His sight.” I don’t think this is dealing with sin life but with faith. When we pray for things we don’t really believe will happen and our heart condemns us, then we lack confidence (faith); the things we have asked of God are above our faith level to obtain. We’ve suffered a faith attack in our hearts! This lack of faith is a result of low word level in our lives (Rom. 10:17). Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word.
An indication of spiritual hardening of the heart is through lack of love (Gal. 5:6). True Christianity is a life of miracles and requires both God’s love and Word in our lives. Only through active, aggressive faith can we do the words of Jesus and carry out His great commission. Matt. 28:18-20: “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.” Therefore, “Mission Impossible” with natural man is “Mission Possible” with God and those who believe (Mk. 9:23; 10:27). AMEN.