All Things Are Possible
Jesus said in Mark 9:23, “….if thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth”. I am sure that most Christians have read this scripture sometime in their life. You may be one that has quoted this scripture in prayer when presenting a need to God. It sounds great, and it is. Here is a promise from God that is unlimited, but you must read all the scripture not just part of it. There is also a condition stated in this scripture that most readers overlook. The promise is God’s part, and the condition is your part.
- “ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE”- (THE PROMISE, GOD’S PART)
- “TO HIM THAT BELIEVETH” - (THE CONDITION, OUR PART)
You don’t have to worry about God doing His part. He is faithful to His promises, and He will not move off of what He has spoken. He said, “He changes not, He is the same yesterday, today and forever. Hebrews 13:8. “Your royal decrees cannot be changed…” Psalms 93:5 (Living Bible). You can rest assured that God watches over His Word to perform it, and He will never change what He has decreed.
Christians many times blame God when the answer doesn’t come, but the real truth is they fail to believe. If you are going to be successful in the things of God, you must be honest with yourself. Don’t get mad at God when your prayers are not answered. Take inventory of yourself, listen to what you have been saying. Are you speaking words of doubt (words other than what God’s word has promised)? Are you wondering if God will answer your prayers, or believing that God has heard and answered your prayer? Be honest, you can’t believe and doubt at the same time. “But let him ask in faith (believing), nothing wavering, for he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed. For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord.” James 1:6-7.
Wondering, wishing and hoping are the badge of doubt, and it means your faith is wavering. You can’t keep thoughts from entering your mind, but don’t allow them to remain. At the very moment you become aware of negative thoughts, take authority over them with the Word of God. “Casting down imaginations (reasonings) and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ.” II Corinthians 10:5. We are to take captive every thought that does not line up with what God said. You make your confession of faith, stand your ground, and remember you have God’s promise, and it is a promise that cannot be broken. “And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask anything according to his will, he heareth us: and if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him.” I John 5:14-15.
When you pray, always pray in Jesus’ name and the Father will hear your prayer. “….Ask , using my name and you will receive, and your cup of joy will overflow.” John 14:24 (Living Bible). Jesus, Himself told us to present our petitions over His signature, and the Father would hear and answer. It is the same as Jesus praying for us. Therefore, if you are asking according to God’s Will and that simply means the provisions He has promised you in the Covenant. Don’t expect to receive if you are out beyond the Bible. Make sure your heart is right concerning your desire, then and only then will you be confident that your prayers will be heard and answered. Many Christians ask amiss. “Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lust.” James 4:3. This is what I mean when I say don’t get out beyond the Bible with the things you pray for. The All Things are within the inheritance we received at the New Birth.
Everytime you pray in Jesus’ Name the Father hears your prayer, and if God heard your prayer, I John 5:14-15 tells you what He will do. “And we are sure of this, that he will listen to us whenever we ask him for anything in line with his will, And if we really know he is listening when we talk to him and make our request, then we can be sure that he will answer us.” (Living Bible). If you believe and do what this scripture says, you will receive the petition you presented to God in Jesus’ Name.
There are not many things we can be sure of in this world, but one thing is sure and that is knowing God will stand true to His Word. He will bring to pass all things you have faith to receive. His heart’s desire is that you and I enjoy everything Jesus died to give us.
He is our Great God, our Loving Father, our Faithful King and the Giver of all things we have need of.
Praise His Holy Name!
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