"Preparing people to make an impact for God in their generation and to be fit to enter His Kingdom"
Reading: Ephesians 3:20
Do you believe God can do anything? Is there something you are facing that makes you wonder if God is able to handle it? Scripture tells us there is NOTHING too hard for God!
In relation to God’s purposes being fulfilled.
In the midst of all his trouble, trials and testing, Job said, “I know that You can do everything, and that no purpose of Yours can be withheld from You” (Job 42:2 NKJV).
What are you presently going through during this time? What trial or time of testing are you facing? Do you believe God can do anything, and that nothing can thwart His purposes from being fulfilled? It’s one thing to believe in God’s ability when all is well, but quite another when (like Job) you’ve lost everything and your world is falling apart. “All men (Christians) believe God can do anything, but few believe He will.” Will we dare to believe God is not only able to work in our situation but that He will?
God is able to save.
“Wherefore He is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by Him, seeing He ever liveth to make intercession for them” (Hebrews 7:25 KJV). The word uttermost in the King James Version can be translated, completely or forever. God is able to save us completely and forever. No matter how messed up you are, or how far you’ve fallen into sin, God is able to save you completely (and forever) if you will surrender to Him with all your heart.
God is able to deliver us.
The three Hebrew children expressed confidence in God’s ability and said, “our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and He will deliver us from your hand, O king” (Daniel 3:17 NKJV). They not only expressed faith in God’s ability, but that He would deliver them – “He will deliver us”.
God is able to deliver us from sin and peril. “He shall save his people from their sins” (Matthew 1:21 KJV). “And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Zion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob: For this is my covenant unto them, when I shall take away their sins” (Romans 11:26-27 KJV). Jesus said, “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised” (Luke 4:18 KJV).
God is able to heal.
“The blind men came to him: and Jesus saith unto them, Believe ye that I am able to do this? They said unto him, Yea, Lord” (Matthew 9:28 KJV). Jesus said to a lame man, “Do you wish to get well” (John 5:6 NASB)? Do we really want to be made well? That was Jesus’ condition of healing and deliverance. Frequently, people hate their illness and sin, but they do not really want to be made whole. For those whose lives have thrown them into intense bondage, there is something that is necessary on your part. You must give your life to Jesus. It’s usually the case of those who have sold out to sin that they must fully surrender to Christ with all their heart. It’s then that salvation, deliverance and complete wholeness comes into their life. On the authority of God’s Word, God is still in the business of saving, delivering and healing.
God is able to keep us from falling.
“Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy” (Jude 24 KJV). Once He has delivered us, God is more than able to keep us from falling into the same sins and traps that have held us in their grip. If we will cling to and hold onto Him, He will sustain us and keep us from stumbling.
God is able to provide.
“God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work” (2 Corinthians 9:8 KJV). The context of this verse is referring to financial provision. The key is, God is able to bless us financially so we can abound to every good work – and not just lavish it upon ourselves.
There are some who are reading these words that God has blessed abundantly. If you want to continue in His blessing, you must find an outlet for the blessings you have received. Find a reputable ministry and sow into it. God has blessed you for that very purpose, in order that you might be a blessing (Genesis 12:2). If you do not use some of your abundance to abound to every good work, God may take away that which you have. “For unto every one that hath shall be given, and he shall have abundance: but from him that hath not shall be taken away even that which he hath” (Matthew 25:29 KJV).
“Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us” (Ephesians 3:20 KJV). “The eyes of the LORD move to and fro throughout the earth that He may strongly support those whose heart is completely His” (2 Chronicles 16:9 NASB)