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Nothing is Impossible!: Living in Abundance. Jn. 10:10b. Apr. 2012

I am excited! Friend, I tell you I am excited. You know why? I read my Bible yet again and I paid particular attention to an awesome scripture: Lk. 1:37. It says “For with God nothing shall be impossible”! Nothing? Yes Nothing!

It is absolutely important that we understand the context in which this scriptural revelation was made. Virgin Mary was having a discussion with the angel of God on how possible the immaculate conception of our Lord Jesus Christ would be. Mary didn’t understand it. She was doubtful and queried the angel because she was a virgin. The angel had to give her a brief testimony concerning the case of Sis. Elisabeth: Mary’s cousin. Elisabeth at that point was considered hopelessly barren. How do I know that people had lost hope? If you check Lk 1:7, 18-20 you will see that Elisabeth and her husband were both old and when  Zacharias was told by the angel  that his wife was going to have a child, he doubted in his heart. In order to ensure that Zacharias’ contagious unbelief didn’t infect others, Zacharias was made dumb until the birth and naming of the child; John. Elisabeth’s case was considered impossible. However, when God intervened the impossibility became possible.

Note the similarity between that story and the one in Gen. 18:13-14. In this case also the situation was practically hopeless. Angels of God had just been fed by Abraham and Sarah. One of them turned around and told Abraham that his wife was going to have a child. Sarah heard it and laughed. She couldn’t believe it. After all, she and her husband were very old. In fact Sarah had gone beyond the child-bearing age. The idea of having a baby at that very old age was not only seemingly insane but it was rationally and humanly impossible. Sarah had passed menopause and Abraham was already a tired and spent old fellow. To Man it appeared impossible. The angel asked “Is anything too hard for the Lord?” The answer clearly came as Sarah conceived, at the appointed time and gave birth to a male child.

In Jeremiah 32:17 the man of God knew that he was faced with a bunch of doubters. Accordingly therefore, just like the angel did concerning Elisabeth to Mary, the man of God had to remind all that cared to listen that God is the maker of Heaven and Earth and that His power is very great. He went ahead to say that nothing is too hard for our God to do. Of all, I love the same Jer. 32:27. This time, the almighty God himself was speaking. The King of Kings and Lord of Lords; the Alpha and Omega; Jehovah El-Shaddai was the one talking this time. He said “Behold, I am the Lord, the God of all flesh: is there anything too hard for me?” Did God really need to remind us or anybody that he is the Lord? Did he need to let us know that he is the creator of Heaven and Earth; the God of all flesh? Did he really need to ask that question? The answer should be an emphatic ‘NO!’ The Almighty God still had to ask because there was (and there still exists) doubt(s) in the minds of many.

Such doubts could manifest expressly or impliedly. There are many who by their actions had forgotten that God is the Lord and that He is the creator of Heaven and Earth. There are individuals who had forgotten what God had done for them in the past; how God rescued them from the land of “Egypt” and now they are on their way to the Promised Land. Whenever a little shaking comes, such persons begin to confess negative. Some even begin to seek other gods for very destructive solutions. That is partly why God may still need to remind us that he is the God of all flesh.

That run-away husband or wife who has refused to go back to his/her matrimonial home and who is now about filing for divorce is part of ‘all flesh’; the strange bond woman who had cast a spell on that man and had made him to think less of his own God-given wife is part of ‘all flesh’; That mean boss in the office who has refused to promote his subordinate(s) in spite of all the hard work done for him and the Organization is part of ‘all flesh’. That mother-in-law that had sworn that her son’s home and marriage will have no peace is part of ‘all flesh’; That business partner of yours that has decided to corner all the profits of the business and is every time telling you that the business is no longer making money is part of ‘all flesh’. Even the spiritualist to whom they submitted an innocent person’s name for evil is part of ‘all flesh’. The fellow at the employment bureau who is supposed to shortlist your name for interview but who would rather put in the name of his less qualified brother or relative is also part of ‘all flesh’. The baby in the womb now that is having problems and is on the verge of abortion due to congenital issues is also part of ‘all flesh’. That child that is presently giving the parents sleepless nights, doubling down on the part of self-destructive addictions, is part of ‘all flesh’. God looked at all, in totality and is telling us that he has complete control and that there is nothing too hard for him to do. All He (God) will have to do, if we believe, is to give a command to that “flesh” and all will be well.

The Bible tells us in Ps. 24:1 that the Earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof; the world and they that dwell therein”. God said he will do a new thing and he will make a way in the wilderness (Is. 43:19); God said it will be well with the righteous (Is 3:10). God said that the barren will conceive. He said we shall be head and not tail. God said we shall pursue, overtake and recover all (1Sam. 30:8). Therefore when God asked that question in the old testament( Jer. 32:27) and it was answered in  the new testament (Lk. 1:37) we should have faith and rest assured that there is nothing our God cannot do.

It gives me concern, the manner in which children of God easily lose hope and give up on the promises of God. They heard from God, as confirmed by the word of God and his prophets and yet they doubt. They get impatient and begin to do regrettable things. One of such unwise actions is what I brand “pastor- shopping” or “man-of-God hunting”. These doubters turn themselves into the merchants of men of God. They literally ‘buy and sell pastors’. No one pastor is enough for them. Ask these folks and they will give you the address and contact information of every ‘powerful’ man-of-God in town. When they go to pastor ‘A’, they seek miracles; signs and wonders. They stay there for a while and hit the road again. Majority of them are tithe defaulters. Yet they sick miracles of God. The moment they hear it is now happening in pastor ‘B’s church, they will quickly jump ship and head to pastor ‘B’s church. Meanwhile what they fundamentally lack is the basic understanding that no man can perform miracles.

Miracles are rather performed, through men, by the Holy Spirit of our Lord Jesus Christ. It is only logical therefore to understand that if all the people that the ‘shoppers’  are running to are genuine servants of the most high God, it is the same Holy Spirit and there is no need hence to run from church to church. The danger in ‘pastor –shopping’ is that it is somehow, comparable to ‘Doctor-shopping’. Patients who doctor-shop, run the high risk of taking medications prescribed by different physicians who seldom know each other and who may not even know that medications of  potential adverse (drug-drug) interactions had, earlier, been prescribed to the same patient. My concern when people ‘pastor-shop’, is that if care is not taken, as one genuine man of God is loosening them from the shackles of poverty, deprivation, disease and demonic oppression and suppression another so-called ‘pastor’ (who may be a servant of some, unknown, little god) is binding them with legions of demons if only to take advantage of them and hold them in captivity. The pathetic aspect of this is that because everybody pretends to be praying, in the name of Jesus, the ‘pastor-shopper’ wouldn’t know who of the truth the genuine man of God is and who indeed is a charlatan. Such ‘shoppers’ will always find themselves entangled in repeating, futile cycles of freedom today and bondage tomorrow.

Please spare yourself and family that avoidable financial waste and hardship. I advise you stay, committed and dedicated, in one place! Stay in the place where the Holy Spirit of our Lord Jesus Christ dwells. If we believe God’s word we shouldn’t doubt his promises. Our God cannot lie. In fact God is not a man that he should lie (Heb. 6:18, Num. 23:19). If he said he will do it, he sure will do it. He is, after all, the creator of Heaven and Earth; the God of all flesh. That which gives you worry now was created by God and is therefore subject to the command of its maker. Trust in God; believe in Him. Hand over all your worries to Him for nothing is too hard for Jehovah Jireh to do.

Glory to God! For with God nothing shall be impossible!

God bless you

If you have not given your life to Christ please do so now for tomorrow might be too late.

God bless you.

Pastor Fidelis Nwachukwu

RCCG Throne of Grace Parish

32 E. Washington St

Hagerstown MD 21740, USA

Email: rccgthroneofgraceparish@ymail.com

Website: http://www.rccgthroneofgraceusa.org

 

Posted on Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at 03:28pm