All Things . . .
Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth. Mark 9:23 (KJV)
The “more” of this hour is reserved for those who can believe. Yes, the increase of God, the “more” that brings about the promised fulness of the Holy Spirit is not for every one. It is only promised to believers.
Unfortunately, the Church has been mightily deceived regarding the promises contained in the Scriptural record. There is almost a fatalism, a philosophy that says all events are predetermined and inevitable, concerning the Christian’s life on earth. It is not uncommon to hear some one say, “It’s just the way I am,” or “It’s always been this way,” or, “I can’t do that,” as though God had put a curse upon them.
Many teach that to expect more of God’s goodness is a sign of lustful materialism. “If God wanted you to have more, be more, do more, He would have arranged it,” they say. These same people still take offerings, expect the tithe to come in, and want generous people to donate to their cause and fuel their work.
Others insist that the gifts and graces of the Holy Spirit are not available now that the Bible has been written, as though there were no more need for healing, deliverance, or any other supernatural intervention, yet they still ask for prayer when they, or one of their loved ones, are sick or injured.
The Church is, in many cases, schizophrenic. It claims to believe in God but strips Him of all personality, presence, personableness, and power, forgetting that their believing prayer can change anything and everything. Jesus has promised that if we ask anything in His name that it will be done: If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it. John 14:14 (KJV)
Only Believe . . .
Believing the Word of God is paramount to understanding the will of God and appropriating the full benefit of His love. We should be a people filled with confidence that our Father will always answer the prayers of those in covenant relationship with Him.
And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing 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. 1 John 5:14-15 (KJV)
Perhaps, if a “Christian” does not have “confidence” in Him, there is a need to repent of ignoring what should be their most precious relationship. That is what 1 John 1:9 is for, isn’t it?
Then, with relationship restored, righteousness restored, perhaps one might consider that his prayer will be heard and answered. After all, the God of the Word does not, and cannot lie. The Word is absolute truth.
With the truth in our hearts, a confidence in the One who promised, and our righteousness restored we can move past the traditions and fables of men to receive the promised blessings found in Scripture.
Sow like you believe that you will receive the “more” that leads to the fullness of this year and position yourself for the overflow that is coming.
And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God. For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say . . . but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith. Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them. Mark 11:22-24 (KJV)
It is time to believe, ask, and receive. After all, “All things are Possible!”