Saturday, November 16, 2013

THE POSSIBILITY OF THE IMPOSSIBLE

 Greetings and Salutations O Ye Believers in the Possibility of the Impossible

We face IMPOSSIBILITIES everyday…in every form and every size.  We turn on the television and are bombarded by IMPOSSIBILITIES on CBS, ABC, NBC, CNN, FOX, MSNBC…as the talking heads barrage us with the ever changing world.  We listen to TALK RADIO and the negative is underscored by the talk show hosts…and then we listen to the opinionated masses call in and line up with the host…on BOTH sides of the issue.  Our POLITICAL SAVIORS fail to save…and our HEROES continue to fall of the altar of the pedestals that we have erected.  In this world where HEALTHCARE…appears not to care…and the more money we throw at the earthly healers…we just keep getting sicker…the world collectively screams for solutions in the face of IMPOSSIBILITIES.  There are two little words that I try to factor in to the chaotic mix of IMPOSSIBILITIES.  Those two words are BUT GOD.

Smith Wigglesworth…in his book EVER INCREASING FAITH states, “Nothing is impossible with God.  All the IMPOSSIBILITY is with us is WITH US when we measure God by the limitations of our unbelief.”

 
When Gabriel A.M. (angelic messenger) rolled in to see Mary with news of her being the virgin conduit for the Savior of the world…she questioned this IMPOSSIBILITY. 

“And Mary said to the angel…How can this be…since I have no [intimacy with any man as a] husband.” (Luke 1:34)

This was a very valid question and was not considered to be questioning God…but more of clarification. The angel proceeded to give her specifics (Luke 1:35-36)…and then dropped on her the BOTTOM LINE.

“For with God NOTHING (no thing, nada, zip, zilch, zero, nuttin’, nuttin’ honey) is EVER IMPOSSIBLE…and NO WORD from God shall be WITHOUT POWER or IMPOSSIBLE of FULFILLMENT.” (Luke 1:37)

BOOM…there it is!!!!!  Now Mary was faced with a CHOICE in the face of the IMPOSSIBILITY…and she chose wisely.

“Then Mary said…Behold…I am the handmaiden of the Lord…LET (allow) IT (the impossible possibility) TO BE DONE TO ME…according to (based on what God spoke through the angelic messenger)…YOU HAVE SAID.” (Luke 1:37)  

The WORD that the angelic messenger) had SAID was what GOD HAD SAID.  Just one WORD from God can turn the IMPOSSIBLE into the POSSIBLE.
“And from the days of John the Baptist until the present time…the kingdom of heaven  has ENDURED VIOLENT ASSAULT…and violent men SEIZE IT BY FORCE (as a precious prize)—a share in the heavenly kingdom is sought for with most ARDENT ZEAL and INTENSE EXERTION.” (Matthew 11:12)

NOTE:  I dare say that no many of use (me include) have that ardent zeal and intense exertion as we stand in faith in the face of impossibility.

“When they had preached the Gospel (I Corinthians 15:1-5) and made disciples of many of the people, they went back to Lystra and Iconium and Antioch…ESTABLISHING and STRENGTHENING the souls and the hearts of the disciples, URGING and WARNING  and ENCOURAGING them to…STAND FIRM IN FAITH…and telling them that it is through many HARDSHIPS and TRIBULATIONS WE MUST ENTER THE KINGDOM OF GOD.”  (Acts 14:21-22)

NOTE:  That is a far cry from the romanticized notion of Christianity and the Kingdom.  It is in the face of IMPOSSIBILITIES…as we wait for THE POSSIBLE to be manifested…where we need to WALK BY FAITH NOT BY SIGHT (II Corinthians 5:7)
 

Of course…when you read things like this article…or when you hear somebodies testimony…or you hear me pontificate in Sunday School about healing or even when your read in the Bible about Jesus delivering and healing ALL who were oppressed by the d-evil…we tend to romanticize the experience.  It is like Civil War buffs…who read and collect and reenact the Civil War experience…they can never feel the pain and struggle as the stand for a cause.
It is HARD…and there is a STRUGGLE between the point of prayer and the point of provision in the LAND OF NITTY GRITTY. 

I quote Bruce Cockburn often from his song LOVERS IN A DANGEROUS TIME as he sings of tenacity in the face of DARKNESS or the IMPOSSIBILITIES:

When you're lovers in a dangerous time
Sometimes you're made to feel as if your loves a crime --
But nothing worth having comes without some kind of fight --Got to kick at the darkness 'til it bleeds daylightWhen you're lovers in a dangerous time
Lovers in a dangerous time
And we're lovers in a dangerous time
Lovers in a dangerous time

NOTE:  He sings of a lover in the sense of a woman…in dangerous times…but I hear being a LOVER OF JESUS…in these LAST DAYS and PERIOULOUS…DANGEROUS TIMES.  There will be RESISTANCE as you TAKE A STAND FOR THE POSSIBLE.
FINAL THOUGHTS...FINALLY
We started out with the A.M...angelic messenger...speaking a Word about the birth of our Savior...Jesus the Christ...the Anointed One...anointed with yoke breaking, burden lifting, oppression removing healing power, sin removing power of the Holy Ghost.  Now let us hear from the IMPOSSIBILITY that became a POSSIBILITY...Jesus.

"But Jesus looked at them and said, with MEN this is IMPOSSIBLE...but ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE WITH GOD." (Matthew 19:26; Mark 10:27; Luke 18:27)
Now....Who you gonna believe...men (the impossible) or Jesus (the possible)?
 
Love and Possible Kisses
Rodney "Standing In The Face of Impossibility" Boyd

 
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