Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Behold! All Things Are Possible! by Nina Keegan

Jesus heals the paralyzed man

 We read in Mark about a man who is paralyzed.. his friends heard that Jesus was speaking at a house nearby. It was so packed with visitors, that there was no more room even outside of the door. While Jesus was preaching God‘s word, it seemed impossible for the men to get close enough to Jesus. The four men that were carrying the paralyzed man on a mat seemingly had no way to bring him closer to Him.
 But when we are hungry and thirsty for the power and presence of the Lord; nothing can stop us from being in the midst of God’s supernatural plan. … These four men, Recognized the great need in their friend and we’re moved with compassion that sprang into action…They, being so determined in their faith, dug a hole through the roof above Jesus’s head. They lowered the man on his mat down right in front of Jesus… The Bible says that when Jesus saw the man’s face, he said to the paralyzed man, “My child, your sins are forgiven.”
Jesus then sensed questioning from the teachers of religious law and was determined to prove that He, the son of man, had the authority to also forgive sins… But then Jesus turned to the paralyzed man and said,
“Stand up, pick up your mat, and go home!”

Mark 2:12
The man jumped up, grabbed his mat, and walked out through the stunned onlookers. They were all amazed and praised God, exclaiming, “We’ve never seen anything like this before!”

If anything stirs in my heart it’s the words,”we’ve never seen anything like this before”… I believe life should be naturally supernatural. Something ought to always be happening to make people say, “we’ve never seen anything like this before.”

If there’s anything that God is dissatisfied with,
It is our unbelief, it is putting God in a box, it is stationary conditions, and failure to believe in the miraculous.. it’s the failure to believe that God is still on the throne and that miracles still happen today… God has never stopped being God!

So many people just stop on the threshold… They deem things impossible without searching new ways to get into the presence of the Lord… God’s great plan is to invite us to go deeper, to go further and to search him out with our whole hearts.
How many times are we just stopping short of our miracle because of what we have deemed to be impossible in the natural?  God can make a way when there seems to be no way… That’s how and when He gets all of the glory!
Our flesh profits nothing.. the carnal mind is often closed off  to all things possible through Christ because it is impossible for us to truly fathom the miraculous.. but we must cease to live in the old life and know the resurrection power of the Lord, we must commit  to a place of rest in Him, a place of faith, joy, and peace, and with the blessings and life everlasting!

This is God’s treasury, the treasury of the most high, there are unsearchable riches of Christ and the truth of his divine position that God wants to move us in to so that we are always becoming that new creation.

May the Lord continue to give us a new vision of himself, may we constantly receive fresh touches of divine life in his presence that will shake off all the old that remains in us and may our desire for the presence of God bring us fully into God’s completeness and newness of life in him!

May God continue to reveal to us the greatness of his will concerning us ..for there is no one who loves us like him. Yes there is no love like God’s, his compassion is like none other and God will never fail to take those who fully obey him and seek him with humble and contrite hearts into the promised land.

In God’s Word there’s always so much more to follow, there’s always so much more to learn, and oh so much more for us to know… We must, with childlike faith, take in the mind of Christ, what wonderful things would happen if we would just simply rely on our child like faith.

May we all today receive a fresh touch of God’s unlimited power and love. May we have a living faith that would dare to trust him and continuously say,” Lord I do believe all things are possible through you!”
May we continuously seek his presence and pass the threshold of impossibilities and get to that place in our hearts were God meets us… And behold all things are made new! All things are possible in Christ! 
Be determined to have the mind of Christ!

1 Cor 2:16
For, "Who can know the LORD's thoughts? Who knows enough to teach him?" But we understand these things, for we have the mind of Christ.

Mark 9:23
"What do you mean, 'If I can'?" Jesus asked. "Anything is possible if a person believes."

Romans 8:5-9

Those who are dominated by the sinful nature think about sinful things, but those who are controlled by the Holy Spirit think about things that please the Spirit. So letting your sinful nature control your mind leads to death. But letting the Spirit control your mind leads to life and peace. For the sinful nature is always hostile to God. It never did obey God’s laws, and it never will.That’s why those who are still under the control of their sinful nature can never please God.
But you are not controlled by your sinful nature. You are controlled by the Spirit if you have the Spirit of God living in you. And remember that those who do not have the Spirit of Christ living in them do not belong to him at all.

Matthew 18:2-4New King James Version (NKJV)

Then Jesus called a little child to Him, set him in the midst of them, and said, “Assuredly, I say to you, unless you are converted and become as little children, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore whoever humbles himself as this little child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.

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