Is there anything too difficult for the Lord?

Genesis 18:14: Is any thing too hard for the LORD? At the time appointed I will return unto thee, according to the time of life, and Sarah shall have a son.

We need to remove the unconscious limit that our mind has put on God. Prior to the event being referred in the focus verse, if you asked Abraham: can God do anything? He would have said: off course he can, he is God (Genesis 18:9-15).

But when the rubber bites the road, when God declared that he was going to do the impossible, the unimaginable, Abraham laughed as if he just heard the joke of the century. God diagnosed why he laughed. It was because he thought there was something too hard for God to do; hence God’s question: is there anything too hard for me?

We need to hear God speak to us in whatever difficult situation that we are in: is there anything too difficult for me to do? That will take us away from the reality of the limitation of our circumstances to the unlimited realm of God, so that we can experience Him for who he really is, in his unbridled power.

When God told Moses that he was going to provide meat for a whole month for the children of Israel, Moses thought that was too incredible. He asked a similar question to what he asked Abraham: is my hand waxed short, that I cannot fulfill all the intentions of my heart (Numbers 11:18-23)?

But it was Jonathan who said: “it is nothing for God to save with a few or with many (1Samuel 14:6),” before going into the camp of the enemy and routing them with only his amour bearer with him. He had the correct perspective about God.

Gideon also had the same of experience of God causing deliverance for his people through a few (Judges 7). He went into the camp of the enemy, which has a population as much as the sand on the seashore, with three hundred men and no sword.

Before then, God had reduced the population of the people going with Gideon from thousands to a few hundreds, all because He didn’t want them to claim any glory for themselves, that their number gave them victory.

Gabriel told Mary about the pregnancy of Elisabeth, which was by the miracle of God. He said: “the one who was called barren is now pregnant (Luke 1:36-37)”, adding, “With God nothing shall be impossible.”

When Peter asked Jesus who can be saved? He answered: with man it is impossible, but with God nothing shall be impossible (Matthew 19:25-26). And Jesus said that nothing shall be impossible for the one who believes (Matthew 17:20).

We need to believe the fact that there is nothing impossible for God to do, before that becomes our reality. In faith, nothing is impossible with us, because in faith, we are in league with God. Jesus said: have the faith of God (Mark 11:22-24), which is thinking about God as He thinks of himself, and seeing ourselves as in union with him when we make declarations. And in prayer, we need to embrace the fact that there is nothing impossible for God, to whom our prayer is directed. We need to change from unbelief to the faith channel, where everything is possible.

When a father came to the disciples with his child who was possessed by a demon (Mark 9:14-29), and they could not help, by casting the deaf and dumb spirit out, Jesus rebuked them saying that they are a faithless generation. He added that it was because of their unbelief that they could not cast out the demons.

On the faith channel, nothing is impossible. Faith as defined in the book of Hebrews is the substance of thins hoped for, evidence of things not seen. Jesus said that if we have faith like a mustard seed we would say to a mountain (Hebrews 11:1): be removed and be planted in the sea and it shall obey us. In the life of faith things happen because we say it. So a man of faith will guide his mouth so that only right words come out from it, words deliberately chosen because of the reality we want to see.

Meditating on the power of God can only lead us to only one conclusion: there is nothing too hard for him to do. Jesus did some amazing things in his time: he raised the dead, turned water into wine, walked on water. All these were to display on earth the limitlessness of divinity.

Also in Christ, God wanted to show humanity what they missed out of, by falling into sin in Adam. Because Jesus did all the supernatural works not as a special person but as a man with full connection with God, and with the power of the Holy Spirit.

The Holy Spirit does not have limit. Describing the activity of the one born of the Holy Spirit, Jesus said that he is like the wind (John 3:1-8); you don’t see it, you don’t know where it comes from or where it is going, but you see its effect.

The Holy Spirit is described in the scriptures with various symbolism that reflect his power (fire), person (dove) and purpose (wind). When the Holy Spirit came upon Jesus, he came as a dove (Matthew 3:16), when he was manifest at the upper room on the disciples of Jesus in the book of Acts; he came in the forms of fire and wind (Acts 2:1-4).

The dove is a symbol of purity, of gentleness, of love, in short, a symbol of the fruits of the Holy Spirit. The person of the Holy Spirit is expressed in his fruits that we bear in our lives (Galatians 5:22-23).

Paul wrote that we should not grieve the Holy Spirit (Ephesians 4:30). He is very emotional, and sensitivity to the Holy Spirit means we are aware of his emotions, and we act accordingly. That is what it means to “sense” God.

Fire is the symbol of his power. Jesus told the disciples that they will receive power after the Holy Spirit has come upon them (Acts 1:8). And what was visible which came upon them that they was fire. And with that they could witness with power the resurrection of Jesus, in miracles and words that leads to the salvation of souls, convicting hearts (Acts 2:1-4).

Wind has to do with direction, purpose. Jesus had told the disciples before his crucifixion that the Holy Spirit will guide them into all truth; he will show them things to come (John 16:13). The guidance of the Holy Spirit is by his wind dimension.

While with for the dove dimension, we become one with the personality of the Holy Spirit, in our lives in fruits of the Holy Spirit, in single-minded love for God. In the fire dimension we are movers and shakers spiritually, causing effects on the earth. You don’t have the right to stand before people until you are fired up in the presence of God. God makes his angels, spirits and his ministers, flames of fire (Hebrews 1:7).

Then in the wind dimension, he leads us, guides us into the purposes of God for us, causing us to ride on our high places, causing us to navigate God’s path for us. Jesus said that the Holy Spirit will take of what is his and show it to us. That has to do with causing us to move in the purpose of Jesus. He leads us into glorifying Jesus (John 16:14-15)

 

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