Matthew 19:23-26 – “And Jesus said to His disciples, “Truly I say to you, it is hard for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven. 24 “And again I say to you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.” 25 And when the disciples heard this, they were very astonished and said, “Then who can be saved?” 26 And looking upon them Jesus said to them, “With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” NASB
Man is a creature of habit, and most of us have formed or allowed to develop habits in our lives that are unhealthy spiritually. I’m sure some will say, “Not me!” But, in my 50 years of Christian ministry, I have yet to meet a person who has not done just that. You may be the exception, but my experience is otherwise.
We, being human, seem to spend most of our time thinking in the realm of human possibility, human reason, and human understanding. After all, we are mortal human beings. We tend to allow ourselves to be robbed by the forces of hell of many of the blessings and new heights of Spiritual Power that God has afforded us in His Word. Too many never fully realize who they are and whom they serve.
Too many times, when we face the impossible, in the natural, we automatically resign ourselves to defeat and despair without examining the most vital asset we have. We often fail to use that which is at our disposal and fail to examine the provision of God’s unequaled ability. We need to be reminded that we are “Heirs of God” and “Joint Heirs with Jesus Christ.” We are children of the Most High God, the Creator of All Things. We have been called with a heavenly calling and empowered by God’s Holy Spirit. Our Father is the Almighty God, the Living God, the One True God! He does not change, does not falter, and does not fail. He is Able!
God is Able to Deliver. I like to remind myself of the words of the three Hebrew children as they stood before the king. “If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and He will deliver us out of thy hand, O king.” (Daniel 3:17). He delivered them miraculously and He delivered Daniel from the Lion’s Den. The king’s question was, “Is thy God able to deliver?” The answer, Yes, He Is!
God is Able to Fulfill His Promises. I love the words of the apostle Paul in Romans 4:21, “And being fully persuaded that, what He had promised, He is able to perform.” Fully Persuaded! I like that. God gave Abraham and Sarah a miracle son. God gave Paul his life and the life of those in the ship with him. God gave Solomon incredible wisdom, riches, and honor. God gave the 120 Pentecost and turned the world upside down. He is Able!
God is Able to Guard Our Soul’s Treasure. Paul’s words to his spiritual son Timothy resonate powerfully in 2 Timothy 1:12, “…for I know whom I have believed and am persuaded that He is able to keep that which I have committed to Him against that day.” I am reminded of the word of Jesus in John 14:1-3 and His promise of an eternal home with Him and the Father forever. He is coming back for that which He birthed and established. God is Able!
God is Able to Save to The Uttermost. That’s the declaration of Hebrews 7:25, “Wherefore He is able to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by Him, seeing He ever liveth to make intercession for them.” There is no person on earth beyond the reach of grace. They may reject it, but God’s grace is sufficient for ‘whosoever will’. There is no person lost who cannot be found. That is why God said, “Go into all the world…” God is Able!
God is Able to Keep Us From Falling. I love the words of Jude 24, “Now unto Him, that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy.” Jesus declared that nobody can pluck you out of His hand. No devil in hell can steal you away. You can walk in His grace, enjoy His presence, and receive His fullness. God is Able!
It is my prayer that the LORD will demonstrate His incredible longsuffering to each of us and help us to not only believe in our minds but embrace in our lives that He Is Able!
Have a great day!