These are deeply troubling times that we face, not only on the World scene, but more increasingly upon our own back doorsteps. As we encounter the choices and difficulties that come day to day, our Faith will be challenged by them, but we do NOT have to allow them to change us because of them. Christians have, for a large part, accepted the notion that bad things only happen to bad people, so there must be something terribly wrong in a persons life to have much trouble present. Some of those things can be strategically placed by the Holy Spirit to be a witness and testimony for Christ, who would in no other wise be able to be convicted or challenged by the Holy Spirit. It is my personal opinion that we’ve not gotten to the place where we ought to be… It is a matter of “possession”, really.
And ofttimes it hath cast him into the fire, and into the waters, to destroy him: but if thou canst do any thing, have compassion on us, and help us. Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth. And straightway the father of the child cried out, and said with tears, Lord, I believe; help thou mine unbelief.
Mark 9:22-24 | King James Version
Have we truly, as God’s Children, joint Heirs with Christ, given over EVERY area of our lives? The Father of the child in verse 22-24 of Mark chapter 9, cried out for the Lord to “help thou my unbelief…” The Father of the child wanted to Trust Him and Believe Him, responding in the only manner he knew to do, crying out the Lord.
Is It Possible
There are a couple phrases that came to mind in preparing this Series, the first being a simple, straightforward statement, but the second one is VERY rough around the edges, causing doubt on the part of the hearer as whether it is of honest return.
1. Believe me when I say…
2. Trust me, it is in there, I promise… on my…
If we as Christians are truly indwelled by the Holy Spirit and are a “possession” of the King of Kings, do we have to say those words at all? He will know if we Believe, as we can cry out to Him to help our unbelief. Others should be able to see, hear, feel, detect the difference know Jesus as our Saviour makes – no matter the circumstance. We certainly are NOT perfect, for sure I know that of myself evermore… I must continue to place my Faith and Trust in Him, diligently seeking Him in all that is done, said and even thought about.
Hebrews 11:6 covers the challenge for me in a very defined manner:
But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
Hebrews 11:6 | King James Version
The four distinct areas highlighted in this Series, utilizing twelve (12) passages of Scripture include: Believing, Having & Showing, Realizing and knowing what is Possible.
The Products of Belief
Believing Wholly | Believeth, Unbelief, Multitude & Diligently
Having & Showing | Compassion
Realizing Our Possession | Trusted & Abstain
What Is Possible | Peaceably, Heard, Measure, Amazed & Grain
Better than what we say, how we respond to events, occurrences and happenings, our true inner self will show and/or shine through onto those that are closest to us and will affect even those at a distance, who you may think are just looking on without regard to what is transpiring. Sometimes that look can be rather deceiving and disheartening, due to lack of dedication or understanding to that particular matter. As we draw closer to our Lord, the evidence will bear witness of the Holy Spirit to others as well as ourselves – Love’s witness will be abundantly clear, even though they may not be able to exactly pin-point it to full understanding. The Lord is indeed capable of handling everything, for one, He Created it. Let us focus on how we can draw so close to Him that we BELIEVE All Things Are POSSIBLE.
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