God of all possibilities
Text: Romans 4:17-21.
Key Verse: Romans 4:17, “(As it is written, I have made thee a father of many nations,) before him whom he believed, even God, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they were.” (KJV).
God is a specialist in dealing with impossibilities. ‘Impossibility’ means something that cannot be done or occur. He can change Animal Nature: 1 Sam.6: 7-12 God sent two wild cows to carry the Ark of the Lord back to Israel, leaving their calves behind. He can change Physical Law: 2 Kings 6:4-7, God made an iron axe head to float like a cork. He can do the impossible!!!!!!
When God says a thing, He watches over His word to fulfil it (Jeremiah 1:12). All that is required from you is to have faith in Him. God promised Abraham a child and Abraham against hope believed in hope, thus, He had unwavering faith in God.
If God says He will do something for you, He will do it! He always keeps His promises, but there are some things that you have to do in order to receive from Him. The best example of this is seen in the life of Abraham. When God promised Abraham that Sarah would give birth to a son, Abraham had to ignore his natural circumstances, have faith in God’s promise, and believe that God was powerful enough to do what He said He would do.
Romans 4:19-21 tells of the steps Abraham followed to receive the IMPOSSIBLE promise God made to him. This passage of Scripture makes one thing clear: If you’re going to receive from God, you’re going to have to do the same things Abraham did – 1. Consider not, 2. Stagger not, 3. Give glory to God, 4. And be fully persuaded.
• Consider Not
He didn’t take into account the natural circumstances that told him it was impossible for him and Sarah to have a child. Abraham’s faith was so strong that he didn’t consider the fact that both he and Sarah were beyond the age of having children. God promised him that they would have a son, and Abraham didn’t even blink an eye! He did not allow the obstacles that were in front of him to stop him from believing God.
• Stagger Not
Think about it; common sense tells us that a 99-year-old man and a 90-year-old woman will not be able to have children. But Abraham didn’t say anything against it at all. In other words, he didn’t waver. The Contemporary English Version says: “But Abraham never doubted or questioned God’s promise.” A person who staggers or wavers in faith will not receive anything from God. (James 1: 6-7).
Abraham acknowledged the fact that he was almost a hundred years old. He knew the condition of his body. But he refused to consider those things and chose instead to consider what God said.
• Give Glory to God
Romans 4:20: “He did not waver at the promise of God through unbelief, but was strengthened in faith, GIVING GLORY TO GOD.” Abraham gave glory to God for the blessing before it ever happened. You have to believe God and thank Him for the answer, when you pray (Philippians 4:6). Do not wait until you get the answer before you praise God for it!
• Be Fully Persuaded
Abraham was strong in faith, so he didn’t consider the circumstances or stagger at the promise of God. He wavered not concerning what he believed.
Why? Because he was fully persuaded. He was fully convinced that God is able to do whatever He promises. You see, our position is to consider not, stagger not, give glory to God, and be fully persuaded—that’s our responsibility.
Stop considering the hopelessness of your situation and focus on God of all possibilities. HE IS GOD OF ALL POSSIBILITIES.
Today’s Nugget: Stop considering the hopelessness of your situation and focus on God of all possibilities.
Prayer: I refuse to look at the circumstances, but focus on God of all possibilities in Jesus Name, Amen.
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Dr. Chidi Okoroafor
Assemblies of God Nigeria