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That which no one can do

By Pastor Lazarus Muoka
09 February 2020   |   3:10 am
Beloved, from every point of view and particularly in our daily life activities, we must have observed and arrived at the conclusion that human effort is limited to what it can achieve.

Chosen national choir ministering at the last Mgbidi 2020 Crusade<br />

Beloved, from every point of view and particularly in our daily life activities, we must have observed and arrived at the conclusion that human effort is limited to what it can achieve. Our exertion alone has not been able to help us realise our desire the way we wish. That is why man is always seeking the intervention of a greater force other than his effort. Among the aspirations, we cannot realise by our own efforts is our salvation. No matter the quality of man’s effort, it cannot solely grant salvation to him. No man, either rich or poor would be saved through his own effort alone, as only God can bring men to Heaven by the mighty power of His grace. It is impossible for any man, rich or poor, by his own natural strength, to get to heaven.

Matt. 19:24- 26 says, “And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God. 25 When his disciples heard it, they were exceedingly amazed, saying, Who then can be saved? But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, 26. With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible”

Only God can take the love of the world out of man’s heart. The explanation of Jesus on who is qualified to enter the Kingdom of God baffled His audience. Their understanding was that since it would be difficult for a rich man who could get everything he needed at his beck and call to gain the Kingdom of God, how much more would it cost a less privileged person to enter? His audience, therefore, concluded that the Kingdom they all aspired to enter might eventually elude them, as they imagined that it would be absolutely impossible for a camel to pass through the eye of the needle. They thus reasoned that if that be the case, there would be no rational reason for aspiring for the Kingdom Jesus preached about. But the narrative on who is qualified for the Kingdom of God, as given by our Lord Jesus Christ, was meant to draw their attention to the fact that only God has the power to change anything and above all, grant salvation. It is only God’s grace that can save. It is only the grace that can break down the trust in wealth, take away the love of wealth, take away the impulse to commit sin and fill the heart with the love of Christ. It’s only God that exercises such Supreme power over every created creature or thing, for, if we are alone on our own, we can do nothing.

Luke 18: 27 says, “And he said, The things which are impossible with men are possible with God”

That which no one can do in your life, that which no spirit or anything else can do, the Lord can do it and He will do it in your life today in Jesus’ name. Humans and all other creatures are limited in what they can do, but only our God is unlimited.

Many problems abound without perceivable solution from man, but unfortunately, many still take their problems to man. This is rather an unfortunate situation, as many that are bereft of this truth run from pillar to post, looking for help where there is none and in the process abandoned the Almighty God the Creator that created all things, including spirits and man, One who determines what will be and who can change any situation but cannot be changed. It is not in doubt that all the right of absolute authority and all the force of absolute power belong to God. He is the Almighty and holds the key to any problem. He can do without us, but we cannot do without Him.

John 5:1-9 says, “After this, there was a feast of the Jews, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.
2 Now there is at Jerusalem by the sheep market a pool, which is called in the Hebrew tongue Bethesda, having five porches. 3 In these lay a great multitude of impotent folk, of blind, halt, withered, waiting for the moving of the water. 4 For an angel went down at a certain season into the pool, and troubled the water: whosoever then first after the troubling of the water stepped in was made whole of whatsoever disease he had. 5 And a certain man was there, which had an infirmity thirty and eight years. 6 When Jesus saw him lie, and knew that he had been now a long time in that case, he saith unto him, Wilt thou be made whole? 7 The impotent man answered him, Sir, I have no man, when the water is troubled, to put me into the pool: but while I am coming, another steppeth down before me. 8 Jesus saith unto him, Rise, take up thy bed and walk. 9 And immediately the man was made whole, and took up his bed, and walked: and on the same day was the sabbath.”

For thirty-eight years, this man was in sorrow, bedridden and abandoned. He must have sourced in vain for a solution to his problem, and it was evidently clear his case was incurable. He must have engaged all human efforts to no avail before deciding to hinge his faith on the divine intervention availed at the pool of Bethesda. Coming to Bethesda was an indication that human efforts have failed him. Beyond all doubt, this narrative was designed intentionally by God to prove to the man that with Him all things are possible. So that when opposition will arise on the account of this healing, men would be compelled to attest to His omniscience claim. And the healing took place on a Sabbath to prove that the Son of Man was Lord of the Sabbath, and had a right to declare what might be done.

Jer. 32:27 says, “Behold, I am the LORD, the God of all flesh: is there anything too hard for me?”

God has by these words above, asserts His own sovereignty and power. He is Jehovah, the self-existent and self-sufficient Being, the God of all flesh, which is of all mankind. God is the Creator of all and makes use of what He pleases of all. He has no rivalry, He is God of all flesh and of the spirits of all flesh, and, has the power to do that which no one can do. If He is the God of all flesh, He may as well ask, ‘Is anything too hard for me’? What cannot He do from whom all the powers of men are derived, on whom they depend, and by whom all their actions are directed and governed? Whatever He designs to do, whether in wrath or in mercy, nothing can hinder Him nor defeat His designs.

These scriptures provide the answer to the owner of all powers, humans, spirit and other things in heaven and earth. That which no man can, God can do it. God who knows man’s limitation has always commanded believers to look up to, trust and depend on Him, for there is no power besides Him that can deliver them.

Isaiah 45:22-23 says, “Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else. 23 I have sworn by myself, the word is gone out of my mouth in righteousness, and shall not return, That unto me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear”

Look to Jesus Christ for your deliverance, healings, and blessings and promises and He will surely do it because He cannot lie. Looking and depending upon the Lord Jesus guarantees a solution to human problems, for nothing can be achieved without Him. Therefore, let us from this day onward realise that only God has the power to do all things and not allow ourselves to be deceived that there is another power that can save us. Let us see to it that we are not carried away by vain deceit and ideas of men disregarding the fact that only God can do what no one can do. God is able to give you salvation from sin, from the hands of the devil. He is able to sanctify and fill you with the Holy Ghost baptism and power and make you a blessing to your household and generation in Jesus name.

You should remember that God is the One Who created you and still has the power to re-create. The power to do all things reside in Him. Every house is built by someone according to the measure of grace given to him by God, but He that built all things is God. The Scripture made us understand that builders of houses and cities, systems and fortunes, empires and churches all labour in vain without the Lord.

Psalm 127: 2 says, “Except the LORD build the house, they labour in vain that build it.”

No one can successfully do a thing without God. Trowel and hammer, saw and plane are instruments of vanity, unless the Lord be the Master builder. It is only God that can do what no one can do.

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