Smith Wigglesworth was called the apostle of faith. The following words are his…
God wants us to enter into the rest of faith. He desires us to have all confidence in Him. He purposes that His Word will be established in our hearts; and as we believe His Word, we will see that “all things are possible” Matt 19:26
As we work together over these next three months I am hoping for us all that this scripture , Matt 29:26 becomes true to us
It might be said that what is and what is not possible to us often depends on our personal experience and to some degree on the experience of those around us.
If we have experienced something then our view of what is possible completely changes. Until then we often succeed in living comfortably with a number of mutually contradictory views.
Last week we looked at the healing of the man born blind.
John 9 :32
Ever since the world began, no one has been able to open the eyes of someone born blind.
Until that time the world had never seen a man who was born blind received his sight. Now it was out there…now it was possible.
All who saw it were now thinking in a way that a short time before would have been inconceivable
What we need is a transformation of the way we think.
Here is a Scripture that we don’t often pull out of the cupboard, put it in the middle of the carpet and sit and look at it.
We tend to stick it in a corner because it is so single minded, well beyond our experience, and leaves no room for compromise.
I tell you the truth, anyone who has faith in me will do what I have been doing. He will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father.
Now this is a very very challenging word.
We need to look at it in the same way we did with last weeks Scripture…
- (a) Read John 14:12
Note : Do not simply read it through once…as though it is something you already know all about . Read it several times…feeding on the revealed truths and the challenges.
- Pray for revelation.
- Meditate on this verse and ask God to open it up to you. Read the verse slowly and take it ALL in.
Note: Look at the verse as though you (yes YOU) are there – part of the group Jesus is talking to.
Don’t rationalise the scripture away. Don’t ignore it. Don’t discount it. Don’t spiritualise it.
Ask yourself the following questions about this scripture.
Q: Who do you think Jesus was speaking to at the time He said it?.
Q: Why do you think He said it?
Q: What do you think was the outcome He was hoping for?
Q: Has this scripture got any relevance for you today?
Q: Did Jesus intend this just for that moment in time and that group of people or…….
Consider keeping a journal of what God reveals to you through these times with Him.
The next time you pray for someone, bring to mind the revelation you received through this scripture.
We are all part of the plan…no-one is excluded.