And Jesus said to him, ‘If thou art able to believe! All things are possible to the One that is believing;’ Mark 9:23 Young’s Literal Translation
What makes “all things possible?” According to Jesus, simply believing. But what is “believing”? Believing is believing. I know that sounds weird but it is true. Believing is believing and only believing. It is not believing and doubting at the same time. Now don’t allow what I just said or what anyone says to discourage you from ‘believing that you believe.’ Why? Because you may have doubt in your head at the start but really believe in your heart and this is where believing is done. The Word of God says so.
For with the heart a person believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation. Romans 10:10 New American Standard Bible
So starting off, believing with your heart is how you get saved which is the greatest of all miracles. So every other miracle can be obtained that way and actually is easier. Have you ever thought about what it means and takes for you to have become and be a believer? First you have to believe that a God and Father whom you cannot see physically right now exist and is. Not only that but that He has a Son who He sent to Earth over 2000 years ago in a human and flesh and blood body for the purpose of dying for the sins and wrongs doings of EVERY SINGLE PERSON who has ever lived or will live. Then after Jesus died, that same God raised Him from the dead, making Him the first human person ever to be BORN AGAIN and by believing in that same person Jesus and in His Name that you too then went through the same death and resurrection and are now born again and you are an entirely new creation that never existed before. All that in spite of physically you may look the same and feel the same as you were before being born again.
If you ever doubt your ability to believe you should reflect on this which you already believe and let it encourage you. Always keep in mind though that this is all by God’s grace and faith and even these things are not coming from you as a source, they are a gift from God.
God saved you by his grace when you believed. And you can’t take credit for this; it is a gift from God. Ephesians 2:8 New Living Translation
God the Father is so kind, so loving, that He not only prepared and provided Jesus but then He turned around and gave you the ability to believe, receive and trust Him. That is GRACE as opposed to the law. The law says, “Do this, obey this, receive this!”, and never lifts a finger to help you do it. If you try to keep the law you are on your own. But GRACE (which is Jesus) supplies and helps you and provides that which you need to believe. GRACE SUPPLIES.
So if you have been given the ability to believe and you believe in a God and Father you cannot physically see and in an act you did not physically witness, the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ His Son and that the same thing has happened to you then you are indeed A BELIEVER. So many people and preachers get caught up in doing and teaching ‘works’ and doing this and that for God instead of focusing on what God has done for them through Christ Jesus that they never get to enjoy what The Father has done through Jesus Christ. I tell you the truth, you don’t do works to show who you are. When you understand that your believing is work you will stop doing work to prove or show that you believe to yourself and other people. That is legalism and the law. Jesus said this specifically when people around him saw the things that He did and then asked Him what should they do to work the works of God.
Jesus told them, “This is the only work God wants from you: Believe in the One he has sent.” John 6:29 New Living Translation
When a believer functions this way, works and miracles are the result and come forth effortlessly because it is not them it is JESUS!!! And JESUS is the everything that makes impossible nothing!!!
Stay with us all week as we will continue this topic the entire week and perhaps the entire month. It’s time for you to believe and know that “IMPOSSIBLE IS NOTHING!!!”
All the “blessed” to you!!! Shalom!