I ran across a t-shirt slogan – but more than a slogan – recently. Been thinking about it a lot! It is a play on the word “impossible” which I have never liked. In fact, one pastor even commented that he had cut it out of his office dictionary because “with God nothing is imposible”. I believe that!
So, if with Him all things are possible then it is not ‘impossible’ but “Himpossible”. Neat eh? Some people are just so creative when it comes to these neat phrases that say so much in so few words. I wish I had thought this one up as I think it is really special. In fact, I think I’m going to get some t-shirts made up with this (and a cross) on the front and back. Good witness, I think! Terrific truth!
I am finding that many do not really believe that with Him all things are possible.
I have been studying and preaching on authority and power recently. And, as I have been studying it I came to realize that if we really believed that “ALL authority (and thus power) is given to us” then we would be much bolder in where we go, who we talk to, what we say, and how we live our Christian life. We would not be afraid to witness for Jesus anywhere and everywhere because getting people saved is “Himpossible”. So, we should witness expecting people to get saved. Small town, big city, know them personally or total strangers – everything is possible … “Himpossible”. Expect results!
We would be praying for the sick every opportunity we have and no matter how difficult the situation appears. We should pray for the sick and expect people to be healed because with Him it is “Himpossible”.
Cast out demons expecting them to instantly leave without a fight – “Himpossible”.
Growing a Church by seeing people saved and truly converted and then hungry to learn and be discipled – “Himpossible” because Jesus said “I will build My Church”.
But the question is – do we BELIEVE it. Do we BELIEVE the Bible and what it says about us as BELIEVERS? Do we BELIEVE what Jesus said in John 14:12 “Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever believes in me will also do the works that I do; and greater works than these will he do…” “Himpossible”
When we receive a prophetic Word from the heart of God through the ministry of an apostle or prophet that gives direction to our lives and calls upon us to move forward, upward and out … do we believe it is “Himpossible” or simply read it and inwardly decide that it is impossible?
When we look at our nations and they are sliding, in many ways, into the sewer morally and ethically – do we think (know) that with the Gospel we can change the flow and move the country to higher ground as men like Wilberforce did with the issue of slavery? “Himpossible” or imposible?
It is time we started to believe the book – our Bible. Read it and obey it and stand back in awe as our God moves and touches people’s lives. It is time we started expecting God to do what He said He would do. It is time to stop looking at situations and by our inaction and poor attitude declare that it is impossible. Never! Everything is “Himpossible”. We need to start walking by faith and not by sight. We need to start being ambassadors of Jesus Christ knowing that behind His delegated authority lies the power of Heaven ready to back us up.
Time to have faith in the Jesus whom we follow and believe what He spoke and speakes. He asked once “when the Son of Man comes will He find faith on earth?” (Luke 18:8). Good question.
Good question – and each one of us needs to answer it for ourselves. Me, I have answered it already – I actually have come, in the past few weeks, to a greater level of faith than I have ever had before in my entire 32 year walk with the Author and Finisher of my faith. I am believing for more, doing more as I step out in faith, and, as a result, seeing more things actually happen than I have in many years of walking by sight without a spiritual backbone.