HE IS THE GOD OF THE IMPOSSIBLE
By: Gary L. Rodgers
I have chosen to not select any particular verse for the message that I am about to present to you because the entire bible points to Jesus Christ as our LORD and Savior from cover to cover. He was concealed in the numerous types and practices of the Old Testament, and in the New Testament He was revealed when He took on flesh and was given as a ransom for all.
At Golgotha He hung on a cross with the sin and shame of all mankind placed upon Him. He hung there as the innocent sacrificial Lamb of God in obedience to The Father; suspended above a world that rejected Him. He was laughed at, ridiculed, and hated for daring to call himself the Son of God, yet He experienced the suffering of the cross and the wrath of The Father was laid on Him for each and every one of us whose sins nailed Him to the cross. Only a God of the impossible could do something like that! He comforted the hearts of those who walked with Him by appearing before them behind closed doors to allow them to see, and touch, and know that He has indeed risen from the dead. Over five hundred people saw and spoke with the resurrected Savior as witnesses that He is truly the God of the impossible. He called out to a friend who was buried four days in the grave to give him new life to demonstrate that He is the God of glory capable of doing the impossible.
I am reminded that my every breath and heart beat is dependent upon His grace and His mercy; that by faith I have placed my entire being in His capable hands. No one, not Satan nor any angel nor can I myself be pulled from His hand of protection (John 10: 27-30) through the salvation which He has provided; and today I can say without question that I am a child of the God of the impossible.
ONLY A GOD OF THE IMPOSSIBLE COULD DESIGN AND FINISH A REDEMPTIVE PLAN FOR US
The very words that sealed the redemption of man’s soul came from the Savior himself, as recorded by John in the words “IT IS FINISHED.” Only a God of the impossible could have spoken such words.
Only a God of the impossible could look down from Heaven at sinful man and decide way back in the Garden of Eden to offer up himself as the total, final, and perfect sacrifice necessary to free man from his guilt of sin and to cleanse him for all eternity. (John 1:29)
It was the God of the impossible who called out to all of us when he uttered those words Adam (meaning – mankind) where art thou? Have you ever experienced a time in your life when you felt the call of God reaching out to you and asking “where art thou?”
The plan of salvation was set in motion when in Genesis 3:15 God said to the serpent “it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel. Only a God of the impossible could have made such a promise from the garden all the way to the cross. Satan’s wound would only be temporal because the God of the impossible rose from the dead and crushed the head or the full power of Satan when He Jesus took away from the Devil the powerful threat of death, hell and the grave.
Only a God of the impossible could have looked down from the cross and say not only to them that were there to gaze upon him that day but He looked into the eons of time and saw you and me and said “Father forgive them for they know not what they do.”
It was the God of the impossible, Jesus Christ himself, whose name according to Isaiah 9:6 is Wonderful, Counsellor, The Mighty God, The Everlasting Father, The Prince of peace, who had the power and the authority to not only descend into the very depths of hell and suffer the pain and anguish that you and I would have felt. (Acts 2:27, Ps 16:10) It was this mighty God, this Everlasting Father and Prince of Peace who rolled back the stone and resurrected himself from the dead. Only a God of the impossible could do something like that. (Acts 2:24)
When He said “IT IS FINISHED” He was announcing to Heaven and earth that God’s plan to redeem the souls of man and to offer the free gift of eternal life to all those that receive Him by faith as Lord and Savior and which are then cleansed by His blood that the plan was completed and it was finished; and nothing was to be added to that.
- I tell you the truth: when Jesus hung on the cross, He hung on that cross alone. It has never been Jesus plus anything; or else the plus becomes everything and Jesus becomes nothing.
- When Jesus hung on the cross church membership did not hang on the cross with Him.
- When Jesus hung on the cross Baptism did not hang on the cross with Him.
- When Jesus hung on the cross He hung there naked without so much as one fig leaf of religion to cover Him.
So I ask, is it any wonder that Mark 10:27 and Luke 1:37 teach that with God nothing is impossible?
This life has been, and is, and always will be a struggle. All of us experience suffering in some way or another, but we don’t need to suffer any longer once this life is over. The Lord has provided a way for us to have all of our sins cast away and forgotten by Him forever if we freely choose to do what He asks of us, and that is to simply believe and fully trust in Him with an unquestionable child like faith.
God sent His Son to come and do what was impossible for us to do for ourselves. He sent Christ to pay the full penalty for every sin that any of us has ever committed no matter how wicked and terrible that it may be or ever was, and He has provided a way for us to be totally forgiven and cleansed from every stain. And that provision comes through Jesus Christ and Him only. And because of Christ’s work at Calvary we can not only be forgiven by Him, but we can also forgive ourselves, and we can in turn forgive others.
You can secure your eternity with God today by simply following along and saying a simple prayer. But mind you that it is not the saying of this prayer that saves you. Its believing and trusting in what you are praying, it needs to be from the heart not just words from the mouth. You can tell everybody in the whole world that you love them and it doesn’t mean a thing unless you truly mean what you say. The bible teaches that confession is made with the mouth but believing is from within the heart. (Romans 10:9 & 10) The heart knows if you are sincere or not!
Today I beg of you; if you are not positively sure that you will go to Heaven when you die then please come to the foot of the cross and meet the God of the Impossible. The only one who could have uttered those words that fulfilled the promise of God at Calvary when He said, “IT IS FINISHED.”
The bible teaches that you can know that you have eternal life as noted in (1 John 5:13)
And you can make that decision today…..
We are never encouraged to wait to see if we will be saved, but rather we are urged to put our faith and trust in Christ now, today, for tomorrow could be too late! This is not a choice for me to make for you; it is a choice that only you can make for yourself. And if you are wanting to make that choice then please follow along and say this simple prayer.
Lord I know what sin is and I know that I am a sinner. I believe that you are the Son of God who died on a cross, was buried, and resurrected from the dead for me. I am placing my full trust in you only to save me and wash away all of my sin with your blood. Please come into my heart as my LORD and Savior. Amen!
If you made a decision to pray and ask Christ to forgive you then we praise God for you. The bible teaches in Romans 10:13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
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of your decision. Record this information in your Bible as a record of that decision. It is part of your testimony.
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