Is There Anything Too Hard For Me?
“Behold, I am the LORD, the God of all flesh. Is there anything too hard for Me? Jeremiah 32:27
Finally, all of you be of one mind, having compassion for one another; love as brothers, be tenderhearted, be courteous; not returning evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary blessing, knowing that you were called to this, that you may inherit a blessing. For “He who would love life And see good days, Let him refrain his tongue from evil, And his lips from speaking deceit. Let him turn away from evil and do good; Let him seek peace and pursue it. For the eyes of the LORD are on the righteous, And His ears are open to their prayers; But the face of the LORD is against those who do evil.” 1 Peter 3:8-12
God is yet to meet a problem that He cannot solve, an enemy that He cannot defeat or a mountain He cannot move! However He can do nothing if His people do not give to Him their problems, enemies or mountains and let Him deal with them? Mind you sometimes we need wisdom and discernment from God on how to solve the problems, deal with our enemies or move the mountains ourselves because God’s word is unchanging:
And when they had come to the multitude, a man came to Him, kneeling down to Him and saying, “Lord, have mercy on my son, for he is an epileptic and suffers severely; for he often falls into the fire and often into the water. “So I brought him to Your disciples, but they could not cure him.” Then Jesus answered and said, “O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you? How long shall I bear with you? Bring him here to Me.” And Jesus rebuked the demon, and it came out of him; and the child was cured from that very hour. Then the disciples came to Jesus privately and said, “Why could we not cast it out?” So Jesus said to them, “Because of your unbelief; for assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you. “However, this kind does not go out except by prayer and fasting.” Matthew 17:14-21
God has given to each one of His born again children mountain moving faith that enables them to say to a particular mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you.’ However some mountains are moved only a piece at a time. Nevertheless faith in God can do the impossible when properly placed and used. But faith placed in men will only bring a curse from God. God’s word is unchanging:
“For My people have committed two evils: They have forsaken Me, the fountain of living waters, And hewn themselves cisterns-broken cisterns that can hold no water. Jeremiah 2:13
Thus says the LORD: “Cursed is the man who trusts in man And makes flesh his strength, Whose heart departs from the LORD. Jeremiah 17:5
Bless the LORD, O my soul; And all that is within me, bless His holy name! Bless the LORD, O my soul, And forget not all His benefits: Who forgives all your iniquities, Who heals all your diseases, Who redeems your life from destruction, Who crowns you with lovingkindness and tender mercies, Who satisfies your mouth with good things, So that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s. Psalm 103:1-5
Then they cried out to the LORD in their trouble, And He saved them out of their distresses. He sent His word and healed them, And delivered them from their destructions. Psalm 107:19-20
Yes, the Word of God tells us that the benefits of putting our trust in the Lord includes forgiveness of all our iniquities, healing of all our diseases, redemption of our life from destruction, being crowned with loving-kindness and tender mercies, satisfied with good things, So that our youth is renewed like the eagle’s (Psalm 103:1-5). But each one of us must understand how to receive healing and keep it. Mind you unbelievers don’t believe and accept God’s word or the fact that when we understand God’s word on healing and act upon it, it brings forth a manifestation of healing in our physical bodies that gives our heavenly Father the glory for what Jesus has done for us. They don’t believe that sickness is the result of an oppression of the devil. Acts 10:38 says, “…and Jesus went about doing good, and healing all who were oppressed by the devil; for God was with Him.”
Yes, the devil inflicts people with sickness and doesn’t like it when God’s Word brings healing and destroys his work. The devil, using people like the critics of the Word Faith Movement, reestablishes his infliction by stealing the truth of the Word from God’s people as demonstrated in Matthew 13:19 where it says, “When anyone hears the Word of the kingdom, and does not understand that the evil one comes and snatches away what has been sown in his heart. This is the one on whom seed was sown beside the road.”
As a result many people from dead Christian churches receive the Word on healing and are prayed for and a healing takes place, and they receive it with joy, but due to lack of proper teaching don’t allow it to become firmly rooted in them and are not prepared to resist the devil who inflict them with the very same symptoms to change their minds. Matthew 13:21 tells us because of the Word, this affliction will be brought against them once again to cause them to fall away. The devil will once again bring the symptoms of the sickness to try and convince them that they are not healed. This is a lying vanity. The root meaning of a lying vanity is something that comes against us to change our mind. For if the devil can cause us to look at symptoms instead of God’s promise, he can convince us to believe his lie. When we focus on the symptoms, pain or whatever it is, doubt and unbelief come to our mind and this gives entrance for fear to re-establish the sickness. Hence we must keep our heart and mind fixed upon God and His promise. Isaiah 26:3 says, “I will keep him in perfect peace who’s mind is stayed upon me.”
We need to hold fast to that which is good. We must allow the Word to take root so that it can complete the manifestation of healing. Jonah is an example of this. He was swallowed by the whale and was in the whale’s belly for three days and nights, yet he did not give up on God and His promise. He said in Jonah 2:8-9 “Those who regard lying vanities forsake their faithfulness, but I will sacrifice to thee with the voice of thanksgiving.” Jonah decided not to believe a lying vanity, but to trust God and God delivered him out of his circumstance. Had Jonah believed the lie, he would have lost his faith and not received deliverance. How can we expect God to deliver us if we go by what the devil does rather than trust God? So when the symptoms return, we must set our faith in God and His Word and tell the enemy, no matter what, we are not going to believe his lies. James 4:7, “Submit therefore to God. Resist the devil and He will flee from you.” [i]
We know that not all are saved (even though God is not willing that any should perish) because not all appropriate the blessing of Salvation through Faith in Jesus Christ. In the same light, not all appropriate the blessing of Divine Healing and Divine Prosperity because not all HAVE ABSOLUTE FAITH that Jesus desires to heal them and prosper them NOW! Yet God’s word is unchanging about faith:
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. For by it the elders obtained a good testimony. By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the Word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible. By faith Abel offered to God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, through which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts; and through it he being dead still speaks. By faith Enoch was taken away so that he did not see death, “and was not found, because God had taken him”; for before he was taken he had this testimony, that he pleased God. But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him Hebrews 11:1-6
The Bible says that NOW Faith is and God is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. If a person had absolute faith that Jesus is his Healer NOW, then his healing would manifest NOW. Yes, we need to pray for God to help us in our weak faith so that we can be able to receive every blessing that God has promised us in His Word in this lifetime as well as the one to come for God’s word is unchanging about faith:
By faith they passed through the Red Sea as by dry land, whereas the Egyptians, attempting to do so, were drowned. By faith the walls of Jericho fell down after they were encircled for seven days. By faith the harlot Rahab did not perish with those who did not believe, when she had received the spies with peace. And what more shall I say? For the time would fail me to tell of Gideon and Barak and Samson and Jephthah, also of David and Samuel and the prophets: who through faith subdued kingdoms, worked righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions, quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong, became valiant in battle, turned to flight the armies of the aliens. Hebrews 11:29-34
You can live FREE from sickness and diseases if you’re are a child of GOD. Once we understand where sickness comes from, we can understand why we are able to get rid of it! God’s word clearly reveals that death, disease and sickness originated with sin and now are being spread by Satan (Rom 5:12-21; Job 2:6-7; Luke 13:16). Think of all those Jesus healed. The Gospels say they were all “oppressed of the Devil” (Acts 10:38). Only when sin is taken out of the human race, will there be no more sickness. Until then we pray for the sick to be healed!
The Bible teaches that forgiveness of sins and healing of the body goes hand in hand. Healing is just as easy to receive from God as forgiveness of sins. If you have need of healing, it is only right that you surrender your life to God if you expect Him to heal you. Healing is one of the benefits of being in right relationship with God. “Praise the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits he forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases.” (Ps. 103:2-3). God calls Himself in Scripture “Jehovah Rapha”, meaning “I am the LORD who is your healer” (Ex. 15:26)
When Believers agree together things begin to happen. Join with others in agreeing upon your condition, pray one for another, and get anointed with oil. (Mark 6:13, James 5:14-16). Jesus exercised no power in His ministry which every true believer cannot have today. True believers can heal the sick and cast out devils! They can perform miracles and even raise the dead. Many will say these things were only for the Apostles, just to get the church started. Not true my friend, this is for today and what true disciples were meant to do!
Satan’s primary objective is to discredit God. Spoiling our bodies is one way he operates. Created in the image of God, we are caught in the middle of this spiritual battleground. Satan “as your enemy prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour” (1 Peter 5:8). He will devour you with disease and sickness if you let him. Our great advantage is that God sent His Son to destroy the works of the devil. (1 John 3:3). God through Jesus Christ will destroy Satan’s evil work in your body!
Our failures come because of an imperfect understanding of God’s word. God’s word declares that, “you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free” (John 8:32). Satan your adversary knows the truth better than you do. Until you discover and start claiming what is legally yours, Satan will continue his harassment and assault on your life. He knows your weak areas.
CHRIST THE HEALER
The Bible clearly reveals that God wills to be the “healer” of His people and declares His will to heal all those that obey Him. Christ’s works of healing were not only to prove His divinity but were a part of His complete mission of fulfilling the will of God. “Here I am, I have come to do your will.” (Heb 10:9). “Many followed Jesus, and he healed all their sick” (Matthew 12:15). Jesus Himself is a revelation of the will of God. He did the will of God; He healed all who came to Him. He has an unchanging priesthood; “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.” (Hebrew 13:8).[ii]
Yes, Our God is strong and mighty indeed. He is our shield and buckler. The Lord has promised to go with us. Joshua 1:9 tells us we do not need to be afraid or dismayed. No matter what the devil brings our way. There is complete victory through the divine blood of Jesus Christ. Jesus has all power, and His promise is, “I am with you always, even unto the end of the world.” We can trust Him with all of our heart; lean not to our own understanding, and He will move for us and work all things out for our good. God’s word is unchanging:
Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. Now He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He makes intercession for the saints according to the will of God. And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren. Moreover whom He predestined, these He also called; whom He called, these He also justified; and whom He justified, these He also glorified. What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things? Romans 8:26-32