12 Nov Experiencing the Master of the Breakthrough: Knowing God
Knowing God and His Ways
As we read through these verses of scripture, note that God speaks, we believe and come into alignment with what has been said then we position ourselves to receive from God.
“Behold, I am the Lord, the God of all flesh; is there anything too hard for Me?”
There is nothing impossible for God to do. He needs us to believe Him and take Him at His word, trusting in His willingness to demonstrate His power on our behalf.
“But He said, What is impossible with men is possible with God.”
“Jesus glanced around at them and said, With men [it is] impossible, but not with God; for all things are possible with God.”
“And Jesus said, [You say to Me], If You can do anything? [Why,] all things can be (are possible) to him who believes!”
“And now, Lord, observe their threats and grant to Your bond servants [full freedom] to declare Your message fearlessly, While You stretch out Your hand to cure and to perform signs and wonders through the authority and by the power of the name of Your holy Child and Servant Jesus.
And when they had prayed, the place in which they were assembled was shaken; and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and they continued to speak the Word of God with freedom and boldness and courage.
Now the company of believers was of one heart and soul, and not one of them claimed that anything which he possessed was [exclusively] his own, but everything they had was in common and for the use of all.
And with great strength and ability and power the apostles delivered their testimony to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and great grace (loving-kindness and favor and goodwill) rested richly upon them all.”
2 Corinthians 9:8
“And God is able to make all grace (every favor and earthly blessing) come to you in abundance, so that you may always and under all circumstances and whatever the needbe self-sufficient [possessing enough to require no aid or support and furnished in abundance for every good work and charitable donation].”
“I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, if anyone steadfastly believes in Me, he will himself be able to do the things that I do; and he will do even greater things than these, because I go to the Father.
And I will do [I Myself will grant] whatever you ask in My Name [as presenting all that I AM], so that the Father may be glorified and extolled in (through) the Son.
[Yes] I will grant [I Myself will do for you] whatever you shall ask in My Name [as presenting all that I AM].”
“[The Lord] said, I will surely return to you when the season comes round, and behold, Sarah your wife will have a son. And Sarah was listening and heard it at the tent door which was behind Him.
Now Abraham and Sarah were old, well advanced in years; it had ceased to be with Sarah as with [young] women. [She was past the age of childbearing].
Therefore Sarah laughed to herself, saying, After I have become aged shall I have pleasure and delight, my lord (husband), being old also?
And the Lord asked Abraham, Why did Sarah laugh, saying, Shall I really bear a child when I am so old?
Is anything too hard or too wonderful for the Lord? At the appointed time, when the season [for her delivery] comes around, I will return to you and Sarah shall have borne a son.
Then Sarah denied it, saying, I did not laugh; for she was afraid. And He said, No, but you did laugh.”
God’s Power can do things for you, through you and around you!
Examples of people for whom God did things will include Daniel in the Lion’s den. God sent His angel and stopped the lions from killing Daniel for food. Sarah having a baby at old age will also be included in those for whom God did things. God doing things through people will include David killing Goliath. God doing things around people will include anything that includes a corporate believing like Paul and Silas praying and praising God in Acts 16.
The common thing in all instances is the faith of the individual involved. Our faith is needed for God to do things for us, in us and through us. One amazing story is that of the woman with the issue of blood who practically initiated her healing by pressing through the crowd and touching the hem of Jesus’ garment. God’s power was activated through her faith. You can read her story in Mark 5:24-35. Many of the recorded healings in the bible reveal how the faith of those who received was involved in their experience of God’s power. There are times when God initiates healing and at other times the people do. At almost all times, the people’s faith gets involved. What a privilege we have to be able to initiate things and heaven backs us up. When Jesus spoke about the church He was building in Mathew 16, He gave then authority to bind and loose. I believe many things have already been loosed in heaven awaiting the church to loose it or allow it to come into manifestation here on earth.
“Simon Peter replied, You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.
Then Jesus answered him, Blessed (happy, fortunate, and to be envied) are you, Simon Bar-Jonah, for flesh and blood [men] have not revealed this to you, but My Father Who is in heaven.
And I tell you, you are Peter [Greek, Petros—a large piece of rock], and on this rock [Greek, petra—a huge rock like Gibraltar] I will build My church, and the gates of Hades (the powers of the infernal region) shall not overpower it [or be strong to its detriment or hold out against it].
I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; and whatever you bind (declare to be improper and unlawful) on earth must be what is already bound in heaven; and whatever you loose (declare lawful) on earth must be what is already loosed in heaven.”