“It is absolutely impossible for God to do any more than what He already has done”.
After hearing this statement my first thought was “that is quite blasphemous!”
The speaker, however, went on to point out this very poignant fact. When God sent His son, Jesus Christ, to die for us on the cross He did everything He could ever do for us. There is nothing more He can do. It is already done, it is finished.
Jesus last words on the cross were “It is finished” (John 19:30)
Pain, sickness, shame, guilt – it is finished.
Satan’s perceived power over us – it is finished.
Fear of the future, fear of death – it is finished.
Because of His death we have redemption in Jesus Christ. We live in His power and might, we live knowing that we have the Holy Spirit living in us ‘so that we may become blameless and pure, children of God without fault” as children of God “we shine like stars in the universe” (Philippians 2:15)
So why is it, that when God has done all He can do, when He has commanded and equipped us to “shine like stars in the universe” quite a few of us are dull, gloomy, apathetic and living in obscurity?
Is it because…
We don’t fully believe and trust God?
We question why there is so much pain, suffering and hurt in the world?
We pray for healing, pray for miracles, pray for relationships to heal – and nothing happens?
We don’t feel we are good enough?
If you are a Bible believing child of God none of the above questions matter. We serve a Sovereign God but live in a fallen world. God gave us freedom of choice because He wanted a relationship with us.
“That was in the world’s bright morning when the morning stars sang together and all creation leaped in joy, but the wild, wild desolation of sin, disobedience, pride, and selfish sinfulness entered and drove a great gulf between God’s children and Himself” (Oswald Chambers)
We live in a suffering world but God has given us His glorious promise that “after you have suffered for a little while, the God of all grace who has called you to His eternal glory in Christ, will Himself restore you, secure you, strengthen you and establish you” (1 Peter 10).
Don’t those words just make you want to shout out WOW!
We have this mighty God on our side and the most powerful weapon in our arsenal – PRAYER
“Prayer does not fit us for the greater work; prayer is the greater work.
The meaning of prayer is that we get hold of God, not of the answer.
Wherever the providence of God may dump us down, in a slum, in a shop, in the desert, we have to labour along the line of His direction. Never allow this thought—“I am of no use where I am,” because you certainly can be of no use where you are not! Wherever He has engineered your circumstances, pray.
Prayer is not a question of altering things externally, but of working wonders in a man’s disposition.” (Oswald Chambers)