Some of us may remember the musical “Man of La Mancha”, based on the famous story of Don Quixote, the most memorable song being “to Dream the Impossible Dream”. The main character reflects on his quest which is to ‘march into hell for a heavenly cause’. This is a refreshing extension to the exposure given in the vocal world on the subject of possibility. We remember the song “High Hopes” where the ram kept butting the dam, “Climb every Mountain” from ‘The Sound of Music’ and “I’m a Believer” (The Monkees). Even Andy Williams derides the strength of negativity in his record “It’s Impossible”. But what has our Lord God got to say on the subject of impossibility?
If we read the sixth verse of Hebrews, chapter eleven, we are advised as follows; “But without faith, it is impossible to please Him”. Now this is an interesting assertion, for it places faith above even love, truth and obedience. It is also interesting to note that the word ‘faith’ is, except for two examples, only to be found in the New Testament, although perhaps the greatest act of faith in the whole Bible, is that of Abraham as he prepared to sacrifice his son Isaac, whose birth was a miracle in itself. No wonder he, Abraham, was accorded the title ‘friend of God’. If there is one aspect of our current world’s decline, which transcends all others, it is our lack of faith in Almighty God. We have become terminal doubters, believing not that our Lord can and will save us. Peter, when he had faith walked upon the water, but as soon as doubt set in, he began to sink, whereupon our Lord reprimanded him, “O thou of little faith wherefore didst thou doubt,” Someone once said that whenever there is a contest between willpower and the imagination the latter will always win. Positive thinking by itself will avail nothing without an accompaniment of faith. The Roman centurion amazed Jesus by the strength of his (the soldier’s) faith. Yet faith is so difficult for us to maintain in the presence of the current darkness of this world, and its tormentor in chief who daily seeks to weaken us – “Hath God said!!!” Even the Lord Himself questioned whether on His return He would find faith on the Earth. This suggests a time of real trouble and adversity.
But again we must refer to the Eternal for the absolute judgement on the condition of faith.
In the story of the wealthy man, who asked Jesus what he must do to attain eternal life, Jesus stated, after the man had assured Him he had obeyed every commandment since his youth “sell all that thou hast and give to the poor”. The man was downcast for he had great riches. How, His disciples asked, is it possible to be saved. Jesus answered, “…with God ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE”. I feel that if the rich man had given all his wealth away, it would have been replaced for Jesus was essentially testing his faith.
Our lack of faith, today, means we are being held hostage to a virus concocted in a laboratory. We have been inundated with millions of fearful messages insistent and incessant, day after day after day, to such a degree that we have become unthinking slaves and prisoners, driven like cattle into the holding areas where we are stripped of our intellect and independence. We have more faith in a virus to kill us than in Our Lord to protect us. This scenario is an end time test, a test of our faith, perhaps the supreme test. It is fear that destroys us, not a chemically created plague. I am talking about the people of God who should know better than to cower in this undignified and abysmal way and allow our bodies to be injected with God knows what!
When we are in the presence of darkness, those who have faith, can feel the tremendous overpowering, life affirming energy of Almighty God. It cannot be overcome, but overcometh ALL THINGS. Jesus came to show us that in essence we belong to God, our bodies, spirits and souls. Without Him we can do nothing, but with Him ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE.
In Roman’s chapter four, we read concerning Abraham (v 13); “For the promise that he should be the heir of the world was not to Abraham or to his seed, through the Law, but through the righteousness of FAITH.” And later (v 19); “Being not weak in faith, he considered not his own body now dead, neither the deadness of Sarah’s womb: he staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief, but was strong in faith, giving glory to God.”
Romans chapter five continues, (regarding being justified by faith); “We glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation worketh patience, and patience, experience, and experience, hope; and hope maketh not ashamed, because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost.”
The heart of every true Christian man and woman, is in effect a relay station for the Love of God, and we should never belittle our part in His Glorious Scheme, for we are an integral part of HIS internet, using His power to light up our pathways and those of others.
May God bless us, everyone.