“Is Anything Impossible for the LORD?”
That was the Lord’s response to Sarah’s laugh and Abraham’s silence! Are you laughing at God? Are you silent and doubting, or are you waiting and trusting like Abraham was? Do you listen when He responds? Or have you been so compromised by the world system that you doubt the Truth, and do not follow Him with Faith and Trust? Do you doubt that God created the Universe? Think deeply about this; if you do believe in evolution then you have betrayed the Glory of God and the Truth in the Word. Genesis is His-Story and not a book of poetry!
Right after healing a demon possessed man that the disciples could not help, Jesus said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” Here and throughout his ministry Jesus kept emphasizing faith, the power of true faith, and the power of the Holy Spirit! With God anything is possible. God said to Jeremiah, “Behold, I am the LORD, the God of all flesh; is anything too difficult for Me?“ Only moments earlier Jeremiah had said to God, “Ah Lord GOD! Behold, You have made the heavens and the earth by Your great power and by Your outstretched arm! Nothing is too difficult for You“. Every book in the Bible except for “Ruth” gives God the Glory for creating the Universe! That should tell you how important it is to BELIEVE THAT HE IS THE CREATOR OF EVERYTHING!
There Is No Promise Too Hard For God To Fulfill. In Deuteronomy, Moses said, “The eternal God is thy refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms: and he shall thrust out the enemy from before thee“, and in Numbers he said, “God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?” Paul states, “But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus” and, “I can do all things through Christ, which strengtheneth me.” Jesus Christ says, “And whatever you ask in prayer, you will receive, if you have faith.” He also says, “Whatever you ask in my name, this I will do, that as the Father may be glorified in the Son.” It is clear that with faith and prayer anything is possible according to God’s Will!
In the book of John, Jesus Christ performs 7 miracles to show us who He is and illustrate the Character of God. The miracles illustrate the Mercy and Forgiveness of God, His Sovereignty over Creation, His Purpose and Gift of Righteousness, His power and dominion over the supernatural, the fulfillment of Prophecy, and that absolutely nothing is Impossible with God. Jesus starts out by turning Water into Wine, taking the simplest life-giving molecule, water into one of the most complex molecular formulas! A good wine takes months even years to develop through careful blending, aging, and storage! In this “simple” miracle Jesus showed that he is Master over Time, Matter, and Energy! He is the Vine! Next, Jesus as the Good Shepherd, shows his omniscience by healing the official’s son from a long distance away! His Word commands the healing of the human body through Space, and this time sinful flesh is not a factor! He protects and keeps his sheep safe despite the thief that comes “to kill, steal and destroy”.
The 3rd miracle is the healing of the paralytic at Bethesda. This was the first “public” miracle and it was performed in the face of the Sabbath legalism and the anger of the Pharisees. It shocked all the senses and created waves of impact. In the end Jesus would declare that “the Son of Man is Lord of the Sabbath”, and his enemies would use this to trap and execute him! Jesus was fulfilling a prophecy from Isaiah 35:6, “Then will the lame leap like a deer” -as he again created healthy cells and tissue out of nothing! Soon afterwards Jesus declares, “Anyone who does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent Him.” Having done this during Passover near the sheep gate, he is presenting himself as the Lamb of God. The 4th miracle was the feeding of the 5000 in Galilee and of course this miracle has the greatest direct public appeal and impact. From 5 loaves and 2 fish Jesus fed over 5000 (when you included women and children). Like water-to-wine Jesus was supernaturally generating fresh savory consumables for a very large group! As the “Bread of Life” Jesus was not to be consumed by the frenzied hunger of the masses, but instead withdrew to pray. Jesus said to Satan, “Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God“! The Word of God brings Life!
The 5th Miracle was of course one of the most spectacular as Jesus walked on water and calmed the storm. And in the midst of all this chaos Jesus reaches out to Peter and encourages him to come to him on the water. The righteous Jesus offers the Way to him through faith. And by God’s Grace through faith Peter walked on water. By God’s Grace the Son presented himself at the right moment to save all the disciples from the storm and from death. Jesus had command over the waves, the sea, and even gravity! The 6th miracle was the supernatural creation of eyes, nerves, and sight to a man born blind! For the first time this man saw the Light and received the Light of the Truth into his heart. He was so convicted and strengthened that he testified to the Sanhedrin about the miracle!
The final miracle was the resurrection of Lazarus. This Miracle would more than any other reflect the purpose, plan, and prophecy granted Jesus and spoken to the world by God and the prophets. Throughout His ministry Jesus spoke about his relationship to the Father and his ultimate death at the hands of the nation. He even said, “I will raise this temple on the 3rd day“, a reference to his own body! Lazarus would die again! Jesus on the other hand is “The Resurrection and the Life“, and is alive today, and sits at the “right hand of the Father” in heaven! The miracles show that Jesus Christ is God in the flesh, the 2nd Person of the Trinity! From the cradle to the Cross, He fulfilled over 300 prophecies to the detail! As He said, “This is what I told you while I was still with you: Everything must be fulfilled that is written about me in the Law of Moses, the Prophets and the Psalms.” It is very apparent THAT NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE FOR THE LORD!