Doing the Impossible with God.

And you know that God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power. Then Jesus went around doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with him. Acts 10:38 (NLT)

God has called you to follow Jesus and given you the same Holy Spirit as Jesus had. As a Christ follower, can you can put your name in this verse?

God has anointed me with the Holy Spirit and with power. Then I go about doing good and healing all who are oppressed by the devil, for God is with me.

If you are reluctant, it is not God who is holding you back. This is how God longs to see his people thinking and acting. This is what Peter, John and Paul did in the Acts of the Apostles and not only the apostles acted like this but many others. Jesus encouraged us to be like this in the John’s Gospel.

I tell you the truth, anyone who believes in me will do the same works I have done, and even greater works, because I am going to be with the Father.” John 14:12 (NLT)

Have you reached this level? I haven’t either but this is our calling. The Apostle Paul himself confessed that he felt he fell short.

Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already been made perfect, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. Philippians 3:12 (NIV)

But Paul knew he was a New Creation with a high calling and he wanted to urge on and build up all believers to attain to their great destiny, to be like Jesus.

My dear children, for whom I am again in the pains of childbirth until Christ is formed in you. Gal 4:19 (NIV)

So we want to release God’s healing mercy as Jesus did. Where do we start?

And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Son may bring glory to the Father. Jn 14:13 (NIV)

But many of us have tried but been disappointed. How do we go from failure to success?

Firstly, if you see yourself as a spiritual beggar, think again. If you are a Christ follower, you are a son or daughter of the living God, a brother or sister of Jesus Christ. You are a member of the Royal family of Heaven and you have the same access to God’s wonderful favour as Jesus had on earth.

Secondly, you must openly face the fact that you cannot do in your own strength what Jesus did but you have the same Holy Spirit who empowered Him and His miracles. The Holy Spirit lives in you and wants to work through you to do His work.

For God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases him. Phi 2:13 (NLT)

Jesus was God but he lived with human limitations and he relied totally on the power of the Holy Spirit to work His miracles and so can we.

And you know that God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power. Then Jesus went around doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with him. Acts 10:38 (NLT)

When Jesus was baptised by John the Baptist, the Holy Spirit descended on Him from Heaven and only then did he start to work miracles. Before that, he appeared to be just carpenter’s son in Nazareth. That is how the people of Nazareth regarded him.

Isn’t this the carpenter? Isn’t this Mary’s son and the brother of James, Joseph, Judas and Simon? Aren’t his sisters here with us?” And they took offence at him. Mark 6:3 (NIV)

You too may be just a nurse, an office worker or bus driver but you can ask God for His Holy Spirit to help you and He will not let you down.

If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!” Luke 11:13 (NIV)

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