Do you expect God to do the impossible like the four men in the verses below?
Mar 2:1 And when he entered again into Capernaum after some days, it was noised that he was in the house.
Mar 2:2 And many were gathered together, so that there was no longer room for them, no, not even about the door: and he spake the word unto them.
Mar 2:3 And they come, bringing unto him a man sick of the palsy, borne of four.
Mar 2:4 And when they could not come nigh unto him for the crowd, they uncovered the roof where he was: and when they had broken it up, they let down the bed whereon the sick of the palsy lay.
Mar 2:5 And Jesus seeing their faith saith unto the sick of the palsy, Son, thy sins are forgiven. American Standard Version
It seems that Jesus had come into Capernaum quietly, but someone saw Him and started to spread the word about his arrival. The word “noised” in Greek means to hear, be reported, understand.
- The people loved Jesus because they saw that He was real,
- He was doing something that was real,
- and people always want to be around something or somebody that is real.
The word had spread quickly and the people had come to the place He was staying. So many had come that there was no more room for anyone else to get inside. They wanted to hear Jesus teach about this new way of life that could be theirs, and they were starting to believe He could truly do the impossible.
The sick man in verse 3 had four friends who obviously cared a great deal about him. It took them longer to get to the house where Jesus was staying because they had to pick up their paralyzed friend and physically carry him there. I’m sure it took all four of them working together to get this accomplished, and the added fact that they somehow lifted him up to the roof to gain access to Jesus shows how desperate they were for their friend to be healed.
The roofs in those days were definitely not as sturdy as ours today, but it still wouldn’t have been easy to tear off the top of the roof and then slowly let down a grown but paralyzed man into the room.
BUT…the men brought their friend to Jesus because they had the faith that he could be healed. They obviously had no doubt that if they could get him there Jesus would do the “impossible” and supernaturally heal him.
The Bible mentions nothing about the sick man’s faith. It only talks about the faith of the four men. We don’t know if the sick man asked them to take him to Jesus, or if it was their idea alone.
But the Bible does say that when Jesus saw THEIR faith, he immediately healed their friend. They would not let anything get in the way of receiving healing for him, even removing the roof.
Have you lost your sense of urgency to pray for miracles in the lives of those around you – those who desperately need a touch from God?
Christ wants not nibblers of the possible, but grabbers of the impossible. -C T Studd-
- When was the last time you truly expected God to do the impossible in your life?
- When was the last time you stepped out on faith to do something that you knew God told you to do but you could not do it in your own power?
- When was the last time you stepped out on faith so far that if God didn’t come through the situation was hopeless? You were in an impossible situation that only God could handle?
- But under no circumstances should you put your OWN plans into action and expect God to bless them.
- YOU MUST get before God, ask Him what you need to do, and step out in faith to do it even though you might not be able to see the end result. AND another reminder…you won’t be able to do this thing in your own power.
God has all the power you will need and He can always see the road ahead. He wants you to trust Him to show you the next step.
I am definitely not saying this is an easy way to live. We as humans usually desire to be in control of our own destiny, even though that is never really the case.
But if you decide to be a “grabber of the impossible” I can promise that life won’t be boring or mundane. You will start to see a supernatural God at work in your life. Nothing on earth can compare to the rush of adrenaline you feel when you have allowed God to use you supernaturally to bring glory to Him.
What an awesome way to live each day to the fullest!
This post written by Cathy Deaton.
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