ALL Things :)

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Matthew 19:26 New King James Version (NKJV)

26 But Jesus looked at them and said to them, “With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”

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History Behind This Verse:

Jesus was speaking to His disciples in this verse.  They had been asking Him questions about right and wrong and trying to figure out how to be GOOD enough to enter Heaven.  After telling His disciples many things about right and wrong, divorce, celibacy, and the likes, a rich young ruler came to Jesus and tried to prove his ability to earn Heaven through his own "goodness"....

Let's read a few verses which precede verse 29.

16 Now behold, one came and said to Him, “Good Teacher, what good thing shall I do that I may have eternal life?”

17 So He said to him, “Why do you call Me good? No one is good but One, that is, God. But if you want to enter into life, keep the commandments.”

18 He said to Him, “Which ones?”

Jesus said, “‘You shall not murder,’ ‘You shall not commit adultery,’ ‘You shall not steal,’ ‘You shall not bear false witness,’ 19 ‘Honor your father and your mother,’ and, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’

20 The young man said to Him, “All these things I have kept from my youth.What do I still lack?”

21 Jesus said to him, “If you want to be perfect, go, sell what you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me.”

22 But when the young man heard that saying, he went away sorrowful, for he had great possessions.

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NOW back to our verse:

23 Then Jesus said to His disciples, “Assuredly, I say to you that it is hard for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven. 24 And again I say to you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.”

25 When His disciples heard it, they were greatly astonished, saying, “Who then can be saved?”

26 But Jesus looked at them and said to them, “With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”

The first half of this verse is referring to our salvation, which is the ULTIMATE GOAL for all of us!!! It is impossible for any human being to live a life blameless enough to enter Heaven on their own merit.  We are all sinners!  No matter how hard we try, we all sin on a daily basis! It is impossible for us to obtain eternal life on our own terms, but with God THIS possible!!! The only way that we can enter Heaven is by acknowledging and accepting our savior, Jesus! It is only when we are covered by the blood of Jesus that we are worthy.  We must understand and accept the fact that the gates of Heaven will only be open to us through God's GOODNESS!!!

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Key Words

All

Things

All-  the whole, entire, total amount, quantity, or extent of,  every

Things-  anything that is or may become an object of thought

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Connection To Us

What does ALL THINGS look like in God's eyes??

The ALL things that He is capable of may seem supernatural to us because it is!

Throughout history when God steps in and causes something to happen BEYOND human power it is called a "miracle"

Hundreds of miracles are recorded in The Bible.

GOD STILL MAKES MIRACLES HAPPEN EVEN TODAY!!!

I know for a FACT that OUR GOD is still willing and able to perform miracles in our lives!

I see evidence of HIS miracles in the past and I know that HE NEVER CHANGES!!!

James 1:17 

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.

There are HUNDREDS of miracles recorded in the Bible!

This documented do not even begin to define what our GOD is capable of!!!

Here is a partial list of God's miracles:

I only added the first few here- click on the link to read more  :)

http://christiananswers.net/dictionary/miracle.html

124 miracles recorded in the Bible (partial list)

  1. CREATION of the universe, including plants, animals and humans (Genesis 1-2)
  2. WORLDWIDE FLOOD EVENT—destruction of the entire world by a divine Flood and the miraculous preservation of 8 righteous people and representative land-dwelling, air-breathing animals in the Ark. (Gen. 7-8)
  3. CONFUSION OF LANGUAGES (tongues) at Babel (Gen. 11:1-9)—a world of one language instantly transformed into a world of many languages
  4. SINFUL CITIES DESTROYED—destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah (Gen. 19:24)
  5. SUPERNATURAL DEATH—Lot’s wife turned into a “pillar of salt” (Gen. 19:26)
  6. SUPERNATURAL CONCEPTION—Isaac conceived by very elderly Sarah and 100 year old Abraham at Gerar (Gen. 21:1)

    ELDERLY NURSING MOTHER—Sarah was also able to naturally nurse baby Isaac. (Genesis 21:7)

 

I encourage you to visit the website above

- PRINT OUT THE LIST!!!  HANG IT ON YOUR WALL!!  

These are just a FEW of the things that YOUR God could do for you!!!

God has the ability to do ALL THINGS- even those NOT listed!!!

****  In my own life I have SEEN God's miracles and provisions:

Some of my answered prayers can be read here:

 http://biblestoriesfromtheheart.com/category/my-prayers-answered/

1. The Lord  healed my mom from a brain aneurism

(it completely disappeared before they operated on her!

2. God brought my husband to me in HIS perfect timing!

3.  The Lord also led me to begin writing this Bible study and now I have SO many wonderful people to study His WORD -which is SUCH a BLESSING to me!!!

4.  My Heavenly Father provided a wonderful house for us (much nicer than we should be able to afford, but HE put it EXACTLY in our price range!!

5.  HE has helped me find things when I misplace them (car keys to be exact!!!- I wrote a blog about it)

6.  MANY MORE!!!

And my list could go on and on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Knowing that God is capable of ALL OF THIS and MORE should give us such peace, but sadly most of us  still find ourselves worrying.  Our God DOES NOT want us to worry!!!  He is holding us in HIS hand!!!  We just must  TRUST Him to know what is best for us!!! We must tell Him what we need and give our worry over to Him. We must pray without ceasing!!!

1 Thessalonians 5:16-28

16 Rejoice evermore.

17 Pray without ceasing.

18 In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.

Our Heavenly Father will sometimes choose to answer your prayers in different ways than you are hoping.  When this happens you must have faith!   HE truly does know what is best for you.  Even when we know nothing else- you must know that He does  ALL THINGS  out of love!!! You  may go through hard times and you may lose people or things that you love, BUT you do not have to EVER be without LOVE, for GOD IS LOVE!!! And HE will never leave YOU or forsake YOU :)