2 Corinthians 4:18 Since we consider and look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen; for the things that are visible are temporal (brief and fleeting), but the things that are invisible are deathless and everlasting. AMPC
What we see is only there until we change it. That’s the plan, that’s it! God’s plan is for us is to change things to good. Just like He did when He said light be and it was, and it was good, God wants us to change things in our lives that are not good, to good. And— He has allowed us His authority, His power to do so (Matthew 16:19).
God has also given us all the same measure of faith (Romans 12:3) and a way to also get more faith (Romans 10:17). God has given us the keys to the Kingdom and His power to make us limitless in our endeavors to do His will.
In the Kingdom of God there are no limits to what you can do, and no limits to what God can do for you, and what God wants to do through you.
No matter what God loves you. No matter how many times you and I mess up God has a plan to fix what we messed up. There are NO limits to His love for us and He yearns to make things good in our lives. He has a plan through your faith to fix whatever you need to be fixed.
The plan starts as we believe. Believe and then anything can happen. Everything is possible when you believe. Jesus said so, there is nothing that is impossible for him who believes, therefore anything can be fixed!
All you have to do is believe and then anything can change! That is good news, and as good as news gets!
That means, whatever crisis you may be in, whatever needs changing in your life, it is possible for you to change it to good. There are no, no answers in the Kingdom of God. We can have things change from bad to good, or even not so good to good— everything is possible for you if you believe!
That is exciting; love it so when I hear God encourages us.
Love this scenario and want to share some thoughts with you in it.
—Mark 9:17 And one of the throng replied to Him, Teacher, I brought my son to You, for he has a dumb spirit. 18 And wherever it lays hold of him [so as to make him its own], it dashes him down and convulses him, and he foams [at the mouth] and grinds his teeth, and he [falls into a motionless stupor and] is wasting away. And I asked Your disciples to drive it out, and they were not able [to do it]. 19 And He answered them, O unbelieving generation [without any faith]! How long [shall I [have to do] with you? How long am I to bear with you? Bring him to Me. 20 So they brought [the boy] to Him, and when the spirit saw Him, at once it completely convulsed the boy, and he fell to the ground and kept rolling about, foaming [at the mouth]. 21 And [Jesus] asked his father, How long has he had this? And he answered, From the time he was a little boy. 22 And it has often thrown him both into fire and into water, intending to kill him. But if You can do anything, do have pity on us and help us. AMPC
Okay here is one thing, the major thing I want to talk about —keep reading.
—Mark 9:23 And Jesus said, [You say to Me], If You can do anything? [Why,] all things can be (are possible) to him who believes! 24 At once the father of the boy gave [an eager, piercing, inarticulate] cry with tears, and he said, Lord, I believe! [Constantly] help my weakness of faith! AMPC
I love this Jesus said, you are asking Me if I can do anything? Haven’t you heard? The Kingdom of God is here! I Am here! Of course I can do something!
Then the father upon hearing Jesus tell him, yes of course I can do something — freaks out. The man can’t even talk he is so in awe of Jesus’ words, finally an answer to his son’s imprisonment! Finally he can live again, rest, breath again! He can’t talk but he can cry. Then after the shock, words form again and he can talk. He said to Jesus —I do, I do believe what you’re saying I do believe you can do this—help me though in my weakness of faith.
Obviously he had faith now, now that he heard Jesus. What relief, this can be fixed! Finally, finally an end to his son’s suffering!
My son was born with a birth defect and so I personally know what this man was feeling, the relief of hearing Jesus say Yes, of course I can do something is the most wonderful feeling ever!
So here is the result!
—Mark 9:25 But when Jesus noticed that a crowd [of people] came running together, He rebuked the unclean spirit, saying to it, You dumb and deaf spirit, I charge you to come out of him and never go into him again. 26 And after giving a [hoarse, clamoring, fear-stricken] shriek of anguish and convulsing him terribly, it came out; and the boy lay [pale and motionless] like a corpse, so that many of them said, He is dead. 27 But Jesus took [a strong grip of] his hand and began lifting him up, and he stood. AMPC
There Are No Ifs —it reads in the Message Bible
—Mark 9: 22 If you can do anything, do it. Have a heart and help us!” 23 Jesus said, “If? There are no ‘ifs’ among believers. Anything can happen.”24 No sooner were the words out of his mouth than the father cried, “Then I believe. Help me with my doubts!” MSG
There should be no question if we are a believer, anything can happen if we believe! Let this encourage you now. Anything can be fixed! Jesus is saying yes, of course I can do something!
The other thing in this I want to point out is when the father brought his son to the disciples and they couldn’t do anything. Two things I want to mention.
One, we often bring our kids or ourselves to a preacher and if he can’t do anything we assume all hope is lost and we have to accept our condition. Jesus is lied about by many, and if we receive that lie —is when we walk away hopeless.
I have witnessed this way to often. I have watched people make choices to accept sickness and disease, and accept Satan harassing their children when they don’t have to. Because they have such confidence in a man they miss out on Jesus! Don’t accept the word of man but go to Jesus!
This man though didn’t stop there; he took it a step further and went to Jesus. He went to Jesus, not a man! He didn’t take no for an answer but he went straight to Jesus!
That is where I want to encourage you today. Go to Jesus, get His Word and receive from Him. Don’t let man dictate to you his opinion, but go to Jesus Himself and get the true opinion, the one that will change your life from bad to good!
Second —As His disciples we have to be in the place where those in need can come to us to get help. A place where a man who isn’t sure of Jesus can bring his son and receive healing from Jesus through us. His power, Him in us. A place where many can come and depend upon God’s workers in their need.
To Us Who Believe
Jesus was saying to that man, are you kidding, If I can do something? You haven’t heard? The kingdom of God is here! I Am here and you are asking Me, God, if I can do something?
Is it IF, has it come to that word, if? If He can? Yes the Kingdom of God is within us. I Am is here, in us who believe and yes He can!
God is about making good happen, He is about fixing things and His plan is to do it through us, His disciples! Will you be one? Will you do His greater expectations and be like Him? Will you say good, and expect good to happen? Will you receive His power and do His work?
He is counting on you to be a part of Him fixing things. Also if you need fixing He is waiting on you to come to Him and get fixed.