June 17, 2021

God can do everything - Bro. T. Stephen

I greet and bless you in the name of our Creator, Maker, and ever unforgettable Lord Jesus Christ. The blessed word that the Lord has kept for you today is from the book of Job 42:2.  I know that You can do everything,  And that no purpose of Yours can be withheld from You.”

From the above context we understand that  it took Job, some time to come to an understanding that he was indeed an ordinary man,  and that he had neither the cause nor the right to justify himself or to question the mighty hand of the omniscient and omnipotent God. For a time, all Job had was a shallow knowledge of God but after his encounter with the Lord, he was given a deeper and more intimated awareness of Who God truly is.  You must understand that God is able to do anything and everything, of what God has planned to do for you and for me. Even if the world stands against Him , He will do  that which He has planned to do for  His children. Nothing can hinder his plan. When one door closes He is able to open another new door, to accomplish what he has designed to perform. 

Many of you are reading this message in order to be consoled or comforted, because you too have been going through some sort of difficulty in your life, like Job.  We read in the Bible that Job’s whole world had collapsed in one day and he became pitiably derided by his friends and the laughing stock of the neighbourhood and Job, in attempting to justify himself demanded of the Lord to know why – why should this happen to one such as he, who believed in God? Why should he suffer so, were his questions.  But after his encounter with the God of the universe, Job came to a realization that God knows all things and God can do anything and that God must be trusted, unquestioningly, to remain in charge of everything without interference or accusations from those, whose understanding of the deep things the Lord God, are so limited.

Job was indeed falsely accused by his friends – but the issue was not Job’s good name that was at stake but the honour of the Lord – for by falsely accusing Job these friends indirectly accused God. And finally, Job came to an understanding that God can do anything and has the right to do anything, challenging His authority,  and nothing that He plans is impossible, or can be hindered.  But to reach this level of understanding there had to come about a deep humbling of himself – a   self-examining of who he was before God.  The Bible says, the Son of God is revealed in us by the illumination by the Holy Spirit. This was the thrilling outcome of Job’s encounter with God and this is the lesson of faith and trust, that God desires for all His children to understand, that God can do anything, and God has the right to do whatsoever He will – and nothing that He plans, and purposes is impossible – for He alone is God.

May be you are in anguish and distress, as you must have lost one of your dear ones. It could be your mother, your father or your sibling. I  do not know under what circumstances you are reading this  message. But I tell you that you must believe that God can do everything and nothing can stop Him from doing what He Has purposed in his heart to do for you. Even Job’s wife couldn’t tolerate him suffering so she says, “Do you still hold to your integrity? Curse God and die.”But the Bible says, In all this, Job did not sin, nor charge God, with wrong. It is difficult to   go through affliction, but after you have gone through such a rough patch of life, then God will reveal His glory, provided you remain like Job, who never spoke against God in all his affliction. He lost His ten children, his wealth, his health, his cattle, everything and his body was covered with boils, he was scraping his skin with a shell. He sat among the ashes.  Yet in all this he did not murmur against God because he believed that God who took everything from him, is able to do everything. He is able to give him all that he had lost in his life.  God honoured his faith. God blessed the latter part of his life with a double portion of blessing. His friends ,  relatives and  his servants  respected him and brought gifts to him. God will exalt you too and magnify you in the midst of your neighbours, friends and relatives. This is a simple thing for God to do. Just Believe. God Bless you. 

Prayer:   Our   loving    heavenly Father,   we    thank  You for this blessed day.  Father God, when  we look at the heavens and the wonderful works that You have made, what is man that You are mindful of us and yet You chose us, You chose us to be Your children.    Teach us to live in humble submission to the leading of Your Spirit, knowing that no good thing dwells within us –and help us to realize  that You can do all things  and nothing that You plan is  impossible,   or can be hindered by anyone. 

In Jesus name we pray. 

Amen. 

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