Called To The Impossible
Matthew 17:20 (King James Version) Pastor Ken Crow
20And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.
Matthew 19:26 (King James Version)
26But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible
Mark 10:27 (King James Version)
27And Jesus looking upon them saith, With men it is impossible, but not with God: for with God all things are possible.
Luke 1:37 (King James Version)
37For with God nothing shall be impossible
Luke 18:27 (King James Version)
27And he said, The things which are impossible with men are possible with God.
Have you ever thought about the word impossible? Webster defines it as follows: : incapable of being or of occurring : felt to be incapable of being done, attained, or fulfilled :
I know God is directing us tonight to some places in scripture where all looked impossible.
I believe tonight as a church and as individual Christians we must look past our own capabilities and move into the area of the supernatural power of God in our lives.
First let’s look at the individual. The word of God is full of the impossible.
Exodus 3:6-12 (King James Version)
6Moreover he said, I am the God of thy father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. And Moses hid his face; for he was afraid to look upon God.
7And the LORD said, I have surely seen the affliction of my people which are in Egypt, and have heard their cry by reason of their taskmasters; for I know their sorrows;
8And I am come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians, and to bring them up out of that land unto a good land and a large, unto a land flowing with milk and honey; unto the place of the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites.
9Now therefore, behold, the cry of the children of Israel is come unto me: and I have also seen the oppression wherewith the Egyptians oppress them.
10Come now therefore, and I will send thee unto Pharaoh, that thou mayest bring forth my people the children of Israel out of Egypt.
11And Moses said unto God, Who am I, that I should go unto Pharaoh, and that I should bring forth the children of Israel out of Egypt?
12And he said, Certainly I will be with thee; and this shall be a token unto thee, that I have sent thee: When thou hast brought forth the people out of Egypt, ye shall serve God upon this mountain.
Notice this impossible task was God’s idea. God is still visiting upon people a call to the impossible. We sometimes kind of criticize Moses here but many times we are just as hesitant to follow the direction of the Holy Spirit in our lives today.
Yes, this task of leading nearly six million people out of Egypt was impossible for Moses alone but not with Moses with God. He would have to feed, water and clothe them in a wilderness. He would have to lead them through hostile territory and more than that he would have to convince them to follow him. Yes to Moses it looked impossible.
Jesus Christ is calling you and I to new heights and new accomplishments today and just like the children of Israel coming out of bondage it may not be easy. We get to often in the frame of mind that any thing God is in is going to go just as smooth as silk and if it don’t we give up. Well look at Noah, Moses and all the others and say that everything God had them do was easy. Anything or anytime we step into the impossible we will have opposition and many times it is severe. But in those times let us remember this in the Word of God. Romans 8:31-37 (King James Version)
31What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?
32He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?
33Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God’s elect? It is God that justifieth.
34Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us.
35Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
36As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.
37Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.
We are only limited if we are a Christian by our perception of what Jesus Christ can do in our life or by the extent we will give ourselves over to him.
We can’t expect full time results with a part time dedication.
Moses became an instrument for the lord to do the impossible’
Elijah , Abraham, Isaac and Jacob were called to the impossible.
Peter , John , and the others were called to the impossible.
Paul was called upon by Jesus on the road to Damascus to the impossible.
Someone or many here tonight are called to the impossible and just like those above mentioned we can do the impossible in the name of Jesus!
The next thing the Lord wants us to examine tonight is the call to the impossible as a church.
Luke 24:45-49 (King James Version)
45Then opened he their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures,
46And said unto them, Thus it is written, and thus it behooved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day:
47And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.
48And ye are witnesses of these things.
49And, behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high.
Mark 16:15-20 (King James Version)
15And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.
16He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.
17And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;
18They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.
19So then after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God.
20And they went forth, and preached every where, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following. Amen.
Just like the call to the impossible to Moses, Jesus himself is calling his church through these scripture to the impossible task.
But like God’s promise to Moses, Jesus says he will be right there through the Holy Spirit to accomplish what he is calling his church to do.
Acts 2:1-4 (King James Version)
1And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.
2And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.
3And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them.
4And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.
Acts 3:1-9 (King James Version)
1Now Peter and John went up together into the temple at the hour of prayer, being the ninth hour.
2And a certain man lame from his mother’s womb was carried, whom they laid daily at the gate of the temple which is called Beautiful, to ask alms of them that entered into the temple;
3Who seeing Peter and John about to go into the temple asked an alms.
4And Peter, fastening his eyes upon him with John, said, Look on us.
5And he gave heed unto them, expecting to receive something of them.
6Then Peter said, Silver and gold have I none; but such as I have give I thee: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk.
7And he took him by the right hand, and lifted him up: and immediately his feet and ankle bones received strength.
8And he leaping up stood, and walked, and entered with them into the temple, walking, and leaping, and praising God.
9And all the people saw him walking and praising God:
The miracle we just read about cannot be brought about by us. But us with Jesus, us with the Holy Ghost, us with God we can do anything! We tonight here at Church At The Well Church Of God can take our call to the impossible in this coming year and become a light on a hill that Jesus intended his church to be. Just like Moses the road may not be easy. At times we may come under attack. At times we may have our critics. There may be times when we just have to step out by faith.
Look what the Lord done here in the early days of the Church.
Acts 2:38-47 (King James Version)
38Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.
39For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the LORD our God shall call.
40And with many other words did he testify and exhort, saying, Save yourselves from this untoward generation.
41Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls.
42And they continued stedfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.
43And fear came upon every soul: and many wonders and signs were done by the apostles.
44And all that believed were together, and had all things common;
45And sold their possessions and goods, and parted them to all men, as every man had need.
46And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart,
47Praising God, and having favour with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved.
In the coming year in our personal life as well as a church let us accept that call to the impossible and see the Glory of God shine through.
God Bless and Amen. Pastor Ken