Are you defeating “Impossible”?
Matthew 28:1-10 NIV
‘After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb. There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it. His appearance was like lightning, and his clothes were white as snow. The guards were so afraid of him that they shook and became like dead men. The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. Then go quickly and tell his disciples: ‘He has risen from the dead and is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him.’ Now I have told you.” So the women hurried away from the tomb, afraid yet filled with joy, and ran to tell his disciples. Suddenly Jesus met them. “Greetings,” he said. They came to him, clasped his feet and worshiped him. Then Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid. Go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee; there they will see me.” ‘
Jesus defeated impossible.
- Putting a man’s ear back on his head is impossible.
- Making crippled people walk is impossible.
- Making the deaf hear again is impossible.
- Healing blind eyes is impossible.
- Predicting your own death, burial, and resurrection is impossible.
- Raising people from the dead is impossible.
Jesus defeated impossible time and time again. Now some of you have experienced…
- the death of a marriage and you thought it was IMPOSSIBLE to come back from
- some of you thought the death of a dream was IMPOSSIBLE to come back from…
- some of you thought the death of a career was IMPOSSIBLE to come back from…
- some of you thought that the diagnosis from the doctor was IMPOSSIBLE to come back from…
Well Jesus came back from IMPOSSIBLE an HE PUT THE SAME RESURRECTION POWER ON THE INSIDE OF YOU. Jesus is in the resurrection business! He brings dead things back to life! It’s your time to experience a resurrection! It’s your time to experience the impossible! When everyone else said it was done and your finished, Jesus said I have the last word and it is finished when I say IT IS FINISHED!
Three Keys to Defeating Impossible
1. Have Impossible Faith
Matthew 17:19-20 NKJV
‘Then the disciples came to Jesus privately and said, “Why could we not cast it out?” So Jesus said to them, “Because of your unbelief; for assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you. ‘
Impossible faith believes for the impossible to be possible. God has never once failed and He won’t start now! Pull from your past successes because of God! Trust in an unchanging God to change an unchangeable situation. God can change any situation and turn it around for your good and His glory! He has done miracles and wants to continue to do them in your life and your world! You have to wake up everyday believing good things about God and about yourself. You can’t believe negative and live positive. How you believe is how you speak, how speak is how you live.
2. Say Impossible Words
Luke 6:45 NKJV
‘A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart brings forth evil. For out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.’
Proverbs 18:21 NKJV
Death and life are in the power of the tongue, And those who love it will eat its fruit.
You have to say what God says about you and your situation! You are more than a conqueror, you are a new creation, you are set apart for God, you are blessed, you are highly favored, you are loved by God, you are strong and healthy, you are sane and in your right mind, you are joyful and filled with hope! How do you know all these things? It’s all scripture! You have to believe these things about yourself because this is what God believes about you! We have been set on this earth to do great things for the Lord.
Daniel 11:32 NKJV
‘Those who do wickedly against the covenant he shall corrupt with flattery; but the people who know their God shall be strong, and carry out great exploits. ‘
3. Do Impossible Things
For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.
James 2:26 NKJV
So maybe you’re at this place where you do believe what God believes about you… great! Now it’s time to do something about it. Don’t just talk about it, be about it. It’s time for you to step into that new position, it’s time for you to step into that dream you thought was dead, it’s time for you to rise up and roar! C’mon this is your time to do the impossible! Put together a divine direction, God will place strategies in you and the right people in your life. Roof-raising friends that will elevate your life! You need to surround yourself with people that believe in you and your destiny! That’s why we feel so strong about the local church because this is where life happens. This where healing can happen. This where people find Jesus! Let me show you some guys who did the impossible to get someone to Jesus…
Mark 2:1-5 NKJV
‘And again He entered Capernaum after some days, and it was heard that He was in the house. Immediately many gathered together, so that there was no longer room to receive them, not even near the door. And He preached the word to them. Then they came to Him, bringing a paralytic who was carried by four men. And when they could not come near Him because of the crowd, they uncovered the roof where He was. So when they had broken through, they let down the bed on which the paralytic was lying. When Jesus saw their faith, He said to the paralytic, “Son, your sins are forgiven you.”’
This what it’s all about… it’s about getting people to a life-changing Savior named Jesus. Jesus has defeated the impossible over and over and time & time again and He will continue to do so because that just what He does.