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"How To Position Yourself for Miracles"
Pastor Bill Johnson,
church, - Where Miracles occur.) Redding, California
When the Holy Spirit equips you, it's so you can do the impossible.
Many times throughout the Bible, the Lord spoke to His servants saying He would be with them. Sometimes He even described it this way: "The Spirit of the Lord came upon them." I once made a list of every such encounter recorded in Scripture. I found an interesting truth: Whenever the Lord said He would be with someone, it meant he had just given them an impossible assignment.
God gave such a promise to Moses. It was connected to his assignment to lead
and out of the cruel control of Pharaoh into the Promised Land. A similar word
was given to Joshua, the one who took over when Moses was not allowed into the
Promised Land. Joshua was assigned to
lead them into their inheritance, in spite of giants and other fearful enemies.
The same promise was given to Gideon, who was then to deliver a weak and
from the powerfully oppressive hand of the Midianites. And again the same was
given to the 11 remaining disciples in the Great Commission in Matthew 28. It was tied to their assignment to
disciple nations. The implications of the promised presence are staggering. Israel
God's presence requires something from us—
the invasion into the impossible.
Something is always expected from us when God is revealed to be with us. It is a grave mistake to think the Holy Spirit is among us simply to comfort or encourage. That is a given. He is also present to make possible the impossible task in front of us! Perhaps this is part of what the apostle Paul wanted us to see when he asked God to show us the hope of our calling (see Ephesians 1:18–19).
"For God Was With Him"
One of my favorite verses, one that has had the most impact on me, has to do with Jesus, the eternal Son of God:
"You know of Jesus of Nazareth, how God anointed Him with the Holy Spirit and with power, and how He went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him." Acts 10:38
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