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It Was Impossible

October 13, 2015

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It Was Impossible

God’s word tells us  of many seemingly  “impossible” situations.     Genesis, chapters 37-50 tells how Joseph was sold as a slave to Egypt,  but became the leader  of Egypt  next to Pharaoh.     All his years  of suffering were  in God’s hands  to save his family  from a future famine.     1 Samuel, chapter 17  tells how the shepherd boy David  killed the giant, Goliath,  to relieve Israel  from the power  of the Philistines.     There are many biblical accounts  of the seemingly “impossible” happening  to save God’s children.

Certainly,  the very most “impossible” are the accounts of the gospels.     Many Old Testament prophecies,  spanning thousands of years,  detailing  the life  of the Savior,  all came true  in the one man,  Jesus Christ.     All  of Jesus’ life  was  “predetermined”  by God Almighty.     So,  when the fisherman,  Peter,  spoke  to the people  on Pentecost,  he said  in Acts 2:22-24,

Men  of Israel,  listen to these words:  Jesus the Nazarene,  a man attested  to you  by God  with miracles  and wonders  and signs  which God performed  through Him  in your midst,  just as you yourselves know  —  this Man,  delivered over  by the predetermined plan  and foreknowledge  of God,  you nailed  to a cross  by the hands  of godless men  and put Him  to death.     But God  raised Him up again,  putting an end  to the agony  of death,  since it was impossible  for Him  to be held  in its power.

Why was it  “impossible”  for Jesus  to remain dead?     Because all  of Jesus’ life,  suffering,  death,  and resurrection  were God’s “predetermined plan”,  so that we might have  the salvation  through faith  that God had promised.

Remembering Jesus’ suffering,  death,  and resurrection,  we need  to realize  that our lives  are also  in God’s hands.     When we face  our trials,  we need  to think  of 2 Corinthians 5:7,

We walk  by faith,  not by sight.

Things are not as they seem.     God cares for us intimately,  so we can trust Him  to work  all things  for our good.    Trusting God’s faithful love  through thick and thin,  we say,  “Hallelujah!     Lord,  thank You  for Your faithful love  and care.”

Love,
Margaret

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A Christian devotional  to glorify  the LORD of lords  and GOD of gods.

Pray for our country.

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Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus

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The LORD  made this day, let us rejoice  and be glad  in Him.

Psalm 118:24

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The word of the LORD is tried;

He is a shield  to all  who take refuge  in Him.

Psalm 18:30

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Sing for joy  in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;

Praise is becoming  to the upright.

Psalm 33:1

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How blessed are those  who dwell  in Thy house!

They are ever praising Thee.

Psalm 84:4

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Just as a father  has compassion  on his children,

So the LORD  has compassion  on those who fear Him.

Psalm 103:13

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O give thanks  to the LORD,  for He is good;

For His lovingkindness  is everlasting.

Psalm 107:1

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Glory in His holy name;

Let the heart  of those who seek the LORD  be glad.

Psalm 105:3

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Not that I have already obtained it,  or have already  become perfect, but I press on  in order that  I may  lay hold  of that for which also  I was laid hold of  by Christ Jesus.

Philippians 3:12

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