Obey Me, and Do the Impossible!
Judy A Bauman
An exhortation from Abba!
“When My people say, if God wants something done, He will do it, but they forget that they are My body working in the earth. It is easy to think that you are part of the body of Christ, but many do not truly think about what that means. If I want something done, I need My body to move. If you think of it in the natural, it is easy to understand. I am the Head, you are the body. If you think about doing something but you don't move, it doesn't get done. (1 Corinthians 11:3; Ephesians 5:23, 30)
“All throughout the scriptures, you can read how I spoke to people, but they had to take action for My will to be accomplished. All were unable to accomplish what I called them to do on their own, but those who sought My counsel, wisdom, understanding, and knowledge were able to do what would have been impossible to accomplish on their own.
“Let's take a quick tour! Abraham and Sarah have more descendants than the stars in the sky even though she had been barren and didn't have Isaac until she was 90 and he was 100 years old! (Genesis 17:17, 21:1-7)
“Moses was told by Me at the burning bush, ‘I have seen the affliction of My people, so I have come down...therefore, I will send you.’” (Exodus 3:7-10)
“Joshua had to be told that Moses was dead and that I would be with him. He had to believe by faith that I would put Jericho into his hands. Israel had to follow My precise instructions on how to be circumcised of the flesh and how they were to march around the city. No one was more surprised than the Israelites when the walls of Jericho collapsed and the Promised Land was given to them!” (Joshua 1:2-3, 5:3, 6:1-5)
“Some fleece Me as Gideon did because they know they are the least and from the least. Gideon even questioned My sovereignty, but when he turned fully and obeyed My command, he saw great and mighty works by My hand upon his.” (Judges 6:12-16, 36-40) “I did not allow the large army to prevail as they would have taken the credit, so I gave him a very small one and used tactics they never would have considered.” (Judges 7:19-23)
“Elijah called out the 450 prophets of Baal, and do you think they would have been defeated by a single man had I not sent him? He had to remind the people that I had given My power and authority to the Israelites, but they had given it to Baal! When Elijah exposed the false prophets, the people fell on their faces and cried out to Me saying, ‘The Lord, He is God! The Lord, He is God!’” (1 Kings 18:2, 36-40)
“That is how the false gods of your day will be defeated; however, My body must stay in step with Me and not give its strength away to opinions that are contrary to My word, ways, and precepts. You cannot love Me and be in agreement with worldly lusts and ideas. You cannot serve God and mammon.” (Matthew 6:24-26)
“Even Mary had to agree to My plan to carry Jesus in her womb. She answered the angel I sent saying, ‘May it be done unto me according to Your word.’” (Luke 1:38)
“I could go on and on and remind you of Nehemiah’s faith to rebuild My city and the opposition he faced doing so. Or how about David being the youngest son and not even considered by his father, Jesse, to be invited to the sacrifice with the prophet Samuel when I sent him to anoint a new king? David was who I had chosen.” (Nehemiah 2:5 ff, 1 Samuel 16:1-13)
“All of My prophets are people no one looked at as being appointed by Me, yet their words do not fall to the ground. They will return to Me as I have sent them. I have called the church, the ekklesia, to be My hands and feet – My body, and I need a body that moves. You will be doing the impossible because I have called you to do greater things if you believe and trust Me when I call you, when I send you, and when I assign you to a task.” (John 14:12)
“Obey Me and do the impossible!”