Greater Works Than These: Our Impossible Calling

We have been given an impossible task, we have been given the task of restoring God’s creation. When Yeshua came to the earth He came as the perfect example of what a child of God is supposed to look like. He controlled the wind and the waves, healed the sick, cast out demons, cleansed the leapers and lived a sinless life. After He demonstrated all this He told us to go out and do the same. As if that wasn’t enough He told us to do “greater works than these” (John 14:12). While it is true that our calling is impossible, we know that if we trust God than the impossible is exactly what we will do.

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People have been doing impossible things since the dawn of creation. We were created for it.

We were created in God’s image and that image does not accept impossibility.

I’m reminded of the movie, “The Princess Bride” when Westley and Buttercup are about to enter the Fire Swamp. The two of them are being chased by Prince Humperdinck and their only way of escape is through what is supposed to be an impossible route.

She objects: We’ll never survive.

But Westley responds knowing who he is and what he is capable of: Nonsense. You’re only saying that because no one ever has.

This is the determination we too must have. Everything we have been called to; everything we hope of, dream for and desire is on the other side of impossible.

We know it’s impossible but in our hearts we know it is exactly what we must do.

We also have clear proof in scripture that it is what we are called to:

  1. Romans 8:19 tells us: “For the anxious longing of the creation waits eagerly for the revealing of the sons of God.” The scripture doesn’t say “creation is waiting for God to come and restore things.” No sir, that responsibility is for those who God has given the authority over earth: the sons of God. (In case you weren’t sure; that means us: John 1:12)
  2. Yeshua lived as an example for us all to follow. He taught us that once we are fully trained we would be like Him! (Luke 6:40) Think about that for a moment; Yeshua did not put a limit on what He was saying there; the only limits in that promise are the ones we put on it. If we want to control the weather we can, if we want to heal the sick we can, if we want to live a sinless life WE CAN! Our beliefs are the only thing holding us back.
  3. Yeshua told us that it is only when we hear AND do what He teaches that we may call Him “Lord.” Luke 6:46-49 makes it clear that the teachings of Yeshua were not meant to be theoretical. He taught us so that we could “go and do likewise” (Luke 10:37). He then taught us that keeping His commandments was how we show Him we love Him (John 14:15, 21)
  4. Yeshua told us that we would be able to do even greater things than He did. When Yeshua’s time was almost up here on earth He shared a secret with His disciples. Whatever we ask in His name, He will do it so that the Father may be glorified (John 14:12-13). It was through His name (His authority) and His power that we would be allowed to do greater things than He did while He was on the earth. We can try and make up all sorts of excuses for why we aren’t doing greater things than He did but we know in our hearts that what He said is true and that it is what we are made for.
  5. God has given us authority here on earth and is waiting for us to accept our destiny! Psalm 115:16 makes it clear that we are the ones God has placed in charge here. If we are in charge then what happens here is our responsibility, not God’s. If you are not happy with the way things look in this world; do something about it. He has given us our instructions for how we are to live as “sons of God” and shown us a perfect example in His Son. It’s now time to trust Him and do the impossible.

Impossible is nothing more than a self imposed limitation. God has put the desire to do and achieve the impossible in the heart of every person. It is time we began viewing “impossible” as a challenge and taking God at His word! Go out and do the impossible today.

 

What Impossible thing has God placed in your heart? What do you need to overcome to make it a reality? Let me know in the comments below: