Jesus replied, “What is impossible with man is possible with God”
It is tragic that people take spiritual principles and apply them to natural things. They apply them to the physical, the material and the temporal realms. They believe that the Lord can do the impossible and heal a disease; He can do this in the situations we face because He is God; but when it comes to transforming our lives and bringing us into a relationship with God, then they say, “This is impossible”. That is a dangerous mentality. That which is impossible with man is possible with God. How much more God would be concerned with turning the impossible into possible in the realm of the spiritual than that which is in the temporal realm. The Lord knows that all that is in the temporal realm will never pass from this world into the world to come! As we read in 2 Pet 1:4, “Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.” We see in the Epistles of Paul as well, that our persuasion is to be conformed to the Lord in the precious promises we have in the Word. How essential it is to take the precious promise of God to make the impossible into the possible, and apply it to the realm of the eternal and the spiritual. The Lord wants to make what is considered impossible in the spiritual realm into something possible in our spiritual lives. That is where our confession has to change.
We know that we are called to go on to maturity. We may also know that this means we are called to go on to perfection, that the Lord wants us to grow and become mature Christians. He wants us to come into the full purpose of God. We know how much our mind, our intellect and our religious man stands up against that in our lives. That is the reason why it is absolutely necessary for us to look upon Him and see a Man walking in union with God upon this earth. And when we are able to see that we shall be delivered of all our unbelief.
Why do many people say that it is not possible to walk or live as Jesus walked and lived upon the earth? We need to ask God to give us a spiritual understanding of this so that we can live the life He has given us. “If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth:” (1Jn. 1:6)
How did He walk? He walked in fellowship with the Father. That is all that the Lord desires of us – to walk in fellowship with God. If we talk about walking as He walked, people always think we are to go about doing miracles as He did. The Scripture tells us we are to walk as He walked, but how is that to be done? It means we are to walk as He walked, in fellowship, in union and in relationship with the Father. This is what the eyes of the apostles were opened to see. Their eyes had seen the miracles He had done and the wonders that He had performed, but a day came when their eyes were opened to see the way in which He walked before His Father. They saw a Man in full relationship and in full union with the Father. The entire book of John will open up in a new way to us if we are able to see this. John prays that we might see Him as they saw Him as a man in full fellowship with the Father.
It is the Holy Spirit who will open the eyes of our understanding to see this as God’s need. The Son made His Father the sanctuary; He abode in the Father and fulfilled the Father’s will in the earth. God is in need of a people who will abide in Him and fulfill His will. He is in need of a people who will provide Him ‘the place’ in their lives where His will and purpose could be fulfilled in this earth. That is what we must understand. This is not a high sounding word, but a simple and straight forward word. This is not about doing great acts, but about meeting the need of the Lord as a people in this day. The apostle Paul was tremendously excited in the Spirit to see the eternal plan of God for man and all that He has purposed for His church in Christ Jesus. He wrote the whole of Chapter 1 of the book of Ephesians, from start to finish, without using any intervening full stop!