Friday, July 1, 2022
Unreasoning People...Are God's Specialty
Unreasoning People are God's Specialty
by David Brenneman
Luke 1:37 NASB "For nothing will be impossible with God.”
Matthew 19:26 NASB "And looking at them, Jesus said to them, “With people this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”
I have lived many years on this Earth. Have seen much and have been through what I at least consider a lot, even if it may not seem that way to some.
Many years ago there was a season of my life where a friend and I had a falling out of a sort. I wanted so much to explain things and to find a way to make things right but the impossible was before me. Distance and a lack of communication.
For me it was an immovable mountain of a problem, an impossible task. But I prayed anyway for an answer. Over and over again. Then the most incredible thing happened. In my dreams a connection was made between myself and my friend. We were on a bridge and it was pleasant all around us. My friend was there, standing on the bridge. God had made a way where there was no way. He had done the impossible. I spoke in this dream at length about the truth, about what I knew to be true. The dream would end in the morning and I would go about my day.
This dream happened over and over. Prayer for my friend continued. Then came a day that just about knocked me down. A letter came from my friend and peace was made, a renewal of our friendship occurred. We began talking again and had plans on meeting face-to-face. God had made the impossible possible.
In 2 Peter we can read about his reminder to those he was writing to about some kinds of people being like "unreasoning animals". People who do let their anger and fears guide them fall into this category. They also can be those who really do not have a real relationship with Jesus. But the good news is that none of these situations are impossible with God.
My friend you too may be facing friends or even family members, maybe even co-workers who are so obstinate and stubborn in their views and thinking that they too may appear to be unreasoning animals. This is not impossible to surmount. Jesus thought enough to put that same statement about nothing being impossible with God twice in the Gospels.
In the matter of salvation Jesus did the impossible. He built a bridge between God and man in order to make a way to save people. He left Believer's here to point people to Jesus Christ. That's why those who come to Christ aren't immediately taken to be with Him. We are here to testify and give testimony to the great things God has done. To show a world bent on self that a much better way is available.
If you are facing an impossible person, as long as the breath of God is in them, there's IS hope. Realize the importance of that exact wording. All life comes from God. ALL. Meaning exactly one more thing to the union of a man and woman. Scripture says that what God has joined together let no man separate. It means not only the institution of marriage being only being between one man and one woman, but all that a real marriage entails, which is a sexual relationship within the context of marriage. Whereas when the two are united physical God joins them together and again no man can separate. God is the Author of Life. Regardless of how it comes about if God permitted it, there's a reason! We may never know that exact reason, we may not understand why it was allowed, but by no way possible was it an accident that God didn't see coming! Most of what has happened in my life I have no clue why it's happened other than God's plans for me included it. The perceived good , the perceived bad. All of it has to happen in accordance with the Will of God. With not just His work in your life and mine, but in how all these billions of people impact His plans for mankind and the end of the age.
Human history is replete with people making unreasonable decisions. Two humans make a choice to have a sexual relationship outside of marriage or inside of marriage. It's not the fault of the new child that they did what they did. No one should fault the unborn for the decisions others have made. Man can indeed try to invent contraceptives all he or she wants, but when the egg and sperm unit properly, it IS what God has joined together no man or woman should try to destroy the gift of life from God's hands.
People that we read about that will not inherit the kingdom of God, those whom are described as follows: "But realize this, that in the last days difficult times will come. For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, slanderers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy, unloving, irreconcilable, malicious gossips, without self-control, brutal, haters of good, treacherous, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, holding to a form of godliness although they have denied its power; avoid such people as these." 2 Timothy 3:1-5 NASB. These people are to be prayed for, because these descriptions are of what's impossible for man to deal with, but they are not impossible for God to deal with.
There are other stories that I can tell of people who's testimonies prove out the truth that when lives are on the line, and God's people pray, nothing is impossible within the Will of God. The possible only comes to an end at physical death.
People will twist and distort the Bible to fit their perverted minds all the day long but it cannot destroy the power of God. Satan spent 40 days in the wilderness with Jesus trying to twist and distort God's Word through everything he could to get Jesus to sin. Yet the Bible says in everything He was tempted yet did not sin. What's impossible with man is possible with God.
We cannot give up on praying for what appears to be impossible people. God's given them His breath of life and as long as they have that, nothing is impossible concerning God's ability to work in their lives. God loves to save lives! His desire is that all would come to Christ for salvation. His desire is to transform lives from a life of self serving to that of a Spiritual servant.
Nothing, my friend, is impossible for God.
It may not be in the plan of God but nothing is impossible for God.