There is no such word I can`t in Gods vocabulary, we know that God can do everything but fail. But what about you and I , can we say the same thing?
God`s word says in the book of Philippians 4:13 ‘ I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me, so I can over come by situations in life, I can get through this depression, I can make it to another day, I can pray for my enemies, I do not have to steal, I can follow God`s commandments. I can believe God`s word when He says I`m the head and not the tail when He said I am more than a conqueror, when He said I will never leave you.
I can do all things, but not by myself. In the book of John 15:1, No branch ( that`s you and I, we are the branches) can bear fruit by itself, it must remain in the vine, Jesus said ‘ I am the true vine, that means there are some false vines out there, but Jesus said I am the true vine, you know we have some true friends and some fake friends, true friends will help you grow and will tell you the truth, they will love you unconditionally, friends are like elevators, they can take you up or down. Jesus said I am the true vine and I want let you down, He said my Father is the Gardener and He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, that’s call dead weight, just taking up space, dead weight will bring you down and God will not let His son carry around dead weight, Jesus does not need the extra burden, I know the Bible says that we can cast our cares on Him and He will lighten our burdens, but that is not for everyone, if you are not bearing good fruit, then you are cut off If you are not bearing the fruit of Love, Joy ,Peace, Patience, Kindness ,Goodness, Faithfulness ,Gentleness, Self control and if you are bearing fruit God will continue to work in your life so you can produce better fruit, so He will prune the branch( you) cut off some things out of your life so you can continue to grow stronger and better, so we must remain in Him ( the vine, Jesus) and anything that will take you away from remaining in Jesus God will cut it off, if anything is taking up to much of your time, He will cut it off, if any person is more important to you more than Jesus , He will cut it off, if money is going to take your attention off of Jesus He will cut it off, because God`s goal is for us to bear good fruit and become like His Son ,Why is this so important to God? Matthew 5:16 ‘ Let your light so shine before men( how ? by bearing good fruit) that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven, bearing good fruit glorify God. Jesus said apart from me you can not do nothing, so in Philippians when it says I can do all things, yes I can, because it`s not me but the indwelling Christ on the inside. Isaiah 40:29-31 ‘ Fear you not, for I am with you, be not dismayed, for I am your God, I will strengthen you, yes I will help you. God said my strength is made perfect in weakness. If Jesus had not rose from the dead, then we have no power, He said we can not do anything without him, there is a purpose for which Christ Rose from the dead there is a power made available to us through his Resurrection. 1 john 4:4 ‘ But you belong to God, my dear children. You have already won a victory over those people, because the spirit who lives in you is greater than the spirit who lives in the world. The spirit that is in this world is the devil, the prince of this world, the one that says you can`t, you are not an overcomer , you are no good, you are not worthy, but God said we are greater than that spirit because Jesus is greater and He is in us. 1 Corinthians 6:19 ‘ Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own. The power is inside of you, by faith you have to know it`s there, then you will see the fruit manifest in your life, this is evidence of God`s presence and control in our lives, we have all this power but we continue to act as if we are weak and continue to use the word I can`t. We have Resurrection power, power to overcome the greatest trials and adversity that we will ever face in our life, is there anything to hard for God? is there anything to hard for you? the answer is no and no. Galatians 2:20 ‘ I am crucified with Christ, nevertheless I live, yet not I, but Christ lives in me, we have become one. We have traded places, 2 Corinthians 5:17 Whoever is a believer in Christ is a new creation. The old way of living has disappeared. A new way of living has come into existence. we do not think the same way, we know that we can do all things through Christ. Satan tries to deceive us and want us to think we are not new in Christ, because we may fall short and miss the mark sometimes, there is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. I can because I know He Rose.
Rev. Antonio Thomas