All Things Are Possible ...

by Charles H. Spurgeon

"When they came back to the disciples, they saw a large crowd around them, and some scribes arguing with them. Immediately, when the entire crowd saw Him, they were amazed and began running up to greet Him. And He asked them, 'What are you discussing with them?' And one of the crowd answered Him, 'Teacher, I brought You my son, possessed with a spirit which makes him mute; and whenever it seizes him, it slams him to the ground and he foams at the mouth, and grinds his teeth and stiffens out. I told Your disciples to cast it out, and they could not do it.' And He answered them and said, 'O unbelieving generation, how long shall I be with you? How long shall I put up with you? Bring him to Me!' They brought the boy to Him. When he saw Him, immediately the spirit threw him into a convulsion, and falling to the ground, he began rolling around and foaming at the mouth. And He asked his father, 'How long has this been happening to him?' And he said, 'From childhood.' 'It has often thrown him both into the fire and into the water to destroy him. But if You can do anything, take pity on us and help us!' And Jesus said to him, 'If You can?' All things are possible to him who believes.'" Mark 9:14-23 (NASB)

Many professing Christians are always doubting and fearing. They forlornly think that this is the necessary state of believers. But this is a mistake, for "all things are possible" to the one who believes. It is possible to live so that a doubt or a fear will only be a bird flitting across the soul, but never lingering.

When you read of the high and sweet fellowship enjoyed by favored saints, you may sigh and murmur in the chamber of your heart, "Alas, this is not for me." Oh climber, if you have faith, you will stand on the sunny pinnacle of the temple, because "all things are possible to him who believes."

You hear of exploits which holy people have done for Jesus: how much they have enjoyed of Him, how much they have been like Him, how they have endured great persecutions for His sake. You may say, "Ah, as for me, I am but a worm. I can never attain to this."

There is nothing these saints were that you may not be. There is no elevation of grace, no attainment of spirituality, no clearness of assurance, no post of duty that is not open to you, if you believe.

Put aside your sackcloth and ashes. Rise to the dignity of your true position. You are little in Israel because this is what you want. It is not proper for Christians to grovel in the dust. Ascend! The golden throne of assurance is waiting! The golden crown of assurance is waiting ready to be worn. Wrap yourself in scarlet and fine linen. Eat sumptuously every day. If you believe, you may eat the choicest wheat and drink wine. (Deuteronomy 32:14).

Gather golden sheaves of grace, for they await thee in the fields of faith. "All things are possible to him who believes."

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