“All Things” Means “All Things”

“All things are possible to him who believes.” (Mark 9:23)

That’s quite a remarkable statement Jesus made. Can you imagine what would happen if we fully believed this and expected it to manifest in our lives?

Many Christians quote this verse religiously, but I’ve found they narrow the definition of “all things” to suit what they feel would be possible. They have an unwritten list of exceptions and expectations based on their opinion of who they are, where they’ve been, and what they’ve done.

People who grew up poor easily assume they will barely get by the rest of their lives. People who have grown up sick often picture themselves never getting better. Even though they know God says everything is possible to those who believe, they subconsciously write themselves off from receiving God’s promises because they apply their natural limitations to what they can receive from God.

God says He can do all things—no exceptions, no limitations. If we embrace this truth with our hearts, we will realize we should never demean a desire resident within us. The Lord will make a way where there seems to be no way.

Don’t fall into the trap of letting low expectations hinder what God can do. When God gives you a desire, focus your faith in that direction. All things are possible to him who believes. “All things” means “all things.” God doesn’t use His adjectives lightly!

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About Mac Hammond

Mac Hammond is senior pastor of Living Word Christian Center, a nondenominational church located in Brooklyn Park (a suburb of Minneapolis), Minnesota. Pastor Hammond also hosts the Winner's Minute and the Winner's Way television broadcasts and has authored several internationally distributed books . Mac Hammond is broadly acclaimed for his ability to apply the principles of the Bible to practical situations and the challenges of daily living. Mac Hammond graduated from Virginia Military Institute in 1965 with a Bachelor's degree in English. Upon graduation, he entered the Air Force with a regular officer's commission and reported for pilot training at Moody Air Force Base in Georgia. Mac received his wings in November 1966, and subsequently served two tours of duty in Southeast Asia, accumulating 198 combat missions. He was honorably discharged in 1970 with the rank of Captain. Between 1970 and 1980, Mac was involved in varying capacities in the general aviation industry including ownership of a successful air cargo business serving the Midwestern United States. A business acquisition brought Mac and his wife Lynne Hammond to Minneapolis where they ultimately founded Living Word Christian Center in 1980.

2 responses to ““All Things” Means “All Things””

  1. Pam Hahn says :

    Amen keep sending

    Sent from my iPhone


  2. Shirley Tuttle says :

    Great message I got this at the right time, A carrot is in my face and I keep having hope. I have a huge chance working with a company from Japan and this would put me beyond what I can not even imagine. I waiver and I know I can’t do that, I must believe that this will happen for me as well as imagine that I receive this blessing. Romans 8:25 But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently! Amen!

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