I have had thoughts of God calling me to things beyond my circumstance or ability. I wrote them off because they were “impossible” instead of turning to Yeshua Messiah (Jesus Christ) for His promise to make “all things possible” for those who believe and keep His word.
When personal time, knowledge, and power are given up to know and serve Yeshua (Jesus), and Yeshua returns them in multiples, the returns are from His Kingdom. In the Kingdom of Heaven, omnipresence replaces worldly time and space, omniscience replaces worldly knowledge and wisdom, and omnipotence replaces worldly power.
They who are united with Yeshua are being united with His omnipresence, omniscience, and omnipotence. Though they can see only a small portion of these things during this life, they can begin accepting them. They can begin learning how to tap into them and how to step beyond the limitations of worldly time, space, knowledge, wisdom, and power. When small portions of these are obtained, it is better than all of the “goodness” that is in the world.
In Every Way
The way, truth, and life of Yeshua Messiah come to the receptive with an invitation to enter His Kingdom and presence.
Reception and entrance into Yeshua Messiah is our first step beyond the limitations of this world. While in this world, we are called to live within the world but no longer from the world. Life from above carries with it things from above. Everything we think or do has the potential for freedom from earthly limitations since we can be changed into His likeness and image. All that we do can potentially glorify Him.
The least of life from above is impossible to achieve from worldly sources alone. In their right place, miracles are great examples of stepping beyond. But Love is King. Every small thing we do that comes to us from above adds to our love. And love is greater than all, for God is love.
Why do the impossible?
Concerning opposition to working miracles since the Apostles died, consider this: if doing the impossible that Yeshua spoke of in John 14 and 15 has already been fulfilled and is no longer relevant, the rest of His prophetic words, like bearing fruit, and loving one another would have been fulfilled also; and these would no longer be relevant goals. Many rip parts of context out of the Bible to suit their fears or protect their closed borders of understanding and biased opinions.
Counterfeits With Bad Motive
Sure there are and will be many counterfeits. But counterfeit does not prohibit reality.
The Bible says that love is more important than working miracles or anything else. Living the Way, Truth, and Life of Yeshua is love. This begins with keeping His way, truth, and life in ways that are earthly possible through each one’s measure of faith.
As we are getting love down, Yeshua may lead the willing beyond what is earthly possible into deeper aspects of His presence beyond earthly possibility. Why? See John chapters 14 and 15. Notice the meanings of “glorify the Father,” “bear fruit,” and “love.”
On earth, the limits of time, knowledge, and power are binding and limit our ability to love one another, bear fruit, and glorify the Father through miracles or otherwise. The attributes of Yeshua bring loss to the hold of earthly limitation.
Yeshua says that all things are possible for those who believe in Him and keep His word. How can “all things are possible” be possible? Oneness with Yeshua makes “all things possible.”
Please read John chapters 14 and 15 if you don’t know them well. See His call for those who are filled with the Spirit of Yeshua, to step beyond the possible and do greater works than Himself (His words) bearing fruits of love for others in ways that glorify the Father.
Truly, truly, I say to you, he who is believing in Me, the works that I do—that one will also do, and greater than these he will do, because I go on to My Father.Yeshua John 14:12 LSV
It is high time (pun intended) we understand that within the time/space, knowledge/wisdom, and power that our Father returns to us as we become one with Him, there is the ability to function within a small portion of the unlimited ways of Heaven.
Yahweh returns to us the things of life that we give up in trade for knowing and serving Him. Included in the return are brush strokes of Heaven. Understanding this is cause for works of faith to appear in His masterpiece that are from beyond this world; both within physical law and, beyond it.
They who truly believe in Yeshua can increasingly step beyond this world by learning more about what it is to be united with Him and by learning more about the good gifts from above that He returns to them.
By learning from the Holy Spirit of Yeshua, the understanding of His Kingdom is enhanced. Understanding enhances faith. By faith, as given by Yeshua, all works of Godly love are possible.
Do you see the keys? Portions of the omniscient, omnipresent, and omnipotent are within the rewards from our Father after we’ve given up our lives to know and serve Him. Reception of these enhances the faith in Yeshua that is needed to make impossible things possible for us. In other words, these gifts come after giving up personal time, knowledge, and power in trade for knowing and serving Yeshua the Messiah.
Greater love has no one than this, that anyone may lay down his life for his friends. Yeshua, John 15:13 LSV Who, then, is the servant, faithful and wise, whom his lord set over his household, to give them the nourishment in season? Blessed that servant, whom his lord, having come, will find doing so. Yeshua Matthew 24:45,46 LSV Truly I say to you, inasmuch as you did [it] to one of these My brothers—the least—you did [it] to Me. Yeshua, Matthew 25:40 LSV ... as in Heaven also on the earth. Yeshua, Matthew 6:10 LSV As you go, preach this message: ‘The kingdom of heaven is near.’ Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse the lepers, drive out demons. Freely you have received; freely give.Yeshua Matthew 10:7,8 BSB
He sent them to proclaim the Kingdom of God, and to heal the ailing.Yeshua Luke 9:2 LSV
Which of the above blessings should not be occurring today? Many say the commission was fulfilled within a few years, and after that, the commission is to evangelise without miracles. Where do they get that without taking scripture out of context to extract their doctrine? Is there full contextual teaching of that anywhere in the Bible? So much was given to us about living beyond the world in Yeshua, in every way, that it seems very solid contextual teaching would accompany cancelation of any one of the works of Yeshua that we should aspire to be doing.
“So Heavenly-minded, no earthly good.“
Be very careful repeating that phrase. It may be true for those with the wrong motive. But one can easily be placing stumbling blocks before the sincere, cause them harm, slow their growth, and reap what seed has been planted. We should encourage being Heavenly minded. Yeshua was the most Heavenly-minded and did the most good on earth ever done. Encourage others to be like Him. It’s better to expose pride or the wrong motive in love and humility rather than to discourage being Heavenly minded. The Heavenly-minded are more earthly good because of their self-sacrificing love. A more accurate phrase is “so worldly minded, little heavenly good.”
The Greatest Of These Is Love
...and now there remains faith, hope, love—these three; and the greatest of these [is] love.1Cor 13:13
All roads within Yeshua; the Way, the Truth, and the Life, lead to Love. For God is Love. Stepping beyond the world into the impossible should be a small thing in comparison to our dream to love God and our neighbor. If not for love, our motive for stepping beyond fails us. Be it love, freedom to step beyond the limitations of earth knocks on the door. Love never fails because God never fails. Stepping beyond is simply a box of tools we can use to love God and our neighbor. It is possible. We can do for others things they need and can’t do for themselves.
…in this will all know that you are My disciples, if you may have love one to another.”John 13:35
So He replied, “Go back and report to John what you have seen and heard: The blind receive sight, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the good news is preached to the poor.Yeshua Luke 7:22 BSB
We can be one with Yeshua Messiah doing the works He did and more. He never stopped. He is the same yesterday, today, and forever.
YESHUA MESSIAH, BE GLORIFIED.