Recently, Jesus Christ said to me, „Bobby, I give you My personal permission to attempt to exaggerate what I am about to do!” Amazed by this, I asked Him for a Scripture reference. The Lord Jesus promptly answered, „No problem!” and spoke these verses from Ephesians 3:20-21:
Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the Church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.
Consider the Message Bible’s version of this Scripture:
God can do anything, you know—far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams! He does it not by pushing us around but by working within us, His Spirit deeply and gently within us.
God can do anything. And what’s more, our mighty King has outstanding plans for each and every one of us, plans that are more wonderful and sure than we could „ever imagine or guess or request”! The Lord assures us in 1 Corinthians 2:9 that, „No man has ever seen, heard or even imagined the wonderful things God has in store for those who love the Lord.”
Don’t Get Stuck in the Same Old Ruts
God’s spectacular plans for you are only for your good (Jeremiah 29:11). Even if you are facing great hardship, take heart! We have His precious promises as our comfort, joy and security. No matter what trial you are experiencing in your health, finances, marriage, children or with your loved ones, God has unimaginably great blessings in store for you as you simply turn to Jesus, to His Spirit within you and His living Word. We know that each and every one of His promises are true and His Word promises a certain, divine turnaround. All of Heaven and earth may pass away, but God’s Word never fails you.
Beloved Saints, God desires to take you to new levels of victory in every area of your life. The Lord Jesus Christ wants to give you more of His wisdom so you can make better decisions (James 1:5). He longs to give you a stronger anointing so you can have greater influence for the Kingdom (Psalm 92:10). The Lord also wants to bless you financially so you can be a blessing to others (2 Corinthians 9:6-8).
I urge you, dear Believer: don’t get stuck in the same old ruts of fear and unbelief. Submit to the God of peace, resist these demons and they will flee from you (James 4:7). Instead of receiving fear and unbelief, receive His precious promises as rock-solid truths and begin to act accordingly, rejoicing and giving thanks that your Father is certainly doing „exceedingly more” than you can even imagine. The Lord Jesus Christ is inviting you to lift your vision up, above your circumstances and situations, to fix your eyes on Him and His Word. As we do this, beloved, we can expect to see the glory of God fill the entire earth!
Above all else, accept His invitation to come up higher (Revelation 4:1-2) by focusing on Christ your Redeemer, Deliverer and Healer, not your difficulties. God has new frontiers of the spirit for you to explore and higher mountains of faith for you to climb.
There is so much more to life in Christ than we can ever imagine! In His Presence we find true fulfillment and lasting joy (Psalm 16:11).