Jerry Bridges on God’s Ability and Our Mission

More Than Able

“With God all things are possible.” Mt. 19:26

           To take Christ’s blessing and reign to the ends of the earth, not only must people go, but we must provide financial support for them or for modern communication means to reach places where people cannot go.  Some of us must literally go, and all of us should participate in financial support.  But the going is impotent and the financial support is futile if God doesn’t go before us to open the eyes of the blind and turn them from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God.  And God does this as we plead His promises in prayer.

          The scope of the Great Commission is vast, and the obstacles to its fulfillment are formidable.  But as we pray, let us remember the words of Paul: “Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us, to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.” (Eph. 3:20-21)  God is more than able.  The Great Commission WILL be fulfilled.  Will you be a part of it?  Will you help others discover the unsearcheable riches of Christ you now enjoy? 

          Meanwhile, I pray that you continue becoming more aware of those unsearchable riches you possess through your union with Christ.  I pray you’ll realize the abundant riches of your inheritance in Christ and will not rest content with the spiritual equivalent of “fifty cents to buy a sack of cornmeal.”  And I pray just as fervently that you will be challenged to get on board with God’s great plan to bless all nations, so that the ends of the earth will turn to the Lord.

From Holiness Day by Day, Jerry Bridges

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