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Grace Bible Chapel of Springfield, Illinois
|MARCH 10, 2019
|MARCH 17, 2019
|MARCH 24, 2019
|MARCH 31, 2019
“Unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ.” (Eph. 4:7)
We must always remember that whenever the Lord tells us to do something, He gives us the needed power. All His
commands include His enablement, even when His commands are in the realm of the impossible.
Jethro said to Moses, “If thou shalt do this thing, and God command thee so, then thou shalt be able to endure”(Ex.
18:23). “The principle is that God assumes full responsibility for enabling His man to fulfill every task to which He
has appointed him” (J. O. Sanders).
In His ministry the Lord Jesus met at least two men who were paralyzed (Mt. 9:6, Jn. 5:9). On both occasions He told
them to get up and carry their pad. As they exercised the will to obey, power flowed into their helpless limbs.
Peter sensed that if the Lord Jesus called him to come on the water, then he could walk on water. As soon as Jesus
said “Come,” Peter went down out of the ship and walked on the water.
It is doubtful that the man with the withered hand could stretch it out; yet when our Lord told him to do it, he did and
the hand was restored.
The idea of feeding 5000 with a few loaves and fishes is out of the question. But whenever Jesus said to the
disciples, “Give them to eat,” the impossibility vanished.
Lazarus had lain in the grave for four days when Jesus called, “Lazarus, come forth.” The command was
accompanied by the necessary power. Lazarus came forth.
We should appropriate this truth. When God leads us, we should never cop out with the plea that we can’t do it. If
He tells us to do something, He will supply the power. It has been well said, “The will of God will never lead you
where the grace of God will not sustain you.”
It is equally true that when God orders something, He pays for what He orders. If we are sure of His leading, we
need not worry about the finances. He will Provide.
The God who opened the Red Sea and the Jordan so that His people could pass over is the same today. He is still in
the business of removing impossibilities when His people obey His will. He still supplies all needed grace to do
whatever He commands. He still works in us both to will and to do of His good pleasure.
Below is a meditation written, by Mr. William MacDonald. 1917-2007
Phil Dossett will be the Speaker at our 11 A.M.
Family Bible Hour on Sunday, March 24,
2019. Phil and his wife Anne are the parents
of four grown children. Their son Mark and
his wife Karen served as missionaries in
Vienna, Austria for many years. Phil serves
as an elder and Sunday school teacher of our
adult class. He and Anne have fellowshipped
at Grace Bible Chapel since the mid 1950s.