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Take Up Your Cross December 5th 2014

Nothing is too hard for God!

And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God. When his disciples heard it, they were exceedingly amazed, saying, Who then can be saved? But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible. (Matthew 19:24-26 KJV)

The disciples were floored upon hearing this:  “it is much easier for a camel to go through an eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God…”  This spiritual concept blew the disciples mind; making them consider who then could be saved?  The prosperous were outwardly viewed as making generous financial gifts and this was often wrongly associated to having a closer relationship to God; not greater distance apart or being completely spiritually lost altogether.  False teaching based upon a prosperity gospel is a popular concept today too.

Money is often not considered by those who are simple minded to be a hindrance to a relationship with God.  To the disciples placing a camel through the eye of a needle sounded like an incredible and seemingly impossible feat.  This revelation made it sound doubtful rich men would enter into the kingdom of God.  Yet, the disciples understood that God was a God of unconditional love who desired a relationship with all mankind; regardless of their natural inclination to sin.

Jesus was making the point that a rich man coming to a personal relationship with God was almost an impossible feat because it is harder for those who have everything at their fingertips having been able through financial means to supply their own needs and whims; acknowledge a personal need for a personal relationship God. However, many fail to consider “things” that money can buy ultimately come from God, not through works of man, as God provides all things to all men whether they choose to recognize Him as their Savior or not.

God makes all kinds of impossible situations possible in His strength and timing; including opening the darkened eyes of those who are rich in the things of this world but poor in relation to the spiritual essence of God through His Son Jesus Christ.

Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen. (Ephesians 3:20-21 KJV)

takeupyourcrossredocmclearAllow God to work in impossible situations as nothing is too hard for Him, amen!




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