Hi my Friends; I pray that you are all doing well. God is so Awesome and He keeps on doing great things. This week we are being Blessed with some encouraging words from Minister Candance Stoner.
The following is an excerpt from the sermon entitled, “The Inability of God.” I think it is fitting to share with every believer but especially so, as we recognize Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
We all have been affected directly or indirectly by the devastation of a cancer diagnosis. We have come to learn that cancer is genderless, pervasive and intrusive. It is an indiscriminate invader of lives. We have bombarded heaven with prayers either as one standing on the sidelines as a supporter or as one trailblazing the fight. At its core cancer is an affliction that wears at the fabric of relationships while it ravages bodies, minds and spirits.
The strongest of believers and even the fiercest of prayer warriors at some point can find themselves posing the question, “What do we do after we have prayed, fasted, and waited for an answer from God and we see no results? Not only are there no visible results, all we hear is silence. If we are honest we can admit there are times, even in crisis when the urgency of our petitions is not met with an immediate response from God and we find ourselves asking “when” Lord.
The truth of the matter is there is never a prayer laid at God’s feet that He does not answer. It is a matter of faith, trust, confidence and belief. While we believe God is able to perform His word and it will not return to Him void; we also must have faith, trust, confidence and belief in the inability of God. Believe in God’s inability to fail, to change or to lie.”
At first thought, it would seem ill advised and uninformed to suggest that the omnipotent, omniscient, omnipresent, all-sufficient God has an inability in any area. The bible is replete with testimonies of God’s ability to defy nature, logic, intellect and science. Remember God said, “Let there be,” and a dark, void, lifeless world became illuminated, populated and infiltrated. How do you associate inability to that God? Yet, there are three things God is incapable of doing.
Number 1: God cannot lie. The inability of God to lie, speaks to His integrity. Integrity is being without blemish, perfect, and upright. Numbers 23:19 tells us God is not a man that he should lie; neither the son of man that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? Or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?
That means God is trustworthy and incorruptible. God’s integrity will not allow Him to deviate from His moral and ethical convictions and dishonor Himself. By reasonable deduction, it is safe to say that because the word of God declares, “By His stripes we are healed,” cancer and every other disease has no dominion over the word of God.
Number 2: God cannot fail. God’s inability to fail speaks to His infallibility. God’s inability to fail means there is no possibility of God not meeting His ordained objective. God is foolproof and accurate. Again by reasonable deduction, we can rest assured because the word of God in Jeremiah 29:11 tells us, “For, I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.” Unexpected circumstances do not alter God’s expected end.
Number 3: God cannot change. God’s inability to changespeaks to His immutability. He is consistent and unable to change, well established and unshakeable. God is permanent, the bible says he is from everlasting to everlasting and endures through all generations. Our situations and circumstances, not even cancer can provoke God to change. Reasonable deduction allows us to draw the conclusion that God’s desire is for us to flourish. 3 John 1:2, “Beloved, I wish above all things that thoumayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.”
It is a surety that in those moments of deafening silence and presumed inactivity, God is navigating through our situations all while He is carrying us to victory. We have to look for the footprints in the sand. What do we do in those silent moments? We wait on God, mount up as eagles, and put our faith to work and we trust in God’s inability to lie, fail or change. After the diagnosis, God has the final say!
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