The God Of Infinite Possibilities: Sermon By Rev. Geoffrey Muchai
Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them. And on the seventh day God ended His work which He had done; and He rested on the seventh day from all His work which He had done. And God blessed (spoke good of) the seventh day, set it apart as His own, and hallowed it, because on it God rested from all His work which He had created and done. This is the history of the heavens and of the earth when they were created. In the day that the Lord God made the earth and the heavens – When no plant of the field was yet in the earth and no herb of the field had yet sprung up, for the Lord God had not [yet] caused it to rain upon the earth and there was no man to till the ground,
But there went up a mist (fog, vapor) from the land and watered the whole surface of the ground – Then the Lord God formed man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath or spirit of life, and man became a living being. And the Lord God planted a garden toward the east, in Eden [delight]; and there He put the man whom He had formed (framed, constituted). And out of the ground the Lord God made to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight or to be desired—good (suitable, pleasant) for food; the tree of life also in the center of the garden, and the tree of the knowledge of [the difference between] good and evil and blessing and calamity.Genesis 2:1-9 (AMPC)
It is possible to have everything about your life defined in terms of Christ. It is possible to have every single thing about your life defined in Christ.
For in Him we live and move and have our being; as even some of your [own] poets have said, For we are also His offspring.Acts 17:28 (AMPC)
When the world was formed, it was created by God, and that which is seen was created from the things that are unseen. Of what we have right now as heaven and earth, all of it was a subset of the infinite possibilities that are probable and possible in God.
God [Father, Son, and Holy Spirit] in His consideration determined that every created thing would be for the manifestation of His glory. Everything that exists has within it a mystery of God’s wisdom and glory. Every created thing. Just because we do not know the purpose of a thing, does not mean that there isn’t a hidden wisdom concerning it in God’s heart and mind.
For we are God’s [own] handiwork (His workmanship), recreated in Christ Jesus, [born anew] that we may do those good works which God predestined (planned beforehand) for us [taking paths which He prepared ahead of time], that we should walk in them [living the good life which He prearranged and made ready for us to live].Ephesians 2:10 (AMPC)
There is a predestined and planned-out life that God has in His mind concerning you. There is a path that He has set in store for you. There are things that God has prearranged for us that are hidden in Christ, that He desires for us to walk into.
When Adam was created, he had no other point of reference except God. Not culture, not books, not history, with which he could try and figure out who he was. All he had was God. When Adam was created, the only place that he existed was the place where God set him in.
And the Lord God planted a garden toward the east, in Eden [delight]; and there He put the man whom He had formed (framed, constituted).Genesis 2:8 (AMPC)
Adam did not know where to live. He didn’t have any manual that he could use to try and figure out what life was. All he had was God. God is the One Who set him up in the Garden of Eden. God not only set him up, He also gave him, everything that he needed to exist.
And out of the ground the Lord God made to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight or to be desired—good (suitable, pleasant) for food; the tree of life also in the center of the garden, and the tree of the knowledge of [the difference between] good and evil and blessing and calamity.Genesis 2:9 (AMPC)
You cannot work on something, for example, if you are employed in a Company, unless you have an understanding of the thing that you need to work. Unless you have gone through a certain school, you will not have the capacity to work that which you need to work. In Eden, all Adam had was God, and therefore the capacity, the wisdom, the knowledge, the understanding that he needed to work the Garden had to come from God. The wisdom on how to keep the Garden had to be derived from God.
The Lord God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to work it and keep it.Genesis 2:15 (ESV)
In our lives, God has given us everything that we need but we may not see it that way because more often than not, we compare ourselves with our surroundings and with the people around us. Because of comparison, sometimes we doubt that God has given us everything that we need for life and godliness, because we have different people around us living their life from their own point of revelation and imagination.
However, the fact remains that God has given us everything that we need. We need to understand everything that God has given us is not without Him, and the instructions on how to figure out life can only be derived from Him. We can only be able to understand how we need to lead our lives as a product of how we relate with God.
Therefore, how Adam was to keep the Garden was a function of understanding God’s heart and mind concerning the Garden. Adam was to keep the Garden by not touching and eating from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil.
The reason we fall short of walking into the reality of God defining every aspect of our being is because when Adam fell, he fell dimensionally, in terms of what God required of him in the spirit. This also means that when Adam fell, he decided to try and figure everything out himself. That he would use his own understanding and his own judgment to decide what was good and bad in his eyes, void of the point of reference that is Christ. As a result, man went about trying to figure out how to go about life without God. Man tried to get to God without God.
The fullness of the glory of evil, of man in his carnality through the expression of his own wisdom and understanding, is showcased in the Tower of Babel. Man was united to try and make it to the second heavens and access that realm of dominion without God. God realised that when men are united, as long as they were walking in their fallen nature, they were a threat to themselves. Though they could achieve anything, they would miss out on the grand purpose for which He had created them.
And they said, Come, let us build us a city and a tower whose top reaches into the sky, and let us make a name for ourselves, lest we be scattered over the whole earth.Genesis 11:4 (AMPC)
When God cast Adam out of the Garden of Eden, it was not because God did not want Adam to have fellowship with Him. It was because if Adam made the mistake of eating from the Tree of Life, according to the principle of God, there would have been no way for his redemption. That’s why He had to kick Adam and Eve out of the Garden. Our lives can be fully defined by Christ.
Adam, out of the place of worship, relationship and communion with God, was unable to figure out everything concerning the Garden. It was not Adam who noticed that he was alone.
Now the Lord God said, It is not good (sufficient, satisfactory) that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper (suitable, adapted, complementary) for him.Genesis 2:18 (AMPC)
Man had everything in God. God in His love, out of the expression of the abundance of His love, He always gives. If you are walking with God, part of the way that He reveals to you the magnitude of His love, is by giving you stuff.
One of the key things that He has given us is His Son. Because the Person of Christ, Who has all authority in Heaven and on Earth is residing with us, what can’t we have access to? Is there anything that we can fail to access if we truly have Christ living in our lives? There is nothing. We can access all things through Christ.
However, the things that we can access are the things that He has configured and set apart for us in the ‘Garden’. We cannot think of our reality and existence outside of the ‘Garden’. Therefore in your life, you need to consider the ‘Garden’ that God has entrusted you with, because that ‘Garden’ is the key to every divine blessing, every manifestation of God’s promises in your life.
Genesis 2:18 was God’s revelation/expression of His love to Adam. God had a purpose for Adam, and that purpose necessitated the provision of a helper.
Eve was a manifestation of the overflow of the worship that Adam had for God.
The promises that God has for you, are not without a provision for your needs.
As He passed along, He noticed a man blind from his birth. His disciples asked Him, Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he should be born blind? Jesus answered, It was not that this man or his parents sinned, but he was born blind in order that the workings of God should be manifested (displayed and illustrated) in him. We must work the works of Him Who sent Me and be busy with His business while it is daylight; night is coming on, when no man can work. As long as I am in the world, I am the world’s Light. When He had said this, He spat on the ground and made clay (mud) with His saliva, and He spread it [as ointment] on the man’s eyes. And He said to him, Go, wash in the Pool of Siloam—which means Sent. So he went and washed, and came back seeing.John 9:1-7 (AMPC)
What aspect of the nature of God is He calling our attention to in every prophetic word that He speaks?
There is an appointed time for the manifestation of the realities about our lives that are hidden in God’s word.
Now faith is the assurance (the confirmation, [the title deed) of the things [we] hope for, being the proof of things [we] do not see and the conviction of their reality [faith perceiving as real fact what is not revealed to the senses].Hebrews 11:1 (AMPC)
Every supernatural reality that God has in store for us is hidden in the spirit. Faith is the proof of the things that we have received from God.
When the word of God comes into contact with our spirit-man, it ignites a divine energy that causes to move in faith. Faith was never meant to be static.
There is a truth that we need to effect by the way that we speak and the way that we live our lives.
When God speaks, He awakens your configuration. There are certain applications of truth that will be revealed in your life as you delve into the word of God.
There are configurations of truth that God desires to effect in your life that are in line with His purpose for your life.
The reality of God’s truth is that it goes beyond our senses, our present circumstantial reality. It requires that your spirit man be so preoccupied with the word of God that your circumstances cease to matter.
The supernatural thing that God wants to activate in your life will draw the crowd’s attention.
When the neighbors and those who used to know him by sight as a beggar saw him, they said, Is not this the man who used to sit and beg? Some said, It is he. Others said, No, but he looks very much like him. But he said, Yes, I am the man.John 9:8-9 (AMPC)
There is no template for the move of God in each person’s life, but we can derive wisdom from the Spirit of God on how to align per individual.
When we respond to God’s word, in essence, we are drawing closer to Him. We are submitting to Him, to His will for us and ours.
Without God, we cannot manifest who He says we are.
There are realities that God will activate in your life that will cause division in high places.
So now again the Pharisees asked him how he received his sight. And he said to them, He smeared mud on my eyes, and I washed, and now I see. Then some of the Pharisees said, This Man [Jesus] is not from God, because He does not observe the Sabbath. But others said, How can a man who is a sinner (a bad man) do such signs and miracles? So there was a difference of opinion among them. Accordingly they said to the blind man again, What do you say about Him, seeing that He opened your eyes? And he said, He is [He must be] a prophet! However, the Jews did not believe that he had [really] been blind and that he had received his sight until they called (summoned) the parents of the man. They asked them, Is this your son, whom you reported as having been born blind? How then does he see now?
His parents answered, We know that this is our son, and that he was born blind. But as to how he can now see, we do not know; or who has opened his eyes, we do not know. He is of age. Ask him; let him speak for himself and give his own account of it. His parents said this because they feared [the leaders of] the Jews; for the Jews had already agreed that if anyone should acknowledge Jesus to be the Christ, he should be expelled and excluded from the synagogue. On that account his parents said, He is of age; ask him. So the second time they summoned the man who had been born blind, and said to him, Now give God the glory (praise). This Fellow we know is only a sinner (a wicked person). Then he answered, I do not know whether He is a sinner and wicked or not. But one thing I do know, that whereas I was blind before, now I see.
So they said to him, What did He [actually] do to you? How did He open your eyes? He answered, I already told you and you would not listen. Why do you want to hear it again? Can it be that you wish to become His disciples also? And they stormed at him [they jeered, they sneered, they reviled him] and retorted, You are His disciple yourself, but we are the disciples of Moses.John 9:15-28 (AMPC)
There is a specific wisdom that Christ had when He gave the blind man sight in the way that He did.
As you rise to prominence, people will come and investigate your past. If you have a tainted past, that is what people will use to try and disqualify you.
When we are walking by faith, we are in place easily subjectible to revilement. We need get to a place where the testimony of Christ in our lives is as simple that of the blind man.
Can we allow the suffering/persecution that we go through to glorify Christ?
There is a level of submission to God that activates certain things in your life. There is a place of surrender, of worship for certain things to become manifest in our lives.
We fell dimensionally (in the spirit) in the Garden of Eden and God is teaching us from scratch how to live in Christ.
There are answers that are awaiting us at the completion of our process per time per season.
Jesus heard that they had put him out, and meeting him He said, Do you believe in and adhere to the Son of Man or the Son of God?John 9:35 (AMPC)
God is willing to move heaven and earth to meet us at the point of purpose.
There is a work that God is doing in our lives that goes before all that we can think, ask or imagine.
We have not seen Christ in the fullness of His glory.
God created the marketplace. There is no one reigning in the marketplace without God overseeing their reign.