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The God Factor

For nothing is impossible with God.
Luke 1:37

All things are possible with God! Impossibility is nothing to God. Nothing is too difficult for our Lord!

Even the dead will be resurrected (1 Cor 15:52):

  • Dead bones will become alive (Ezekiel 37).
  • Dead Sea will become fresh (Ezekiel 47).
  • Dead relationships will be restored.
  • Dead marriages will be revitalized.
  • Dead businesses will become profitable.
  • Dead dreams and visions will be fulfilled.
  • Dead churches will be rebuilt with true worshippers.

Jesus Christ is the Life-Giver! He came so that we may have life, and that we may have it more abundantly (John 10:10). Wherever Jesus is, there is life forevermore. Even when we walk through the valley of the shadow of death, we will fear no evil for He is with us. He is our everlasting Light. His light and His life will shine brilliantly through the darkness. His rod and His staff comfort us (Psalm 23:4). He will not abandon us to the grave, nor will He let His Holy One see decay. He has made known to us the path of life. He will fill us with joy in His presence, with eternal pleasures at His right hand (Psalm 16:10-11).

Many of us believe and preach that Christ has been raised from the dead. But at the same breath, some of us say that there is no resurrection of the dead. If there is no resurrection of the dead, then not even Christ has been raised. And if Christ has not been raised, our preaching and faith are in vain. We will become false witnesses about God because we have testified that God had raised Christ from the dead. But He did not raise Christ if in fact the dead are not raised.

For if the dead are not raised, then Christ has not been raised either. And if Christ has not been raised, our faith is futile; we are still in our sins. Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ are lost. If only for this life we have hope in Christ, we are to be pitied more than all men. But Christ has indeed been raised from the dead. He is the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. For since death came through a man, the resurrection of the dead comes also through a Man. For as in Adam all die, so in Christ all will be made alive (1 Cor 15:12-22).

In Christ we will be made alive. The God factor is life forevermore.

What is life? Life breathes. When we have this breath of life, we will be able to breathe again:

  • Breathe in and breathe out
  • Freely we have received, freely give (Matthew 10:8)
  • Be loved and love (I John 4:19)

We will be free again - like eagles sowing into the skies. We will be able to love God and our neighbours. We will be able to reach out to the unlovables, the untouchables, and the unnoticeables. We will be able to become what God has created us to be - transformed into the same image of Christ, becoming more like Him in love, in life and in line with God’s will.

Putting the God factor (TGF) into every equation in life:

War + TGF = Peace (Shalom) Even in the midst of war, we feel His peace. He is our peace! (Eph 2:14).
Anxiety + TGF = Rest (Shabbat) Even in the midst of the storms of life, we are resting in His arms of love. He will grant us His perfect rest (Psalm 127:2).
Hate + TGF = Love Even when our enemies intend evil and hate us, we will still love them. How? We will prayerfully leave them to their loving Maker because He knows the best way to deal with them in love (Luke 6:35-36).
Lack + TGF = Abundance He is our Shepherd; therefore we will not lack (Psalm 23:1).
Death + TGF = Life He is the Resurrection and the Life (John 11:25).
Sickness + TGF = Healing He heals all our diseases (Psalm 103:3).
Defeat + TGF = Victory Our God always leads us in triumph in Christ (2 Cor 2:14).

Life is a miracle. Today is God's present for you. Yesterday is the past. Tomorrow is the future. Today is a gift of God as it is called the present.

Let us think of a difficult situation in our own life. Invite God into the midst of that circumstance. Praise His Name and see it happen! Take a step of faith and our Red Sea will part. Only believe. For in doing so, we will please Him.

Look straight ahead; don't even turn your head to look.
Watch your step. Stick to the path and be safe.
Don't sidetrack; pull back your foot from danger.
Proverbs 4:25-27

With God, all things are possible.

Written on:
15 March 2004