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December 2020 - GOD IS ABLE


 When facing impossible situations, it’s important to know YOU are the believer and GOD is the performer.  Remember the great and mighty things He has done and then put your faith in His ability. 

 God has never said, “Uh-oh!” He always has a plan.  GOD IS ABLE!  

Your belief system must be connected to your sound system.  Dr. Lilian B. Yeomans said it this way, “God has tied himself irrevocably to human cooperation in the execution of divine purposes. He has made man’s faith a determining factor in the work of redemption.”  Human cooperation begins with faith in your heart and is released with words of faith, such as: “I believe!” 


  • And when He had come into the house, the blind men came to Him. And Jesus said to them, “Do you believe that I am able to do this?” They said to Him, “Yes, Lord,” then He touched their eyes, saying, “According to your faith let it be to you (Matthew 9:28-29).

 The moment they confirmed their belief by saying, “Yes, Lord” Jesus was able to open their blind eyes.  The first step to receiving their sight was to put their faith in Jesus’ ability. 

God delights in His children stepping out over the aching void with nothing under their feet but the Word of God.  -Lillian B. Yeomans        

  • For this reason I also suffer these things; nevertheless, I am not ashamed, for I know whom I have believed and am persuaded that He is able to keep what I have committed to Him until that day (2 Timothy 1:12).

 Paul said this after many difficult hardships. Have faith in God’s ability to keep what you’ve committed to Him.  He has never changed His mind about the people He has called or the gifts He has given. There is a day of reward coming. I like what Martin Luther, who was persecuted greatly for his faith, said: “There are two days in my calendar: This Day and That Day.”  

There is an old song that expresses this well: It will be worth it all when we see Jesus! Life’s trials will seem so small when we see Christ. One glimpse of His dear face, all sorrow will erase. So bravely run the race ‘til we see Christ.

  •  Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them (Hebrews 7:25).

 “Therefore, He is able also to save to the uttermost (completely, perfectly, finally, and for all time and eternity) those who come to God through Him, since He is always living to make petition to God and intercede with Him and intervene for them,” AMPC.  

Trust God’s ability to save. Remember the Greek word for save is sozo, which includes healing, preservation, provision, soundness and deliverance. When we pray for others, we are partnering with God to save them. Jesus is the intercessor in heaven while the Holy Spirit helps us to intercede here in the earth. 

  • For in that he himself hath suffered being tempted, he is able to succour them that are tempted (Hebrews 2:18). He is able to aid those who are tempted.  

“For because He Himself [in His humanity] has suffered in being tempted (tested and tried), He is able [immediately] to run to the cry of (assist, relieve) those who are being tempted and tested and tried [and who therefore are being exposed to suffering],” AMP.   

The prodigal son left his father’s house and spent his inheritance on foolish living. He was living alone in a pig pen. When his money was gone, so were his friends.  One day he came to himself and decided to get up and go home. His father was watching for him to come home, just as he’d done since the day his son left.  Perhaps in his heart, the father heard the cry of his lost son, because when he saw the boy walking up the road, he ran to meet him.  When the Father God hears our cry for help, He is able to run to help us in time of need.

  • And being not weak in faith, he considered not his own body now dead, when he was about an hundred years old, neither yet the deadness of Sara's womb: He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God; And being fully persuaded that, what he had promised, he was able also to perform (Romans 4:19-21).

Our God is a performer!  He is able to perform miracles.  Abraham received a promise from God that he would be the father of a great nation, but at 100 years of age he still had no heir.  It looked impossible.  But as he turned to God alone and began to praise the one who gave him the promise, His praise strengthened his ability to receive a miracle that turned back time and made him a father.  Abraham put his faith completely in God’s ability. God is able also to perform His promise to you today! 

  • Our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of thine hand, O king (Daniel 3:17). 

Three young Hebrew men were on trial for their stand for God.  They were thrown into the fiery furnace, but they had faith in their God’s ability to deliver them.  They proved that when you stand for God, He will stand for you!  Jesus walked into the fire with them and delivered them.  When they came out of the furnace they didn’t even smell like smoke! 

  • Who are you to judge another’s servant? To his own master he stands or falls. Indeed, he will be made to stand, for God is able to make him stand (Romans 14:4). 

If God is for you, who can be against you?  Satan is the accuser, but Jesus is our Advocate and you can trust the power of His blood to make us stand.  That should make us reconsider accusing any child of God, no matter what they’ve done. You can be confident that the good work God has begun, He will bring to a full completion.


  • God is not only the author, but the finisher of your faith. “Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy (Jude 1:24).  

One the day of Pentecost, Peter didn’t even mention his failure and that he denied Jesus three times.  He could have ended up in “preacher’s rehab,” but when he was baptized in the Holy Spirit, he stood up and preached the Gospel. Thousands were saved!  Jesus had kept him from falling and now he was doing exactly what Jesus said he’d do.  Jesus’ prayer brings the keeping power of God and ability to finish your course with joy. 

  • And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work (2 Corinthians 9:8). 

God’s ability will work in your finances, as it did for some of the poorest members of the church in Macedonia.  Because of their joy-filled generosity, they moved from extreme poverty into financial prosperity.  Instead of being the needy ones, God’s ability gave them the ability to give out of their abundance to help other churches. 

  • Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us (Ephesians 3:20). 

God desires to reveal His grace and great plan of redemption through the church. He uses ordinary people who take their place in Christ and are strengthened with the mighty power and love of the Holy Spirit. Smith Wigglesworth said, “We are commanded by God to be filled with the Spirit, and in the measure you fail of this, you are that far short of the plan of God.”  God is able do great and mighty things to and through anyone who is filled with His Presence. 

You will have what you desire in proportion to your faith. Feed your faith on these TEN PROMISES THAT RELEASE GOD’S ABILITY.  We have enclosed a card with these scriptures so you can keep them in front of you.  Say, “Lord, I believe. Help me get rid of unbelief.”  

This month we have a BRAND-NEW CD set we want to offer you, God is Able.  We encourage you to get these messages and feed your faith on these scriptures.  Expect to see God’s ability in your life, your family, your finances, your health – in EVERY area of your life.  For your offering of $25 or more this month – we will send you these messages as well as the CD set, Opening the Door to the Supernatural, and the book, Faith Opens the Door to the Supernatural.  We believe your faith will stay strong and you will see mountains moved and God’s faithfulness in your life.  

We agree with you for the ability of God to be manifested in your life!  We are so thankful for your partnership with us.  We want to ask you to send your picture (either by mail or via email ) so we can add them to our partner wall in our office.  We pray for you, our partners, every day.  

As partners with us, you share in the grace of God in our lives and we know that our God will supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus!  

In Christ,

Mark and Trina

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