God is “…able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us…” (Ephesians 3:20)
Caleb and Joshua pleased the Lord because they trusted HIm. They had faith knew that He was well able to give them the promised land…
Numbers 13:30-31 – Then Caleb quieted the people before Moses, and said, “Let us go up at once and take possession, for we are well able to overcome it.” 31 BUT the men who had gone up with him said, “We are not able to go up against the people, for they are stronger than we.”
Joshua 1:5 – (The Lord said to Joshua) No man shall be able to stand before you all the days of your life; as I was with Moses, so I will be with you. I will not leave you nor forsake you.
Daniel 3:17 – …our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and He will deliver us from your hand, O king.
“I AM ABLE”
JESUS HEALS BLIND MEN
Matthew 9:28,29 – And when he was come into the house, the blind men came to him: and Jesus said unto them, Believe you that I am able to do this? They said unto him, Yea, Lord. 29 Then touched he their eyes, saying, According to your faith be it unto you.
ACCUSATION BEFORE THE COUNCIL
Matthew 26:61 – ..This fellow said, “I am able to destroy the temple of God, and to build it in three days.”
GOD is able to make all grace to super abound in me
2 CORINTHIANS 9:8 – And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.
ABLE or DUNATOS in Greek: Meaning – powerful or capable, possible, power, strong.
‘ABOUND‘ or PERISSEUO in Greek: •Meaning – superabound, superfluous, be in excess, to cause to superabound or excel, abundance, better, enough and to spare, exceed, excel, increase, be left, redound, remain, over and above.
GOD is able to make all grace to super abound in me! He is capable of doing that, easily. He has all power and authority, He came to bring us ABUNDANT life! He has more than enough ability to satisfy our every need!
JESUS WANTS US OUR LIVES TO OVERFLOW WITH BLESSING
Psalm 84:11 – For the Lord God is a Sun and Shield; the Lord bestows [present] grace and favor and [future] glory (honor, splendor, and heavenly bliss)! No good thing will He withhold from those who walk uprightly.
IS GOD REALLY ABLE? YES!
Ephesians 3:20 Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think.
We Serve an Awesome & Mighty God! GOD HAS THE POWER TO PERFORM! HE HAS THE POWER TO REACH YOU WHEREVER YOU ARE! HE IS ABLE!!
Psalm 139:7-10 – Whither shall I go from your spirit? or whither shall I flee from your presence? 8 If I ascend up into heaven, you are there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, you are there. 9 If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea; 10 Even there shall your hand lead me, and your right hand shall hold me.
He was and is and will be able to set us free
John 8:36 – So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.
Galatians 5:1 – It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.
Romans 6:22 – But now that you have been set free from sin and become slaves to God, the benefit you reap leads to holiness, and the result is eternal life.
He was and is and will be able to fight against your enemies
Psalms 23:4 – Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me;
I John 4:4 – Greater is He that is in you, than He that is in the world.
Romans 8:31 – What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?
I John 3:8 – …For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.
James 4:7 – Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he (the devil) will flee from you.
Revelation 12:11 – and they overcame (Satan) by the blood of the Lamb and the word of their testimony…
I John 5:4 – whatsoever is born of God overcomes the world: and this is the victory that overcomes the world, even our faith.
I Corinthians 15:57 – Thanks be unto God who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
Psalm 27:1-6 – The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?2 When the wicked, even mine enemies and my foes, came upon me to eat up my flesh, they stumbled and fell.3 Though an host should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear: though war should rise against me, in this will I be confident…5 For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his pavilion: in the secret of his tabernacle shall he hide me; he shall set me up upon a rock.6 And now shall mine head be lifted up above mine enemies round about me: …
James 4:7 – Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he (the devil) will flee from you.
2 Corinthians 2:14 – Thanks be unto God who always causes us to triumph through our Lord Jesus Christ.
Hebrews 13:8 – Jesus Christ the same yesterday, today, and forever.
MORE ANGELIC TROOPS ARE WITH US THAN WITH THE ENEMY
2 Kings 6:15-17 – When the servant of the man of God got up and went out early the next morning, an army with horses and chariots had surrounded the city. “Oh no, my lord! What shall we do?” the servant asked. •16 “Don’t be afraid,” the prophet answered. “Those who are with us are more than those who are with them.” •17 And Elisha prayed, “Open his eyes, Lord, so that he may see.” Then the Lord opened the servant’s eyes, and he looked and saw the hills full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.
JEHOSHAPHAT’S ARMY GIVEN VICTORY
2 Chronicles 20:20- Early in the morning they left for the Desert of Tekoa. As they set out, Jehoshaphat stood and said, “Listen to me, Judah and people of Jerusalem! Have faith in the Lord your God and you will be upheld; have faith in his prophets and you will be successful.” 21 After consulting the people, Jehoshaphat appointed men to sing to the Lord and to praise him for the splendor of his holiness as they went out at the head of the army, saying: •“Give thanks to the Lord, for his love endures forever.” •22 At the very moment they began to sing and give praise, the Lord caused the armies of Ammon, Moab, and Mount Seir to start fighting among themselves. 23 The armies of Moab and Ammon turned against their allies from Mount Seir and killed every one of them. After they had destroyed the army of Seir, they began attacking each other…. •27 Then all the men returned to Jerusalem, with Jehoshaphat leading them, overjoyed that the Lord had given them victory over their enemies. 28 They marched into Jerusalem to the music of harps, lyres, and trumpets, and they proceeded to the Temple of the Lord. •29 When all the surrounding kingdoms heard that the Lord himself had fought against the enemies of Israel, the fear of God came over them. 30 So Jehoshaphat’s kingdom was at peace, for his God had given him rest on every side.
GOD has the power to pull down great strongholdS
the wall of Jericho FELL
Joshua 5:13-6 – …2Then the Lord said to Joshua, “See, I have delivered Jericho into your hands, along with its king and its fighting men. …
GOD can DO ANYTHING!
A SON IS MIRACULOUSLY GIVEN BY THE LORD TO ABRAHAM AND SARAH
Genesis 18:14 – Is any thing too hard for the Lord? At the time appointed I will return unto thee, according to the time of life, and Sarah shall have a son.
IS ANYTHING TOO HARD FOR THE LORD?
Jeremiah 32:17,27 – ‘Ah, Lord God! Behold, You have made the heavens and the earth by Your great power and outstretched arm. There is nothing too hard for You… Behold, I am the Lord, the God of all flesh: is there any thing too hard for me?
WITH GOD ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE
Matthew 19:23 – But Jesus looked at them and said to them, “With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”
Mark 9:23 – Jesus said to him, “If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes.”
GOD WAS ABLE TO CREATE SOMETHING OUT OF NOTHING!
Gen. 1:1 – In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
John 1:1-3 – In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made.
GOD IS ABLE…
HE WAS ABLE TO PUT BARRIER BETWEEN THE EGYPTIANS AND THE ISRAELITES
Exodos 13:21;14:20 – And the Lord went before them by day in a pillar of cloud to lead the way, and by night in a pillar of fire to give them light, so as to go by day and night….And the Angel of God, who went before the camp of Israel, moved and went behind them; and the pillar of cloud went from before them and stood behind them, So it came between the camp of the Egyptians and the camp of Israel. Thus it was a cloud and darkness to the one, and it gave light by night to the other, so that the one did not come near the other all that night.
HE WAS ABLE TO TURN BITTER WATER INTO SWEET WATER
Exodos 15:23 – Now when they came to Marah, they could not drink the waters of Marah, for they were bitter. …24 And the people complained against Moses, saying, “What shall we drink?” 25 So he cried out to the Lord, and the Lord showed him a tree. When he cast it into the waters, the waters were made sweet.
HE WAS ABLE TO TURN WATER INTO WINE
John 2:1-5 – And when they ran out of wine, the mother of Jesus said to Him, “They have no wine.”…5 His mother said to the servants, “Whatever He says to you, do it.” 6 Now there were set there six waterpots of stone, according to the manner of purification of the Jews, containing twenty or thirty gallons apiece. 7 Jesus said to them, “Fill the waterpots with water.” And they filled them up to the brim. 8 And He said to them, “Draw some out now, and take it to the master of the feast.” And they took it. 9 When the master of the feast had tasted the water that was made wine, and did not know where it came from (but the servants who had drawn the water knew), the master of the feast called the bridegroom. 10 And he said to him, “Every man at the beginning sets out the good wine, and when the guests have well drunk, then the inferior. You have kept the good wine until now!”11 This beginning of signs Jesus did in Cana of Galilee, and manifested His glory; and His disciples believed in Him.
HE WAS ABLE TO BRING WATER FROM THE ROCK
Numbers 20:11 – Then Moses lifted his hand and struck the rock twice with his rod; and water came out abundantly, and the congregation and their animals drank.
HE WAS ABLE TO CAUSE THE ENEMY TO HEAR A FRIGHTENING NOISE AND RUN AWAY
Psalm 18:13-18 – The Lord thundered from heaven, and the Most High uttered His voice. Hailstones and coals of fire.
14 He sent out His arrows and scattered the foe. Lightnings in abundance, and He vanquished them... 17 He delivered me from my strong enemy,…18 They confronted me in the day of my calamity, but the Lord was my support.
GOD WAS ABLE AND IS AND WILL BE ABLE TO PROVIDE FOR OUR NEEDS!
Philippians 4:19 – …my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
Special note: God has abundant resources, and is our source of supply! Has a natural source of wealth. He owns everything!
Psalm 50:10 – For every beast of the forest is Mine, And the cattle on a thousand hills.
Haggai 2:8 – The silver is Mine, and the gold is Mine,’ says the Lord of hosts.
Psalm 24:1 – The earth is the Lord’s, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein.
HE WAS, AND IS, AND WILL BE ABLE TO BRING HEALING!
Isaiah 41:10 – Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”
Psalm 30:2 – “LORD my God, I called to you for help, and you healed me.“
Jeremiah 30:17 – “‘But I will restore you to health and heal your wounds,’ declares the LORD…”
Isaiah 38:16-17 – “…You restored me to health and let me live. Surely it was for my benefit that I suffered such anguish. In your love you kept me from the pit of destruction; you have put all my sins behind your back.”
1 Peter 2:24 – “He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed.”
Psalm 147:3 – “He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.“
Psalm 103:2-3 – Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits:3 Who forgives all your iniquities, Who heals all your diseases…
Jeremiah 17:14 – “Heal me, O LORD, and I shall be healed; save me, and I shall be saved, for you are my praise.”
HE IS ABLE TO HELP YOU THROUGH EVERY STORM
He is able to help you through every storm, no matter how hard the wind is blowing, no matter how high the waves may be, or no matter how much water is filling your boat in life, God is able!
Psalm 107:29 – He calms the storm, so that its waves are still.
Isaiah 4:6 – there will be a tabernacle for shade in the daytime from the heat, for a place of refuge, and for a shelter from storm and rain.
Isaiah 25:4 – You have been a strength to the poor, A strength to the needy in his distress, A refuge from the storm, A shade from the heat; For the blast of the terrible ones is as a storm against the wall.
Luke 8:23-25 – But as they sailed He fell asleep. And a windstorm came down on the lake, and they were filling with water, and were in jeopardy. And they came to Him and awoke Him, saying, “Master, Master, we are perishing!” Then He arose and rebuked the wind and the raging of the water. And they ceased, and there was a calm... And they were afraid, and marveled, saying to one another, “Who can this be? For He commands even the winds and water, and they obey Him!”
What is God able to help you through? He’s able to help you through every storm, problem, and difficulty that you face!
HE IS ABLE TO HELP YOU THROUGH EVERY SORROW
What is God able to do? He’s able to help you through every sorrow you face in life. It may be a broken relationship. It might be the death of a loved one, or some other disappointment. Don’t forget Hebrews 4:15…
Hebrews 4:15,16 – …we have a High Priest who is able to sympathize with us. (His heart is touched with the feeling of our infirmities). Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.
Special note: What is God able to do? He is able to help us with every sorrow… Let’s go boldly to the throne of grace! (Hebrews 4:16)
Revelation 21:4 – He will wipe away every tear from their eyes…
Psalms 30:5 – …weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes in the morning.
1 Peter 5:7 – Casting all your cares on Him, because He cares for you.
Proverbs 10:22 – The blessing of the Lord makes rich, and He adds no sorrow with it.
2 Corinthians 1:3-4 – …the Father of mercies and God of all comfort.
HE IS ABLE TO HELP YOU IN EVERY SITUATION THAT YOU FACE
What is God able to do? He’s able to help you through every difficulty, decision, or when you don’t know what to do. Remember what it say’s in Mark 10:27…
Mark 10:27 – “with God all things are possible”.
Special note: He’s able to help you in every situation! Just come before Him in prayer. He is willing and ready to help you!
GOD IS ABLE TO RESTORE US
Psalm 23:3 – He restores my soul…
Romans 11:23 – And they also, if they do not continue in unbelief, will be grafted in, for God is able to graft them in again.
Romans 15:13 – Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.
Psalm 51:12 – Restore unto me the joy of your salvation; and uphold me with your free spirit.
Isaiah 1:26 – I will restore your judges as at the first, and your counsellors as at the beginning: afterward you shall be called, The city of righteousness, the faithful city.
Jeremiah 30:17 – I will restore health unto you, and I will heal you of your wounds, says the Lord;..
Mark 8:25 – …he put his hands again upon his eyes, and made him look up: and he was restored, and saw every man clearly.
Luke 6:10 – …he said unto the man, Stretch forth thy hand. And he did so: and his hand was restored whole as the other.
Acts 3:19 – Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord…
GOD IS ABLE make us stand when we are weak
Romans 14:4 -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.
Ephesians 6:10-11,13 – Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. 11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil... Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
GOD IS ABLE TO PERFORM/FULFILL HIS PROMISES!
Romans 4:21 – …and being fully convinced that what He had promised He was also able to perform.
Galatians 3:14 – …that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.
Titus 1:2 – …in hope of eternal life which God, who cannot lie, promised before time began…
Hebrews 6:12 – …imitate those who through faith and patience inherit the promises.
Hebrews 10:23,36 – – Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful.For you have need of endurance, so that after you have done the will of God, you may receive the promise:
2 Peter 1:4 – …have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.
2 Peter 3:9 – The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.
GOD IS ABLE TO KEEP US FROM FALLING
Jude 1:24(a) – Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling…
GOD IS ABLE TO DELIVER US!
Daniel 3:17 …our God whom we serve is able to deliver us…
2 Corinthians 1:10 – …who delivered us from so great a death, and does deliver us; in whom we trust that He will still deliver us…
“Is God able?”
If you are ever tempted to doubt in unbelief, remember this important truth…
“GOD IS ABLE!”
As we go through life living it out day by day we ultimately will face many troubles, hardships, trials and tribulations. Never forget that GOD IS ABLE…! Let’s declare in faith, like prophet Jeremiah —
Jeremiah 32:17 Ah Lord GOD! behold, you have made the heaven and the earth by your great power and stretched out arm, and there is nothing too hard for you:
David with Goliath (I Samuel 17)
Daniel delivered from the lions; & 3 Hebrew friends delivered from the fiery furnace (Daniel 3:17; 6:1-23).
Parting of the Red Sea (Exodus 14)
Cause a virgin to give birth (Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1)
Feeding of 5000 (John 6)
Salvation — He Saves you And I (Matthew 1:21)
When the battles of life close in around you and you feel surrounded, where do you turn? Let this message be your strength and support, remembering God is by your side, surrounding you and fighting for you. God calls us to open our eyes and look beyond the things of this world to see him at work. He and the great company of heaven are at work in our world today, surrounding you and fighting for you.
Whatever are you facing in your life… always remember that our God IS able! TO GOD BE THE GLORY!
Like the world famous Scripture song goes (by Paul Raino) —
HE’S ABLE (SONG)
He’s able, He’s able, I know He’s able, I know my Lord is able to carry me through... He healed the broken-hearted, and set the captive free, He made the lame to walk again and caused the blind to see; He’s able, He’s able, I know He’s able, I know my Lord is able to carry me through!