GOD Is ABLE To DO – Exceedingly Abundantly Above All
In an extremely powerful prophetic encounter The Lord Jesus Christ, said “Bobby, I give you My personal permission to attempt to exaggerate what I am about to do!” Amazed by this remarkable suggestion, I asked Him for a Scripture reference. The Lord Jesus promptly answered, “No problem!” and spoke these verses from Ephesians 3:20-21:
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, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.
Consider the Message Bible’s version of this Scripture:
God can do anything, you know—far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams! He does it not by pushing us around but by working within us, His Spirit deeply and gently within us.
Exceedingly Abundant Plans for Your Life
Think BIG! These are days of advance, it’s time to remove the lids of limitation by expanding our expectations. Start believing for greater exploits from God and for God. Beloved saints, God desires to take you to new levels of victory in every area of your life, spirit, soul and body (Romans 8:37).
I can tell you with great confidence that the very best days for the people of God are right before us—not behind us! Indeed, God can do anything (Genesis 18:14) and has outstanding plans for each and every one of us, plans that are “exceedingly abundantly” more wonderful and sure than we could ever imagine or guess or request!
We simply cannot exaggerate what He is about to do because His work in our hearts and lives will always surpass all that we could possibly think or imagine! God’s declaration in Habakkuk 1:5 is still for us today! He can work a work in our day that will be so awesome and amazing we will truly be awestruck!
God’s spectacular plans for you are only for your good (Jeremiah 29:11). Even if you are facing great hardship, take heart: we have His precious promises as our comfort, joy and security. No matter what trial you are experiencing—in your health, finances, marriage, children or with your loved ones—God has unimaginably great blessings in store for you as you simply turn to Jesus, to His Spirit within you and His living Word (Romans 8:28). We know that every one of His promises are true: His Word promises a certain, divine turnaround. All heaven and earth may pass away, but God’s Word never fails you! Never, no never!
Exceedingly Abundant Intimacy
The Lord specifically wants to increase your capacity for intimate communion with Him. He longs to speak to you “deep unto deep,” Spirit to spirit. Just as the Lord promised the prophet Jeremiah, He assures us that He will answer our cries to know Him and commune with our Maker: “Call unto me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you know not.” This word translated mighty (Strong’s 1219) is from the Hebrew bâtsar, which means to be isolated, inaccessible by height or fortification, fenced, walled up. The Lord is saying here that if we call to Him, He will absolutely reveal what has been inaccessible to us, the “mysteries of the Kingdom” secured within His magnificent heart of love, that which has been “exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think”!
Cry out, beloved, with the Apostle Paul, “That I may know Him, and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings, being made conformable unto his death…” (Philippians 3:10). He will answer this prayer in a measure that exceeds your wildest dreams!
Exceedingly Abundant Wisdom
The Lord Jesus Christ also wants to give you “exceedingly abundantly above all” of His wisdom so you can make better decisions. Consider James 1:5: “If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that gives to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.” In Psalm 32:8, we have His promise: “I will instruct you and teach you in the way which you shalt go: I will guide you with my eye.” This is a sure word of prophecy! We have the Word of the Lord and the mind of Christ to provide abundant, extravagant wisdom every hour of our lives.
Take this Scripture to heart: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart; and lean not unto your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct your paths” (Proverbs 3:5). This Hebrew word translated lean is Strong’s 8172, shâ’an, which means to lean, lie, rely, rest on, stay. We are called to stay and rest upon the promises of our God, the mind of Christ, not upon our own reasoning or observations, however well meaning. This is a call to extravagant dependency, childlike faith and trust. If we offer the Lord our exceedingly abundant leaning, relying, resting and trusting, He will respond with His exceedingly abundant wisdom and guidance!
Exceedingly Abundant Anointing
Christ also longs to give you a stronger anointing so you can have greater influence for the Kingdom. Consider Psalm 92:10: “But my horn (emblem of excessive strength and stately grace) You have exalted like that of a wild ox; I am anointed with fresh oil.”
Having “exceedingly abundant” anointing for every occasion, empowers us to work the works of God on earth, for “He that says he abides in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked.” This superabundant anointing not only empowers to perform the very same signs, wonders and miracles as our Master, the Lord Jesus Christ, but enables us to understand His will and speak His truth in every situation.
Meditate on this most amazing promise from the Lord: “…you have an unction from the Holy One, and ye know all things.” The Hebrew word translated “unction” in this verse is Strong’s 5545, the Greek chrisma, derived from chrio (Strong’s 5548), which means to smear or rub with oil; to consecrate to an office or religious service; to anoint. We have been smeared with the Holy Spirit, consecrated to the office of royal priest and king to serve our Lord God! This anointing is given freely, liberally, exceedingly abundantly to you, dear saint. Believe this promise and begin to act on the unction that has already been given to you, to work the works of the Kingdom on earth.
Exceedingly Abundant Provision
Your Father God also wants to bless you with exceedingly abundant provision in your finances and ministry—workplace so you can be a greater blessing to others (2 Corinthians 9:6-8). Christ Jesus states if we are faithful in our giving, others will give back to us in an overwhelming manner (Luke 6:38).
I urge you, dear believer: when faced with outstanding bills and debt or problems in your workplace, ministry or investments, do not become stuck, weak, impotent, stagnant or paralyzed in the same old ruts of fear, doubt and unbelief. Submit to the God of peace, resist these demons and they will flee from you (James 4:7): remember, these “emotions” of fear and anxiety are not just negative emotions but actual demonic spirits and strongholds with an assignment to destroy your life and rob you of your destiny. Instead of receiving and agreeing with these demons of fear and unbelief, receive instead His Holy Spirit and His precious promises regarding His provision for you. Never doubt this fact that the greater power of God lives within you (1 John 4:4).
Beloved, His Word is rock-solid truth. Stand on that Rock of Christ and begin to act accordingly, casting all your cares on God, giving abundantly and freely to others as the Spirit leads, and rejoicing greatly that your Father is certainly doing “exceedingly more” than you can ask or imagine in your finances, career, ministry and investments. Do not look at the news from Wall Street, the global markets’ ups and downs or the financial forecasts offered by mere mortals—but look to your eternal, omnipotent and omniscient Creator to release abundant provision into your life and the life of your loved ones!
Exceedingly Abundant Glory
The Lord Jesus Christ is inviting you to lift your vision up and above your natural circumstances and situations to fix your eyes on Him and His Word alone (Psalms 34:5). As we do this, beloved, we can expect to see the exceedingly abundant glory of God fill the entire earth!
Above all else, accept His invitation to come up higher into the realms of glory (Revelation 4:1-2) by focusing on Christ your Provider, Redeemer, Deliverer, Guide and Healer. Do not focus and dwell on your difficulties, no matter how painful this may be to your flesh (Isaiah 26:3).
God is inviting you to turn your eyes upon Jesus and away from your natural, earthly challenges because He has brand new frontiers of the Spirit for you to explore and higher mountains of faith and glory to climb!
Your walk with Christ should never be monotonous or mundane; on the contrary, it can be filled with “exceedingly abundant” adventures and exciting exploits beyond what we can imagine. Each day with Jesus can bring thrills and great excitement about His ever-increasing glory upon the earth and within each and everyone of us. Every day, we are invited to fall more and more in love with our precious King and beloved Savior.
There is so much more to life in Christ than we can ever imagine (Psalms 36:9). In His Presence, we find true fulfillment and lasting joy, “joy unspeakable and full of glory” (Psalms 16:11, 1 Peter 1:8). Do not allow yourself to be distracted by the trials of this world; rather, choose this day to bask in the radiance of His glory, believing in the “exceedingly abundant” love, mercy and grace of our Lord Jesus Christ within you!
Be a bright beacon of hope in a world filled with despair, let your light of victory in Christ Jesus shine bright and brighter!