God will bless you so good that he will leave you confused!
King James Version (KJV)
5 There was in the days of Herod, the king of Judaea, a certain priest named Zacharias, of the course of Abia: and his wife was of the daughters of Aaron, and her name was Elisabeth.
6 And they were both righteous before God, walking in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord blameless.
Notice these people were serving God and prayin' too just like us and it seemed that their prayers would not be answered, but they continued in God anyway.
7 And they had no child, because that Elisabeth was barren, and they both were now well stricken in years.
8 And it came to pass, that while he executed the priest's office before God in the order of his course,
I believe it was because he was doing the will of God that God had compassion on him and gave him the desires of his heart.
9 According to the custom of the priest's office, his lot was to burn incense when he went into the temple of the Lord.
10 And the whole multitude of the people were praying without at the time of incense.
11 And there appeared unto him an angel of the Lord standing on the right side of the altar of incense.
12 And when Zacharias saw him, he was troubled, and fear fell upon him.
13 But the angel said unto him, Fear not, Zacharias: for thy prayer is heard; and thy wife Elisabeth shall bear thee a son, and thou shalt call his name John.
14 And thou shalt have joy and gladness; and many shall rejoice at his birth.
15 For he shall be great in the sight of the Lord, and shall drink neither wine nor strong drink; and he shall be filled with the Holy Ghost, even from his mother's womb.
16 And many of the children of Israel shall he turn to the Lord their God.
17 And he shall go before him in the spirit and power of Elias, to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just; to make ready a people prepared for the Lord.
18 And Zacharias said unto the angel, Whereby shall I know this? for I am an old man, and my wife well stricken in years.
Zarcharias says “I am an old man.”
Yes, I understand. It seems like the older you get that, that thing that you have been praying and asking God for will never happen.
You start to think like Zarcharias, but “I am an old man.” You may not be as old as Zarcharias and Abraham but your not twenty or thirty either. You just feel like it ain’t gonna’ happen.
People often say that we should not question God but all through the bible questions were asked of God?
Look at the story of Abraham and Sara when the three mean appeared to Abraham. We believe these three men to be angels of God. The scriptures say: 10 Then one of them said, “I will surely return to you about this time next year, and Sarah your wife will have a son.”
Now Sarah was listening at the entrance to the tent, which was behind him. 11 Abraham and Sarah were already very old, and Sarah was past the age of childbearing. U)">U)">12 So Sarah laughed to herself as she thought, “After I am worn out and my lord is old, will I now have this pleasure?”
13 Then the Lord said to Abraham, “Why did Sarah laugh and say, ‘Will I really have a child, now that I am old?’ X)">14 Is anything too hard for the Lord? I will return to you at the appointed time next year, and Sarah will have a son.”
Memory Verse: Genesis 18:14 "Is any thing too hard for the LORD?....."
Sarah questioned God. She asked the questioned “After I am worn out and my lord is old, will I now have this pleasure?
Look here God, ain’t nothin’ been goin’ on for awhile now you say what?
We ain’t had no sex in a long, long time and you say what?
Ladies you heard Sarah she said “Will I now have this pleasure?”
God will bless you so good that he will leave you confused and with a question mark on your face!
When the angel of the Lord came to Zacharias to tell him that he and Elizabeth would have a son Zacharias said,
19 And the angel answering said unto him, I am Gabriel, that stand in the presence of God; and am sent to speak unto thee, and to shew thee these glad tidings.
20 And, behold, thou shalt be dumb, and not able to speak, until the day that these things shall be performed, because thou believest not my words, which shall be fulfilled in their season.
If your anything like me God will have to shut your mouth to keep you from cancelling out your blessing.
21 And the people waited for Zacharias, and marvelled that he tarried so long in the temple.
22 And when he came out, he could not speak unto them: and they perceived that he had seen a vision in the temple: for he beckoned unto them, and remained speechless.
23 And it came to pass, that, as soon as the days of his ministration were accomplished, he departed to his own house.
24 And after those days his wife Elisabeth conceived, and hid herself five months, saying,
25 Thus hath the Lord dealt with me in the days wherein he looked on me, to take away my reproach among men.
26 And in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God unto a city of Galilee, named Nazareth,
27 To a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin's name was Mary.
28 And the angel came in unto her, and said, Hail, thou that art highly favoured, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women.
29 And when she saw him, she was troubled at his saying, and cast in her mind what manner of salutation this should be.
30 And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favour with God.
31 And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name Jesus.
32 He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David:
33 And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end.
34 Then said Mary unto the angel, How shall this be, seeing I know not a man?
Here again, another person questioning God. Mary questioned God and says “How could this be?”
35 And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.
Halleuah! O.k. Devil, I just got some more ammunion. I have the Holy Ghost and I have the power from the most High! So, "Is Anything To Hard For God?"
Oh Lord!, I am fired up now! I am comin' out!
Listen to what it says now.
36 And, behold, thy cousin Elisabeth, she hath also conceived a son in her old age: and this is the sixth month with her, who was called barren.
You are NOT barren there is there something that God wants you to give birth to.
37 For with God nothing shall be impossible.
38 And Mary said, Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word. And the angel departed from her.
All through scripture God has blessed people so good that it leaves them confounded and confused!
The question is always “God how are you going to do it?”
And God ALWAYS replies “IS ANYTHING TO HARD FOR GOD?”
I am going through the most difficult time of my life cause I can’t see how God is going to do it!
And so these scriptures were a set up cause when I started writing I had no intentions of ministering to myself but has God would have it that’s the way it turned out.
I hope that this will also help others.
Just know that in our human-ness “We can’t see how it’s going to happen but God will bring it to pass.”
He just wants us to trust and rely on him. And if you have to ask a question, ask “Is Anything to Hard For God?
GOD WILL BLESS YOU SO GOOD THAT HE WILL LEAVE YOU CONFUSED!