You Can Do What the Word Says You Can Do

  • Philippians 4:13 I can do all this through him who gives me strength.
  • John 14:12 Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father.
  • Luke 10:19 I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you.
  • Luke 9:1 When Jesus had called the Twelve together, he gave them power and authority to drive out all demons and to cure diseases…
  • Mark 16:15-18 He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation. Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned. And these signs will accompany those who believe: In my name they will drive out demons; they will speak in new tongues; they will pick up snakes with their hands; and when they drink deadly poison, it will not hurt them at all; they will place their hands on sick people, and they will get well.”

The words “I can do all things through him who gives me strength” and “whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these” appear impossible to the person who doesn’t know Christ or who he is in Christ. Jesus’ command to “heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse those who have leprosy, drive out demons” may seem overwhelming to some.  Jesus tells us in Matthew 17:20: “Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.”

The verse “whoever belongs to God hears what God says” may discourage the person who has never heard God. Don’t let those words frighten you. Instead, know that they are truth because they are in the Word and that a deeper relationship, submission and/or commitment to God can change those from being words in your bible to a reality in your life.

How to do what the Word says you can do:
  1. Live a life surrendered to God, and submit to His leading, just like Jesus did. Spend time in prayer communicating with God. Listen as He speaks.
  2. Read His Word daily. When it says you can do something you’ve never done before, believe it. Ask the Holy Spirit to enlighten you about that scripture and how you can do it. Meditate on it so it can take root in your heart, then do it.
  3. Understand the Name of Jesus and the power it holds. Know when to use it and how to use it.
  4. Develop your faith—your trust in God. Learn to do things in His strength, as He is the power. You do your part and He does His. You need to work in partnership with God and listen to His leading.
  5. Praise and worship God in Spirit and in truth. Go to Him to bless His heart. As you sing songs or speak words to Him to exalt Him, it will bring you into His presence. The more time you spend with God, the more you should realize His great power and develop your trust in Him.
  6. Pray in the Spirit daily for extended periods to build yourself up in your most holy faith (Jude 20).

Call to action:
Look at what the Word says about a situation you may be facing right now. Look at it from God’s perspective, a place of victory and power. Do what the Word says you can do. Declare the Word over it in the Name of Jesus and do not let yourself be denied by the enemy who comes to steal, kill and destroy. Christ paid a high price for you to walk in victory so live in it fully.