37For with God nothing will be impossible. (Luke 1:26-38)


The virgin birth is inexplicable except as a miracle. There’s no possible way for a virgin to have a baby, but with God all things are possible. The Bible reveals, however, that there are some things that are impossible: Hebrews 6:18 says that it is impossible for God to lie; it was impossible for Satan to keep Jesus in the grave (Acts 2:24); it is impossible for anyone who was once born again, fully enlightened, and then rejects Jesus Christ to be “born again” again (Heb. 6:4); and it certainly is impossible to please God without faith. (Heb. 11:6)

The Amplified Bible translates this verse as, “No word from God shall be without power or impossible of fulfillment.” In other words, anything that God has promised in His Word is possible. His Word not only proclaims what He’s willing and able to do, but it also carries His power to accomplish it.

God’s Word becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy when mixed with faith. The one word, “Come,” from the lips of Jesus had enough power in it to enable Peter to walk on water (Matt. 14:29). The word of the Lord Gabriel brought to Mary had the power to produce the virgin birth. When she believed it, her faith set God’s Word into motion.

What has God spoken to you? It doesn’t matter how impossible it may look. The only question is, “Lord, is this really from You?” If so, then the power it takes to accomplish the task is contained in the Word itself. Mix it with faith, and nothing that God has promised you is impossible!