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Experience the Impossible: Simple Ways to Unleash Heaven's Power on Earth

BOOK: Experience the Impossible: Simple Ways to Unleash Heaven's Power on Earth
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© 2014 by Bill Johnson

Published by Chosen Books

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Bloomington, Minnesota 55438

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Baker Publishing Group, Grand Rapids, Michigan

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Ebook edition created 2014

All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means—for example, electronic, photocopy, recording—without the prior written permission of the publisher. The only exception is brief quotations in printed reviews.

Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data is on file at the Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

ISBN 978-1-4412-6499-2

Scripture quotations are from the New American Standard Bible®, copyright © 1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995 by The Lockman Foundation. Used by permission.

Cover design by Dan Pitts

I dedicate this book to Kris and Kathy Vallotton.

Your love, friendship and partnership in life and ministry have made an immeasurable difference in my life for these past 35+ years. With great love and affection, thanks.

Contents

Cover    
1

Title Page    
3

Copyright Page    
4

Dedication    
5

Acknowledgments    
13

Introduction    
15

1.
F
AITH
:
Faith does not come from striving; it comes from surrender.    
17

2.
H
OPE
:
The presence of the Lord upon us positions us for miracles.    
19

3.
L
OVE
:
The same Spirit that raised Jesus from the dead is in you, and He wants out.    
22

4.
F
AITH
:
Regardless of the level of faith, Jesus always brought a miracle.    
25

5.
H
OPE
:
It is illegal to enjoy the presence of the Lord and not conquer something.    
28

6.
L
OVE
:
It is hard to have the same fruit as the early Church when we value a book they did not have more than the Holy Spirit they did have.    
31

7.
F
AITH
:
Faith is what sticks to us from encountering the “faith-fullness” of God.    
34

8.
H
OPE
:
Jesus did not perform miracles to show us what God can do.    
36

9.
L
OVE
:
A powerless Church has little for the devil to counterfeit.    
39

10.
F
AITH
:
The walk of faith is to live according to the revelation we have received, in the midst of mysteries we cannot explain.    
42

11.
H
OPE
:
Every loss is temporary; every victory is eternal.    
45

12.
L
OVE
:
The
heart
to hear God’s voice is much more important than the
ability
to hear His voice.    
48

13.
F
AITH
:
If you live cautiously, your friends will call you wise. You just won’t move many mountains.    
51

14.
H
OPE
:
I pay no attention to the warnings of possible excess from those who are satisfied with lack.    
54

15.
L
OVE
:
Jesus messed up every funeral He attended, including His own.    
57

16.
F
AITH
:
Faith grows through use.    
60

17.
H
OPE
:
Sometimes instead of answering our prayer, God gives us a promise.    
62

18.
L
OVE
:
In grace, the ability to obey comes in the command. In law, you are left to perform.    
65

19.
F
AITH
:
The way you think either expresses faith or undermines faith.    
68

20.
H
OPE
:
Thankfulness and hunger create the atmosphere for increase.    
70

21.
L
OVE
:
Bible study without Bible experience is pointless.    
73

22.
F
AITH
:
We are designed to invade the impossible.    
76

23.
H
OPE
:
It takes courage to expect the best. Anyone without hope can expect the worst.    
79

24.
L
OVE
:
One of the great tragedies in life is for the Bible to be interpreted by people who are not in love.    
82

25.
F
AITH
:
You have authority over any storm you can sleep in.    
85

26.
H
OPE
:
You will always reflect the nature of the world you are most aware of.    
88

27.
L
OVE
:
Sympathy is the counterfeit of compassion.    
91

28.
F
AITH
:
A stronghold is anything people trust other than God.    
94

29.
H
OPE
:
I try to live in such a way that nothing becomes bigger than my awareness of God.    
97

30.
L
OVE
:
Honor is the atmosphere in which the people of God become their best.    
100

31.
F
AITH
:
Ignorance asks for understanding; unbelief asks for proof.    
103

32.
H
OPE
:
When Paul told us to prophesy according to our faith, he revealed why so many negative prophetic words are released.    
106

33.
L
OVE
:
God does not look for worship; He looks for worshipers.    
109

34.
F
AITH
:
God’s trust in us is measured by what He has entrusted to us.    
112

35.
H
OPE
:
Sometimes our breakthroughs begin when we refuse to be impressed with the size of our problems.    
115

36.
L
OVE
:
Jesus is building a community of believers who can recognize the source of a word they do not understand.    
118

37.
F
AITH
:
One of my greatest joys is to stand with faith-filled people. But one of my greatest honors is to stand in the midst of unbelief.    
121

38.
H
OPE
:
People with resentment attract people with complaints.    
124

39.
L
OVE
:
Some listen to learn; others listen to critique.    
127

40.
F
AITH
:
The hungry crave; the satisfied evaluate.    
130

41.
H
OPE
:
When God gives us a promise instead of an answer, it reveals His desire to draw us into our eternal purposes.    
133

42.
L
OVE
:
We often celebrate the ones who humble themselves under the mighty hand of God, but despise the ones He exalts.    
136

43.
F
AITH
:
Our minds are either renewed or at war with God.    
139

44.
H
OPE
:
The Church’s obsession with avoiding disappointment has given the seat of honor to the spirit of unbelief.    
142

45.
L
OVE
:
Passionless leaders cost everyone who follows them.    
145

46.
F
AITH
:
Faith is evident in the act of obedience.    
148

47.
H
OPE
:
Jesus is returning for a bride whose body is in equal proportion to her head.    
151

48.
L
OVE
:
Christianity was never meant to be recognized by its disciplines, but by its passions.    
154

49.
F
AITH
:
In the absence of faith comes disobedience.    
157

50.
H
OPE
:
Hope is the soil that faith grows in.    
159

51.
L
OVE
:
You have reason to question anything you think you know about God that you cannot find in the Person of Jesus.    
162

52.
F
AITH
:
Faith does not deny that a problem exists; it denies it a place of influence.    
165

53.
H
OPE
:
Any area of our lives for which we have no hope is under the influence of a lie.    
168

54.
L
OVE
:
God’s ability to use sickness for His glory does not mean He approves of sickness, any more than God’s ability to use sin for His glory means He approves of sin.    
171

55.
F
AITH
:
Faith brings answers, but enduring faith brings answers with character.    
174

56.
H
OPE
:
Living in regret will become your biggest regret.    
176

57.
L
OVE
:
It is not possible to achieve true greatness in the Kingdom without valuing the greatness of another.    
179

58.
F
AITH
:
Miracles are often on the other side of inconvenience.    
183

59.
H
OPE
:
When Jesus announced there would be wars and rumors of wars, He was not giving us a promise. He was describing the conditions into which He was sending His last days’ army.    
186

60.
L
OVE
:
Sometimes our love for God is evident in what we hate.    
189

61.
F
AITH
:
Most of what you need in life will be brought to you. But most of what you want, you will have to go get.    
192

62.
H
OPE
:
If those who do not walk with God can do miracles, then those who walk with God are without excuse.    
195

63.
L
OVE
:
A bitter reaction to the sins of others is often worse than the sins of others.    
199

64.
F
AITH
:
The playing field of our faith is as big as our recognition of God’s goodness.    
202

65.
H
OPE
:
Worshipers are positioned by God to summon nations to their destinies.    
205

66.
L
OVE
:
It is impossible to reach our potential without learning to minister to ourselves.    
208

67.
F
AITH
:
Faith explores what revelation reveals.    
211

68.
H
OPE
:
When God says no, a better yes is coming.    
214

69.
L
OVE
:
Evangelism in its purest form is an overflow of worship.    
217

70.
F
AITH
:
No one was ever criticized, scolded or corrected by Jesus for seeking His gifts.    
220

71.
H
OPE
:
God wants our minds to be renewed so that our will can be done.    
223

72.
L
OVE
:
False humility will keep us from our destinies, but true humility will take us to them.    
226

73.
F
AITH
:
When we submit the things of God to the mind of man, unbelief and religion are the results. When we submit the mind of man to the things of God, miracles and the renewed mind are the results.    
229

74.
H
OPE
:
God disciplines us so His blessings will not kill us.    
232

75.
L
OVE
:
Flattery is the counterfeit of honor. It is ultimately self-serving as it cheapens the privilege of recognizing greatness in another.    
235

76.
F
AITH
:
Non-sacrificial people are of no consequence to the devil.    
238

77.
H
OPE
:
If God is your servant, He will always disappoint you. If you are His servant, He will always surpass your greatest expectations.    
241

78.
L
OVE
:
When faith works through love, fear is silenced.    
244

79.
F
AITH
, H
OPE
AND
L
OVE
:
“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life” (John 3:16).    
247

About the Author    
251

Back Ad    
252

Back Cover    
253

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