“All Things Are Possible” – Really, What Things?

aajesushealingthelunatic-300-webby Rex Rouis

A father was questioning Jesus’ ability to cast a demon out of his child when Jesus responded with the following statement:

And Jesus said to him, “If you can?! All things are possible to him who believes.” Mark 9:23

What is meant by the words, ‘All things are possible’? What exactly are included in the ‘all things’?

God’s ‘All things’ – God Has No Limitations

And looking at {them} Jesus said to them, “With people this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” Matthew 19:26

Looking at them, Jesus said, “With people it is impossible, but not with God; for all things are possible with God.” Mark 10:27

And He was saying, “Abba! Father! All things are possible for You; remove this cup from Me; yet not what I will, but what You will.” Mark 14:36

“For nothing will be impossible with God.” Luke 1:37

Man’s ‘All things’ – Are Determined By What We Can Believe

Each time ‘all things’ is mentioned concerning man, a qualifier of belief is added.

And, all things, whatsoever you shall ask in prayer, believing, you shall receive. Matthew 21:22

“…. All things are possible to him who believes. Mark 9:23

The ‘all things’ is limited to only those items that can be believed. Jesus is saying, “If you can believe it, then it is possible.” The limitation is on our believing. Over-and-over again, the Gospels communicate a simple concept – ‘There are no limitations with God, and the limitations that man received in the Great Fall are neutralized by his faith in God.’ In effect, faith in the ‘God of no limitations’ takes away the limitations of man. This is not elevating man, it is elevating the blessing of God upon man. The source of the power is not man but rather faith in God – “If you can believe it, it will happen.” God is saying, “I have no limitations, if you can believe in me, I can do it.” That is what is meant by walking in God’s authority. Authority is the authorized use of someone else’s power. In this case, it is us walking in God’s power (Ephesians 1:19, 20).

What ‘Things’ Can We Believe?

This begs the question – For what can we believe? Can we believe for ‘all things?’ No, for if we could, then we would be like God. We would be able to have ‘all things.’ Jesus did not say, “It is possible to believe for all things,” but rather, He said, “All things that are believed are possible.” There is a huge difference between the two wordings. The inclusiveness is determined not by a definition of ‘all things,’ but rather on the extent of our possible faith. This makes sense if you understand that faith in God is based solely on items granted to us by His word. The ‘all things’ are determined by the ‘things’ promised in His word.

We Can Believe Only What the Word Says We Can Believe

Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, so that we may know the things freely given to us by God, I Corinthians 2:12

So, for man, ‘all things’ equals – God’s promises that are believed. The difficulty then is not with God, but it is with us, our getting to a place of faith. Faith is the God sanctioned ability for man to trust what God can and will do. It is trusting His faithfulness and His character.

..and being fully assured that what God had promised, He was able also to perform. Romans 4:21

Search the Word and find out for yourself what is available for you to trust in and believe for. His promises are His will. Find them out, meet their conditions, hear His voice, and glorify His name.

Let me say this again – Search the scriptures, meet their conditions, hear His voice, act in faith, and glorify His name. All things written therein are possible for him who believes.

The ‘all things’ = God’s promises that are believed.


  1. Jesus said “your faith has made you whole”. It’s the full gospel

  2. I must trust God only for the belief that He is God alone and beside Him there is no other God this is the word of God so I believe every word of God every word that comes from the word of God I can only expect what He says and means to be true and that all things are given His way cause He is the life the truth and the way so I must continue to get to know Him and just believe—amen , in His way.

  3. God bless you for a powerful article. I am being blessed with it everyday. I can face each day knowing that all things are possible provided I believe. Its amazing.

  4. so the possibilities that will happen in our life depends on what we can only believed. If we doubt that it will not happen , then it will not.

  5. PST Victor.
    I don’t believe in that sentence ”when praying for some people healing that we need his/her authorization before God can answer such prayer..it is not fact of the Bible.
    Jesus healed peter’s mother Inlaw without her request for this, peter & John healed the begger at the beautiful gate without his authorization(will) etc.
    The Bible says, the prayers of the righteous availeth much..a Auckland who can’t speak or a dead lazarus raised from death can’t authorized for his/her healing..but God all possibilities answer prayer on their behalf.

    I really enjoy this article. Thanks.

    1. Akanson,

      Our greatest need is for fellowship with the Lord. If we are denied something most likely it is because He wants to give us something of infinitely greater value than what we ask for: Himself. It might be also that He wants to see if we are willing to pick up our cross and follow Him; for us to discover if we have truly surrendered our lives to Him as we say we have.

      It is through Christ’s righteousness, mercy and grace, and that of the Father, that all of us will one day be in God’s Kingdom. There we will discover that precisely that which we were denied one day had a lot to do with us finding ourselves there, “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are called according to his purpose.” (Romans 8:28).

      In John 17: 20 Jesus prayed to the Father that none of us be lost; He prayed for us to be one with Them: “I do not pray for these alone (the disciples), but also for those who will believe in Me through their word; that they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You, that they also may be one in Us… that they may be made perfect. ” Blessed be the Father and the Son that the Lord’s prayer takes precedence over any other prayer!

      In love,


    2. Author

      Akanson – I appreciate Ana’s comments, however, I disagree with them. I cannot tell you exactly why you did not receive. All I can tell you is that the Bible is very clear – if you believe, and stay in faith, you will receive. That is clear from scripture. The Bible does not say that you were denied something because He wants to give us something better. He does not deny faith because faith is founded upon the correct will of God in the first place. God does not change His mind midstream. I know that we hear a lot of that kind of reasoning. It was created to answer the very question you asked. It is just not true.

      I also do not agree with the interpretation of Romans 8:28 that whatever happens is supposed to happen, and all things (whatever they are) work together for our good. The context of that verse is Romans 8:26 which talks about praying under the unction of the Holy Spirit, and saying things we do not understand. Paul, the one who prayed in tongues more than them all, was telling them that even though you do not understand what you are praying, you are praying the will of God, and the will of God is always good.

      Back to your prayer and the lack of an answer. I don’t know, nobody does except God. To me there are two options. One, it is not here yet but it is still coming. The things of God always take much longer than we think they should take. Do not lose your confidence and do not get impatient, or you will lose your answer. The other is that either you were not in faith as you supposed or you got out of faith later. I have done both of these at times. In one instance, I know exactly when I lost the answer to my prayer by the unbelief laden words of my own mouth. I knew it and actually cried because of it. And just because we pray does not mean we are in faith. This is a hard truth.

      Update: One added thought. If our prayer concerns someone else we have to take into account their will in the matter. We cannot control other people through prayer. That is witchcraft. We can pray to the Father in Jesus Name to open their eyes, or for them to get healed but ultimately it is mostly up to them. This can get complicated, especially for spouses or children. For example, we do not have authority to pray for someone else’s children without their authorization and involvement. The issues can be many…

      We have a tendency to blame our loss on God or doctrine. Sadly, and honestly, it is usually always us. We love you. Rex

      1. God refused Jesus own request to take the cup of crucifixion from him. God can say no, because he knows what’s best.

        1. Author

          The prayer in the Garden was not the prayer of faith. It was seeking prayer to find, or confirm, the will of God. It is a really smart thing to do right before doing something really really big.

    3. Did your heart believe? did your spirit receive what you prayed for? your inner must get it first before it will show up. Maybe you didn’t believe enough, cause the Word of God is true, whatsoever you shall ask in prayer, believing,you shall receive (Matt21:22).

  6. All things are possible with God. He is the one who created them nothing is left. His promises and things that he did not yet let us discover. In God Nothing is limitted. Thank you Lord for your devine power and Love .Amen.

  7. All things are possible with God. He is the one who created them nothing is left. His promises and things that he did not yet let us discover. In God Nothing is limitted. Thank you Lord for your devine power and Love .Amen.

  8. I believe in the possible God who can do anything but fail,and those who put their trust in him shall not be ashamed THANK YOU JESUS!!??????????????

    1. So whats possible to me is based on my faith in God.
      Praise God…Halleluyah

  9. When all hope ,courage, possibility devolution friends opportunity are gone loss ,then look at Jesus my hope of glory then possibility is sure in god

  10. Its really a great benefit to know that all things are possible to him that believeth thank u lord Jesus i believe

  11. This has really blessed me….all things that I can believe; are possible to me, hallelujah!!!!!

  12. everyone whom believes and has faith in the almighty and his only begotten son Jesus is blessed, Now go out unto the world and share the word of our heavenly father God Almighty and our savior Jesus Christ
    Bless you all.
    Joe McArthur

  13. whatsoever thing ye desire,when you pray believe that ye receive them and ye shall have them….,

  14. Hello Rex

    I am enjoying the topics and presentation of your pages.
    This piece grabbed my attention because I have found reading a lecture by Neville Goddard from the 50s on these extracts really illuminating, and I wanted to share them with you.

    He, like you, dug deep to reveal to himself and then to his audiences, greater understandings so that we all could have some peace of mind about the wonderful book that is the Bible.

    I know you’re going to enjoy this and benefit us all from it.

    All the Best

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