37For with God nothing will be impossible. [simple_tooltip content=’26 Now in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth,

27 to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. The virgin’s name was Mary.

28 And having come in, the angel said to her, “Rejoice, highly favored one, the Lord is with you; blessed are you among women!”

29 But when she saw him, she was troubled at his saying, and considered what manner of greeting this was.

30 Then the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God.

31 And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bring forth a Son, and shall call His name JESUS.

32 He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Highest; and the Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David.

33 And He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of His kingdom there will be no end.”

34 Then Mary said to the angel, “How can this be, since I do not know a man?”

35 And the angel answered and said to her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Highest will overshadow you; therefore, also, that Holy One who is to be born will be called the Son of God.

36 Now indeed, Elizabeth your relative has also conceived a son in her old age; and this is now the sixth month for her who was called barren.

37 For with God nothing will be impossible.”

38 Then Mary said, “Behold the maidservant of the Lord! Let it be to me according to your word.” And the angel departed from her.’](Luke 1:26-38)[/simple_tooltip]


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: [simple_tooltip content=’that by two immutable things, in which it is impossible for God to lie, we might have strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold of the hope set before us.’]Hebrews 6:18[/simple_tooltip] says that it is impossible for God to lie; it was impossible for Satan to keep Jesus in the grave [simple_tooltip content=’whom God raised up, having loosed the pains of death, because it was not possible that He should be held by it.’](Acts 2:24)[/simple_tooltip]; it is impossible for anyone who was once born again, fully enlightened, and then rejects Jesus Christ to be “born again” again [simple_tooltip content=’For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted the heavenly gift, and have become partakers of the Holy Spirit,’](Heb. 6:4)[/simple_tooltip]; and it certainly is impossible to please God without faith. [simple_tooltip content=’But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.’](Heb. 11:6)[/simple_tooltip]

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 [simple_tooltip content=’So He said, “Come.” And when Peter had come down out of the boat, he walked on the water to go to Jesus.’](Matt. 14:29)[/simple_tooltip]. 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!