A Nugget from New Life Network

(by Chris Musgrove of Future Now)

Scripture for the Day – January 15, 2020

James 1:12-17: Blessed is the man who endures temptation; for when he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love Him. 13 Let no one say when he is tempted, “I am tempted by God”; for God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does He Himself tempt anyone. 14 But each one is tempted when he is drawn away by his own desires and enticed. 15 Then, when desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, brings forth death. 16 Do not be deceived, my beloved brethren. 17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning.

God is not the tempter. That is spelled out in verse 13. We also know from scripture in Genesis 3 that Satan tempted Eve in the Garden of Eden. And in Luke 4 Satan tempted Jesus in the wilderness.

In John 10:10 Jesus said, “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have life, and have it more abundantly.”

Jesus taught His disciples how to pray in Luke 11. In verse 4 He says, “And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.”

I Peter 5:8: Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.

I Corinthians 10:13 says, “No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.” No temptation will overtake you if you are submitted to God and His Word.

James 4:7 says, “Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.” Someone once asked me, “How do you resist the devil?” By staying submitted to God and His Word. That’s what Jesus did in the midst of the temptation in Luke 4. When he quoted from God’s Word the devil left Him.

I John 2:14 says, “I write to you, young men, because you are strong, and the word of God lives in you, and you have overcome the evil one.”

Stay submitted to God’s Word because the Word makes you strong and by it you resist the evil one.

The devil will leave you just like he left Jesus,



A Nugget from New Life Network

(by Dr. Larry Ollison)

Scripture for the Day – January 14, 2020

The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance (2 Peter 3:9)

Many years ago, I sat in on a church business meeting. I had not actually gone to church to attend the business meeting, but I was already there, so I stayed. After all, if I had gone home, I would have probably watched television, and there is no way that a TV show could be as entertaining as a church business meeting.

The first order of business was the financial report. It was noted that the church had over $30,000 in a savings account that had been sitting idle for several years. Nothing else was mentioned about the $30,000 and the financial report was approved.

When it came time for new business, someone mentioned that there were several families that lived in a certain area who had expressed an interest in coming to church. Because some of the parents were working singles, they had no transportation for their children. In other words, they wanted to come to church, but did not have a way to get there.

Eventually, the discussion centered on the prospect of the church buying a small van to pick up these people and bring them to church. It was at this point the chairman of the board of deacons stood up and made this remark. He said, “I’m sure if we buy this van that we will be able to pick up a few new people in the church. And, I realize that there may be some new converts. But, I would rather have the money in the bank than a few new faces in the church. Wouldn’t you?”

I could hardly believe my ears. How can we place a price on the lives of those who are lost? How can we put a limited value on a soul? Jesus gave everything for them. We should do the same.

In Matthew 18:11-14, Jesus said, “For the Son of Man has come to save that which was lost. What do you think? If a man has a hundred sheep, and one of them goes astray, does he not leave the ninety-nine and go to the mountains to seek the one that is straying? And if he should find it, assuredly, I say to you, he rejoices more over that sheep than over the ninety-nine that did not go astray. Even so it is not the will of your Father who is in heaven that one of these little ones should perish.”

Here Jesus made a very interesting statement. He said that God, the Father, in heaven does not want anyone to perish. He wants everyone to be in the fold. It is His will that no one should be destroyed.

Now, of course there are restrictions. Sometimes we just don’t have the resources to do everything we want to do. But we must make every attempt to spread the good news of Jesus.

Later at the same business meeting someone asked the deacon who didn’t want to spend the money, what he would rather do with the $30,000. He said, “I’d rather just leave it in the bank and do nothing with it.” And that’s what they voted to do.

So, here’s the point. We must have the same goals and desires that God has. God’s desire is that all should be saved. He has brought the good news of salvation to a lost and dying world. We must now do our part. We must do all we can. We must do whatever is necessary. We must win the lost, whatever the cost.


A Nugget from New Life Network

(by Dr. Larry Ollison)

Scripture for the Day – January 13, 2020

For with God nothing shall be impossible. (Luke 1:37)

Is it possible to see Jesus? Is it possible that Jesus Christ of Nazareth, the Son of God, the One Who died on the cross and was raised from the dead would personally visit you in your home and talk with you? Is it possible that Jesus could have a discussion with you about your life and give you advice that could change your destiny?

As a young Christian, I heard stories of people who had a visitation from Jesus. I thought people like that were crazy. After all, I had been taught in my church that after Jesus ascended into heaven, He sat down at the right hand of the Father and that’s where He was going to stay until the Father decided to send Him back for the church in the

It’s amazing what determines what a person believes. Once I met a man who would only drive a Ford pickup truck. He had the Ford logo painted on his rear window. He had a Ford jacket and a baseball cap with Ford written on it. This man loved his Ford pickup. When I asked him why he felt Fords were the best, he said, “My dad always drove a Ford, and his dad before him. I will always drive a Ford because they did.”

Sadly, in a recent survey that was the same reason that people said they were Baptists, Presbyterians, Lutherans, etc. Too many people believe what they believe and attend the church they do solely because it’s the church their parents attended or it’s the closest one to their home. It’s amazing that people will make decisions that determine their eternal destiny and the quality of their life here on earth strictly because of tradition or convenience.

So, when I heard someone say that Jesus had appeared to them, the church I was raised in didn’t believe that could happen, so neither did I. Then one day while reading my Bible, I read in Acts chapter nine that Jesus appeared to Ananias and, according to the Bible, Ananias actually saw Jesus and carried on a conversation with Him (vs. 10-15). (This was after Jesus had ascended into heaven.)

Acts chapter eighteen tells us that one-night Paul saw Jesus and Jesus gave him instructions on what to do in His ministry (vs. 9-10). In Acts chapter twenty-two, Paul tells of a conversation he had with Jesus in Jerusalem. In verse eighteen the Bible says that he saw Jesus and Jesus gave him advise that, if obeyed, would save his life. It was in this conversation with Jesus that Paul learned he would be sent great distances to take the gospel to the Gentiles (vs. 17-21).

Then in chapter twenty-three, Jesus actually stood next to Paul and gave him further instruction for his ministry (vs. 11). This was not a vision nor a dream, but an actual event. The visitations of Jesus were extremely important in Paul’s ministry. It’s also interesting that each time Jesus appeared to a New Testament believer, they were not shocked. It was expected.

These examples show clearly that Jesus appeared to New Testament Christians and carried on conversations that included instruction, warnings, and comfort.

God is not a respecter of persons. If Jesus appeared to and spoke to and gave guidance to New Testament Christians, then why wouldn’t He do the same for you? After all, you are a New Testament Christian too.

As Christians, our theology should be based on the truths given to us in God’s Holy Word, the Bible. The Bible clearly tells us that faith is important (Hebrews 11:6) and that without faith mixed in our hearts the Word does not work in our lives (Hebrews 4:2). Our very salvation exists only for those who believe and have faith in God’s promise of eternal life (Ephesians 2:8). The Bible tells us that we prophecy and receive the Holy Spirit in proportion to our faith (Romans 12:6). If you do not believe that Jesus died for your sins so that you can have everlasting life, you will not have everlasting life. In order to receive it, you must believe it. Every gift from God comes by faith.

So today, I propose this. We as Christians should raise our level of belief to include every good gift that God has for us. If New Testament Christians were healed, you can be healed. If New Testament Christians were delivered from oppression, you can be delivered from oppression. If Jesus appeared to New Testament Christians, Jesus can appear to

Now, don’t take me wrong. I am not suggesting that we spend our time begging Jesus to appear to us. But what I am saying is this. We must not allow the traditions of man to impede the manifestations of God.

Remember, we receive in proportion to our faith.



A Nugget from New Life Network

(excerpts from Bob Gass Ministries)

Scripture for the Day – January 10, 2020

Great peace have they who love your [word], and nothing can make them stumble. (Psalm 119:165, NIV)

One of the last things Jesus told His disciples before leaving this world was, “In this [life], you will have trouble!” (John 16:33, NIV). And He was right, wasn’t He? We all experience stress, occupational demands, deadlines, expectations and personal pressures ganging up on us and constantly trying to rob us of the peace we desperately desire. No one is immune to stress, frustration, and the feeling that we’re on the “autobahn of life.” What is all this but the absence of peace? And the answer can’t be found in a pill, a possession, or a pleasure. All those things wear off or wear out.

The Bible talks about three different kinds of peace. Let’s look at them:

(1) Peace with others. As far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone (Romans 12:18, NIV). This is external peace, and it’s necessary for human relationships to flourish. Great peace have they which love thy law: and nothing shall offend them. (Psalm 119:165)
(2) Peace with yourself. Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts (Col 3:15 NIV). This is internal peace, a rest of mind and soul that escapes most of us. Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light. (Matthew 11:28-30)
(3) Peace with God. Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ (Romans 5:1, NIV). This is eternal peace, and it comes from knowing you have a right relationship with God. The Lord will give strength unto his people; the Lord will bless his people with peace. (Psalm 29:11)

So here’s how it works: When you’re at peace with God you’ll be at peace with yourself, and when you’re at peace with yourself you’ll be at peace with others. That, in a nutshell, is the “Peace” process!

Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you. (Philippians 4:9)

And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:7)



A Nugget from New Life Network

(by Dr. Larry Ollison)

Scripture for the Day – January 9, 2020

“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen” (Hebrews 11:1).

For years, as a faith teacher, I taught faith with the following definition: “Faith is believing God will do what He said He would do.” As the years passed, I realized that faith is not believing, but faith has believed. So, I revised my definition to be: “Faith is believing that God has done what He said He would do and everything you say and do is based upon
that belief.”

Teaching something difficult is made easier with a simple definition. Likewise, I discovered that something simple can be complicated by making the definition too complicated. Even though my definition was accurate, I decided to make it easier to understand.

So here it is. Faith is: hear the Word, believe the Word, speak the Word, and do the Word.

Let’s take a moment to look at each part of what faith is.

1) Hear the Word
Romans 10:17 says that faith comes by hearing. Hearing is the first step, but not the only step. Without knowledge, we perish, because without knowledge we do not know what to believe (Hosea 4:6). Hearing the Word affects our souls. The soul is the mind, will, and emotions, and hearing brings the Word of God into the realm of the soul (in this case, the mind) so that we can decide what to do with it.
2) Believe the Word
Once the Word is in our mind, we must decide what to do with it. Believing is the result of a decision. We decide what we are going to believe and what we are going to reject. The choice is ours. What we decide to believe sets the pattern of what we say.
3) Speak the Word
Second Timothy 1:13 says, “Hold fast the pattern of sound words which you have heard from me, in faith and love which are in Christ Jesus.” We will develop a pattern of words determined by what we have decided we believe and what has developed in our heart as a result of that belief. Jesus said out of the abundance of our heart our mouth will speak (Matthew 12:34).
4) Do the Word
Faith without action is not living faith. James 2:26 says, “As the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.” We must act on what we believe and we must daily reinforce that belief by renewing our minds with the Word. Through the daily hearing and believing of the Word, our words and actions will be more accurate.

To summarize: Faith is important. Without faith it is impossible to please God (Hebrews 11:6). Through faith we are saved (Ephesians 2:8). Anything that is not from faith is sin (Romans 14:23). Faith moves mountains and activates our prayers (Matthew 17:20; James 1:6). Faith is vitally important in our lives. All that we do must be based on the God-kind of faith (Mark 11:22-24).

So, hear the Word, believe the Word, speak the Word, and do the Word and you will please God.



A Nugget from New Life Network

(by Dr. Larry Ollison)

Scripture for the Day – January 8, 2020

Now the Lord had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house, unto a land that I will shew thee: And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing: And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed. (Genesis 12:1-3)

“And God said to him, ‘Your name is Jacob; your name shall not be called Jacob anymore, but Israel shall be your name.’ So, He called his name Israel. Also God said to him: ‘I am God Almighty. Be fruitful and multiply; a nation and a company of nations shall proceed from you, and kings shall come from your body. The land which I gave Abraham and Isaac I giveto you; and to your descendants after you I give this land'” (Genesis 35:10-12).

Over the centuries, there has been much discussion about how to bring peace into the Middle-East. Some of the world’s greatest thinkers and politicians have devised plans that would guarantee peace. To this date, all of man’s plans have failed and here is the reason why.

In any given situation, there are only two plans:

1) God’s plan 2) Any plan opposed to God’s plan

As Christians, we must quit analyzing the situation and start looking in God’s Word to find out what He wants. When you do this, you find one thing very clear and defined. God gave the land of Israel to His chosen people, the Jews. Any plan that would divide their land and give it to their enemies is opposed to God’s will and that plan will not be

“Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence” (1 Timothy 2:1-2).

The Word tells us that we are to pray for all who are in authority. When we pray for our leaders, we must pray that they will be led by the Holy Spirit and will make decisions that are in alignment with God’s plan. We know that those who bless Israel will be blessed and those who curse Israel will be cursed. To desire for Israel to have all that God wants them to have is blessing Israel. To take from Israel something God has promised to Israel is cursing them.

You must decide for yourself. Will you bless Israel or curse Israel? To help them keep their land will bring a blessing. To agree with those dividing the land will bring cursing. God has a place for everyone. But, for the Jews, it’s the land of Israel.

For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in. And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob: For this is my covenant unto them, when I shall take away their sins. As concerning the gospel, they are enemies for your sakes: but as touching the election, they are beloved for the father’s sakes. For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance. (Romans 11:25-29)

A Nugget from New Life Network

(by Dr. Larry Ollison)

Scripture for the Day – January 7, 2020

He sent his word, and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions. (Psalm 107:20)

Once a man told my wife he was sick and he knew God had made him that way. His reasoning was this-he said God had given him stomach problems so he wouldn’t eat too much and gain weight. He reasoned if he gained weight, he would develop a heart problem and could die. So, in order to keep from dying of a heart problem, he reasoned, God had made him sick so he couldn’t eat and get fat.

This may sound strange, but unfortunately, many Christians believe that God makes them sick for a purpose. It is true that God can and will cause all things to work together for good for those who love Him and who seek Him by the Spirit. The Bible tells us that in Romans 8:28. However, God’s Word does not say that God causes bad things. It simply says He causes them to work together for good for those who love Him and those who are the called according to His

We must understand the root sources of healing and sickness. The One who heals us does not make us sick and the one who makes us sick does not make us well. We must discern right thinking from wrong thinking. We must quit blaming God for the works of Satan. Let’s examine the truth. What does the Bible say about God’s view of sickness?

In Psalm 103:3 it says that He is the One “Who heals all your diseases.”

Matthew 4:23,24 says, “Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all kinds of sickness and all kinds of disease among the people. Then His fame went throughout all Syria; and they brought to Him all sick people who were afflicted with various diseases and torments, and those who were demon-possessed, epileptics, and paralytics; and He healed them.”

Matthew 8:16 tells us, “When evening had come, they brought to Him many who were demon-possessed. And He cast out the spirits with a word, and healed all who were sick.”

Then, in Matthew 9:35 it says, “Then Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people.”

Matthew 10:1 also tells us, “When He had called His twelve disciples to Him, He gave them power over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all kinds of sickness and all kinds of disease.”

Matthew 12:15 we’re told, “When Jesus knew it, He withdrew from there. And great multitudes followed Him, and He healed them all.”

Again, in Matthew 19:2 it says, “Great multitudes followed Him, and He healed them there.”

Everywhere Jesus went, He healed people. Remember what He said in John 5. Jesus said that He didn’t do anything unless God His Father instructed Him to. (vv.19,30-31.) So, what does that tell us about God? It tells us that He wants us well and He wants to heal us.

Jesus said He came to earth to destroy the works of the devil and that He said in John 10:10, “The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.”

The devil is the thief who steals health, kills bodies, and destroys life with sickness. Jesus is the one who gives life.


A Nugget from New Life Network

Scripture for the Day – January 6, 2020

Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him. Add thou not unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar. (Proverbs 30:5-6)

Most of you know that we are sticklers for the pure Word of God. We include in that the written Word (the Bible) and the spoken Word that the Holy Spirit speaks to us from the mouth of God.

But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God. (Matthew 4:4)

There are several things that are very beneficial when reading and studying the Word of God. First, you need to have a personal relationship with God. By that, I mean you need to be born-again and preferably filled with the Spirit. Jesus tells us that His sheep hear His voice, so we need to be His sheep. Don’t let some preacher or prophet interpret the Word of God for you. That is how people get caught up in all kinds of cults when they let someone else tell them what God is saying. You need to hear God for yourself!!!

Second, you need to understand that the Bible will interpret itself, if you let it. We have so many different translations of the Bible today that sometimes different beliefs tend to creep into some of the newer translations which totally ignore and contradict other sections of the Bible. The following is just one of many examples which deals with the birth of the Church at Ephesus:

In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise, Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory. (Ephesians 1:13-14, KJV) This scripture perfectly describes what happened at Ephesus and was written about by Luke in Acts 19:1-6. What we see here is two separate scriptures that interpret each other. The Ephesians heard the Word, believed the Word (was born again), and after that were sealed with the Holy Spirit of Promise as described in Acts 19. There were three separate experiences involved here.

Now, if we look at some of the newer translations, we see the following: And you also were included in Christ when you heard the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation. When you believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, 14 who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession—to the praise of his glory. (Ephesians 1:13-14, NIV) What we see here is two experiences versus three which corresponds to certain theological doctrines of our time, but does not agree with the Book of Acts. That is why it is so important to let the Bible interpret itself.

Certain phrases and words can be changed to agree with current doctrine, but it can at the same time steal precious promises made to us by God and that’s not good.

Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him. (Proverbs 30:5)

The words of the Lord are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times. (Psalm 12:6)


A Nugget from New Life Network

(by Chris Musgrove of Future Now)

Scripture for the Day – January 3, 2020

Psalms 78:40-41: How often they provoked Him in the wilderness, and grieved Him in the desert! 41 Yes, again and again they tempted God, and limited the Holy One of Israel. The New International Version says, “Again and again they put God to the test; they vexed the Holy One of Israel.”

The word “vexed” in Psalm 78 means to be bothered, aggravated, or exasperated. That was God’s people vexing God!!!

In Numbers 13-14 God desired to give the children of Israel the Promised Land, but 10 of the 12 spies that went to spy out the land came back with a bad report. All the spies, except Joshua and Caleb, gave into fear and they limited God. Incidentally, Joshua and Caleb were the only ones that came back with a good report saying, “We are well able to take the land”. They were the only ones to actually inherit the Promised Land forty years later, as everyone else died in the wilderness.

Fear is the opposite of faith. So if faith pleases God, fear displeases God. Hebrews 11:6 says, “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.” So, if the absence of faith displeases (bothers, vexes, and limits) God; faith and trust must please Him.

Mark 6:5-6 says, “Now He could do no mighty work there, except that He laid His hands on a few sick people and healed them. 6 And He marveled because of their unbelief. Then He went about the villages in a circuit, teaching.”

It didn’t say Jesus wouldn’t do any mighty works there, it says He couldn’t. Then it says that He marveled at their unbelief, their lack of faith. They limited what Jesus could do by their unbelief. Verse 6 says, “And he marveled at their unbelief. And he went round the villages in a circuit, teaching.”

That same verse in the New International Version 2008 says, “He was utterly amazed at their unbelief. Then he went around to the villages and continued teaching.” He was teaching because of their unbelief. He knew that faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God according to Romans 10:17.

Proverbs 3:5-6 says, “Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; 6 in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.”

We limit God by our lack of faith. If we are wholly trusting God and standing on His Word He said He would direct our paths.


A Nugget from New Life Network

(excerpts from Dr. Larry Ollison)

Scripture for the Day – January 2, 2020

However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come (John 16:13).

When I was a teenager, there was a science fiction movie called 1984. It was, of course, about how “Big Brother” would rule the world in 1984. Well, 1984 passed and Big Brother never showed up. There was another science fiction TV series called Space 1999 about a colony living on the moon. Then there was another movie about space travel in the year 2001. It was appropriately called 2001 Space Odyssey with a sequel titled, 2010. All of these movies predicted the future, and they were all wrong.

However, there is a book that has predicted future events and has been perfectly accurate. It is, of course, the Bible. The Bible tells of nations and kings, even using their names, before they were ever born. It tells of the birth of Jesus and gives us explicit details of where and how His birth would happen hundreds of years before the event. It tells of the rebirth of the nation of Israel. All the facts of the future that were written in the past have happened, just as written in the Bible.

With this in mind, we can easily ignore all of the disastrous forebodings of failure that the world predicts. While it may be true for some, it will not come near those of us who are born again (Psalm 91) and are obedient to walk in the authority and faith that has been given us.

So, what has God promised His children? What has He predicted for their future? The Bible says that the Holy Spirit shows the believer “things to come” so we should know (John 16:13). Those who abide in Christ, meditate the Word, and listen, do know.

In God’s Word, we are told that Jesus redeemed us from the curse of the law (Galatians 3:13). The curse, as described in Deuteronomy 28, is death, sickness and disease, and poverty. Jesus came to bring us life, healing, and prosperity. It is our promise for the present and it is our destiny for the future but it requires faith and obedience on our part to walk in that victory.

So as you listen to all the earthly “experts” predict failure, remember that as a Christian, you have been promised success in all areas of your life, both now and in the age to come. As you make your New Year’s resolutions, keep this in mind: God has already made one for you. He has resolved to make this New Year your most successful and wonderful year to date. Remember, your best days are ahead of you.

Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth. (Mark 9:23)