That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us. - Heb 6:18
What drives an individual to serve an unseen God with so much passion and zeal? Why would a man, even in the face of trials and adverse situations, remain calm and resolutely trusting in God when others are torn apart with grief and confusion?
The answer is simply this; we have a God for whom only one thing is impossible; and that is, to lie. When God speaks, you can be sure that every word is true. Jesus came and made an affirmative statement, "I am the Way, The Truth and the Life… " John 14:6. There is nothing equivocal about that statement. It is real, it is factual and dependable. As human beings, we make promises which we intended to keep. Somehow things don't work out the way we expected it to and this forces us many times to go back on our promises.
The word 'immutable' means unchangeable. Heb 6:18 tells us that we can have confidence in two things about God. The first being His promises and the second being His inability to lie. When God promised Abraham that he would be the father of many nations, it must have sounded unreal to any one listening in to the conversation between God and Abraham. Imagine for a second, being Abraham's friend. You are having a discussion with him and suddenly he tells you, 'Guess what? Sarah and I will be having a baby soon!' What would be your reaction? You would probably think Abraham is losing it and probably just smile sympathetically while saying something polite.
Abraham knew something about God that the Hebrew writer is trying to make us understand. He was one person God gave an oath. He knew that God would never lie and every promise made is every promise kept. He knew that once God gave His word, you can take it to the bank!
What promise has God made to you, either through the Bible or personally? People may tell you that it is impossible. Your present circumstances may be opposite your expectation but the truth is that once God has spoken, you can be sure that He will keep His word.
What are you believing God for? Is it healing? His word says that the prayer of faith will heal the sick (James 5:15) Do you have a need? The Bible says that God will supply all your need (Phil 4:19) Are you under enemy attack? He says you have overcome them(1 John 4:4)
Whatever it is you need, you can be sure of two things, God has it and is also willing to give it to you. Above these, you can be sure that it is impossible for God to lie. Once He has said it, you can be sure that He will do it!
Steve O. Popoola
© Biblepraise Fellowship Online, October, 2010.
Steve Popoola is the editor of Biblepraise Newsletter and the webmaster of Biblepraise Fellowship Online at http://www.biblepraise.org.
He currently resides in London where he works as an IT professional. He serves in the ministerial team of his local church as well as in the music ministry. He is the Moderator/Editor of Biblepraise Newsletter. He can be reached through His email address, firstname.lastname@example.org