Things God can not do
Titus 1:2 and Hebrews
once said that God could do anything he wanted but that is not
all together true. God's very nature guarantees that he
will always be the same. I want to speak to you today on some things
that God can not do!
(1)- God can't lie about redemption.
hope of eternal life,
that cannot lie, promised before the world began".
Many people thought that God only
spoke about eternal life after Jesus
Christ paid the ultimate sacrifice at Calvary but redemption for
mankind was on the mind of God before Genesis chapter one. God
never went into
anything haphazardly like many of us often do. He knew the end from the
beginning. A true saying I once heard a preacher say, was: "Has it ever
occurred to you that nothing ever occurred to God"? God is Omniscient
which means that he is all knowing. He knows our thought from afar off.
He knows who will be saved and who will reject his grace. He even knows
from the mothers womb, what decision the baby will make concerning
accepting God's grace. I reject the thought that
all children go to heaven before some unknown age of accountability.
David said in Psalms 51:5- "Behold,
I was shapen in iniquity; and
In sin did my mother conceive me" which means that he was
a sinner before he was born. We should recognize what
the scripture teaches
about having an inherited sin nature from Adam. Romans 5:12- "Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the
world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all
have sinned"; Then we
must realize that we are all sinners and unless provision is made to
place those sins under the blood of Christ, there is no hope of eternal
life regardless of a persons age. That doesn't mean that God sends all
young children to hell either! I believe those results are according
to God's foreknowledge. 1 Peter 1:2- "Elect according to the foreknowledge
of God the Father, through sanctification of the spirit, unto obedience
and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace unto you, and peace,
be multiplied". We don't have that
foreknowledge but God does! God knows what decision a child will make
concerning repenting of his or her sins and asking Jesus Christ into
their hearts. Many will be saved and some will go out
into eternity without Christ because they rejected God's grace. It
can't be any other way if we weigh scripture against
(2)- God can't lie
eternal security for those who are saved.
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"
word consolation is
the Greek word par-ak'-lay-sis
which means a solace. In other words; you can rest on it! There is a
song with the wording; "My soul hath found a solace there" Speaking of
the keeping power of Jesus Christ as Saviour and Lord.
I am glad
that Almighty God gave us the assurance that He would keep us
saved, once we trusted Him! I feel sad for those religions who teach
their followers that they have to maintain a certain measure of good
works in order to finally make it to heaven! Paul said in 2-Timothy
1:12- "I know
whom I have believed and am persuaded that he is able to keep that
which I have committed unto him against that day". It is God who
the keeping and we are dealt with as children but if we sin
against him he will chasten us in order to get us back on
tract but never will he remove us from his saving grace!
(3)- God can't lie about
the consequences of sin.
12:48- "He that
rejecteth me, and
receiveth not my
words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same
shall judge him in the last day".
excuse your sin for any reason like some religions teach! Your sin must
be judged in the substitutionary death of Jesus Christ or you will have
to pay for
them yourself in hell.
God can't lie about
sin breaking fellowship.
Sin separates you from fellowship with God.
Sin severs your prayers from reaching God.
59:2- "But your iniquities have
separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face
from you, that he will not hear".
think that you
can cover up your disobedience to God's word as a christian and get
answered; you are wrong. If you think that you can have sweet
fellowship with the Lord through the Holy Spirit that lives within you
while there is unconfessed sin in your life; you are dead wrong!
(5)- God can't lie
about chastisement for Christians who continue in sin.
12:8- "But if ye be
whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons".
Carolina mountain preacher said from the pulpit that he was down at Bob
Jones University the other day and he heard one of their preachers boys
that the verse was translated; "illegitimate children" and he went on
to say that his King James bible called them bastards and as far as he
was concerned that is what they are! I say, Amen to that and again
CAN'T CHANGE HIS WORD.
119:8- "Forever O Lord thy word is
God gives us the plan of salvation; it is not his word plus our
thoughts. It is either God's way or none at all. Like one preacher
said, God will be lord over all or not at all and with that I agree.
(2)- When God tells
us how to organize the worship service; it is not
God's word plus our thoughts. Women preachers are not a new revelation
from God nor will he allow us to ordain them into the ministry as we
are seeing more and more these days. Every time my wife and I turn on
the TV and seek some uplifting gospel preaching, we have
to by-pass a multitude of shouting women who claim they are ordained
ministers. I beg your pardon but it just isn't so and God will not
recognize them as such!
(3)- When God said
in Romans chapter one that Homosexuals are sinners and some religious
makes a statement that God will accept them just as they are and even
ordain some of them into the gospel ministry; please don't think for a
that God is going to
accept that; no not in a million years! God doesn't change his mind or
CAN'T REMEMBER FORGIVEN SINS.
8:12- "For I
merciful to their unrighteousness, and
their sins and their
iniquities will I remember no more".
a person places
his or her sins under the blood of God's own son; they can never be
brought back up against us again! That is the best news I ever heard!
Thank God for Calvary; I don't live in that old house anymore as the
old song so graciously reveals!
Friend, are you
saved by God's marvelous grace?
(2)- Are you sure that your
home is in heaven if you died this very minute?
(3)- If you are not sure,
you need to repent of your sin which means that you are sorry for your
sin and ask Christ to forgive you and to come into your heart to live
from this day forward. When you do this, you need to join a group of
bible believing people and present yourself for believers baptism
before the fellowship after which time you can study God's word and
grow into a mature Christian. If you are saved but out of fellowship
with the Lord; He welcomes you with open arms as you forsake your sin
and ask for renewed fellowship and get your prayer life back on track.