WHAT GOD CAN’T DO

Hebrews – God’s Action in Jesus
 
Wait, what!? But God can do anything! We say it but do we live our lives believing it? Sometimes I wonder about that. God promises to be with us. But we still worry…about everything! God promises to guide us. But we go our own way for awhile being the “do-it-yourselfer” we all seem to struggle with each day. God promises redemption and freedom to all who repent of sin and believe in the salvation Jesus provided on the cross. But do we live as joyful, redeemed people? Does it show on our faces?
 
God promises rest to the weary, broken and burdened. Do we take Him at His Word and find rest with Him or do we just keep going like energizer bunnies and crash when we run out of self propelled steam? God promises a Way through all the trials and suffering of this life. But do we trust Him and follow Him through the storms, Hand in hand, or complain and whine about the suffering without allowing His peace as our “shelter in place” to get us through? Mm. I’m preaching to myself as I wonder and evaluate my own life.
 
The writer of Hebrews, (perhaps Paul or Luke with him), tells us clearly that GOD GAVE HIS WORD. He tells what God cannot do…GOD CANNOT BREAK HIS WORD. Therefore God never changes or amends His Promises to us (unlike cell phone companies!). God’s promises are true, unbreakable, unchangeable and trustworthy because God is Truth, unchangeable and ALWAYS with us who believe and rely on Him, His Word and His promises. The price of all these promises as been paid in full. Done deal. So…believe it! Live in celebration of His Promises to us. We’re redeemed! You can smile now!
 
Hebrews 6 God never
Hebrews 6, The Message
God Gave His Word
 
13-18 When God made his promise to Abraham, he backed it to the hilt, putting his own reputation on the line. He said, “I promise that I’ll bless you with everything I have—bless and bless and bless!” Abraham stuck it out and got everything that had been promised to him. When people make promises, they guarantee them by appeal to some authority above them so that if there is any question that they’ll make good on the promise, the authority will back them up. When God wanted to guarantee his promises, he gave his word, a rock-solid guarantee—God can’t break his word. And because his word cannot change, the promise is likewise unchangeable.
 
18-20 We who have run for our very lives to God have every reason to grab the promised hope with both hands and never let go. It’s an unbreakable spiritual lifeline, reaching past all appearances right to the very presence of God where Jesus, running on ahead of us, has taken up his permanent post as high priest for us, in the order of Melchizedek.,
 
Hebrews 6 promises unchangedRUN for your lives to God! Grab hold of His Promised Hope! He will never let go of us! Jesus, who knows us well and paid our debt anyway, is at the throne of God as our Advocate of mercy and grace. Take the mercy. Be filled with His grace.  Pray the promises and you will be blessed!  Then count the blessings.
 
Dear Heavenly Father,
Thank you for Your Word that never changes. Thank you for Truth that can be trusted in a changeable world full of lies with changing rules and contracts. Thank you for paying for my sin. Thank you for your unconditional, unchangeable love. Thank you for Your Promises. I’m standing, living, trusting, on Your Promises!
In Jesus Name, Amen
 
And I’m singing…
 
Standing on the promises of Christ my King,
Through eternal ages let His praises ring,
Glory in the highest, I will shout and sing,
Standing on the promises of God.
 
Standing, standing,
Standing on the promises of God my Savior;
Standing, standing,
 
I’m standing on the promises of God.
Standing on the promises that cannot fail,
When the howling storms of doubt and fear assail,
By the living Word of God I shall prevail,
Standing on the promises of God.
 
Standing on the promises I now can see
Perfect, present cleansing in the blood for me;
Standing in the liberty where Christ makes free,
Standing on the promises of God.

About randscallawayffm

Randy and Susan co founded Finding Focus Ministries in 2006. Their goal as former full time pastors, is to serve and provide spiritual encouragement and focus to those on the "front lines" of ministry. Extensive experience being on both sides of ministry, paid and volunteer, on the mission fields of other countries as well as the United States, helps them bring a different perspective to those who need it most. Need a lift? Call us 260 229 2276.
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