“No freshly spoken word of God will come to you, that does not contain its own ability to perform it.”
The verse in the Bible that says it is impossible for God to lie is one of the most comforting scriptures.
“God has given both his promise and his oath. These two things are unchangeable because it is impossible for God to lie. Therefore, we who have fled to him for refuge can have great confidence as we hold to the hope that lies before us.”
If God says something he will do it. Piggybacking on yesterday’s post about faith, faith being complete trust in the character of God. Knowing that God cannot lie is a part of his character. He is trustworthy. That means if he says something I can put complete faith and trust in the words that he speaks. Those words can be what I read in the Bible or words that he speaks to me personally. Having an unshakable faith in his character means I can trust his words will come to pass.
When the angel came to Mary and told her that she would have a son and that Elizabeth was already in her 6th month, she asked “how is that possible?”. The angel said, in Luke 1:37 “Nothing (no rehma) will be impossible with God.”
Rehma in the Greek means:
rhḗma (from 4483 /rhéō, “to speak”) – a spoken word, made “by the living voice” (J. Thayer). 4487 /rhḗma (“spoken-word”) is commonly used in the NT (and in LXX) for the Lord speaking His dynamic, living word in a believer to inbirth faith (“His inwrought persuasion”).
I love Pastor Bill Johnson’s definition of this verse,
“No freshly spoken word of God will come to you, that does not contain its own ability to perform it.”Bill Johnson, Pastor Bethel Church
If God speaks something to you that means he is not limited by circumstances, all he needs is a willing heart that trusts him and is ready to obey. This fills me was such hope and anticipation for what God is about to do. There are no limitations with him. He always tends to work outside of our box. It’s easy to trust in his character when I know He is good all the time.
He knows everything that is going on: He is Omniscient.
He is everywhere and surrounds me wherever I go: Omnipresent.
He is all powerful nothing is too hard for him: Omipotent.
He is the Apha and the Omega: the beginning and the end. He has already been where we are going.
What an Incredible God we serve!