Summary: To show that GOD is not man in terms of lying and repenting (changing minds), HE is GOD forever, and whatever He says and promised, He will do it and has the capacity and ability to do.
Do you lie? Do you change your mind?
GOOD. You're not my savior but JESUS is my Savior.
II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:
To show that GOD is not man in terms of lying and repenting (changing minds), HE is GOD forever, and whatever He says and promised, He will do it and has the capacity and ability to do.
Numbers 23:19 (Amplified Bible)
23:19 God is not a man, that He should tell or act a lie, neither the son of man, that He should feel repentance or compunction [for what He has promised]. Has He said and shall He not do it? Or has He spoken and shall He not make it good?
Praise, worship and thank You very much LORD JESUS, for we live by faith and not by sight, it's already settled in Heaven, and we trust, depend and completely rely only on You.
GOD is not a man
A. Name : derived from the numberings of Israel
B. Author: Moses (commonly accepted)
C. Date written: 1446 - 1410 B.C.
D. Purpose: To relate the discipline of the wilderness generation, delivered from Egypt, and its purging, in order to prepare its children for a victorious entrance into The Promised Land.—Thompson Chain - Bible Book Outlines
E. To whom written: children of Israel
F. Main Theme: Unbelief bars the entrance to abundant life, Hebrews 3:7-19 — Thompson Chain - Bible Book Outlines
G. Key word: wilderness
H. Key verses: Numbers 14:20-23 (Amplified Bible)
14:20 And the Lord said, I have pardoned according to your word.
14:21 But truly as I live and as all the earth shall be filled with the glory of the Lord,
14:22 Because all those men who have seen My glory and My [miraculous] signs which I performed in Egypt and in the wilderness, yet have tested and proved Me these ten times and have not heeded My voice,
14:23 Surely they shall not see the land which I swore to give to their fathers; nor shall any who provoked (spurned, despised) Me see it.
VIII. MAIN BODY:
A. Man lies but GOD does not lie
"God is not a man, that He should tell or act a lie,"
We have this assurance, guarantee and reliance on the GOD that does not lie. Problem with man, man lies, and if you ever say, you don't lie, you have already lied to yourself and to people around you.
Lie or "kazab" in Hebrew meaning: liar, lie, lying
Lie (Webster Dictionary) - a criminal falsehood; a falsehood uttered for the purpose of deception; an intentional violation of truth. Fiction, or a false statement or representation, not intended to deceive, mislead or injure, as in fables, parables and the like, is not a lie.
1 Samuel 15:29 (Amplified Bible)
15:29 And also the Strength of Israel will not lie or repent; for He is not a man, that He should repent.
Romans 11:29 (Amplified Bible)
11:29 For God’s gifts and His call are irrevocable. [He never withdraws them when once they are given, and He does not change His mind about those to whom He gives His grace or to whom He sends His call.]
Titus 1:2 (Amplified Bible)
1:2 [Resting] in the hope of eternal life, [life] which the ever truthful God Who cannot deceive promised before the world or the ages of time began.
Lie is deception. It's telling something different from what you really intend to do.
Hebrews 6:18 (Amplified Bible)
6:18 This was so that, by two unchangeable things [His promise and His oath] in which it is impossible for God ever to prove false or deceive us, we who have fled [to Him] for refuge might have mighty indwelling strength and strong encouragement to grasp and hold fast the hope appointed for us and set before [us].
The GOD we worship and serve does not rise and fall, does not cast any shadow, because He's Spirit and we worship Him not in the flesh but in the Spirit. (spiritual methods; ie: going to church, praying, reading/meditating the bible, bringing tithes/offerings, ministry involvement, attendance in worship services/gathering/prayer meetings/fasting)
James 1:17 (Amplified Bible)
1:17 Every good gift and every perfect (free, large, full) gift is from above; it comes down from the Father of all [that gives] light, in [the shining of] Whom there can be no variation [rising or setting] or shadow cast by His turning [as in an eclipse].
B. Man repents but GOD does not repent
"neither the son of man, that He should feel repentance or compunction [for what He has promised]. Has He said and shall He not do it? Or has He spoken and shall He not make it good?"
Repent or "nacham" in Hebrew meaning: