Summary: God wants you to get a revelation of who He is and to know Him. Revelation comes through His Word and experience with Him. We are transformed by His revealing character.
1. I Am Living 2. I Am Holy 3. I Am Eternal
4. . I Am Almighty 5. I Am Unchanging
Description: God wants you to get a revelation of who He is and to know Him.
Revelation comes through His Word and experience with Him.
We are transformed by His revealing character.
13 And Moses said unto God, Behold, when I come unto the children of Israel, and shall say unto them, The God of your fathers hath sent me unto you; and they shall say to me, What is his name? what shall I say unto them?
14 And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said , Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you.
57 Then said the Jews unto him, Thou art not yet fifty years old, and hast thou seen Abraham?
58 Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am.
59 Then took they up stones to cast at him: but Jesus hid himself, and went out of the temple, going through the midst of them, and so passed by .
Hebrews 13:8 Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.
Old Dog, New Tricks
It seems as though you cannot teach an old dog new tricks
If that’s true then to some degree that dog is unchanging
I love dogs...
But that is a bad thing, because you are trying to get him to do something that is good for him
It is the greatest curse of the fall of the angels that they are fixed in their rebellion and opposition to God
Unchanging without considering its relation to other things is not a perfection
But the unchanging nature of God is a perfection because
He is infinitely wise,
He is infinitely holy,
He is infinitely good!
And so his Unchanging nature is an amazing thing!
1. Seals God’s Perfection
This in fact seals God’s perfection...
One of the interesting things about getting older is that the people you know change...
If it were possible for God to take a downward spiral, He could not be perfect
But since He is good and holy and wise ---
And on top of that Unchangeable!
That seals His perfection!
2. Extends To All Attributes of God
This unchanging quality is a glory that belongs and extends to all attributes of God
Mercy and Grace are vastly different
Grace = giving good we don’t deserve
Mercy = sparing us from things we do deserve
But when you understand that He is unchanging,
both become infinite because He will never change from being a gracious and merciful God!
How good would grace be if were in danger of running out?
How good would be mercy be if it had an expiration date?
Once His blood has covered your sin, His grace and mercy in your life in unchanging! Bc HE IS UNCHANGING!
How good would His Almightiness be if it depended on the day or the weather?
When you called upon Him, you found out that today His power was unavailable & could not work on your behalf...
Isaiah 26:4 Trust ye in the LORD for ever: for in the LORD JEHOVAH is everlasting strength:
We serve a God who extends from Everlasting to Everlasting!
And He does not change!
How good would his righteousness and perfection be if He had bad days where He wasn’t righteous or wasn’t perfect?
And you could not depend upon Him?
Deuteronomy 32:4 He is the Rock, his work is perfect: for all his ways are judgment: a God of truth and without iniquity, just and right is he.
He is an Unchanging Rock! The Rock of my Salvation!
The Chief Cornerstone of the Church!
The Rock build your house upon in midst of the storms!
His Unchangeability is a thread that is woven throughout the Divine nature
A crowned jewel to all the rest!
He Is Unchanging!
3. His Word Is Unchanging
19 God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?
1 Samuel 15:29 And also the Strength of Israel will not lie nor repent: for he is not a man, that he should repent.
God cannot lie and He cannot repent because He is not a man
Men lie because they change their mind about keeping their word
Men repent “change course” because they change their mind
But the gifts and callings of God are without repentance!
Psalm 119:89 For ever, O LORD, thy word is settled in heaven.