IS THERE ANY THING THAT GOD CANNOT DO?
2 Timothy 2:13 "If we believe not, yet he abides faithful: He cannot deny himself."
The Bible does tell us that there are some things that God cannot do.
1ST of all; God cannot be contained, put in a test tube and analyzed.
A. Job 37:23 "Touching the Almighty, we cannot find him out: he is excellent in power, and in judgment, and in plenty of justice: he will not afflict."
As one man said it like this, ~~“I have observed the power of the watermelon seed. It has the power of drawing from the ground and through itself 200,000 times its weight. When you can tell me how it takes this material and out of it colors an outside surface, and then forms inside of it a white rind and within that again a red heart, thickly inlaid with black seeds, each one of which in turn is capable of drawing through itself 200,000 times its weight—when you can explain to me the mystery of a watermelon, you can ask me to explain the mystery of God.~~
2 Chronicles 2:6 "But who is able to build Him an house, seeing the heaven and heaven of heavens cannot contain him? --
In Psalm 145:3, David said of God, "His greatness is unsearchable."
No; God cannot be contained in a test tube are any thing else.
~~Another thing that God cannot do is sin.
James 1:13 "Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempts he any man:"
let me remind us right here, when you that are saved receive our glorified body at the rapture of the church, we’ll no longer be tempted with sinful things either, but we’re not perfected yet and you and I that are saved are going to have problems with this flesh as long as we’re in these old earthly bodies.
Just remember that when that happy day comes then we’ll no longer have sinful thoughts to enter our mind either.
Then we’ll have a perfect body and not any sinful thoughts, but make no mistake, as long as we have to lay these bodies down at night to let them rest, as long as we have to eat, as long as we need to wear glasses, wear hearing aids, wash the dirt from our bodies every day, we can know that we’re still not perfect, but one day we will be.
1st john 3:2 Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.
Habakkuk 1:13a "Thou art of purer eyes than to behold evil, and canst not look on iniquity…"
That’s why God turned His back on His Only Begotten Son, the Lord Jesus, as He was hanging on the cross He bare the sins of the whole world.
1st Peter 2: 24Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.
God cannot look upon sin, as Jesus hung there with the sins of the whole world upon Him as He was paying our sin debt.
Jesus was about to die in our place, he was our substitute, the bible tells us in
Romans 6: 23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord
Romans 3:23 for all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; --
As Jesus bare our sins He cried out as He was about to die in our stead, in
Matt. 27: 45Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land unto the ninth hour. 46And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to say, My God, my God, **why hast thou forsaken me? God could not look upon sin.
We need to remember that the Bible first of all reviles the holiness of God, before it reviles the love of God.
Psalms 5:4 "For thou art not a God that hath pleasure in wickedness: neither shall evil dwell with thee."
The only way that sinful man will ever dwell with the HOLY GOD is to have the righteousness of Jesus Christ imputed on him or her, because our righteousness are as filthy rages in His sight. Isaiah 64:6 6But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags;
Romans 4:22 –Abraham--**And therefore it was imputed** to him for righteousness.
23Now it was not written for his sake alone, that it was imputed to him; 24But for us also, to whom it shall be imputed, if we believe on him that raised up Jesus our Lord from the dead;
~~Another thing that God cannot do is change
Malachi 3:6 "For I am the LORD, I change not; --
The law of mutation belongs to a fallen world, but God is immutable, and in Him men of faith find eternal permanence.
A. W. Tozer said, “What peace it brings to the Christian’s heart to realize that our heavenly Father never differs from himself.
In coming to him at any time we need not wonder whether we shall find him in a receptive mood. He is always receptive to misery and need, as well as to love and faith.
He does not keep office hours nor set aside periods when he will see no one. Neither does he change his mind about anything. Today, this moment, he feels toward his creatures, toward babies, toward the sick, the fallen, the sinful, exactly as he did when he sent his only begotten Son into the world to die for mankind.”
James 1:17 "Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning."
God is not affected by our mutability; our changes do not change Him. When we are restless, he remains serene and calm; when we are low, selfish, mean, or dispirited, he is still the unalterable I Am. The same yesterday, today, and forever, in whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.
Gladys Alward, who was a missionary to China many years ago, was forced to flee when the Japanese invaded Yangcheng. But she couldn’t leave her work behind. With only one assistant, she led more than a hundred orphans over the mountains toward Free China.
She became horrified as she journeyed out of war-torn Yangcheng ... she become worried and desperate as never before.
And when the morning finally came, after a sleepless night, she faced the morning with no hope of reaching safety. And a 13-year-old girl in the group reminded her of their much-loved story of Moses and the Israelites crossing the Red Sea. "’But I am not Moses,’ the lady missionary cried out in desperation.’ Of course your not’ the girl said, ’but Jehovah is still God!’"
Another thing that God cannot do is break His word.
Titus 1:2 "In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began;"
Hebrews 6:18 "That by two 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:"
Absolute truth belongs to God alone.
Deuteronomy 32:4 "He is the Rock, his work is perfect: for all his ways are
Truth lies in character and Jesus Christ did not simply speak the truth; he was Truth-truth through and through.
John 14: 6Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me—
Proverbs 6:16-19 "These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him: A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, An heart that devises wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief, A false witness that speaks lies, and he that sows discord among brethren."
~~Another thing that God cannot do is save those who will not believe.
Mark 6:5-6 "And he could there do no mighty work, save that he laid his hands upon a few sick folk, and healed them. And he marveled because of their unbelief. And he went round about the villages, teaching."
John 3: 16For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
17For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
18He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
Listen sinner friend, one of these mornings will be your last morning and the time for you to except Jesus as your Lord and Saviour will be over.
Receive him now while you still have time, that is the most important thing you’ll ever do in your entire life.
Jesus Himself said in Mark 8:36 For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? 37Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul? -------