Summary: We’re living in a changing world but serve a God who never changes. that is a comfort for the New Year.
The unchanging God
For I am the Lord, I change not.
I. God says that He Change not!
The truth of this verse will give you stability in an unstable world, no matter what happens!
God says He does not change!
We’ve been through changes in our lives.
TV - Old Blaupunk – now you get Digital
CPU’s - Could remember my first one. You had to work with DOS. Program your own programs,then came windows.
I mean the computer we’ve got two years ago is a dinosaur
Bodies - Have someone noticed that we’re getting older, or is it just me. I was playing social cricket, couldn’t keep the ball out, I used to be able to do that.
Birthdays – Gavin had his birthday three days ago and we can see the changes in Him. Sherea started to walk
ALL CHANGES – I believe that each one here will have his own list of changes.
Some good ones, others not so good ones.
In all of this, Malachi says, “God changes not”!
II. Look at Hebrews 13:8
Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and forever.
This is a great scripture!
No matter what the future holds, we can rest in the fact that He will never change!
Promises stay the same,
2 Peter 3:9 The Lord is not slack concerning his
promise, as some men count slackness; but is
longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any
should perish, but that all should come to
Love stay the same,
Romans 5:8 But God commanded his love toward us,
in that, while we were yet sinners,Christ died for
Grace stay the same,
John 1:17 For the law was given by Moses, but grace
and truth came by Jesus Christ.
Longsuffering stay the same,
1 Peter 3:19-20 by which also he went and preached
unto the spirits in prison;Which sometime were
disobedient, when once the longsuffering of God
waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was a
preparing, wherein few, that is, eight souls were
saved by water.
All this was, is and will be!
III.Look at James 1:17
Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with who is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.
Word says there is no “neither shadow of turning.”
But it is good for us to change……Thank God for that.
I’m not what I used to be… He changed me when I met Jesus.
My prayer is “Lord please change people to your hand”.
I’ve seen many people coming through our church doors, I also saw them going. If these people could just humble themselves, sought God and pray, we would have had a revival.
2 Chron. 7:14
If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
This country will change in the next 12 months, Change is unstoppable.
This country need God, They need Him now!
Malachi said no God said that he will not change.
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?
IV. This brings me to church.
I’ve seen so many changes in Church.
I’ve seen messages changing and dare I say it:
I’ve heard people preaching another gospel.
A love Gospel, That God loves all and all, loves
God, being saved without repentance.
I’ve even heard some preaching that Allah is our God. Things like Jesus died spiritually. That’s blaspheming.
We’ve heard all about these different blessings!
We’ve heard that the old Gospel drives people away, we need programs,entertainement, purposes, visions and the list go on.
In all this God says that He never changes!
The cross is still the same, The Blood is still the same.
“I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. John 14:6
That is still the same. He is still the only way to the Father.
The Father of Isaiah 45:22 Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else.
We need to preach the cross to the world! That’s the Good News.
What about 2003…..
Yes people may let down again, other things may let you down but God stays the same.