FAITH-FORTIFYING FACTS: GOD IS TRUE PART 1

A Word of Introduction. Psalm 62:8 exhorts us to trust in God at all times. Unfortunately, that’s not always easy to do, especially when the circumstances are frightfully contrary. When you’ve got the Devil perched on your shoulders, giving you all sorts of reasons why God doesn’t expect you to trust Him in this particular situation, trusting God becomes especially harder. Some will trust God anyway, but will waver and falter in faith as the symptoms linger and worsen and there seems to be no answer or miracle in sight. Enduring by faith has never been easy. Yet, it’s what God called us to do and it’s an integral part of receiving answers to prayer (Hebrews 10:35-36). I know of what I speak because I’m going through a physical trial right now that, in the natural, is a life-ending trial. After a month and a half of believing God for healing, I had to stop, get alone with God, and see if God really wanted to heal me or take me. Well, God met with me and made it unmistakably clear to me that this wasn’t my time to die. So I’m back to believing God for healing and, day by day, I’m feeling finer and finer because God is faithful to His Word. He said He’d heal me. I believe it. And that settles it…despite what Satan and the symptoms say. If you’re sick and infirmed right now, I’d like for you to know that our God is a Healer (Exodus 15:26) and there’s no sickness or disease that’s too hard, or impossible, for Him to heal  (see Luke 1:37). All things are still possible if you believe (Mark 9:23). I’d like to share with you some of the biblical truths that have been of immense  comfort to me in my storm-tossed, dark nights of trial. These truths strengthen and increase faith. They help us trust God and endure by faith. If you need prayer or counsel, please leave a comment at the end of this post. I’d be honored to pray for you and fight the Devil on your behalf.

GOD DOESN’T LIE!

The first faith-fortifying fact that I’d like to share with you is the fact that our God is true. The God we serve, brethren, is a God of truth. Deuteronomy 32:4 reads, 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. Now when the Bible says God is a God of truth this means there is no lie, no falsehood, no deceit, no hypocrisy, in Him.

When it says God is without iniquity this means  God doesn’t sin. He can’t do anything that’s sinful or wrong. Lying, you see, is wrong. In fact, the ninth commandment is a prohibition against lying (Exodus 20:16). Saying something that’s  false  and  untrue  is  sin.  It’s  iniquity. Therefore, when the Bible says that God is without iniquity, among the many things this means is, God doesn’t lie. Brethren, God would never lie to you, to me, or to anyone else! He can’t because He’s a God of truth and there’s no sin or iniquity in Him. None whatsoever! If God lied just once, to only one individual in all of human history, He wouldn’t be a God of truth. You see, one lie is all it would take for God to become a sinful, untruthful God (see James 2:10).  So when the Bible tells us that our God is without iniquity we can rest assured that our God has never lied to any one individual. He has never lied. Not even once! After thousands of years of human history, with billions of people passing through the stage of time, God will not break His perfect track record and lie to you now.

Hebrews 6:18 goes on to tell us that it’s impossible for God to lie. It’s interesting to note that in all of Scripture the word ‘impossible’ is used only one time with respect to God. And the one thing that’s impossible for God to do is lie. Brethren, what does ‘impossible’ mean? It means it can’t be done. God can’t say anything that’s wrong, false, or untrue. Do you know why? Because it’s impossible for Him to lie! The thing that I want you to understand quite clearly about God’s Word and His many promises, is this: if it wasn’t true, God wouldn’t have said it. Brethren, God would never say anything that isn’t true. He can’t. Do you know why? Because it’s utterly impossible for Him to lie.

Everything God Says Is TrueBecause God can’t say anything that’s wrong or untrue, then this means that everything God says is true. The Bible, which is God’s spoken Word written down on paper, is true. Men are always calling into question God’s Word and finding things they claim are wrong or untrue. But the fact of the matter is, God is true. And since He cannot lie, then everything He says is true. Psalm 119:160 reads, Thy word is true from the beginning: and every one of thy righteous judgments endureth for ever.  2 Timothy 3:16 goes on to say, All scripture is given by inspiration of God. God Himself was in charge of the writing of Scripture. He told the writers of Scripture what He wanted them to write down and everything they wrote down is true. Why? Because it’s what God told them to write. Now if God can’t say anything wrong, then it should be obvious to all that what God said in Scripture is true. Everything He said in Scripture is true. There’s not one false statement or promise in Scripture.

Jesus told us something that I find very interesting in John 14:1-2. He said, Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. {2a} In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told youYou see, Jesus doesn’t say anything that’s false or untrue. If He was lying to us He would tell us outrightly that He was lying. Listen to what Jesus said: If it were not so, I would have told you. What would He have told us? He would have told us that what He said to us was not so or was not true. You see, brethren, Jesus doesn’t lie. And if ever He lies, He would tell us  He  was  lying.  Now  did  Jesus ever tell us He was lying? Did He ever tell us that something in the Bible wasn’t true? Not at all! In fact, 1 John 3:5 tells us that in Him is no sin. In other words, Jesus never sinned. He never lied. Which is to say, every verse, every prophecy, every warning, and every promise, written in Scripture is true. Brethren, you will not find one word in Scripture that isn’t true!

Because every verse in the Bible is true, then you can take God at His Word. You see, brethren, you don’t have to wonder if what God said is true. There is absolutely no reason or cause for you to doubt the truthfulness of God’s Word. It’s true because He said it. If it wasn’t true, it wouldn’t be in the Bible. The very fact that a statement or promise is found written in the Bible is it’s own proof that the statement or promise is true.

For example, God said He wouldn’t allow you to be tried beyond your ability to endure (1 Corinthians 10:13). Because this is true, then whatever you’re going through right now is endurable. You can go through, and endure, whatever it is you’re faced with. If you couldn’t, God wouldn’t have allowed the trial to come upon you in the first place. You wouldn’t be going through it right now. I know there are times when it seems there’s no possible way for you to endure the trial. The rest of us have been there too. And the thing we’ve found out–after we’ve endured– is WE CAN ENDURE MORE THAN WHAT WE THINK WE CAN ENDURE. We may not want to go through the trial. We may be absolutely convinced there’s no way we can endure the trial. But after going through it, howbeit grudgingly or fearfully at first, we found that God does indeed give us grace and His grace enables us to endure what we once thought was unendurable. 

 Beloved, if God’s Word is true, as it indeed is, then you must find solace in the fact that no matter what you’re faced with, you can endure! You don’t have to give up or give in! God will see you through, brethren. He’ll be there to comfort, strengthen, and sustain you. He will never leave you or forsake you (Hebrews 13:5).  The trial will come to an end. And you’ll see, once again, that God is true and He’s faithful to His Word. For the Lord doth say unto His people, God is not a man, that He should lie; neither  is He a man, that He should change His mind. Hath He said, and shall He not do it? Or hath He spoken, and shall He not make it good (Numbers 23:19)?  Hang in there, dear saint. God isn’t done yet!

Drop by for a visit on the net next week. I’ll be posting part 2 of this 3-part message. I promise it’ll be a second, powerful dose of encouragement from God’s Word. In the meantime, be of good cheer: for I believe God, that it shall be even as it was told me (Acts 27:25). God bless.

2 Comments

  1. Nancy Ludden said,

    June 22, 2010 at 7:56 AM

    WE CAN ENDURE MORE THAN WHAT WE THINK WE CAN ENDURE. We may not want to go through the trial. We may be absolutely convinced there’s no way we can endure the trial. But after going through it, howbeit grudgingly or fearfully at first, we found that God does indeed give us grace and His grace enables us to endure what we once thought was unendurable.

    Gaylord, I have found the above so ABSOLUTELY TRUE in my life. When I am often walking through the trial, I think that I will never make it to the end – or that the trial will NEVER END!

    Well, it does. And when I so least expect it, and not even to my surprise, God answers just the way He has promised that He would!!!

    • gaylorddiaz said,

      June 23, 2010 at 7:15 PM

      How so glorious when God catches us off-guard and manifests an answer to prayer when we least expect it. He is so good and worthy to be praised…inspite of the trials He allows or ordains us to go through.


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