HERESY! No, it is NOT! There are some things God simply cannot do!
The last few days I have been thinking on various things to write for the New Year, 2020. I thought I had a good idea and had even started making notes. Then this morning I was reading the Word and started in Titus. There in the 2nd verse of chapter 1 something caught my eye (oh yes, I’ve read it many times before but this time it really made me ponder) … “… God, who cannot lie …”
- God cannot lie. Period. Forever. Titus 1:2, God, who cannot lie …
- God cannot change … He is the same yesterday, today and forever. Hebrews 13:8, Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever. And Malachi 3:6, For I am the Lord, I do not change.
- God cannot deny Himself. II Timothy 2:13, If we are faithless, He remains faithful; He cannot deny Himself.
- God cannot be tempted with evil. James 1:13, Let no one say when he is tempted, “I am tempted by God”; for God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does He Himself tempt anyone.
- God cannot break a promise. Psalm 89:34, My covenant I will not break, nor alter the word that has gone out of My lips.
- God’s word cannot be broken. John 10:34 & 35, Jesus answered them, “Is it not written in your law, ‘I said, “You are gods”’? If He called them gods, to whom the word of God came (and the Scripture cannot be broken) …
- God’s law cannot be annulled. Psalm 111:7-8, The works of His hands are verity and justice; all His precepts are sure. They stand fast forever and ever, and are done in truth and uprightness.
- God cannot stand (bear) sin. Isaiah 59:1-2, Behold, the Lord’s hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; nor His ear heavy, that it cannot hear. But your iniquities have separated you from your God; and your sins have hidden His face from you, so that He will not hear.
- God cannot despise a broken and contrite heart. Psalm 51:17, The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit, a broken and a contrite heart — these, O God, You will not despise.
- God cannot be pleased without faith. Hebrews 11:6, But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.
- God’s church cannot be destroyed. Matthew 16:18, And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it.
- God cannot be worshipped too much for who and what He is. Rev. 4:8, The four living creatures, each having six wings, were full of eyes around and within. And they do not rest day or night, saying: “Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, Who was and is and is to come!
- God cannot stop loving you. Jeremiah 31:3, The Lord has appeared of old to me, saying: “Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love…”
- God cannot leave you. Genesis 28:15, Behold, I am with you and will keep you wherever you go, and will bring you back to this land; for I will not leave you until I have done what I have spoken to you. (also Hebrews 13:5 … see #15)
- God cannot forsake you. Hebrews 13:5, … For He Himself has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”
- God cannot sleep. Psalm 121:4, Behold, He who keeps Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.
- God cannot go unnoticed. Psalm 19:1, The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament shows His handiwork.
- God cannot leave work unfinished. Philippians 1:6, Being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ.
- God cannot forget you. Isaiah 49:15, “Can a woman forget her nursing child, and not have compassion on the son of her womb? Surely they may forget, yet I will not forget you”
- God cannot get tired. Isaiah 40:28, Have you not known? Have you not heard? The everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth, neither faints nor is weary. His understanding is unsearchable.
- God cannot be silenced. Matthew 24:35, Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will be no means pass away.
- God cannot be imperfect. Matthew 5:48, Therefore you shall be perfect, just as your Father in heaven is perfect.
- God cannot be second. Exodus 20:3, You shall have no other gods before Me.
- God cannot be divided. John 10:30. I and My Father are one.
- God cannot be selfish. Romans 8:32, He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?
- God cannot break His own law. Psalm 119:89, Forever, O Lord, Your word is settled in heaven.
- God cannot have respect of persons. Romans 2:11, There is no partiality with God. And Acts 10:34, Then Peter opened his mouth and said: “In truth I perceive that God shows no partiality…”
- God cannot be unrighteous. Romans 9:14, Is there unrighteousness with God? Certainly not!
- God cannot endure wickedness. Isaiah 1:13, … I cannot endure wickedness …(AMP)
- God cannot reject one who comes to Him on His terms. John 6:37, All that the Father gives Me will come to Me, and the one who comes to Me I will be no means cast out.
- God cannot be deceived or mocked. Galatians 6:7, Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap.
- God cannot be slack or lazy. II Peter 3:9, The Lord is not slack concerning His promise. as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.
- God cannot hold back His wrath on unrighteousness or those that encourage anarchy in moral government. Romans 1:18-31, For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men … (read all the verses); Ezekiel 18:4, … The soul who sins shall die.; Ezekiel 33:12-20, Therefore you, O son of man, say to the children of your people: ‘The righteousness of the righteous man shall not deliver him in the day of his transgression; … (v 20) … I will judge every one of you according to his own ways.”
My daddy always used to say (and I’ve used this before) … that God cannot make two mountains without a valley.
My husband also added that God will NOT make decisions for you! Each one must make their own decision to ask Christ into their heart. God will not force anyone to accept Him. There is the picture of Christ knocking at the door … there is no door handle on the outside. YOU MUST open the door for Him to enter.
There are two little choruses … My God can do anything, anything, anything … My God can do anything. He made the earth with all it’s fullness and all that time shall bring … My God can do anything.
God can do anything, anything, anything, God can do anything but fail. He can save, He can heal, just believe and He will, God can do anything but fail.
Connie Haus (All scripture taken from NJKV unless noted)