God Cannot (1)

  • In my Blog entitled "Unforgiving Servant", I made the following statement - "There are things God cannot do and removing His forgiveness is one of them. God cannot lie. God cannot deny Himself, and God cannot give to you as a reward that which is already yours through inheritance." There are many things God cannot do. The reason He cannot do them is because He said He could not. Since God only speaks truth, whenever He says something it becomes truth, which lines us up for the first thing God cannot do. God cannot lie.

    Titus 1:1,2.

    1. This letter is from Paul, a slave of God and an apostle of Jesus Christ. I have been sent to proclaim faith to those God has chosen and to teach them to know the truth that shows them how to live godly lives. 2. This truth gives them confidence that they have eternal life, which God—who does not lie—promised them before the world began.

    The King James Version says “which God, that cannot lie”.

    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:”

    So we see by these scriptures that it is impossible for God to lie. God cannot lie. Besides, lying is all the enemy of God can do. The devil is the father of lies (John 8:44). I've often told younger Christians who are just refining their listening ears to the voice of God, that if you hear anything that is disturbing or confusing, it's not God, it's the enemy. What you do with that deceptive voice is take what is said and turn it 180 degrees. That is the truth, because God and the devil are complete opposites.

    God is truth. The enemy is the father of lies and there is no truth in him. God creates. The enemy destroys (John 10:10). God is love. The enemy is hate. God forgives and forgets. The enemy reminds and remembers your past failures. God is grace. The enemy is condemnation. I could go on and on.

    Another thing God cannot do is deny Himself. That is to say, He cannot say He is not God. There are many today that will say that He is not God, but God cannot say that. Study Exodus 3:1-14. You'll notice that God says He is the God of Moses' father and the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob (verse 6). You'll also notice, if you study and not read, that Moses did not say “here I am”, he said “here am I” (verse 3). Because only God is the “I AM”. In verse 14 we see that God tells Moses to tell the children of Israel that He is “I am that I am”, and to tell them that “I am” has sent me.

    So what. That is Old Testament. Okay. John 1:1 - “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” Who is the Word? God is the Word. The “I am” is the Word. Matthew 24:35 tells us that His Word shall never pass away. As a matter of fact, God watches over His Word to perform it (Jeremiah 1:12).

    If you remember, Jesus (who is God) was hated by the religious crowd, the Pharisees, because He declared Himself to be God and would not deny that He was God. So in all of this we see that His Word, which is God, cannot be denied. Also, God watches over His Word to perform it.

    Now there are other things God cannot do like heal you. Oh Oh. Now we got you. Well, He cannot do what He has already done. So, as we've established, His Word is truth and it cannot be denied. So, He cannot heal you, because He already has. Now I didn't say that, He did. And whatever He says becomes truth, because he cannot lie. 1 Peter 2:24 “who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness—by whose stripes you were healed”.

    Not only can He not heal you, but He cannot remember your sins any longer. God the Father has not “forgotten” your sin. He has made a decision not to “remember” them anymore – ever! Hebrews 8:12. For I will be merciful and gracious toward their sins and I will remember their deeds of unrighteousness no more”. He says he has removed them as far as the east is from the west (Psalms 103:12).

    Being conscious of your sins is a waste of time, because God is not conscious of them whatsoever. Why would you want to dwell upon and remember things that God has chosen not to remember. The Lamb of God has taken away all of your sins at the cross. For you to hang onto them or remember them is like telling God He's a liar. Look at this scripture.

    Hebrews 9:26 b – But as it now is, He (Jesus) has once for all at the consummation and close of the ages appeared to put away and abolish sin by His sacrifice (of Himself).

    I like this statement by Andrew Womack. “Jesus hasn't saved, healed, delivered, or prospered a single person in the last 2,000 years. What God has provided by grace 2,000 years ago now becomes a reality when mixed with faith. Faith appropriates what God has already provided. Faith doesn't move God; He isn't the one who is stuck. Faith doesn't make God do anything. Grace and faith work together, and our part is to accept what God has already done. Grace must be balanced with faith.”

    More than 2000 years ago, the sin issue that separated man and God was totally removed and has now become a non-issue. That is why you should not be conscious of your sins. Sin-consciousness brings in condemnation, and the more you dwell on it and condemn yourself, the more you will find yourself unable to get out of your sins. What you focus on becomes more and more predominant in your heart and thoughts.

    Now comes the Ya But ministry. Ya but, what if I sin again? Let me comfort you here and be honest with you. You will sin again. I guarantee you that you will make mistakes in this life. The neat thing is that sin is no longer an issue that keeps you away from God.

    Hebrews 10:12 - “Whereas this One Christ after He had offered a single sacrifice for our sins (that shall avail) for all time, sat down at the right hand of God”.

    No matter what has happened or what you have done, God wants you to know that because of the finished work of the cross of Jesus Christ, He will be merciful to your unrighteousness, and your sins and lawless deeds He will remember no more. There is nothing more you can do to “pay” for your sin or mistakes that Jesus didn’t already pay. That's another thing Jesus cannot do and that is forgive your sins. Why? Because He already has at Calvary and now He's sitting down.

    Continually remind yourself that all sin has been paid for. You have been forgiven! And the more you count on the fact that you have forgiveness and that there is no condemnation, the more you will have the strength to “go and sin no more”!

    Romans 6:11 says “Even so consider yourselves to be dead to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus”. How about Romans 6:18 “and having been freed from sin, you became slaves of righteousness”.

    When preachers continue to emphasize the sin of the world and the “sin” in your life, what they are doing is taking the emphasis off JESUS—who is the Savior of the world! God the Father sent His Son not as the condemner of the world, but as the Savior of the world. John 3:17 reads “For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved”.

    This is a good stopping point, but be assured there's much more truth to add to this in part 2. Grace and Peace.