Friday, May 20, 2016

“When God Speaks”

"When God Speaks"

     If I could only say one thing about the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, it would be this: no one has ever trusted Him and been disappointed for doing so.  And no one ever will.  He is faithful and true, He cannot lie, and every promise He has ever made is either already fulfilled, or is in the process of being fulfilled.  No word He has uttered will fail in coming to pass, and eternity will forever reveal that when God speaks, He speaks in the perfection of Truth.

   "Thy Word is truth" (John 17:7).
   "He that believeth on Him shall not be confounded" (I Peter 2:6).

    Someone exists who can be trusted completely and without reserve.  Thus, Solomon could command, "Trust in the Lord with all thy heart" (Proverbs 3:5; emphasis added).  How wonderful is this?  Imagine if it were not true, or if we did not know it to be true.  The masses live in such sad and forlorn darkness, but born again believers in the Lord Jesus have partaken of the faithfulness of God to the degree that we would not want to exist apart from it.  "Thy Word is very pure.  Therefore Thy servant loveth it" (Psalm 119:140).  A haven for our hearts exists in the Heart of God, wherein we are "hid with Christ in God" (Colossians 3:3).  In that holy place of peace, the Holy Spirit continually speaks forth assurance regarding God's Truth.  He speaks of perfection, and of the One who "cannot lie" (Titus 1:2).  He proclaims that "God is light, and in Him is no darkness at all" (I John 1:5).  And He calls us to complete confidence in the integrity of the Father who cannot speak without speaking Truth.  "I will trust and not be afraid" (Isaiah 12:2).

  Whatever our current circumstance, situation, or condition, such assurance applies.  Moreover, our response must apply.  The experience of God's faithfulness awaits our determination to join Isaiah in his "I will trust".  We shall not be disappointed because by definition, a perfectly faithful Heart cannot fail the heart of faith.  Promises of our Lord's presence, provision, protection, and proactive involvement meet us in the pages of Scripture.  "I am with you… I will provide… I am thy shield… I will do" (Matthew 28:20; Philippians 4:19; Psalm 91:4; John 14:14).  Let us arise to greet the promises with "I believe" (II Corinthians 4:13).  We shall not be disappointed.  We shall not be disappointed.  Because no one has ever trusted in the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ and been disappointed for doing so.  And no one ever will.

"I have not hid Thy righteousness within my heart; I have declared Thy faithfulness and Thy salvation: I have not concealed Thy lovingkindness and Thy truth from the great congregation."
(Psalm 40:10)
"Thy faithfulness reacheth unto the clouds."
(Psalm 36:5)

Weekly Memory Verse
   "I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and He that sat upon him was called Faithful and True".
(Revelation 19:11)


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