Over 2,000 times in the Old Testament there are phrases such as, “And God spoke to Moses” or “the word of the Lord came to Jonah” or “God said.” We see an example of this in Jeremiah 1:9. “The LORD reached out his hand and touched my mouth and said to me, ‘Now I have put my words in your mouth.
And The LORD said unto Gideon,” The people that are with thee are too many for Me to give the Midianites into their hands, lest Israel vaunt themselves against Me, saying, “mine own hand hath saved me.” Judges 7:2
During the birth of Jesus, God spoke to Mary through an angel; he spoke to Joseph through a dream; he spoke to the shepherds through an angel and he spoke to the Magi through a dream. Yes, God speaks!
But now that the Scriptures are complete, any word from God must be corroborated by the Bible. God’s Word is the plumb-line against which all new revelation is measured.
SPIRITS DON’T QUALIFY AS GOD
Doubtless, many people talk to God all the time. This is simply “praying.” What is less certain is whether anyone is listening. The U.S. Founding Fathers, who were called “deists” rather than “theists,” did not engage in prayer because — although they believed in a creator God — they did not believe in a personal God who answered prayers. Some humans have reported that spiritual beings talk to them. For example, Moses reported God spoke to him from a burning bush. Socrates reported in “The Apology” that throughout his life he heard a spiritual voice, which would warn him not to do various things that were wrong or dangerous. Other people have reported having “spirit guides” who would channel or speak through them. It is of course possible spirits do exist but that none of them qualify as being God. Most psychics I have read about claim to be theists.
- For I The Lord do not change; therefore you, O children of Jacob, are not consumed. (Malachi 3:6)
- God is not Man, that He should lie, or a son of Man, that He should change His mind. Has He said, and will He not do it? Or has He spoken, and will H not fulfill it? (Numbers 23:19)
- The grass withers, the flower fades, but he word of our God will stand forever. (Isaiah 40:8)
- Of old you laid the foundation of the earth, and the heavens are the work of your hands. They will perish, but you will remain; they will all wear out like a garment. You will change them like a robe, and they will pass away, but you are the same, and your years have no end. (Psalm 102:25-27)
- Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away. (Matthew 24:35)
- Have you not known? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He does not faint or grow weary; his understanding is unsearchable. (Isaiah 40:28)
- Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever you had formed the earth and the world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God. (Psalm 90:2)
- Thus says the Lord, the King of Israel and his Redeemer, the Lord of hosts: “I am the first and I am the last; besides me there is no god. (Isaiah 44:6)
- I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end.” (Revelation 22:13)
Why is it important for us to understand that God never changes?
God Loves us so much and knows us more intimately than we know ourselves. He knew us before we were born and while we were being formed in our mother’s wombs. Psalm 139:15-16
Because God knows us so well and knows all of our days before they even happen, He knew we would face changes and changes cause anxiety and fear.
It is important for us to understand God never changes because by understanding this, we can have peace and comfort knowing that we do not have to fear.
As a matter of fact some say that God tells us 365 in the Bible to “fear not”! So every day God tells us not to fear because of His great love for us! If you think of that it is completely overwhelming.
If we did not have confidence that God never changes then we would have reason to fear because we would not be able to completely trust him. We would question His word.
But over and over He commands us not to fear and assures us that He never changes.
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? (Numbers 23:19)
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How does it effect my future knowing God never changes?
Because we can rest assured that God never changes we do not have to fear anything the future holds! We can trust that all of His promises are true so there is no need for fear or anxiety.
Just as the song says, “Great is Your faithfulness, You never change, True are your promises, You never change”.
Praise God we can trust His love for us, His forgiveness of our sins, His peace and comfort, because all of His promises are true and God never changes.
A Prayer of Praise because God Never Changes
I thank you Father that I can trust you and your word because you never change. You are not like men who change their minds. Your promises are true and good.
Even if all the world fades away your word will stand forever. You Lord do not faint or grown weary. You are the same God who created the world and spoke it into existence. You are the God Abraham and Jacob.
You are the first and the last and there is no other God besides you.
You are my rock, my fortress and shelter, my strong and mighty tower.
You hold me in your hand and hide me beneath the shadow of your wings.
You knew me before I was born and you have a plan for my life. I know I can trust you no matter what my circumstances because you are good and you never change.
You are the great I AM and your love never fails. Amen.