It’s essential for every follower of Jesus Christ to know without a doubt that God fulfills His Word. The Bible states this truth in many different ways, and in many different passages of Scripture. Let’s just look at a few.Not a word failed of any good thing which the Lord had spoken to the house of Israel. All came to pass. (Josh 21:45 NKJV)Notice that the above Bible verse states, “ALL came to pass.” This is significant—don’t undervalue it.The Lord then said, “You are right, for I’m watching over my word until it is fulfilled.” (Jer 1:12 CEB)This Scripture describes God as “watching over His Word” to make sure that it occurs exactly as He said that it would. It gives us a picture of God not allowing anything to escape His notice or His attention. He is guaranteeing that His own Word comes to pass.The Lord has done what He determined; He has accomplished His word . . . (Lam 2:17a NASB)I like this Scripture in the New American Standard Bible. It is very clear and cannot be misunderstood! God accomplished His Word. End of story. The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told. (Lk 2:20 NIV, underscoring added)Note that everything that the shepherds heard and saw happened JUST AS THEY HAD BEEN TOLD! This fulfills another Bible verse:. . . in hope of eternal life which God, who cannot lie, promised before time began . . . (Tit 1:2 NKJV, emphasis added)We are simply called as BELIEVERS, to accept God’s Word as true, reliable, and trustworthy. The Bible clearly says that God cannot lie. Meditate upon this and stir up your faith, and your life, by radically believing God’s Word! God bless you.s
The Lord is Faithful & Upright
The Bible tells us in many different verses that God is not only faithful, but that He is upright. What do these terms means to us?
Faithful means the fact or quality of being true to one’s word or commitments, as to what one has pledged to do, professes to believe, etc. Titus 1:2 reminds us that God cannot lie! This tells us that we may trust whatever He says.
Upright means morally erect; honest; just; conforming to high, moral standards.
Now let’s look at these Scriptures:
For the word of the Lord is upright; and all his works are done in faithfulness. 5 He loves righteousness and justice; the world is filled with the gracious love of the Lord. (Ps 33:4-5 ISV)
According to this passage, God’s Word is upright, honest, and just. All of God’s works are done in faithfulness, according to what He has promised. Glory to God!
Our Lord, you are true to your promises, and your word is like silver heated seven times in a fiery furnace. (Ps 12:6 CEV)
This Bible verse reminds us that God’s promises are true (genuine, valid, sincere), and that they have been tried and tested—just like fine silver.
The Lord is your mighty defender, perfect and just in all his ways; your God is faithful and true; he does what is right and fair. (Deu 32:4 GNT)
How reassuring to read this Bible passage above! God is declared to be our mighty Defender who is perfect and just (good, fair, honest, honorable) in all of His ways.
For the Lord is righteous, He loves righteousness; the upright will see His face. (Ps 11:7 NASB)
According to the Scripture shown above, all who are upright (honest, respectable, righteous) will see God’s face. Hallelujah!
The earth, O Lord, is full of thy steadfast love; teach me thy statutes! (Ps 119:64 RSV)
Lastly, we see the Lord’s love described as steadfast which is just another word for faithful, reliable and trustworthy.
As you can see, based upon what we have just studied, God is indeed faithful and upright! He is worthy to be praised!
Two Things That Can Never Be Changed
God’s promises and God’s vows are two things that can never be changed. What a firm foundation for faith this fact provides for us!
The counsel of the Lord stands forever, the plans of His heart to all generations. (Ps 33:11 NKJV)
So when God wanted to prove for certain that his promise to his people could not be broken, he made a vow. 18 God cannot tell lies! And so his promises and vows are two things that can never be changed. We have run to God for safety. Now his promises should greatly encourage us to take hold of the hope that is right in front of us. (Heb 6:17-18 CEV, emphasis added)
The Lord of hosts has sworn, saying, “Surely, as I have thought, so it shall come to pass, and as I have purposed, so it shall stand. (Isa 14:24 NKJV)
The Bible tells us in various passages and in different language that God cannot and will not lie. (Tit 1:2; Isa 40:8) You can count upon and rely upon the promises of God. His Word is tested and true. Let’s see what else the Bible says about this.
Every word of God is tested; He is a shield to those who take refuge in Him. (Pro 30:5 NASB)
Your word has been tried and tested; your servant loves your word! (Ps 119:140 CEB)
Your kingdom will never end, and you will rule forever. Our Lord, you keep your word and do everything you say. (Ps 145:13 CEV)
We must stand upon the truth of the Word of God and rely upon His promises to us. God is the One who guarantees that His Word will most certainly come to pass, and all that we need is faith and perseverance. Don’t give up and don’t watch the clock or the calendar! Focus upon God’s nature and His faithfulness. Focus upon His love for you and upon His past blessings upon you. Meditate upon all of the answered prayer that you have received, and remember that God hasn’t changed.
God is the only Being who is the very definition of reliable. Praise the Lord most High!
The Way Everlasting
Here are two different versions of the same Bible verse:
And see if there is any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting. (Ps 139:24 NKJV)
Don’t let me follow evil ways, but lead me in the way that time has proven true. (Ps 139:24 CEV)
As we can see from the second version of Psalm 139:24, the way everlasting is the way that time has proven reliable or trustworthy. We can choose to live according to the world’s way, or we can choose God’s everlasting way. Only one of these ways is true. Only one of these ways will lead you to eternal happiness.
The way everlasting asks us to submit our will to Christ, our Savior and to adopt His values and goals. It will transform our character progressively to be more Christlike. His way will lead us to bear good fruit to God (Jas 3:17), and permit us to transfer that fruit with us into eternity.
It’s vital for us to remember that the life that we lead here on earth, in all regards, is not for this earthly, measured time but for eternity. Our earthly lives are a spiritual test for:
- The quality of our characters,
- The motives for our work, and
- The motives of our hearts.
Each and every one of us need to make corrections and adjustments to our attitudes and our lives. We all need to be led by the Lord and His righteousness, and every one of us needs to allow God to teach us and to show us the path for our feet.
Lead me, O Lord, in Your righteousness because of my enemies; make Your way straight before my face. (Ps 5:8 NKJV)
Teach me to do Your will, for You are my God; Your Spirit is good. Lead me in the land of uprightness. (Ps 143:10 NKJV)
Since we who follow Jesus Christ have made the choice to live in the way everlasting, let us consider seriously what corrections and improvements that the Lord may be urging us to make today. Glory to God!
The Lord lives! Blessed be my Rock! Let God be exalted, the Rock of my salvation! (2 Sam 22:47)
The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer; My God, my strength, in whom I will trust; My shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. (Ps 18:2)
In God is my salvation and my glory; the rock of my strength, and my refuge, is in God. (Ps 62:7)
This expression [Rock of my salvation] stimulates vivid imagery and a sense of security. Our God is a trustworthy, reliable, resolute Savior.
Isaiah 28:16 says: Behold, I lay in Zion a stone for a foundation, a tried stone, a precious cornerstone, a sure foundation; whoever believes will not act hastily. [not be panic-stricken]
This is the ‘stone which was rejected by you builders, which has become the chief cornerstone.’ (Acts 4:11)
From these various passages of Scripture, we understand that Jesus is our Rock and our foundation—even the chief cornerstone of our faith! Jesus is solid, secure, and unmovable. He is our sure foundation who never changes, and who never fails. Glory to God!
Put your faith in Jesus, alone, and you won’t be disappointed.
Mediator & High Priest
Good day to you!
Therefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our confession, Christ Jesus. . . (Hebrews 3:1 NKJV)
Seeing then that we have a great High Priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. (Hebrews 4:14 NKJV)
But now He has obtained a more excellent ministry, inasmuch as He is also Mediator of a better covenant, which was established on better promises. (Hebrews 8:6 NKJV)
But Christ came as High Priest of the good things to come, with the greater and more perfect tabernacle not made with hands, that is, not of this creation. Not with the blood of goats and calves, but with His own blood He entered the Most Holy Place once for all, having obtained eternal redemption. (Hebrews 9:11, 12 NKJV)
For Christ has not entered the holy places made with hands, which are copies of the true, but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us . . . (Hebrews 9:24 NKJV)
Jesus is our Mediator and High Priest. With His blood, Jesus entered the Most Holy Place in heaven and poured His blood upon the mercy seat for us. Now, He appears in the presence of God, representing us before the high court of heaven!
He is the High Priest of our confession, and the Scriptures tell us to HOLD FAST to our confession. I recommend that you make sure that your confession agrees with the Scriptures so that you give Jesus material that’s trustworthy and eternal to use on your behalf! Speak forth the promises of God’s Word for yourself and for those who need a miracle–an answer to prayer. Stand upon the promises of God, and believe . . . KNOW that God’s holy Word is reliable and trustworthy. It shall come to pass!
Remember that Jesus is the Mediator of a better covenant based upon BETTER promises, so make sure to use those great and precious promises that Jesus has given you!