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!
A Steadfast Heart
Steadfast means committed, unwavering, reliable and trustworthy.
He will not be afraid of evil tidings; his heart is steadfast, trusting in the Lord. (Ps 112:7, underscoring added)
But whoever listens to me will dwell safely, and will be secure, without fear of evil. (Pro 1:33) Wisdom is speaking in the passage. When we obey wisdom, we obey God.
You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You. 4 Trust in the Lord forever, for in Yahweh, the Lord, is everlasting strength. (Isa 26:3-4) When we are focused upon the Lord, with absolute trust, our hearts will be filled with the peace that passes all understanding.
Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. (Joh 14:1) Jesus is speaking in this verse, and He’s encouraging us to believe in Him. He’s inviting us to rely upon Him and to have confidence in Him.
The point of these verses that I’ve shared is that under all circumstances, even in the midst of challenges and painful trials, a believer knows the beautiful character of Jesus, and is able to trust Him effortlessly. Why? Because Jesus is a good and loving Savior.
The Lord’s plans for us are good plans intended to give us a good future. We can see the only person who can prevent those plans from coming to pass when we look into the mirror!
If we don’t cooperate with the Lord, if we don’t trust Him and place all of our faith in Him, then we cannot blame God for whatever mess in which we eventually find ourselves.
Place all of your hope, faith and trust in the Lord. Yield to God’s plans and His ways, and you will be blessed. Hallelujah!
The Unchanging Nature of Salvation
In this article, we’re considering the unchanging nature of our salvation. As I think about this subject, I believe that our salvation is based upon three important cornerstones.
God’s Will for Mankind
The covenant God made with His children is unwavering, for God (who cannot lie) has made a promise and then confirmed it by an oath. (see Num 23:19 & Heb 6:13-18)
For I am the Lord, I do not change . . . (Mal 3:6a)
Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning. (Jam 1:17)
God’s Word is eternal. The Bible reminds us that we should never add to or delete anything from God’s Word. (Deu 4:2; 12:32; Pro 30:5-6)
The Bible also warns us not to confuse the teachings of men with the Word of God. (Mt 15:8-9; Mk 7:6-8)
God’s Word will stand forever; it shall be entirely fulfilled.
The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God stands forever. (Isa 40:8)
. . . having been born again, not of corruptible seed but of incorruptible, through the word of God which lives and abides forever . . . (1 Pet 1:23)
For assuredly, I say to you, till heaven and earth pass away, one jot or one tittle will by no means pass from the law till all is fulfilled. (Mt 5:18)
Our Savior—Jesus Christ
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever. (Heb 13:8)
But He, because He continues forever, has an unchangeable priesthood. (Heb 7:24)
Jesus, who is the Living Word, has an unchangeable priesthood and an unchanging character. He is steadfast and trustworthy. He has completed the mission that our heavenly Father gave to Him. He has redeemed mankind and reconciled to the Father all who have accepted Christ as their Savior and Lord. All glory to God!
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!