In real life you cannot un-break something or get a do-over whenever you want
When God speaks, it becomes truth, and there is no way to dismiss it or change it.
We can understand this because of the examples that we found in Esther 1:19 and Daniel 6:8-9 regarding the laws of the Medes and Persians. There is nothing that God can say that does not become truth because His word by its very nature is truth. Once declared by God, His words are eternal and He cannot and will not take them back. God is vastly different from us in that He does not lie as we have previously seen in Numbers 23:19.
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?
In the world of humans, this is not the case. Although one may be described as “a man (woman) of his (her) word,” the truth is that we are all guilty in some way of falling short of that description. We have all said something that we later regretted. We wanted to take back the words or more correctly, the effects of those words. We can be forgiven, but the damage has been done and cannot be reset or undone. This concept is becoming increasingly difficult to appreciate fully in today’s world.
We live in a computer generation where mistakes can easily be un-done. Video games may result in the death of your character, but it can easily be brought back to life. If you do not win the game, you can undo the steps and start again. If you make a mistake typing or drawing on the computer, you can easily go back a few steps. If your hard drive crashes, you can restore it from a backup copy if you took the time to make one. However, in real life you cannot un-break something or get a do-over whenever you want. As technology becomes more and more ingrained in our lives, the realities of life can become distorted.
We cannot press the undo button in real life and undo our words, choices, or actions. Neither can God. His words become truth and affect the entirety of creation forever. His words are absolute and unchangeable. This is why His words carry such gravity. Your words and choices deter- mine your fate in a similar manner.
Job’s friend, Eliphaz, caught a glimpse of this principle of the absolute nature of words when he was speaking with Job during his problems. Eliphaz seemed to understand the power of words as described in Job 22:28.
Thou shalt also decree a thing, and it shall be established unto thee: and the light shall shine upon thy ways.
This same principle is reiterated in the book of Romans 4:17 and is seen in slightly different ways in these two translations.
Romans 4:17b (MSG)
...trust God to do what only God could do: raise the dead to life, with a word make something out of nothing.
Romans 4:17b (ERV)
...the God who gives life to the dead and speaks of things that don’t yet exist as if they are real.
When God speaks, whatever He says becomes truth and is eternal. When He makes a decree, it happens, and the universe is held responsible for its implications. Therefore, when God spoke the world into existence in Genesis, it came into existence. When God spoke life into Man, he became alive. God said that the dominion of the earth belonged to Adam, and it was his until Adam relinquished it to Satan through sin. God warned that the penalty for sin is death and that death will follow when sin is committed. Thus, Adam died.
This concept of the power and absolute nature of words is critical to our understanding. We will stand accountable for our words. We shape our lives by our choice of words because the words that we use are a reflection of what we believe, what we think and how we act. The words of man either agree or disagree with God’s words. Our words guide us and will also lay a foundation for what we will become.
The sin of Adam put the world into a tailspin because of the decree of the law of sin and death that God spoke at the beginning. The entire human race was doomed because of sin. However, God had a plan to bring in the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus to set things back on course. God could not repeal His first Law. However, He found a way to make a new law that would satisfy the requirements of the first Law, just like in the events of Esther. God did it by sacrificing Himself through Jesus for the benefit of all of Mankind. According to Ephesians 2:8-9, He did it by grace through the faith exercised by each human spirit that chooses Him!
8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: 9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.
God’s character and nature is to bring good news, release and heal, make the blind see, deliver the oppressed, and provide grace and free favor. We do not have to work or perform some ritual to receive His grace and favor, we must only believe.
In Luke 4:18-19 Jesus quoted the words of the prophet in Isaiah 61:1- 2 which were written about Him 700 years before.
Luke 4:18-19 (AMP)
18 The Spirit of the Lord [is] upon Me, because He has anointed Me [the Anointed One, the Messiah] to preach the good news (the Gospel) to the poor; He has sent Me to announce release to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to send forth as delivered those who are oppressed [who are downtrodden, bruised, crushed, and broken down by calamity], 19 To proclaim the accepted and acceptable year of the Lord [the day when salva- tion and the free favors of God profusely abound.]
Jesus fulfilled this prophecy, and the character and nature of God is to provide all of this for you freely. However, you still must choose between the law of sin and death and the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus.
You see, it is fair that you should pay the price of your own sin. However, God is very unfair in His approach to you through His grace.
Jesus will set you free if you let Him !
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May the Lord bless you and keep you... Dr. Rich Masek
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