“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?”
The above verse of scripture is often quoted to establish who God is as compared to man who is subject to change.
But the truth is, this passage must be quoted in context and to know that God’s original intent, for instance, of redeeming man cannot change. For Christ was slain before the foundation of the world (Rev.13:8); but that didn’t mean God doesn’t change His methods and persons to be be used to carry out His project.
God rejected the house of Eli from being priest; He changed His mind. God rejected Saul; He change His mind. God brought in a New Covenant and called the first old; He changed His mind. But yet it’s all for the furtherance of His objectives of the works of redemption.
In Gen 22. God told Abraham to sacrifice his only son Isaac, but ended up sacrificing a ram as provided by God. Now if Abraham never heard God the second time and knows not the voice of the God he was worshipping, he would have killed Isaac and called it obedience to the faith.
What am I saying? Most of us, even ministers, are stuck with a primordial mindset of what God told us some years ago and what we believe the Gospel to be and the method that must be used to propagate the Gospel.
We are stuck with what we think is the original Doctrine of the faith, therefore nothing can be ‘added or subtracted from it’ and we call it contending for the faith of the fathers that was once delivered to us.
We reject those who see differently by revelation and label them as heretics.
Think of a simple scripture like
John 14:1-2. “In my Father’s House are many mansions.”
We still preach and teach it to date that Jesus was promising us physical buildings when we get to heaven after death or the Rapture.
We even encourage the relatives of a departed saint during the funeral services that he or she has gone to rest in his building which he has labored for through generous tithing and dangerous giving.
But Jesus never promised anybody a physical building, He was only promising His disciples then that they shouldn’t be afraid that they are going to be persecuted because He is leaving them and going to the cross to be killed. That they are not going to be alone as there are going to be other people joining the church of God, His House (1Tim. 3:15).
They, being the mansion, temple, rooms in that house just like you. The house-Church (Heb.3:6) was built on the day of Pentecost.
But our primordial mindset will never allow us to accept what the scriptures are saying.This is where the Church is not making progress as it should be.
For those of us suffering from this primordial mindset, we see ourselves to be men of faith strong willed and ardent believers. But sincerely speaking we are living in delusions of the mind of God.
Can we truly learn to hear God a second time like father Abraham? Could it be God has left us behind, yet we are sweating it out in what we have always believed yet not true?
In Acts 18 is a typical story of Apostle Apollos who was so eloquent and powerful in the scriptures, but yet he was limited to the Baptism of John. And guess what? Until Princila and Aquila helped him out into the new season, he was 20 years behind time and never knew anything about the outpouring and baptism of the Holy Ghost. Yet he was ranting in the temple daily.
This is the case we have today within the Body of Christ.
Even in your personal lives, be open to the leading of the Holy Ghost. Dont be static in your decisions. For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. Know how God speaks, learn to hear his voice.
Learn never to be primordial. God can change his method, but He doesn’t change.
Just a thought!