Immutability makes my lips move when ways that they normally don’t move. Immutability. What does it mean Chad? Get onto the point. It means it means unchanging. It means he doesn’t change. He doesn’t waiver. The immutability of his counsel. Counsel means his plans, purposes, and intentions. So immutability, here’s a characteristic. God, we need to get Jesus Christ the same yesterday, today and forever. He does not change. He is consistent. So he’s wanting to show us something and we want to show us about the immutability of his counsel, his plans, his purposes Mt. Carmel Illinois Church .
God never changes, plans, purposes, and his intentions. For you. Jeremiah 29 11 says, I know the plans that I have for you says the Lord. I know the plans. Here’s the plans that I have for you. They are plans for good and not of disaster, to give you a future and a hope. That’s his plans, purposes, intention. So it says the immutability of his counsel. It will never change. God’s plans for you and me is always to give us a future and a hope. Yeah, but Chad would, if I really screw up, he’s still from that place of screw up Mt. Carmel Illinois Church , has plans for a future and a hope. Even if that part of my life was not his plan, he still puts in place a plan to get me to future and hope from my screw up. He never changes. He’s not like us. He never says, you made your bed.
Now lay in it. You deserve it. He never says that. We say that. He doesn’t say that. He says, how’d you get their son or daughter? What you doing? Okay, let’s go here. My plans and intentions and purpose for you are always to give you a future. Come on, let’s go forward. Come on, let’s move forward. But, um, I made a mistake. I screwed up. I know you did. Come on, let’s move forward Mt. Carmel Illinois Church . I know that I deserve to stay here. It was a stupid, it was stupid. It was stupid. I know. Let’s move forward. He never changes. He’s not going to change for you. He’s not gonna change for me. Immutability. You have
his counsel. Does that give anybody any hope? Sometimes. Sometimes we get far enough away from sin. We forget about the value of the immutability of his counsel. We get far enough saved. We forget what it’s like to need Jesus to help us move forward. But I’m not preaching about that, but that’s still a good point. Immutability of his counts. I got to stay focused in with the immutability of his counsel. Confirmed it by an oath. Now I’ll give you what the word oath means. Somewhere. The word oath means this. I’m just delaying there Mt. Carmel Illinois Church . It is. Offense. A limit or restraints. Hmm. God gave himself a fence, a limit or restraint, a solemn promise regarding future acts or behavior. God confirmed it with an oath. Why would God use the word oath and talk about feminine fence, a limit or restraint? God’s limitless God. God knows no bounds. God put himself in a fence with this oath. What is the fence? He put himself in my word, not my word, chat, his word. He said my word. I’m limited to my word. I’m limiting myself to my oath. My oath to you is a guarantee. I will never contradict my oath. He’s not limited to what he can do in the world, but he said, I will watch over my word to perform it. Numbers chapter 23 says, God is not a man that he should lie, nor the son of man that he should repair. So when God gives you and me an oath, when he gives me a promise, he says, I’m fenced in around my own promise.
to you. It gives me some hope that God says, you know what? I’m bound to my word. I will perform my word. I will do it. So he says, I’ve confirmed it by an oath that by two immutable, there’s that word again, that two immutable things. What are the two immutable things? Number one, that God never changes. He’s the same and he’s no respecter of persons. Put that in your heart. The two immutable things, number one that’s going to fill us with hope that I can be anchored with hope this morning is number one, Jesus is the same. God is the same for somebody else. He’s the same for me. He’s no respecter of persons. He doesn’t change what he did for Abraham. He’ll do for me what he did for Jesus. He’ll do for me the immutability of his plans, purposes, intentions for my life. That is a, that is one thing that’s never going to change. Number two is he
firms that with an oath is that his word is his bond. He speaks the truth and he does not lie by these two immutable things. We can have hope. If we get these two things in my heart Mt. Carmel Illinois Church , if I settle it, that God’s plan for me is always a future and a hope. It will cause hope to arise in me. No matter what I’m doing, no matter what I’m facing, if I will settle that in my heart, hope will arise
because God never changes and he’s no respecter of persons. But the devil tells you he won’t do it for you. He was telling you won’t do it for you. Not now, not now. He might’ve earlier, but now you’ve went to like, you know, here’s how far you could go. God would still do something, but now you’ve went here, buddy. You’re all on your own. You can’t Mt. Carmel Illinois Church . You’re not. He’s not going to do it for you know God never change this immutability of his counsel. Get it in your head. Just say that word. Immutable, immutable, immutable. God never changes and he always honors his word.