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GOD NEVER FAILS PART II ……”HE NEVER FAILS,” ZEPHANIAH 3:5
GOD NEVER FAILS The character of God is that He is Faithful! Our God is one who never fails. He is aware of every circumstance and situation at all times.
GOD NEVER FAILS All of God’s decisions are just. His ways are never wrong. Take a moment and reflect upon His providence and how He has never failed to meet all of your needs.
GOD NEVER FAILS Review: What Does It Mean When We Say GOD is Omnipotent Omnipresent Omniscient For the children: Love Bonus-Sovereign
GOD NEVER FAILS GOD is Omnipotent This term refers to the all powerful nature of God. Looking at Webster again, this is defined as “almighty power; unlimited or infinite power; a word in strictness applicable only to God.” He is the all- powerful Lord who has created all things and sustains them by His Word
GOD NEVER FAILS God is Omnipresent Present everywhere at the same time He is present everywhere in the universe. No one can hide from Him and nothing escapes His notice."
GOD NEVER FAILS GOD is Omniscient: This term refers to the all knowing nature of God. Webster defines it as “the quality of knowing all things at once; universal knowledge; knowledge unbounded or infinite.” He knows our very thoughts, our feelings, our desires and our needs. He knows our words before we say them and he knows our thoughts before we think them. He knows all of our ways.
GOD NEVER FAILS Love "He who does not love does not know God, for God is love." 1 John 4:8 (NKJV) God is concerned for his creatures, and especially his people. He is tender toward them, and does not take pleasure in their suffering or condemnation. He seeks the best for us, and he offers up his Son in love as a substitution for sin. God loves us so much that He gave His Son for us.
GOD NEVER FAILS Sovereign To say that God is Sovereign is to declare that God is God. To say that God is Sovereign is to declare that He is the Most High, doing according to His will in the army of Heaven, and among the inhabitants of the earth, so that none can stay His hand or say unto Him what doest Thou? (Dan. 4:35). To say that God is Sovereign is to declare that He is the Almighty, the Possessor of all power in Heaven and earth, so that none can defeat His counsels, defeat His purpose, or resist His will (Psa. 115:3).
GOD NEVER FAILS Sovereign The Sovereignty of God is the biblical teaching that all things are under God's rule and control, and that nothing happens without His direction or permission. God works not just some things but all things according to the counsel of His own will (see Eph. 1:11). His purposes are all-inclusive and never defeated (see Isa. 46:11); nothing takes Him by surprise.God
GOD NEVER FAILS All moments of your life, He has appointed in His sovereignty so that He may be glorified and so that you can experience His goodness.
GOD NEVER FAILS Some other Characteristics of God
GOD NEVER FAILS Eternal God exists forever, meaning he has no beginning or end (cf. Psalm 90:2; 1 Tim. 1:17). He has always existed in the same way: fully and completely as God. "Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord God Almighty, who was and is and is to come!" (Revelation 4:8) True God is the true God whose knowledge & words are both true and the final standard of truth.
GOD NEVER FAILS Holiness "To say that God is holy is to say that He is eternally separate and distinct from all impurity. The term holiness in Hebrew, qodesh, has the notion of separation, of uniqueness, of one-of-a-kindness." - Bruce Ware Unchanging Also called immutability, this means that God never changes in his being (who he is) or promises (cf. Mal.3:6; James 1:17; Heb. 6:17).
GOD NEVER FAILS Compassionate He is not overwhelmed by any emotion, he is not incapacitated or weakened or stifled by any event or any amount of grief or love. Rather, God is totally self-controlled. While God does grieve, and does passionately love, he does so completely on purpose. Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not. They as renewed every morning; Great is Your faithfulness. Lam. 3:23- 24
GOD NEVER FAILS All-wise God has all wisdom. He works everything out for the good of his people, and for the display and enjoyment of his glory. This involves countless factors and people and events and decisions and all sorts of things that would drown any strategist. But not God.
GOD NEVER FAILS Even when things look the worst, God is carrying out his perfect wisdom. He never fails, never lacks any foresight, and never estimates. He knows all, and plans all, and He loves to display the glory and beauty of His wisdom by accomplishing the seemingly impossible.
GOD NEVER FAILS Self-existent God's self-existence means that he does not need us or the rest of creation for anything. While everything other than God depends on God for everything, God depends on no one for existence. He is absolute reality, with whom we have to reckon. St. John 1:1 “In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.”
GOD NEVER FAILS Self-sufficient "The Scriptures speak to the fact that God does not need anything that we humans need to survive. He requires no water, air, food, sleep or money. Counselors, supervisors, and advisors of any kind are of no need to Him. He is self sufficient in all capacities this is hard for the human brain to consider, that someone does not need what we do to survive but He doesn’t" Ps. 121-He who keeps Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.
GOD NEVER FAILS Immaterial God is not fundamentally composed of matter, for he is spirit, and he created all matter (and all spirit other than himself). This does not mean that God is absolutely nothing ("immateriality" as a word can sometimes mean this), rather it means that God is nothing physical. "The true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father is seeking such people to worship him. God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth." (John 4:23-24)
GOD NEVER FAILS Gracious God loves to give us what we don't deserve. He loves to pardon sin and lavish us with his goodness. He takes pleasure in giving gifts to people to display the glory of his resourcefulness, patience, and mercy. Eph. 1:7 (NKJV)- In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the good pleasure of His will.
GOD NEVER FAILS Merciful God shows his mercy by not giving us the punishment we deserve. Mercy as used in the Bible frequently has a much wider sense which may be translated "loyal love". Ps. 100:5 For the Lord is good; His mercy is everlasting, and His truth endures to all generations. Just God is deeply concerned with making wrongs right. He lets no sinner off the hook without a fitting punishment, or a fitting substitutionary atonement. I John 1:9-If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us of our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
GOD NEVER FAILS Peace God is His being and actions is separate from all confusion and disorder. Beauty God is the possessor and sum of all desirable qualities. Free (Freedom) God does whatever He pleases. Good Truly God is good to Israel. To such as are pure in heart. Ps. 73:1 (NKJV)
GOD NEVER FAILS Perfection God fully possesses all excellent qualities and lacks no qualities that would that would be desirable for Him. Jealous God always seeks to protect His honor Blessed God delights in Himself and in all that reflects His character.
GOD NEVER FAILS God is like Coke.. He’s the “Real” thing God is like Delta Airlines.. He makes the going great God is like General Electric (GRU)… He lights your path.
GOD NEVER FAILS God is like Bayer Aspirin.. He works wonders God is like Hallmark Cards—He cares enough to send the very best. God is like Tide… He gets the stain out that others leave behind
GOD NEVER FAILS God is like VO5 Hairspray-He holds through all kinds of weather. God is like Dial Soap…Aren’t you glad you know Him. Don’t you wish everybody did? God is like Walmart… He has everything
GOD NEVER FAILS God is like Alka Seltzer… Try Him, you’ll like Him. God is like scotch tape…. You can’t see Him but you know He’s there.
GOD NEVER FAILS Psalms 147:1-18 (NCV) 1 Praise the L ORD ! It is good to sing praises to our God; it is good and pleasant to praise him. 2 The L ORD rebuilds Jerusalem; he brings back the captured Israelites. 3 He heals the brokenhearted and bandages their wounds.
GOD NEVER FAILS 4 He counts the stars and names each one. 5 Our Lord is great and very powerful. There is no limit to what he knows. 6 The L ORD defends the humble, but he throws the wicked to the ground. 7 Sing praises to the L ORD ; praise our God with harps.
GOD NEVER FAILS 8 He fills the sky with clouds and sends rain to the earth and makes grass grow on the hills. 9 He gives food to cattle and to the little birds that call. 10 He is not impressed with the strength of a horse or with human might.
GOD NEVER FAILS 11 The L ORD is pleased with those who respect him, with those who trust his love. 12 Jerusalem, praise the L ORD ; Jerusalem, praise your God. 13 He makes your city gates strong and blesses your children inside.
GOD NEVER FAILS 14 He brings peace to your country and fills you with the finest grain. 15 He gives a command to the earth, and it quickly obeys him. 16 He spreads the snow like wool and scatters the frost like ashes.
GOD NEVER FAILS 17 He throws down hail like rocks. No one can stand the cold he sends. 18 Then he gives a command, and it melts. He sends the breezes, and the waters flow.
GOD NEVER FAILS When the wicked prevails and it appears that God is failing you, remember that He has never failed you before. During the night of weeping when God’s face seems hidden, rest in His unfailing love because in the morning you will dance for His faithfulness never ends.
GOD NEVER FAILS His joy is always right around the corner. His favor will last for your life time, so let that be reason to sing of His glory and give Him thanks forever. He in unfailing. He is in everything so He can take care of everything concerning us.
GOD NEVER FAILS Let this meditation of His providence take you back to the cross where it is apparent that He has met your greatest need. At the cross, God has justly punished your sins by placing them on His Son so you may know His mercy. If He will not fail you in giving life, joy and peace, then He can be trusted.
GOD NEVER FAILS You Say:God Says: "It's impossible""All things are possible" "The things which are impossible with men are possible with God." Luke 18:27. "I'm too tired""I will give you rest" "Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28 "Nobody really loves me""I love you" "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, John 3:16
GOD NEVER FAILS You SayGod Says "I can't go on"My grace is sufficient" "And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. 2 Corinthians 12:9. "I can't figure things out""I will direct your steps" In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths." Proverbs 3:5- "I can't do it""You can do all things" "I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me." Philippians 4:13.
GOD NEVER FAILS You SayGod Says "I'm not able""I am able" "And God is able to make all grace abound toward you” 2 Corinthians 9:8. "It's not worth it""It will be worth it" "And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God," Romans 8:28. "I can't forgive myself""I forgive you" "If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins," 1 John 1:9.
GOD NEVER FAILS You SayGod Says "I can't manage""I will supply all your needs" "But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus." Philippians 4:19. "I'm worried and frustrated""Cast your care on me" "Casting all your care upon him; for he cares for you." 1 Peter 5:7. "I feel all alone"I will never leave you" " be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee." Hebrews 13: "I'm not smart enough""I will give you wisdom" "If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that gives to all men liberally, James 1:5.
GOD NEVER FAILS References Theopedia-Omnipresence of God/ Attributes of God Omniscient, Omnipotent, Omnipresent-Junk Funk (Rapture Ready) You Say You Can’t/God Says You Can (Preparing for Eternity.com) Systematic Theory/The Attributes of God-A.W. Fink & Wayne Gruden