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John is the under-shepherd of Agape International Church & Ministries Inc, Antioch, California and the President of Agape International Ministries Foundation, Inc (www.agapebfm.net) John has been a Preacher, Bible Teacher, Counselor and a mission-minded servant of God from 1984 till the present time. Married to Alice since 1987, he enjoys being a father to 2 sons and 1 daughter. He is available to preach, participate in evangelistic crusades and revivals, lead or participate in a Marriage Enrichment program internationally. John preaches on a weekly radio broadcast called "KNOW THE TRUTH" (Based on John 8:32)and the broadcast is aired every Sunday at Radio KDIA 1640AM. The broadcast is also accessible through the website of the radio station: www.kdia.com. You can follow him on twitter @agapebfm

Sunday, April 17, 2016

The Dependability of God

The Dependability of God

Memory Verse: Numbers 23:19 (NKJV) “God is not a man, that He should lie, Nor a son of man, that He should repent. Has He said, and will He not do? Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good?

 TEXT: Numbers 23:13-24


INTRODUCTION: Psalm 118:8–9; Joshua 23:14; 1 Kings 8:56.

“I love mankind; it’s people I can’t stand.”-- Charles Schultz -(“Peanuts”).


"Et tu, Brute?" (Even you, Brutus?)—From Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare.


“I  wouldn't believe a word Donald Trump said even if he had his tongue  notarized.”-- A deputy mayor of New York City


To be reliable means that one can be trusted; one is predictable or dependable.


1.      God is Truth

Numbers 23:19; Deuteronomy 32:4; Psalm 19:9; Psalm 33:4; Psalm 57:10 ; John 17:17.

African Christian Song

My God is a miracle God!
My God is a miracle God!
He has never failed, He will never fail
He will do what He says He will do
He will do what He promised to do 

I can see Him working in my favor
I can see Him fighting my battles
I can see Him bringing in my miracles
He will do what He says He will do/2x


Truth is the interrelated consistency of statements and their correspondence with the facts of reality and the facts themselves. It suggests an integration of character, and adherence of virtue, a kind of reliability, which includes and goes beyond the literal meaning to include those aspects of personal behavior which seem to be implied by the love of truth. The concept of truth is derived from the character of God, and is the exact opposite of the concept of lying. "It is impossible for God to lie."-- Kelly L. Segraves


Since it is impossible for God to lie we know that everything He says about what will happen will actually take place. If we are to become perfect we need to be known as individuals who tell the truth, like God. That means when we promise something we need to keep that promise or not make it in the first place. We need to try to place ourselves in situations where we don't feel the need to lie to defend either ourselves or our behavior.-- Kelly L. Segraves


2.      God is Unchanging.

Psalm 102:27;Malachi 3:6; Hebrews 13:8; 1 John 3:19–20; 1 Samuel 15:29; James 1:17; Hebrews 6:17–18


 “There is no fickleness in God”.-- J.C. Wenger


"Immutability is a pre-eminent mode of the Essence of God by which it is void of all change…”-- Jacob Arminius


 “First, because of His Pure Actuality: God has no potential to be anything other than what He is. Change can only come from potential to be something other than what He is. Second, because of His simplicity: everything that changes is composed of what changes and what does not change. Since God has no parts He cannot change. Third, because of His perfection: whatever acquires something new, changes. God is perfect by nature and cannot acquire anything new.”-- Harold C. Felder


3.      God Has a Reliable Reputation

Joshua 21:43–45; Cf. Joshua 23:14; Nehemiah 9:8; Psalm 119:140


ILLUSTRATION: About General MacArthur


4.      God is Consistently Reliable

Genesis 28:12–15; Hebrews 6:12; Romans 4:13; Romans 4:16; Hebrews 10:23; Psalm 145:13; 1 Thessalonians 5:24; 2 Corinthians 1:18


5.      God has the Power to Do What He promised

Romans 4:18–21; Romans 3:23



Conclusion: 2 Corinthians 1:20; John 14:6; Acts 4:12; Acts 16:31; Revelation 3:20; Romans 10:13.