“Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. For truly, I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not an iota, not a dot, will pass from the Law until all is accomplished. Therefore whoever relaxes one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do the same will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever does them and teaches them will be called great in the kingdom of heaven. – Matthew 5:17-19 ESV
God is immutable, in other words, HE DOES NOT CHANGE: “For I the Lord do not change, therefore you, O children of Jacob, are not consumed.; God is not man, that he should lie, or a son of man, that he should change his mind. Has he said, and will he not do it? Or has he spoken, and will he not fulfill it?; Every good and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change; The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of God will stand forever. (Malachi 3:6, Numbers 23:19, James 1:17, Isaiah 40:8) And then we get confirmation again in the New Agreement: Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. (Hebrews 13:8)
Leader, we must know the word of God and we must beware of how the world wants to change our Word and change our God! WE also must know what God can and cannot do. God cannot lie, He cannot change His mind, He cannot break a promise, HE CAN NOT CHANGE; He is immutable! God says it and God does it and we are called to be LIKE GOD! Since we have the same spirit of faith according to what has been written, “I believed, and so I spoke,” we also believe, and so we also speak. (2 Corinthians 4:13) What He speaks, He fulfills, and HE never changes his mind, He is omniscient- All knowing. For the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable. (Romans 11:29) He cannot be surprised, He cannot be overcome; He is omniscient, omnipresent and omnipotent!
Conduit, the sermon on the mount is God’s instruction manual for our way to LIVE on this planet, so that God will be pleased when He comes to get us and His church in the Rapture. He clearly tells us that those who PRACTICE certain things will never enter the Kingdom of Heaven. It is one thing to struggle, another thing to stumble- God has made provision for our forgiveness. However, when we practice something it is the conscious will to do that thing, and we do it regularly, if not daily. ‘Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who submit to or perform homosexual acts, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor verbal abusers, nor swindlers, will inherit the kingdom of God. And that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified, in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God. (1 Corinthians 6:9-11) Jesus is returning soon and we want to be doing what He has called us to do, and NOT DOING, what HE has told us NOT TO DO! How do you know what those two categories are? Read your Word of God, listen to the Word of God, submit to the Word of God- Be doers of the WORD and NOT JUST HEARERS of the word- lest you deceive yourself. (James 1:22) Make sure you are practicing the RIGHT THINGS! For it is written, “You shall be holy, for I am holy.” (1 Peter 1:16)