“For no word from God will ever fail.” – Luke 1:37
The angel Gabriel appeared to Mary and told her “You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over Jacob’s descendants forever; his kingdom will never end.” (Luke 1:31-33)
Mary responded by asking “How will this be, since I am a virgin?”
“The angel answered, ‘The Holy Spirit will come on you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called the Son of God. Even Elizabeth your relative is going to have a child in her old age, and she who was said to be unable to conceive is in her sixth month. For no word from God will ever fail.” – Luke 1:35-37
The virgin birth and incarnation are amazing miracles that demonstrate God fulfilling His promises. He had promised the messiah and the messiah came. He had promised to dwell with His people and He sent Immanuel. He promised a savior for the nations and a savior was born. “No word from God will ever fail”. None. He doesn’t change His mind or break His promises.
“God is not human, that he should lie,
not a human being, that he should change his mind.
Does he speak and then not act?
Does he promise and not fulfill?” – Numbers 23:19
Promises from Genesis through Revelation have been fulfilled, are being fulfilled, and will be. God does not change (James 1:17), He is the same yesterday, today, and forever (Heb. 13:8), what He says, He does.
As we read through the promises of God’s Word, we must remind ourselves that “No Word from God will ever fail.” God doesn’t just keep most of His promises most of the time. He keeps all of His promises all of the time. These are just a few of those promises that will never fail.
- Jesus is preparing a place for us and will return for us (John 14:1-4).
- God will provide for our needs (Matt. 6:25-34).
- He is faithful to forgive us and purify us (1 John 1:9).
- We are adopted as children of God (Gal. 4:4-7).
- Through Christ we are justified and made righteous before God (Rom. 3:21-24).
- The peace of God will guard our hearts and minds in Christ (Phil.4:6-7).
“For no matter how many promises God has made, they are ‘Yes’ in Christ. And so through him the ‘Amen’ is spoken by us to the glory of God. – 2 Corinthians 1:20