KEY SCRIPTURE: Matthew 26:33.”Peter answered and said unto him, Though all men shall be offended because of thee, yet will I never be offended.”
The Lord told his disciples that, they would all forsake Him. Peter immediately replied him and said, even if all men would forsake Him, he would not. Such an act is a direct challenge of the potency of the word of God. God’s word is an expression of truth and divine power. (Heb 1:3). The word controls and makes all things work according to its dictates. John 10:35 KJV” If he called them gods, unto whom the word of God came, and the scripture cannot be broken;”. Men must humble themselves to receive the word of God always. Peter actually denied that he knew Jesus.
How do we react to a word of prophecy? There are two main kinds of prophecies. There are prophecies, whose fulfillment depends on certain conditions being met. There are also other prophecies that have no condition, but have been determined by the predetermined counsel of God. Those ones cannot be changed in anyway except one pleads on the mercy of God. Answering such a request, is dependent on God’s sovereign will. What the Lord told the disciples was a predetermined one, which no man could change.
In 2 Kings 20:1-11, the Lord sent the prophet Isaiah to King Hezekiah who was sick. The Lord said to him, that he would not live but die. This had no condition to it. Hezekiah turned to the Lord, and cried unto the Lord. His prayer was a plea for mercy. The Lord had mercy on him, and asked Isaiah to go back and show him what to do. God’s words cannot be broken, yet a humble plea for mercy, may bring a change in what He has said.
THOUGHT: WHEN YOU ARE AT YOUR WITS END, SEEK FOR GOD’S MERCY.
Psalms 119:89 KJV LAMED. “For ever, O LORD, thy word is settled in heaven. Thy faithfulness is unto all generations: thou hast established the earth, and it abideth.”
Psalms 100:5 KJV “For the LORD is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations”.