In this study we will be looking at various Scriptures and I believe will get a true answer to the question, Does God change His mind.

The first thing we have to do when studying Scripture, notice I said studying, not to be confused with reading Scripture. I have read through the Bible 5 times New Testament 7, but study takes more time and research-from what we have read, so if we take notes as we are reading, it helps greatly when we study a particular subject in the Bible.

I love to do particular studies so I can know what God says about the things I wonder about. Inquiring minds want to know, where did I hear that before. LOL

Lets look at some Scripture on this subject:

A.The LORD regretted that he had made human beings on the earth, and his heart was deeply troubled. (Gen 6:6)

B. Then the LORD relented and did not bring on his people the disaster he had threatened. (Exod 32:14,)

C. “Did not Hezekiah fear the LORD and seek his favor? And did not the LORD relent, so that he did not bring the disaster he pronounced against them?” (Jeremiah 26:19)

D. When God saw what they did and how they turned from their evil ways, he relented and did not bring on them the destruction he had threatened. (Jonah 3:10)

The forgoing Scripture would suggest God changes His mind, as we would, depending on how things progress or degrees on any given day. So lets look at other Scripture:

A. He was chosen before the creation of the world, but was revealed in these last times for your sake.(1st. Peter 1:20)

B. But Moses sought the favor of the LORD his God. “LORD,” he said, “why should your anger burn against your people, whom you brought out of Egypt with great power and a mighty hand? Why should the Egyptians say, ‘It was with evil intent that he brought them out, to kill them in the mountains and to wipe them off the face of the earth’?

Turn from your fierce anger; relent and do not bring disaster on your people. Remember your servants Abraham, Isaac and Israel, to whom you swore by your own self: ‘I will make your descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky and I will give your descendants all this land I promised them, and it will be their inheritance forever.’” (Exod. 32:11-13 )

C. In the last days

The mountain of the Lord’s temple will be established as the highest of the mountains; It will be exalted above the hills, and peoples will stream to it. Many nations will come and say, “Come, let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the temple of the God of Jacob. He will teach us his ways, so that we may walk in his paths.” The law will go out from Zion, the word of the LORD from Jerusalem. He will judge between many peoples and will settle disputes for strong nations far and wide.

They will beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation will not take up sword against nation, nor will they train for war anymore. Everyone will sit under their own vine and under their own fig tree, and no one will make them afraid, for the LORD Almighty has spoken. (Micah 4:1-4)

D. But it greatly displeased Jonah, and he became angry. And he prayed to the LORD and said, “Please Lord, was not this what I said while I was still in my own country? Therefore, in order to forestall this I fled to Tarshish, for I knew that Thou art a gracious and compassionate God, slow to anger and abundant in loving kindness, and one who relents concerning calamity” (Jonah 4:1-2).

If you noticed the last set are in conjunction with the first set. So let me add just 2 more:

God is not a man, that he should lie, nor a son of man, that he should change his mind. Does he speak and then not act? Does he promise and not fulfill? (Numbers 23:19) I believe this is pretty clear.

“I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you.” Gen. 12:3) Has He not done that? Sure He has, He of course was speaking of Jesus.

Now why do we find ourselves pondering this question, does God change His mind? Because of our failure of “studying” Scripture instead of just reading it. Why do so many say the Bible contradicts itself and we can’t show it doesn’t? Same answer!

One of the things I have learned in studying the Old Testament is, in most cases, it is an example of something coming in the New, or in other words physical then to show Spiritual later.

D- Notice Jonah knew God would forgive them even before he warned of coming disaster? He knew what God’s real thoughts were and what WOULD happen. We must realize God already knows the outcome and He allowed Jonah to be His instrument to forgive these people, that He foreknew WOULD REPENT!

C- This is yet to come but part of that which was spoken by Micah as a warning and promise. As with Numbers 23:19, God doesn’t change nor does His promises.

B- Here Moses was allowed to be a future Jesus in the since of standing in the gap between sinful man and a judgmental God. Never fool yourself, He is that but desires to be forgiving which He has provided Jesus as our way to avoid His judgment!

A- This is the real test of all tests. God had prepared His redemption even BEFORE He created the world, so unlike Gen. 6:6 would sound, He was not taken by surprise. He did not just all of a sudden have to make a decision, He always knew man would disobey Him!

Has He changed His mind to place you and I into the lake of fire? No because it wasn’t His intent for all those that accepted Jesus that was His original plan before the creation of the world!

He knew Lucifer would turn against Him and bring on this world all the evil he has, BUT God already knew what He would do to remedy the situation! No God doesn’t change His mind we see what He planed from the begining He is and will continue to finish, not in spite “of” but in “using” all that Satan does to bring about His plan.

I always have said and will do so again, God plays Satan like a fiddle!

 

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