Are You Calling God a Liar?

02/16/22 at 06:00 AM | Published Under Charis Staff

Adapted from an excerpt of Christian Survival Kit by Andrew Wommack

Jesus said to His disciples in John 14:4, "And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know."

Jesus knew people better than they knew themselves. The Bible says that the Lord knows what is in the heart of man (1 Sam. 16:7). Jesus proved on innumerable occasions that He saw right into a person's heart. Jesus knew His disciples. He knew their thinking was still muddled. He knew they weren't acting correctly.

When He said "And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know,” that was a true statement because they knew Him. Then Thomas said to Jesus, "Lord, we know not whither thou goest; and how can we know the way?" (Jn. 14:5). Then, verse 6 says that Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life, but He knew they didn't understand this.

I believe Jesus was talking about God, about faith, and about how a lot of people throw away their faith. Many people think they're operating in faith, when the truth is they aren't operating in faith at all. A lot of us are simply going through the motions. We're dead inside.

If we're honest, we'll admit that we've done the same thing Thomas did many times.

Thomas, in effect, was saying, "Lord, what you said is a lie. We don’t know where you're going, so how can we know the way?" We think, That’s terrible. How dare Thomas say He was wrong?! But how many times have you said something like, "Well, I know God's Word says by His stripes I’m healed, but I'm still sick."

The only difference is you said it instead of Thomas!

The Lord has said Jesus became poor so we through His poverty might be made rich (2 Cor. 8:9). He blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ Jesus (Eph. 1:3). He said nothing shall by any means harm us (Lk. 10:19). These things have already been done. They're in the Word.

God said it, but what do we say? We say, "Lord, that's not right. Anybody can look at my bank account and see I'm not rich. Anybody can see from these symptoms that I'm sick. Anybody can look at my circumstances and tell I'm not blessed." That's calling God a liar—nothing less.

Everything the Lord ever said is 100 percent true. But we hold what we can see, taste, hear, smell, and feel to be more real than what God's Word says. We must humble ourselves, and say, "Father, forgive me for exalting natural truth over your truth. Whatever your Word says is true.”

We need to exalt God's Word. That's easy to say, but not easy to do. It’s a lifetime process and maturity in the Christian life.