Certainly he has the power and understanding to say what he means and mean what he says!
To know what God desires go to the Bible, not the teaching that mankind has invented.
Matthew 7:15 admonishes, "Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves."
I John 4:1 states, "Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world."
II Timothy 3:13 warns, "But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived."
In II Timothy 3:14-17, we are told, "But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them; And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works."
Matthew 15:8-9 shows why we can't follow the doctrines of men - they are vain. "This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me. But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men."
We have to go to the Bible to find the commandments of God. Mark 7:6-7 repeats this warning! "This people honoureth me with their lips, but their heart is far from me. Howbeit in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men."
Acts 17:30-31 tells us we can't remain ignorant, but must come to repentance, "And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent: Because he hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he hath ordained; whereof he hath given assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead."
John 12:48 tells us that the word of God will judge us. "He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day."
Some people think that they can't know for sure. The Bible teaches us that we can in I John 2:3-5 , "And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments. He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him. But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him." We need the Bible to teach us his commandments.
Makes us wise unto salvation
Teaches us doctrine
Corrects us when we are wrong
Furnishes us unto all good works
Teaches us how to know that we know Jesus
Will Judge us
-- Zachary Van Tassel --