What are the promises of God?
In today’s culture, broken promises have become something we have become accustomed to. Fear, doubt, disappointment, and bitterness oftentimes replace the hope you once had. The Light of Truth that rested upon your soul has been pushed aside by the dense darkness that fills your mind. You are told God’s promises come with a guarantee, but your situation leaves you questioning, just as Abraham questioned God about his inheritance when he saw no sight of the Promised Land before him.
“Lord God, how shall I know that I will inherit it?”—Genesis 15:8
Abraham wanted a guarantee. God used the power of covenant to complete the inheritance transaction. The Lord gives this same guarantee to us today. When we are in covenant with the Almighty God, His promises are binding, never to be broken.
God’s Promises in the Bible
- “For I, the Lord your God, will hold your right hand, saying to you, ‘Fear not, I will help you.’”—Isaiah 41:13
- “When you pass through the waters, I will bewith you; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned, nor shall the flame scorch you.”—Isaiah 43:2
- “Call upon Me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you shall glorify Me.”—Psalm 50:15
- “But those who wait on the Lord shall renew theirstrength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.”—Isaiah 40:31
- “The Lord will fight for you, and you shall hold your peace.”—Exodus 14:14
- “Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed.”—John 8:36
- “There istherefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit.”—Romans 8:1
- “For sin shall not have dominion over you, for you are not under law but under”—Romans 6:14
- “Then God said, ‘Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.’”—Genesis 1:26
These are a modest number of the endless promises the Lord gives us! You see, God does not say that you will have a life of leisure and ease. Instead, He bestows on you something far more vast—His strength, power, authority, and dominion! His promises make the demons flee, mountains move, and giants fall.
How God Fulfills His Promises…
God fulfills His promises to you through the working of the Holy Spirit in your life. The above guarantees encompass strength, courage, walking through fire, and peace. God informs us that we will face the trials throughout our lifetime… this is inevitable to an extent.
However, He also graciously entrusts us with His power so that we can stand against the powers and principalities of darkness. Through this guaranteed transfer of dominion, His name is glorified!
Rejected by the world… accepted by God
God’s guarantee extends beyond our experiences. We have all been rejected, picked on, or chosen last. The Word of God speaks to this very predicament we have been faced with…
“Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for My sake. Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.”—Matthew 5:11-12
But notice the BIGGER GUARANTEE… “for great is your reward in heaven.”
When you seek God’s wisdom, guidance, power, and strength, your heart begins to delight in His ways. A transformation takes place. Your Father starts to reconstruct you into the image of Christ rather than the reflection of the world.
Another Guarantee… You cannot be a part of both!
“No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon.”—Matthew 6:24
Jesus knew that we would be tempted to blend into God’s family as well as with the world. Fortunately, we are not alone to find our way. God gave us a Helper—one to guide and convict us when we get too close to the darkness and out of the presence of God—the Holy Spirit.
The Holy Spirit bridges the gap between Heaven and Earth so that the Father’s resources can be manifested here on Earth. You are the house of the Holy Spirit. He wants to use YOU to demonstrate His power!
Are you listening to the Spirit who dwells in you?
Activating God’s Promises
The Holy Spirit is the guarantee of our inheritance. If we are willing, what He has imparted to each of us will be completed.
“…being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ.”—Philippians 1:6
The Lord CHOSE YOU to be in His family, and for a specific purpose to further His Kingdom. The Holy Spirit seals you with a promise.
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Will you surrender to His will? A lavish promise is before you. His will for you is to bear good fruit, prosper, to have an abundant life! The Holy Spirit enables you to walk in His ways.
“Delight yourself also in the Lord, and He shall give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord, trust also in Him, and He shall bring it to pass.”—Psalm 37:4-6
He has set you apart for a particular purpose. Discover yours!
4 Ways to Start Activating God’s Promises…NOW!
- Praise His Holy Name. Praise the Lord for what He is doing, and will do, in your life. Praise Him for accepting you into His family through Jesus’ blood.
- Confess and repent. Go before your King and ask Him to expose and cleanse the muddy waters and flood you with living water.
- Ask for wisdom. We receive understanding from the Holy Spirit when we ask. God is not holding back. His arms are outstretched wide. Run to Him and let Him lead.
“If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him.”—James 1:5.
- Declare His promises over your life. Now it’s time to ask the Holy Spirit to guard you with the shield of faith as you stand firm with the belt of truth wrapped around you. Those promises are yours. Claim them and speak them over your life!
Remember who you are. Rejoice and declare today what the Blood of Yeshua does for you! [i]
- It remits sins (Matthew 26:28).
- It gives life to those who consume it (John 6:53).
- It causes us to dwell in Christ and He in us (John 6:56).
- It is the means by which Jesus purchased the Church (Acts 20:28).
- It is the means by which Jesus becomes our atonement through faith (Romans 3:25).
- It justifies us and saves us from wrath (Romans 5:9).
- It redeems us (Ephesians. 1:7; 1 Peter 1:18-19; Revelations 5:9).
- It brings those who were far away from God near to Him (Ephesians 2:13).
- It grants us the forgiveness of sins (Colossians 1:14).
- It brings peace and reconciliation to God (Colossians 1:20).
- It has obtained eternal redemption for us (Hebrews. 9:12).
- It cleanses our conscience from dead works to serve the living God (Hebrews 9:14).
- It is the means by which we enter the most holy place with boldness (Hebrews 10:19).
- It speaks a better word than the blood of Abel (Hebrews 12:24 NIV).
- It sanctifies us (Hebrews 13:12).
- It makes us complete for every good work (Hebrews 13:20-21).
- It cleanses us from all sin (1 John 1:7).
- It bears witness in the earth along with the Spirit and the water (1 John 5:8).
- It is the means by which Jesus washes us (Revelation 1:5: 7:14).
- It is the means by which we overcome the accuser of the brethren (Revelation 12:11).
Walking in obedience and alignment with the King reestablishes your thoughts with truth. This obedience is not about the obtaining of salvation; it is about a walking blessed. You ARE a child of the Most High God!
You have a refuge. When the world around you seems to be crumbling, walls are closing in, and you don’t know what steps to take, we invite you to find strength in the power of prayer.
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[i] 20 Things the Blood of Jesus Does – Jesus Now: Unveiling the Present-Day Ministry of Jesus – Author Frank Viola