God has promised me some things. Some have come to pass, and some I am faithfully waiting on. I will be the first to say that waiting is not easy. But even at my worst impatient times, I have never doubted the promises of God. God does not do time or age. He also is a God that cannot lie. When God shows up it is well worth the wait. I have come to realize that God’s timing is perfect. He is a promise keeper! I’m sure there are some things God has promised you which are just for you. If He has shown you a vision or promised you something that is specifically for you, I want to encourage you to not let anyone or anything, tell you any different. Especially the devil who is the father of lies!
“The Lord always keeps his promises; he is gracious in all he does” (Psalm 145:13)
“But do not overlook this one fact, beloved, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.” (2 Peter 3:8)
“Wait on the LORD: Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: Wait, I say, on the LORD” (Psalm 27:14)
“You are of your father the devil, and your will is to do your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks out of his own character, for he is a liar and the father of lies.” (John 8:44)
God has always been faithful in fulfilling His promises. (Genesis 12:1-3) In the Old Testament God gives us a preview of the messiah. (Genesis 49:1, Isaiah 7:14)) In the New Testament, all the promises are fulfilled in Jesus of Nazareth. God highly exalted Jesus and gave him “the name which is above every name” (Philippians 2:9-11) Scriptures show us where God has proved Himself over and over again to be true to His Word.
“For the promise is to you and to your children, and to all who are afar off, as many as the Lord our God will call. (Acts 2:39)
“Here is my servant, whom I uphold, my chosen one in whom I delight; I will put my Spirit on him, and he will bring justice to the nations, He will not falter or be discouraged till he establishes justice on earth.” (Isaiah 42:1,4)
“He knows, and He is a great High Priest who can empathize with us. He is also the King who can do something about it. But He exercises His power in a different way than the worldly system. He will “rule with an iron scepter and dash them to pieces like pottery,” but only after extending His patience for He is “not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance” (2 Peter 3:9).
The promises of Jesus are meant for everybody. He is the truth and the way. Jesus has made promises to all those who accept Him as their Lord and Savior. We are promised forgiveness of sins. (1 John 1:9) Those who show confidence in Christ are assured of answers to prayers when we pray in accordance with His will. (1 John 5:14) Jesus promised to never leave or forsake us. (Deuteronomy 31:6) He promised to take care of all our needs. (Philippians 4:19) He said He is our help in times of troubles. (Psalm 9:9-1) He also promised to work everything out for our good. (Romans 8:28) I could go on and on because there are numerous promises made from God to man in the Bible. Author Herbert Locklear, (All the Promises of the Bible) states there are 7,147 promises from God to man in the bible. I don’t claim to know how many promises there are in the Bible, I do know that all of God’s promises are Yes and Amen!
“Praise be to the Lord, not one word has failed of all the good promises he gave through his servant Moses” (1 Kings 8:56)
“And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.” (Luke 2:10)
“Peter replied, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.” (Acts 2:38)
“For all the promises of God in Him are Yes, and in Him Amen, to the glory of God through us.” (2 Corinthians 1:20)
The greatest promise to believers in Christ is the promise of Salvation. If we allow God to work in our lives, trusting and depending on Him, we can stand on His promises.
“That whosoever believeth in him should not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3:15)
“And you also were included in Christ when you heard the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation. When you believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession—to the praise of his glory.” (Ephesians 1:13-14)
“Blessed be the LORD, that hath given rest unto his people Israel, according to all that he promised: there hath not failed one word of all his good promise, which he promised by the hand of Moses his servant.” (1 Kings 8:56)
Jesus’s life, death, and resurrection are part of God’s divine plan to rescue us and to give us the greatest promise of all, eternal life. The Good News is that everyone can share in the promises of God through Jesus Christ. Love and Blessings…