Not a lot of prose today. You crack open your bible, look at the scriptures, read and study.
We’ve already established that God and his word are completely trustworthy. He is not a man that he should lie. You should also know by now that without a doubt he cares for you and will never leave or forsake you. He name is Emmanuel meaning God with us.
And since you know that, what about the promises God has made to us, his beloved people? Can we believe in them, too?
Of course you can.
God’s promise is simply an assurance of what he will –or will not– do. His promises forms the foundation of all that we hope for. Its been said the scriptures contain over 5,000 promises from God. Keep in mind, all of the promises do not fall in the same categories. For instance, some are only for certain people, others are universal. Some of the promises are conditional (contain prequisites) and some are unconditional (nothing required except faith). While I don’t know all of these promises I believe they will each be fulfilled exactly as the Lord has said.
Peter writes that through God’s promises we have escaped the deadly decay of sin.
Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord, 3 as His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue, 4 by which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust. 2 Pet 1:2-4
Today, we’ll look at just five of these great and precious promises you can believe in.
Promise #1 – The promise of security. He promises that we will be free from danger, risk and loss. Read this one carefully and get an understanding. Psalms 91:1, 3-7
Who is the promise for (be specific)_______________________________________
What conditions, if any, must be met?___________________________________
Promise #2 – The promise of power. He promises that we will have the ability and authority to perform effectively. Acts 1:8, IS 40:29-31, Luke 10:19
Who is the promise for?________________________________________________
What conditions, if any, must be met?_______________________________________________
Promise #3 – The promise of salvation. He promises deliverance from the power and penalty of sin. John 3:16, Romans 10:9,10, 13
Who is the promise for?______________________________________________________
What conditions, if any, must be met?___________________________________________________
Promise #4 – The promise of prosperity (He promises we will be successful) Read this carefully. Joshua 1:8, Duet 8:18
Who is the promise for?____________________________________________________________
What conditions, if any, must be met?___________________________________________________________
Promise #5 – The promise of consummation (He promises that in time all things he has determined will come to pass). John 14:1-3, Rev 21:3,4
Who is the promise for?________________________________________
What conditions, if any, must be met?_________________________________________________
There’s a link to Biblegateway under study links and if you have any additional scriptures to add in support of what I have listed, feel free to do so.
Expect and enjoy God’s promises.
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