Have a Wonderful and Blessed day!!! Precious Promises From The Lord!!!
2Peter 1:2 Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord,
2Peter 1:3 According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue:
2Peter 1:4 Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.
2Peter 1:5 And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge;
2Peter 1:6 And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness;
2Peter 1:7 And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity.
2Peter 1:8 For if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.
2Peter 1:9 But he that lacketh these things is blind, and cannot see afar off, and hath forgotten that he was purged from his old sins.
Romans 8:26 Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.
Romans 8:27 And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God.
Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
Even in the best heart intentions, promises were sometimes made and then broken, but God always keeps His promises..
Someone has said, “Promises are made to be broken.” In our day of selfishness and promiscuity it seems all too obvious that many promises are mere meaningless words; not worth the paper they may be written upon.
However this is not what the Lord tells us how to look at promises made, they are meant to be taken seriously. A vey long time ago contracts were done by someone’s word and a handshake and it was stuck to. Now even after a legal contract is made people try to get out of what they promised, it could be a loan, a marriage, a sale of a home, car, boat.
Numbers 30:2 If a man vow a vow unto the LORD, or swear an oath to bind his soul with a bond; he shall not break his word, he shall do according to all that proceedeth out of his mouth.
Matthew 5:33 Again, ye have heard that it hath been said by them of old time, Thou shalt not forswear thyself, but shalt perform unto the Lord thine oaths:
Deuteronomy 23:23 That which is gone out of thy lips thou shalt keep and perform; even a freewill offering, according as thou hast vowed unto the LORD thy God, which thou hast promised with thy mouth.
The increase in bankruptcies and bad debts reflect the same selfish attitudes. There was a time when a man’s word was his bond. A handshake was good enough to seal the most complicated contract. If he said he would pay, he would, or he would spend the rest of his life trying. A promise was a promise and was not to be broken. But, sadly, such is not the case today.
But isn’t it great that our heavenly Father has no difficulty keeping all His promises to His children? Great is His faithfulness! He never leaves us in the lurch. He has all the time, energy and ability to bring to pass His promises. There is no shadow or turning with Him. All that we need His hand has provided. All we will need in the future will come to pass according to His precious promises. We are fully persuaded with Paul that what he has promised He is able to perform.
There are so many promises and so tremendous. His promises relating to the great doctrines of grace are overwhelming. Salvation, redemption, justification, security, separation, sanctification and eventually glorification are just a few that thrill our souls. A great number relate to His power and presence in our lives on earth as well. He has told us He will never leave nor forsake us. Can any child of His successfully accuse Him of doing so? Of course, we as faithless creatures may leave or forsake Him, but He, just as the prodigal’s father, is always lovingly, longingly; looking down the path of our backsliding, seeking our repentance and return.
We have the precious promise of His plan and purpose for His people. His purpose in grace is to redeem unto Himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works. A people He loves now and in eternity and we his children can love and glorify Him forever. In the working out of His eternal plan and purpose on earth, He has promised those who truly believe that they will receive and possess the gift of God, eternal life. “
He has promised that those who truly believe will receive remission of sin and continuing forgiveness in Christ. When we repent of our sin and receive His gift of everlasting life, we can know we are forever saved from eternal death, the spiritual penalty of sin. He also promises that we can have daily forgiveness of our transgressions as we walk with Him in the way. We need to ask forgiveness each day for any sins we have committed. Through this process He has promised a continuing close fellowship and fruitful relationship can and should be maintained.
1John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
He also promises that the true believer will not be left in the dark about His position in Christ, but that the Word and the Spirit will lead him to an intellectual and spiritual knowledge of the eternality of his relationship with the great God of this universe. That this knowledge will be based primarily upon fact and faith, not feelings.
Romans 8:16 The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:
Romans 8:17 And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.
Romans 8:18 For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.
He will also have the indwelling Spirit who will create in him a real desire for holy living.
1John 2:3 And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments.
1John 2:4 He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.
He promises that the true believer will have a genuine, discernible and expressed love for the brothers and a love and affinity for the congregation and house of the Lord.
Hebrews 10:35 Cast not away therefore your confidence, which hath great recompence of reward.
Hebrews 10:36 For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise.
His precious promise that the true believer will also desire to tell others about Jesus and to participate in carrying out all aspect of the great Commission, will never fail.
Acts 1:8 But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.
Acts 1:9 And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight.
Acts 1:10 And while they looked steadfastly toward heaven as he went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel;
Acts 1:11 Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.
His purpose and plan for true believers will be consummated when He comes again and takes us home to live with Him forever. He has promised that we will have a continuing longing to see Jesus and to go to dwell in that city whose builder and maker is God. He has promised us the blessed or happy hope as a stay and encouragement in our life here below.
John 14:1 Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.
John 14:2 In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.
John 14:3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.
John 14:4 And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know.
We have His precious promise of His powerful potential to work in and through us to accomplish His purpose on earth; winning the lost, baptizing them and teaching them all things.
As we accept and act upon this promise, He has promised we will be equipped with His powerful tools and His power in wielding them. Just as He supplied David with all that was needed to take down the giant by His power, He will powerfully supply us all our needs in Jesus to live in this world, do His will and fight the good fight of the faith. He supplies the whole armor of God, the sword of the spirit and the powerful gospel, wielded, confirmed and affirmed by the power of His spirit.
“When Paul speaks of the Word of God being the Sword of the Spirit, I believe he is using a word that specifically refers to the short sword used by what is reputed to be one of the most efficient human fighting machines of the ages, the Roman soldier. When this effective weapon was attached to the arm of that warrior, terrible destruction was the order of the day. When the centuries of Roman soldiers formed their phalanx, pity those who had to oppose them. They were usually cut to ribbons. The Word of God is that effective, and more. It is designed to cut the stoniest and hardest of hearts. It will smash the best offence , defeat the cruelest enemy and win the battle against the most overwhelming odds.This wonderful weapon is two-edged. It cuts both ways. It will not only bring salvation to a sinful soul by cutting and slashing and bringing conviction to man’s desperately wicked heart, but will also cut him off from the wages of sin and eternal hell forever. If the love of God and His gospel is refused, this same awesome weapon can cut a man off from God forever as well. It is also designed to judge the heart of the child of God. It can and will penetrate to the very depths of that heart to judge its intent, thoughts and motives. As in the case of David in the Old Testament and Peter in the New, it can cut us with deep conviction and bring us to the point of crying out to God in true repentance; seeking His forgiveness and restoration to a place of right relationship. And as his word promises when we cry out for repentence, for forgiveness he keeps his promise to forgive and bring us to salvation.
We also have the precious promise of His presence and participation in our lives. When He was preparing His people for the playing out of the eternal drama of the gospel right before their eyes, He promised He would send us a comforter. A teacher and a guide. One who would personally walk alongside us in our life; if we would walk with Him in His way. One who would be with us to bear every burden of service, lift every load of care, climb every mountain of difficulty, be there in every challenge, to take down every wall of opposition and win every battle for us. This promised comforter would be our constant companion and guide; illuminating the Word, convicting us of sin and righteousness and judgment, leading us to holy living and to walk in the paths of His righteousness.
He would come to indwell us and shine the light of His guidance through the Word along the way and will of God for our lives.
John 14:16 And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;
John 14:17 Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.
John 14:18 I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.
1Corinthians 6:19 What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?
1Corinthians 6:20 For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.
When we stood naked and shivering before God in our own filthy rags of our own righteousness, He clothed and comforted us with His eternal righteousness. He gives us spiritual rest and warmth in our life. He can protect us from the cold, indifference, and of this world. He helps us to find comfort and pleasure in the things of God, rather than the things of the world. The Comforter provides the exhilarating spiritual rest we regularly need and renews our sense of safety and security.
The promise of His presence is especially personal and meaningful when we are facing personal difficulties, trials and adversities. The knowledge that He is the same yesterday, today and forever, and will never leave nor forsake us is too wonderful to fully comprehend. We must just accept it by faith and see it evidenced and experientially worked out in our lives. We are assured of His presence and participation in all the personal difficulty, and problems of life.
The promise of His providential provision is precious to every child of God. Just as surely as He personally and providentially provided manna and quail for the daily bread of the wanderers in the wilderness, He will supply all we need to live, breathe and serve him in the wilderness of our world. Some of us will say he didn’t supply everything, he promises us our needs some of our wants and desires may not be given.
He has not promised to supply all our wants, but all our needs. We sometimes get the two concepts confused. Parents (although in these last days parents are failing) normally know what is best for their children and are able to determine between those things they desperately want and the things that the really need. They are aware that some wanted things will be hurtful rather than helpful. A side note it is truly sad in these last days watching many parents go along with their childrens lusts, and sinful desires allowing such things as changing their sex, allowing them to have sex and supplying all the provisions to do what ever they want. Also buying very expensive phones to partake of the wickedness of the internet. Our heavenly Father is much more able to make such judgments.
Perhaps the most precious promises of all relate to our intense deliverance; not only from the penalty and power of sin, but from its very presence as well. There will come a day when we will enter that city whose builder and maker is the almighty, the one and only true God. We will go to that dwelling place for a prepared people. Then He shall wipe away all tears from our eyes and there will be no more crying, sorrow, pain or death. His ultimate precious promise of His eternal presence with His people will have come to pass!
Many of us may have considered what it would be like to be a millionaire. Some may even wonder why God has not blessed them with the stewardship and responsibility of such material prosperity. I’m afraid it might make a fool of most of us and could even destroy our testimony and usefulness in His service. The road of life is littered with the wreckage of those who have fallen prey to the greed involved in gain and materialism. It is rather better to trust in the providential provision of God and heed the command of our Saviour to seek first His Kingdom and eternal treasures.
Perhaps of all His precious promises, those that speak of brighter days and a heavenly future are the most breath-taking to the soul of those who are going through tough times. He tells us that all things do work together for the ultimate good of those who love Him. Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning. Many may be the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord will deliver him out of them all. He may pass through the waters and rivers of trials and tribulations, but no matter how swift and terrible the flood, he will not be overwhelmed in the midst of it. He make walk through the fire of trouble and testing, but he will not be touched by the flame. He may suffer the pain and constant irritation of a thorn in his flesh, but God’s grace will be sufficient in every situation; even the valley and shadow of death.
As we look at what the Lord’s promises for us, lets look at what he wants from each of us his children. Let’s say no to sin and follow what his commands are. Remember the things of this world last but a moment then eternity. Let us concern ourselves with eternity and not of this world.
STANDING ON THE PROMISES
Standing on the promises of Christ my King,
Through eternal ages let His praises ring,
Glory in the highest, I will shout and sing,
Standing on the promises of God.
Standing on the promises of God my Savior;
I’m standing on the promises of God.
Standing on the promises that cannot fail,
When the howling storms of doubt and fear assail,
By the living Word of God I shall prevail,
Standing on the promises of God.
Standing on the promises I now can see
Perfect, present cleansing in the blood for me;
Standing in the liberty where Christ makes free,
Standing on the promises of God.
Standing on the promises of Christ the Lord,
Bound to Him eternally by love’s strong cord,
Overcoming daily with the Spirit’s sword,
Standing on the promises of God.
Standing on the promises I cannot fall,
Listening every moment to the Spirit’s call
Resting in my Savior as my all in all,
Standing on the promises of God.
Love and Prayers