What is a promise?
A promise is to commit to something or action; to make an oath. A Promise is an agreement or a covenant made to someone to do something for that person or an affirmation of what one intends to do.
God our heavenly father is a faithful God, his promises are true. The promises are so many and are found in the bible from the book of Genesis to revelation. These promises are written in the bible for us to make reference to and to assure us of God’s love and that he won’t abandon us.
There are many people in the bible we read about God’s promises in their Life which are guaranteed by the word of God. Hebrews 6:13 says, “For when God made promise to Abraham, because he could swear by no greater, he sware by himself”,
God’s promises are real and when he makes a promise it will surely come to pass. These promises are for us to hold on to when we are down with challenges. We can rely on God’s promises because he is faithful.
When he makes a promise he keeps to it. Numbers 23:19 says “God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?”.
He never change neither does he disappoints. He is divine and pure, He is an honest God he can’t lie, he is sincere so that is why is word can’t return void, it must be established.
He is unlike humans that is not reliable. Humans might change due to experience, situations of life. But God remains the same, he doesn’t make a decision and decides to change his mind about it. He is not influenced by environment or by humans.
He knows everything about us and all that we want. God himself is wisdom, before he makes a promise, he has sealed it and knows why he made that promise.
God doesn’t takes us for a ride or deceive us. If he has uttered a word it will come to pass, if he has said he will do it, he doesn’t take back his word. So we are to trust God’s word and promises because they are true.
It might take sometime. There may be delay but be rest assured that his promises will be fulfilled. Its just a matter of time and everything will become a reality.
God works at his own perfect timing, he doesn’t depend on man before he makes a decision. So even if we are in a haste or we want it at a particular time, he won’t listen until it’s the appointed time.
This is the more reason we should study his word often to enable us understand how he operates. If we are blank about his word we won’t see the reason we should wait on him and why he takes time to answer our prayers.
But the word of God tells us everything we need to know. Our prayer life is also important, because through prayers we have confidence that our desires will be granted.
In essence, the word of God is life, it gives us hope. So we know that his promises will come to pass. There are so many instances in the bible where God made a promise and it was accomplished. We can only get this if we study is word always.
The Promises of god in the Old and New Testament
1.Exodus 2:24-25 “And God heard their groaning, and God remembered his covenant with Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob. God saw the people of Israel—and God knew.”
2.Genesis 17:4 “Behold, my covenant is with you, and you shall be the father of a multitude of nations.”God promised Abraham that he will bless him and make him father of all nation.
3.Psalm 145:9 The Lord is good to all; he has compassion on all he has made.
4.James 1:17 Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.
5.2 Samuel 7:28 Sovereign Lord, you are God! Your covenant is trustworthy, and you have promised these good things to your servant.
6.1 Chronicles 16:34 Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.
7.Psalm 100:5 “For the Lord is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations”.
8.Hebrews 11:11 “Through faith also Sara herself received strength to conceive seed, and was delivered of a child when she was past age, because she judged him faithful who had promised”.
9.John 11:25-26. Jesus said to her, ‘I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live. And whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die. Do you believe this?’” .
10.2 Corinthians 4:14.“Knowing that He who raised up the Lord Jesus will also raise us up with Jesus, and will present us with you.”
11.1 John 2:24-25.“Therefore let that abide in you which you heard from the beginning. If what you heard from the beginning abides in you, you also will abide in the Son and in the Father. And this is the promise that He has promised us – eternal life.”
12.Colossians 3:3-4. For you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is our life appears, then you also will appear with Him in glory.”
13.Romans 8:29. “For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren.” .
14.2 Peter 1:3-4. ” 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, 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 Peter 1:3-4.
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