Absolute belief in God’s Word is mandatory for every believer. Jesus is dead serious about His Word; in fact, He died to keep His Word. We so often try to assemble something without the owner’s manual. God, in His divine wisdom, has supplied us instructions within the pages of scripture. Who better to teach us than the author and finisher of our faith (Jesus) in all doctrinal truths?
Reading and understanding the full context of Scripture is the only way it applies to our lives. Although given freely, we need to perform our part to obtain the promise. The author of Hebrews states, “But without faith, it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.” It is interesting to note this scripture points out that we first do the will of God, and then with patience, we wait to receive the promise. So, in faith, we do the will of God by believing He will perform, then with patience, we await the sign of His working, which is our hope. It is through our endurance and its fruit-bearing that makes alive our soul, our new life unto God.
Jesus Christ declared, “I have come. In the volume of the book, it is written of Me.” Therefore, Scripture should always be at the threshold of every decision we face. For it is God’s Mind Written Down. It’s like Jesus reciting Himself.
There are over 3,000 promises in the Bible and finding one for any need is possible with God’s guidance. It is not enough to read a promise, name it and claim it, expecting God to apply it in your life. Promises are not God’s “Blab It and Grab It Doctrine”! GOD DOESN’T PLAY THAT GAME!
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
God’s past promises meet our present response. Given freely, we in faith, accept and apply them to our lives. Faith is believing God’s Word and acting upon it. Put another way, God is saying “If you do this, I will do that, because I have already done this.” Thus, God’s past promises meet our prompt response. His predetermined plan for us included His Promises.
Therefore, we have a past promise (working) that if we in faith believe in Jesus Christ and are born again, we will receive eternal life. We must apply this promise through the principle of faith. Without God’s principles, the process of transforming us into the image of Christ will not take root to change our lives.
JESUS’ past workings (on the Cross) meets our believing God’s Word (confession of sins) producing (salvation and redemption) with our prompt response. Accepting and applying promises will save us, change us, heal us, conform us, and prepare us to exhort and comfort others.
The reason God can keep promises is that He made them and created the path to their fulfillment. God says, if you faithfully believe and apply them, I will fulfill them because I’ve already prepaid and prepared the way beforehand.
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