Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Characteristics of God's Promises

THE 5 CHARACTERISTICS OF GOD'S PROMISES

1. His Promises are Grounded in Christ
II Corinthians 7:1-"Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God."

If we expect to receive the promise's of God we are to stay clear of all filthiness of the flesh and spirit. We must keep ourselves grounded in Christ.

2. His Promises Are Unfailing
I Kings 8:56-"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."

The awesome part of God's promises is that they will never fail and will not go broken. Not one word of God's promises have failed! That is great, because He has promised great things to come.

3. His Promises Are Assured by Divine Ability
Romans 4:20-21-"He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God; And being fully persuaded that, what he had promised, he was able also to perform."

The third characteristic is pretty cool. Not only are God's promises unfailing, but they are backed by a perfect effort...Divine Ability. God is able to do anything so why wouldn't we totally believe in His promises.

4. His Promises Are Of Infinite Value
II Peter 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."

God is so amazing! First He saves us from hell and damnation, and then he gives us blessings that we often don't deserve. But that isn't it. He doesn't stop at that. He gives us promises that have no bounds. There is nothing that can stop God from fulfilling a promise. Plain and simple, if He makes a promise then he will come through.

5. His Promises Shall Ripen in Everlasting Life
I John 2:23-25-"Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father: [but] he that acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father also. Let that therefore abide in you, which ye have heard from the beginning. If that which ye have heard from the beginning shall remain in you, ye also shall continue in the Son, and in the Father. And this is the promise that he hath promised us, even enternal life."

This is the best of all. God's promises shall reach their highest point in Everlasting Life. The fulfillment of God's promises in the life to come is more then any of us can imagine. It is beyond the comprehension of the human mind.

His promises are Christ centered, unfailing, divine, limitless, and eternal. Life just doesn't get any better then that.

5 Comments:

Blogger Acoustics4me said...

Some great encouragement in these words. Great site....love the black, real impacting! I've bookmarked your blog so I can updated with what's going on in your life...

Blessings...

Me
p.s. You've inspired me to post something the Lord showed me a while ago.

6:45 PM  
Blogger Daniel I Weaver said...

Great work here, Chad. Keep this up. And it's so important to remember, that He keeps His promises in His own time! We never quite know what to expect until after the fact. We could all save ourselves so much worry and grief by just trusting in our awesome God!

2:47 PM  
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