A Promise is a Promise is a Promise!
Promises, Promises, Promises!
What is the real meaning of Promise?
A promise is a commitment by someone to do or not do something. As a noun promise means a declaration assuring that one will or will not do something. As a verb it means to commit oneself by a promise to do or give. It can also mean a capacity for good, similar to a value that is to be realized in the near future.
How does the Bible define promise?
In the New Covenant scriptures, promise (epangelia) (https://www.blueletterbible.org/kjv/luk/24/49/t_conc_997049) is used in the sense of God’s design to visit his people redemptively in the person of his son Jesus Christ. W. E. Vine says that a promise is “a gift graciously bestowed, not a pledge secured by negotiation.”
Luke 24:49 NASB (The Only Time in the Gospels a Promise is made by Jesus)
49 And behold, I am sending the promise of My Father upon you; but you are to stay in the city until you are clothed with power from on high.”
Why do we promise?
Fulfilling promises to yourself to do better or be better is just as important as following through on your promises to others. When you make a promise to yourself, you are taking the time to work towards improving your life. When we work on ourselves, it gives us the ability to better take care of others.
What are the Seven Promises of God?
- I am your strength.
- I will never leave you.
- I have plans for you to prosper.
- I hear your prayers.
- I will fight for you.
- I will give you peace.
- I will always love you.
How many believe God can answer every prayer request, no matter what?
Isaiah 55:6 NASB
6 Seek the Lord while He may be found;
Call upon Him while He is near.
Matthew 21:21-22 NASB
21 And Jesus answered and said to them, “Truly I say to you, if you have faith and do not doubt, you will not only do what was done to the fig tree, but even if you say to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and cast into the sea,’ it will happen. 22 And whatever you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive it all.”
The Word of God for the Children of God. In Excelsis Deo! Alleluia! Amen.
How many here can genuinely say, with 100% blessed assurance they 100% truly believe God can answer their prayers, no matter what may come along?
If there is a hesitation in your spirit, when you hear that question asked, there shouldn’t be, should there?
I mean, do some of us really, seriously think that our problems and situations are impossibly harder for God to answer and then work out, than the problems, needs, wants and desires of our friends and neighbors!
Should we not expect, as great or greater miracles to be done in our lives, than the fantastic miracles we read about in the Bible?
If we believe the promise of the scripture and we can take Jesus at His Word, we should! We ought to do so without any hesitation or without purpose of evasion.
Well, I do not know that’s setting the bar awfully high, Reading through each of the Gospel Narratives, Can we not say Jesus did some pretty amazing things?
And I would say to that…….you are more than just a little bit correct with that summation, His actions were and are 100% amazing, His words were and are also quite amazing, everything about what we read of Jesus is 100% Amazing!
For myself, this Word from John’s Gospel Narrative transcends 100% amazing.
John 1:1-5 NASB
1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 [a]He was in the beginning with God. 3 All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him [b]not even one thing came into being that has come into being. 4 In Him was life, and the life was the Light of mankind. 5 And the Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not [c]grasp it.
I share this next passage of scripture with you, because I so much want you to realize, truly “beyond 100%” we have been given by God, through and by our relationship with God, that we have with His Son, Jesus, our Lord and Savior!
John 14:7-15 NASB
Oneness with the Father
7 If you [a]had known Me, you would have known My Father also; from now on you know Him, and have seen Him.”
8 Philip *said to Him, “Lord, show us the Father, and it is enough for us.” 9 Jesus *said to him, “Have I been with [b]you for so long a time, and yet [c]you have not come to know Me, Philip? The one who has seen Me has seen the Father; how can you say, ‘Show us the Father’? 10 Do you not believe that I am in the Father, and the Father is in Me? The words that I say to you I do not speak on My own, but the Father, as He remains in Me, does His works. 11 Believe Me that I am in the Father and the Father is in Me; otherwise believe because of the works themselves. 12 Truly, truly I say to you, the one who believes in Me, the works that I do, he will do also; and greater works than these he will do; because I am going to the Father. 13 And whatever you ask in My name, this I will do, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. 14 If you ask Me anything in My name, I will do it.
15 “If you love Me, you will keep My commandments.
Absolutely everything, ranging from small to large, as you make it a part of your believing prayer, gets included as you lay hold of God’s capabilities!
God wants to bless and give to His Children! Are you, right now, a child of the most high God?
Well then Let me say that again, with Greater Clarification!
Do you believe you are beyond 100% blessed by the abundance of God?
You should, before your feet ever hit the ground in the morning you need to remember and declare God this amazing truth, “God has already prepared uncountable blessings, all waiting for you to arrive at each and every day!”
God not only wants to Bless you, God is willing to go to greatest length’s to do whatever it takes to make your request and desires come to fruition!
Absolutely everything, ranging from small to large, as you make it a part of your believing prayer, gets included as you lay hold of Gods capabilities!
Absolutely everything? Yes everything! Every single solitary concern! To Be Sure and absolutely assured. all of Gods promises, are Yes and Amen!
God is very aware of how much power His Words possess, when you proclaim them and speak them in and over your life!
Do you know what happens when you make promises?
You’re held accountable and expected to keep them aren’t you?
God can never, God would have never made any promises, if He did not mean them and utterly intend on keeping every single one of them and being 100+% true and responsible for each and every one of them! Who of us could say that?
Isaiah 55:8-11 HCSB
8 “For My thoughts are not your thoughts,
and your ways are not My ways.”
This is the Lord’s declaration.
9 “For as heaven is higher than earth,
so My ways are higher than your ways,
and My thoughts than your thoughts.
10 For just as rain and snow fall from heaven
and do not return there
without saturating the earth
and making it germinate and sprout,
and providing seed to sow
and food to eat,
11 so My word that comes from My mouth
will not return to Me empty,
but it will accomplish what I please
and will prosper in what I send it to do.”
In this moment, as I am listening to my Pastor and several of my brothers and sisters in Christ praying to and praising God, I am thinking about a lot of things.
So many Prayer requests, so many praise reports, and the great number of things on my to do list and the shorter hours of day light to accomplish them. Looking forward or backwards to the time change coming up again in a short matter of days, the “Day Light Savings Time” which takes place twice a year.
Altering time…….after thousands of years of trying by man, a simple law by congress, somehow, we made it a reality, well at least upon paper anyways.
Man trying to manipulate the works of God to achieve his end! Man has never had an original thought that was not Gods idea or thought, in the first place.
I remember reading a story some years ago,
The famous American author, Samuel Clement, Mark Twain, attended a Sunday service. He met the preacher at the door afterward to shake his hand. And he told him that he had a book at home with every word he had preached that morning.
The minister assured him that his sermon that morning was an original. But Twain was adamant. The preacher asked to see the book. So, Twain sent it over the next day. When the preacher opened the package he found a dictionary. And inside the cover Twain had written, “Words, just words.”
Jeremiah 23:28-30 HCSB
28 The prophet who has only a dream should recount the dream, but the one who has My word should speak My word truthfully, for what is straw compared to grain?”—this is the Lord’s declaration. 29 “Is not My word like fire”—this is the Lord’s declaration—“and like a hammer that pulverizes rock? 30 Therefore, take note! I am against the prophets”—the Lord’s declaration—“who steal My words from each other.
Jeremiah 32:26-27 HCSB
26 Then the word of the Lord came to Jeremiah: 27 “Look, I am Yahweh, the God of all flesh. Is anything too difficult for Me?
One word from man may help for a moment, One Word from God, is all that you and I will ever need! One word from God, can and will propel you to victory your whole life long and shower you with beyond a lifetime of His Grace and Favor!
God is omnipresent, which means; always present everywhere: continuously and simultaneously present throughout the whole of creation.
God knows no time, because He owns time! He can start time He can stop time!
If God chooses He can make more time, or speed up or slow down time!
He has already been to the future, there is no place in time God hasn’t already inhabited.
God has already been at this very moment, where we are at right now…….thousands of years ago and maybe even as recent as yesterday.
Absolutely everything all of the time, ranging from small to large, as you and I make it an essential part of our believing prayer, gets included as we lay hold of, as we come to possess the God given strength to grasp each of Gods capabilities!
There is power, there is life, there is Victory in His words! There is power, there is life, there is Victory in your words when you believe and declare His Words!
Is there no length, that God will not go to for His Children?
Is there nothing that God won’t do for those that Love Him?
Is there nothing that is not possible, when you put your faith and trust in God?
Praise God, shout Hallelujah, God is a prayer answering God!
Absolutely everything, ranging from small to large, as you make it a part of your believing prayer, gets included as you lay hold of God.”
Is there nothing that God can’t and won’t do for His Children? The answer is no, nothing is to large a task for The God Of All Things Possible!!
Absolutely everything, ranging from small to large, as you make it a part of your believing prayer, gets included as you and I lay 100+% hold of God.
The scoffers still say that was then, that was a long time ago, yes it was, in our limited way of thinking and understanding, yes it was.
But to the God of unlimited possibilities, to the God who knows no time constraints and is not bound by our understanding of time. For all we know, the battle at Gibeon could have happened, in Gods realm of possibilities, as recent as just yesterday!
What we do know is this, Gods Word is true, God is not a respecter of persons, Gods Word never returns void and there is just as much power in the words of that time stopping miracle today, as the day it happened!
God is the same yesterday, today and forever! The amazing this battle took place before the promise of Jesus, was delivered.
How much more is possible in our lives, for us who have received the Promise of the salvation message Jesus offers?
Whatever you hath need of today, is 100+% possible, when you put 100+% of your hope, your faith and trust in God, through your relationship with Jesus!
What Jesus has available to Him, we have available to us. As Jesus is the Way and the Truth and the Life of and in this world or these are not just words that we will only find in the dictionary! Those words are God’s biblical declaration, that life changing declaration is 100+% promise from the God of all things possible!
The Everlasting God, the Great I Am who not only makes Promises, but also absolutely Keeps His Word!
Start declaring and proclaiming God’s Promises over your life, God’s Words over your every situation. Something supernatural happens when you release God’s Words over your life into the atmosphere!
They go relentlessly to work accomplishing everything their assigned to do, until. Until they complete the assignment!
There is power, there is life, there is Victory in His words!
There is power, there is life, there is Victory in your words when you believe and declare His Words!
*abundant 100+% far, above and beyond life to be lived starting right now!
Alleluia? Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!
In the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, Let us now Pray,
Psalm 100 HCSB
A psalm of thanksgiving.
1 Shout triumphantly to the Lord, all the earth.
2 Serve the Lord with gladness;
come before Him with joyful songs.
3 Acknowledge that Yahweh is God.
He made us, and we are His[a] —
His people, the sheep of His pasture.
4 Enter His gates with thanksgiving
and His courts with praise.
Give thanks to Him and praise His name.
5 For Yahweh is good, and His love is eternal;
His faithfulness endures through all generations.