God’s Promises Are God’s Guarantees

Written by gregdenham on February 28th, 2012

I want to encourage you that everything that God has said is true and will come to pass!

The Lord wants us to believe this and when we do it is called faith and faith becomes the funnel through which God blesses our lives.

You can perhaps better understand why Scripture says, “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.” (Heb. 11:6)

Think about the nature of what takes place when you CHOOSE to believe something. It immediately sets your thinking in a particular direction. What a person believes influences how they perceive things and how they live.

For example, if the fire marshal ran into your office warning you of an approaching fire you would then face a decision whether to accept the threat or not. It impacts the direction of your thinking. If you disregard the warning, you remain in your office. If you believe the warning you run out of your office.

Can you see how “belief” triggers thinking, and thinking impacts your outlook and ultimately what you do?

Now, the opposite of faith is doubt! Doubt is the lack of assurance and confidence that God will keep His promises. Doubt is not believing what God will do. It is a choice to live in uncertainty.

Remember: everything that God has said is true and will come to pass! The Lord wants us to believe this and when we do it’s called faith and faith becomes the funnel through which God blesses our lives. So, what are some of the promises God has given us that He wants us to believe and accept to be true? Let me boil down some great “God-Guarantees” for you …

#1 He will provide our needs Phil 4:19 “And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.”

#2 He will protect us from enemies Is 54:11 “No weapon formed against you shall prosper …”

#3 He will prosper us for our highest good Ps 84:11”No good thing does He withhold from those who walk uprightly…”

#4 He will bless us with His presence Luke 11:13 “…how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!”

#5 He will hear the call of the heart that turns to Him Romans 10:13 ” …everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”

Every day your faith will be tested on whether God will provide, protect and prosper your life. I encourage you, trust the Lord. Believe Him today. Accept His Word is true! Stand on His guarantees – His, promises! As you do, it will impact your thinking, your outlook and the way you live. When you believe Him and His word you will “please” the Lord and experience His approval and blessing.

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  1. James McFarland says:

    Random Ideas floating in my head:

    2 Corinthians 7:1 Therefore, having these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all defilement of flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.

    Therefore – This conjunction clearly refers to the seven promises just mentioned at the end of 2 Corinthians 6…
    Or what agreement has the temple of God with idols? For we are the temple of the living God; just as God said, (Promise #1) “I WILL DWELL IN THEM AND (Promise #2) WALK AMONG THEM; AND (Promise #3) I WILL BE THEIR GOD, AND (Promise #4)THEY SHALL BE MY PEOPLE. 17 “Therefore, COME OUT FROM THEIR MIDST AND BE SEPARATE,” says the Lord. “AND DO NOT TOUCH WHAT IS UNCLEAN; And (Promise #5) I will welcome you. 18 “And (Promise #6) I will be a father to you, And (Promise #7) you shall be sons and daughters to Me,” Says the Lord Almighty. (2Cor 6:16-18)

    Spurgeon comments on these promises:
    The promises referred to are mentioned in the previous chapter.

    1. Divine indwelling: “I will dwell in them” (2 Cor. 6:16).
    2. Divine manifestation: “I will walk in them.”
    3. Divine covenanting: “I will be their God, and they shall be my people.”
    4. Divine acceptance: “I will receive you” (6:17).
    5. Divine adoption: “I… will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty” (6:18).
    These promises are already fulfilled in our experience.

    As Elisabeth Elliot wrote “God has never promised to solve our problems. He has not promised to answer our questions… He has promised to go with us.”

    Hudson Taylor adds that “There is a living God. He has spoken in the Bible. He means what he says and will do all he has promised.”

    A little saint may enjoy a great promise. – Source Unknown

    How important are God’s promises to the believer’s life of faith?
    Calvin put it well when he said that…
    Distrust is cured by meditating upon the promises of God.
    MacArthur has an interesting note on these promises writing that…
    Those promises should elicit love, gratitude, and thankfulness for His overwhelming generosity. In fact, one of the things that characterizes unrepentant sinners is ingratitude (Lk 6:35; Ro 1:21 2Ti 3:2) (MacArthur, J: 2Corinthians. Chicago: Moody Press
    The 1828 Webster’s English dictionary defines promise as…
    a declaration, written or verbal made by one person to another, which binds the person who makes it, either in honor, conscience or law, to do or forbear a certain act specified. It is a declaration which gives to the person to whom it is made, a right to expect or to claim the performance or forbearance of the act. The promise of a visit to my neighbor, gives him a right to expect it, and I am bound in honor and civility to perform the promise. Of such a promise human laws have no cognizance; but the fulfillment of it is one of the minor moralities, which civility kindness and Strict integrity require to be observed.

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