The Promises of God

There are over 1000 promises in the Bible that God has made to us – to all believers

However, most of these promises are Covenant Promises – e. a two-way contract. For example:

Obey My voice, and I will be your God, and you shall be My people. And walk in all the ways that I have commanded you, that it may be well with you(Jeremiah 7:23)

Having therefore these promises… let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God(2Corinthians 7:1)

Unfortunately, most Christians do not build their house of faith on a foundation of these promises:

But everyone who hears these sayings of Mine, and does not do them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand: and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it fell. And great was its fall. (Matthew. 7:26)

God never, ever lies what He promises, you can take to the bank:

For all the promises of God in Him are Yea, and in Him Amen, unto the glory of God by us. (2Corinthians 1:20)

These promises are not just for a select few but to everyone who calls on His Name:

For the promise is to you and to your children, and to all who are afar off. (Acts 2:39)

Because of God’s promises, we do not need to be afraid of anything – as long as we are walking with Him:

Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God.  I will strengthen you, yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand. (Isaiah 41:10)

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for You are with me;    Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me. (Psalm 23:4)

Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you. (Luke 10:19)

He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abideunder the shadow of the Almighty… A thousand may fall at your side, and ten thousand at your right hand; but it shall not come near you. (Psalm 91:1,7)

Fear is of the devil, not of God:

For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. (2Timothy 1:7)

It is our love of (and from) God that casts away the fear:

There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear(1John 4:18)

The Greek word for fear in the above verse is “deilia” which literally means fear, fright, etc.

However, the “fear of God” is not frightfulthis is a mistranslation of the Greek word “yirwah” which means reverence or awe

The fear [yirah] of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom(Psalm 111:10)

What do we have to do to inherit all these promises? 

God is not calling on you to be perfect but rather to walk in the Spirit, not in the flesh:

I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh. For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; and these are contrary to one another, so that you do not do the things that you wish. But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law. (Galatians 5:16)

The letter [of the law] kills, but the Spirit gives life. (2Corinthians 3:6)

When we are walking with God, we can be completely assured that His promises are at work in our lives – though they might take some time before they manifest:

The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance. (2Peter 3:9)

For you have need of endurance, so that after you have done the will of God, you may receive the promise. 

God only wants a sincere heart and stands ready to forgive all those who come to Him with repentance and “godly sorrow”

For godly sorrow produces repentance leading to salvation, not to be regretted; but the sorrow of the world produces death. (2Corinthians 7:10)

If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar, and His word [e.g. promises] is not in us. (1John 1:9)

Click on Page 2 below for some of God’s wonderful promises for us