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Curtis
May 8th 2013, 04:41 AM
The Promises of God


Ephesians 1:2-3 KJV
(2) Grace be to you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ.


Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:



2 Peter 1:3-4 KJV
(3) According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue:
(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.

The Bible is filled with promises that our Lord has given us. These promises have already been
given unto us. The promises that we already have is where we get our Hope from. The Apostle Paul
said in the book of acts that he was on trial because of the hope of the promise... If God had not given
unto us his promises, we would have no hope at all!!


Act 26:6


And now I stand and am judged for the hope of the promise made of God unto our fathers:

If I promised to give you $100.00, you immediately gain a hope to receive this money. You
want my promise to you to become fulfilled. As soon as you see this $100.00 my promise to you is
finished. We must remember the only person who can fulfill God's promises is the one who promised
it. My wife nor anybody else can fulfill my promise to you except me! When a promise is given,
that promise binds that person who gave it to the person who received it. God is bound by his promises
to us to fulfill it in our lives. The word “promise” means to tell, declare. To proclaim as public
announcements or decrees. The Greek word also has a legal meaning “to summons”. A summons
requires a person to appear at a particular place at a particular time. For what purpose are we to
appear? So we can receive the promise given us by God! If you want to receive the $100.00 I promised
you, you will never see it until you come to me where I am at!


Heb 4:16
(16) Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.


If you have any needs in your life, God has a promise that can fulfill it, only you have to come to him to receive it. Before a promise is fulfilled in our Life we are hoping for its fulfillment. But once we see what we have been hoping for, we are no longer hoping for it anymore.


Rom 8:24-25
(24) For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for?


But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it.



Hope that is seen IS NOT HOPE!!! Why does a man hope for something he already sees? He
doesn't! He is no longer hoping because he sees his hope fulfilled! Notice verse 25. We are hoping for
something we can not see yet. The Bible does not say hope is invisible, and that it can not be seen, but
it does say when you see it, it is no longer called hope. It changes from Hope into FAITH!!


Heb 11:1
(1) Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.


Eph 1:15-18
(15) Wherefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus, and love unto all the saints,
(16) Cease not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers;
(17) That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him:
(18) The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints,


The greek word in verse 18 “know” means, “to see”. The Apostle Paul prayed constantly to God
the Father to enlighten our eyes so we could SEE THE HOPE OF HIS CALLING!!!! When your eyes are
enlightened you see something, that is the purpose of light is so we can see!!
Now listen closely, people who are hoping in the promises of God are spiritually blind. They can
not see, they need to come to God to receive the promises he gave them, You have to see it to receive it!
“if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it.” It was never God's
purpose for you to hope your entire life away! Hope always has a time in which it becomes fulfilled,
its in this life not after you die!!! Think about it, wouldn't that be dumb for someone to promise you
something that you could never get in this life?


Pro 13:12
(12) Hope39 deferred40 makes the heart sick,41
but a longing fulfilled42 is like43 a tree of life.


We have a lot of sick people in the Church today because they have never seen there hope fulfilled.
Hope fulfilled is like eating from the tree of life, you will never be the same! The word “deferred”,
means, “ postponed, delayed”. The only person who can delay the promises of God to be finished in
your life is you!


You have been summoned to appear before your Lord at a specific time to receive from him his
promises made to you.


Eph 1:9-11
(9) Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself:
(10) That in the dispensation of the fulness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him:


In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will:

We are living under the dispensation of the fullness of times. God is gathering all his saints into
one place, that is were he lives, Mt Zion, the city of the living God! This is were we are to come to
receive our inheritance from him!


2Co 1:18-20
(18) But as God is true, our word toward you was not yea and nay.
(19) For the Son of God, Jesus Christ, who was preached among you by us, even by me and Silvanus and Timotheus, was not yea and nay, but in him was yea.


For all the promises of God in him are yea, and in him Amen, unto the glory of God
by us.
We don't have worry if God would give us his promises today, as he has already said yes to all of
them! The Lord gets great pleasure in giving unto us His Kingdom. God's promises are fantastic, and He loves fulfilling them in our lives today, but fulfilling His promises to us is not his ultimate purpose for giving them. We read in 2 Peter chapter 1 this...

2Peter 1:3-4
(3) according as His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who has called us to glory and virtue,


through which He has given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, so that by these you might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.

How many times have you made a grocery list, and then you go to the store to purchase these items
and you always wind up buying more that you expected. The Lord has made it possible for us to come
unto him to receive the fulfillment of his promises to us, and at the same time while we are there we
should also pick up a few other goodies. Like partaking of his divine nature, which is the tree of life!!!
Notice, you can not partake of this until “ you escape the corruption that is in the world.”
I like the Amplified Bible translation of this verse...


2Peter 1:4


By means of these He has bestowed on us His precious and exceedingly great promises, so that through them you may escape [by flight] from the moral decay (rottenness and corruption) that is in the world because of covetousness (lust and greed), and become sharers (partakers) of the divine nature.

You will never be able to receive fulfillment of the promises from God or be able to partake of His
divine nature until you first fly away to where he is in His Kingdom. Stand before your God and allow
him to give you your hearts desires (promises), and while you are there, to begin partaking of his
nature. There is no other way to get it. Jesus is the only way to the Father, who sits beyond the veil
enthroned in all His Glory waiting for you to come unto Him.
I am being completely honest with you the reader of this book. I don't know how to explain it any
easier or clearer then I am right now. My prayer to My Heavenly Father is for just that, to make His
Gospel as easy to understand as possible. I know it requires spiritual understanding on your part.
Jesus did say every one who is of God listens to and hears the father. I know you have this ability
within you, the anointing that teaches us all things and is no lie, but is the truth.
Thank you Jesus!!!

Eyelog
Sep 10th 2013, 08:02 AM
The Promises of GodThe promises that we already have is where we get our Hope from. ... If God had not given
unto us his promises, we would have no hope at all!!

I like what you said there. That is helpful.

michael b
Sep 10th 2013, 01:42 PM
Curtis: Thank you for the excellent study! You have refreshed my heart and it is full of gratitude for the promises of God not only in this life but also for the life to come...our great reward.


But remember the former days, when, after being enlightened, you endured a great conflict of sufferings, partly by being made a public spectacle through reproaches and tribulations, and partly by becoming sharers with those who were so treated. For you showed sympathy to the prisoners and accepted joyfully the seizure of your property, knowing that you have for yourselves a better possession and a lasting one. Therefore, do not throw away your confidence, which has a great reward. 36For you have need of endurance, so that when you have done the will of God, you may receive what was promised. Heb. 10:32-35

By faith Moses, when he had grown up, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh's daughter, choosing rather to endure ill-treatment with the people of God than to enjoy the passing pleasures of sin, considering the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures of Egypt; for he was looking to the reward. Heb. 11:24,25

Brother Paul
Sep 12th 2013, 12:01 PM
Hi Brother Curtis, the Lord continue to bless...

This was great and maybe we should open a thread about the promises in Bible Chat...for example, some Christians do not realize that all the promises are not for us but were made to some individual specifically in their particular situation with God, and some only to those of a certain group. For example the blessings of Deuteronomy 28:1-14 only apply to the members of the Mosaic Covenant and if applied/accepted as to one's self must therefore include the curses which follow (which is obviously not the case with we who are born from above for whom Christ became the curse that we may be freed). What do you think? Should we open a discussion thread in Bible Chat? Would it interest anyone?

Anyway, thanks for study...

In His love

Brother Paul

Hi Brother Curtis, the Lord continue to bless...

This was great and maybe we should open a thread about the promises in Bible Chat...for example, some Christians do not realize that all the promises are not for us but were made to some individual specifically in their particular situation with God, and some only to those of a certain group. For example the blessings of Deuteronomy 28:1-14 only apply to the members of the Mosaic Covenant and if applied/accepted as to one's self must therefore include the curses which follow (which is obviously not the case with we who are born from above for whom Christ became the curse that we may be freed). What do you think? Should we open a discussion thread in Bible Chat? Would it interest anyone?

Anyway, thanks for study...

In His love

Brother Paul

Curtis
Sep 12th 2013, 11:56 PM
Hi Brother Curtis, the Lord continue to bless...

This was great and maybe we should open a thread about the promises in Bible Chat...for example, some Christians do not realize that all the promises are not for us but were made to some individual specifically in their particular situation with God, and some only to those of a certain group. For example the blessings of Deuteronomy 28:1-14 only apply to the members of the Mosaic Covenant and if applied/accepted as to one's self must therefore include the curses which follow (which is obviously not the case with we who are born from above for whom Christ became the curse that we may be freed). What do you think? Should we open a discussion thread in Bible Chat? Would it interest anyone?

Anyway, thanks for study...

In His love

Brother Paul

Hi Brother Curtis, the Lord continue to bless...

This was great and maybe we should open a thread about the promises in Bible Chat...for example, some Christians do not realize that all the promises are not for us but were made to some individual specifically in their particular situation with God, and some only to those of a certain group. For example the blessings of Deuteronomy 28:1-14 only apply to the members of the Mosaic Covenant and if applied/accepted as to one's self must therefore include the curses which follow (which is obviously not the case with we who are born from above for whom Christ became the curse that we may be freed). What do you think? Should we open a discussion thread in Bible Chat? Would it interest anyone?

Anyway, thanks for study...

In His love

Brother Paul

Hi Brother Paul, I would love to. I am always open to the move of the Spirit of God. The Lord has his ways of allowing all of us to bring forth that which he taught us through the years, so we can share with
others. I am very excited to see his work on this forum, I know there are a lot of those who would not believe his truth, or a different view which is OK. Jesus experienced those same kind of people also during his earthly ministry. I really never plan out what I say, I just do it. It just happened to worked out great where I referenced the promises of God of from the "Bible Chat" section. Some body asked about it and linked it to here.

God Bless you and your family