1 Corinthians 1:20
“For all the promises of God in him are yea, and in him Amen, unto the glory of God by us.”
The Bible is God’s Word, filled with promises for you and I. These Words represent the Will of God in testament, and Jesus died testate and He is risen to enforce the will on our behalf. The verse says the promises find their Yes in him. This means that it’s in Christ and through Him that we lay hold of the promises of God and see their manifestations in our lives.
Jesus explains this to His disciples in John 14:13; whatever we demand as being our rights through His name, it will be done for us. We understand our rights in God based on what His Word says. God is a God of integrity and when He speaks, it’s because He wills it so (Numbers 23:19). When you read the Bible, read with a sense of reverence, because it’s God talking to you, Peter likens the Word to the voice they heard, when the clouds opened and God spoke. He calls it the prophetic word made sure (2 Peter 1:19).
All of God’s promises are sure because “God cannot lie.” Hebrews 6:18 declares that God has given both his promise and his oath. These two things are unchangeable because it is impossible for God to lie. Therefore, we who seek God for shelter can have great confidence as we hold to the hope that lies before us. WOW!!! What a promise God has granted unto them that believe.
God’s Word declares this morning that God’s promises are “Yea and Amen.”The promises of God are not “yes” then “no.” They’re not “I don’t know” or “Maybe so.” The promises of God are “Yes!” Will He save you? “Yes!” Will He heal you? “Yes!” Will He deliver you? “Yes!” Will He set you free? “Yes!” Will He supply all your needs? “Yes!” The promises of God are “Yes” and the promises of God are “Amen.”
God himself declares in Isaiah 55:11, So shall my Word be that goeth forth out of my mouth.: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it. God said let there be light and light appeared. God created the world in six days by His spoken Word and on the sabbath He rested.
If we could actually take the Word of God and BELIEVE it according to what it says, we can come to only one conclusion; and that is the fact that EVERY promise of God spoken regarding the believer is still available today-still in effect-has not been revoked or canceled and can still be accessed by all those that are born again. God’s promises are “Yes” and our response is “Amen.”
God promises that He will never leave us nor forsake us, but that He will be with us always, even unto the end. He promises us the presence of His Holy Spirit, the Comforter, He promises to give us a way of escape when the burdens of life seems too hard to bare, He promises to keep him in perfect peace who’s mind is stayed on Him.
God promises us that Jesus Christ will one day return as King of Kings and Lord of Lords. Do we believe that promise on today? If so, I know that each and every day you are preparing for His return through the Spoken Word of God. God promises that one day every knee will bow and every tongue will confess that He is Lord. (Romans 14:11)
God gave promise after promise. Some were conditional and some were unconditional. Not all the promises God gave will be fulfilled here on earth. Our greatest promise awaits us in Heaven. All who believe in Christ Jesus have an eternal crown awaiting them in Heaven. Colossians 1:5 tells us, “For the hope which is laid up for you in heaven, of which you heard before in the word of the truth of the gospel;”
What’s your attitude about the Word of God? You may say “I have tried praying and reading my Bible, but my life doesn’t seem to be changing.” Remember the Scriptures cannot be broken (John 10:35), so if God has said it, take Him at His Word by faith. It is in Christ they are Yes, and through the authority of His name we can say Amen, and that settles it in our lives. Let this be your attitude to the Word, and that is when the change begins.
If you have accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, your promise today in every situation or circumstance is “Yea and Amen” in Christ Jesus.
Scripture of the day: “I will worship toward thy holy temple, and praise thy name for thy loving kindness and for thy truth: for thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name.” ~ Psalm 138:2 KJV
Pastor Peter Okereke Jr.
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