Summary: This sermon shows four promises God has kept and on that He is in the process of keeping.
“God Is A Promise Keeping God”
Text: Genesis 3:14-15
14 ¶ And the LORD God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life:
15 And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.
There are many promise in the Bible that God has made to His people. You can find a promise in every book many of them have been fulfilled already. Just in the passages of scripture I have chosen to use in the sermon all of them but one has been fulfilled.
Let us take a look at these passages of scripture that I have chosen to see what they are and how they have been kept.
I.God’s Kept Promise of a Redeemer.
We see from our text that God Himself made a promise to the Serpent that one day even though Satan the Serpent would do he best to bruise the heel of man, God would ultimately give a bruise to the head Satan that would never heal. The bruising of the heel took place when Christ’s Feet were nailed to the cross, but the bruising to Satan’s head came about when Christ arose from the grave which caused a stop to pain of all the believers Christ of hell, death, and the grave.
This promise of a Redeemer start to be fulfilled in Luke chapter one verse twenty-six through Luke chapter two verse twenty with Christ’s birth and ends with Luke chapter twenty-three verse twenty through Luke chapter twenty-four verse twelve with Christ’s Death and Resurrection.
II.God’s Kept Promise of not Punishing the Whole with Another Flood.
We find that after the fall of the human race things just went from bad to worse and eventually God had enough of it and flooded the earth with water. We read of this in Genesis chapter seven verse one through verse twenty-four. Everything was destroyed except Noah, his family, and two of all animals except for those God considered clean there were seven of each.
After the flooding of the whole earth God then made a covenant with Noah and all of creation. This covenant that was made can be found in Genesis chapter eight verse twenty through Genesis chapter nine verse seventeen. The covenant was made by a rainbow being placed in the sky so all could see, and this covenant was a promise to all that the whole world would never be flooded again with water.
III.God’s Kept Promise of Never Leaving or Forsaking Us.
The third promise we are going to look at is that He will never leave us nor forsake us. Hebrews chapter thirteen verse five says: “Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.”We find this promise coming true in John chapter fourteen verses fifteen through eighteen. Which says: “If ye love me, keep my commandments. And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you. I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.” The last part of Proverbs chapter eight verse twenty-four says: “and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.” God is that friend that will never leave you nor forsake you.
IV.God’s Kept Promise of Giving Us Rest.
A forth promise we are going to look at is He gives us rest. Are you tired and weary this morning? Then Matthew chapter eleven verse twenty-eight says it best. “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” Psalms twenty-three says: “The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.” He is a God of Rest.
V.God Is Going to Keep His Promise of a Home All Eternity for Us who are Prepared.
The last promise we are going to look at is a home for all eternity in Heaven for those who are repared. John chapter fourteen verses one through three says: “Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.”