Summary: God never fails us at any time.
THE PROMISES OF OUR GOD
Gal.2: 16Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified.
17But if, while we seek to be justified by Christ, we ourselves also are found sinners, is therefore Christ the minister of sin? God forbid.
18For if I build again the things which I destroyed, I make myself a transgressor.
19For I through the law am dead to the law, that I might live unto God.
20I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.
21I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain.
The promises of God are exact, exciting and eternal. Of all God’s promises not one has ever failed.
Thank God that why they call them “Precious Promises”.
1. His promises are divinely faithful.
Heb.6: 17Wherein God, willing more abundantly to shew unto the heirs of promise the immutability of his counsel, confirmed it by an oath:
18That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us:
2nd Peter 3: 9The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance
God is totally independent of all power
All power dependent on God
He is independent of all purity
All purity is dependent on God
Perfection is dependent on God
He is independent of all perfection
2. Promises demand faith
Eph.1: 13In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,
Not obedience to the law--------- but faith
Not observance of rituals------but faith
No order of religion ------------but faith
3. God’s promises are designed for forgiveness
Eph.2: 12That at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world:
13But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ.
School master; how far we miss the mark
Show us how sinful we are
Save the sinner by Grace through Faith
4. His promises are desired for fellowship
1st John 1: 7But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.
Mediate act in order to bring about agreement
Merger act of absorbing all the debt is sin
Mend act of fixing all that was lacking
5. His promises are a deadline for the future
2nd Cor.1: 18But as God is true, our word toward you was not yea and nay.
19For 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.
20For all the promises of God in him are yea, and in him Amen, unto the glory of God by us.
Runs out when the Holy Spirit departs
Runs out at the death of a sinner
Runs out at the demands of God when he has had enough
6.His promises are a delight to his followers
He has promised Christ will return
We are promised a reservation
We are promised a resurrection
6. Only a fool would dishonor
Psalm 14: 4Have all the workers of iniquity no knowledge? who eat up my people as they eat bread, and call not upon the LORD.
Unbelief will not change Gods Word
Unbelief will condemn the sinner
Unbelief will send you to Hell
Believe in Christ as you Lord and savior now and be saved