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TFTD: Standing on the Promises of God
Right now in bible study, my pastor is teaching a series on praying on the promises of God. He said something very simple yet profound last week, “In order to pray on the promises of God you must first know the promises of God.”
Do you know the promises of God? When was the last time you took a promise of God and prayed on it daily?
According to Everet E. Storms there are 7959 promises in Scripture made by God. If we use one promise each day it will take us 22 (twenty-two) years to use each of the promises once. WOW, 22 years to use each one of God’s promises. Caleb lived 40 (forty years) on one promise. How may years can we live on 7959 promises?
If Caleb lived on ONE promise for forty years, I would dare to say that we can live on ONE promise for a long time too. The problem is either we don’t know the promises of God, we are impatient and don’t pray on the promise of God continually or we just don’t believe in the promises of God.
Now is the time to learn the promises of God, believe them, and pray on them continually.
This scripture blessed my soul:
2 Corinthians 1:20 (NKJV)
20 For all the promises of God in Him are Yes, and in Him Amen, to the glory of God through us.
This means that ALL, not some, but ALL of the promises of God are answered with YES. When you pray on the promises of God you can be confident that He will answer yes. How awesome is that. God is not a man that he should lie (Numbers 23:19) so you should have faith that He will see you through.
Here are two promises that I have been living off of for a long time:
Romans 8:28 (New King James Version)
28 And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.
When things are going well and even when times get tough, I have gone to God and still go to God standing on the promise that ALL things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose. This promise even serves as a reminder to me when people try to discourage me or when things seem grim, that ALL things do work together for good. I’m standing on this promise.
Philippians 1:6 (New King James Version)
6 being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ;
This one right here has gotten me through a lot and will continue to get me through a lot. I believe I’ll ride this one out til Christ calls me home. I have the confidence that the good work God is doing within me, He will complete it until the day of Jesus. The vision that God has birthed in my belly will come to full term, through me, my children, and my children’s children. Oh yes, I’m standing on the promises of God.
What promise(s) are you standing on?
Have a blessed day standing on the promises of God!
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