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When God Makes a Promise

by Joanna Pierce on September 18, 2016

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 (II Peter 1:4, KJV).

God has extended to His creation many great and precious promises. When God makes a promise, nothing can happen to stop it from being fulfilled (Philippians 1:6).

Sometimes God will speak a promise into our life, but it doesn’t come to pass right away. We believe in the promise when it’s spoken, but over time we start to lose faith. We allow time, others, and the enemy to discourage us that we’ll ever see or experience the promise.

Today, we need to be reminded that those promises—no matter how long ago they were spoken—are still going to be fulfilled. Our answer, our miracle, our promise is on its way!

We can see God fulfilling His promises all throughout Scripture. In Genesis 37, we can read about a man named Joseph. Joseph was given a dream he would be put into a position of power and all whom he knew would bow down to him. Momentarily afterward, he found himself thrown into slavery, then falsely accused, and ended up being thrown into prison. But, regardless of what he faced in life, God still fulfilled his promise.

Elisha was promised to see more miracles than Elijah in his lifetime, but he died just short of seeing his last miracle. What may appear to most as an un-fulfillment of God’s promise is not so—God’s not slack concerning his promises (II Peter 3:9)! After Elisha died, during the middle of a battle, several men looked for a place to bury their friend. In haste, they cast him into Elisha’s open sepulcher. The moment the man touched Elisha’s bones, life was restored to his body (II Kings 13:21). God’s promise was still fulfilled to Elisha even after his death.

All we have to do is trust in God to fulfill His promise and wait for Him to do the work. We cannot lose sight of these promises. Today, we should take time to revisit the promises God’s spoken into our lives and praise God for them. Our promises are on the way!


Adapted from Sunday Morning Service on September 18, 2016 with Guest Speaker Brother Fergie