I greet you in the name of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Faith; Faith is the key to unlock the door to the promise God has for you and I. God has a promise for every person’s problem, every person’s dream, every person’s needs and faith is the key to receive the promise, which brings me to my subject. Remember the promise. We have people to make promises that they don’t always keep, and not all the time is it intentional for them not to keep them, sometimes people don’t plan on keeping their promise.
A man made promise is not guaranteed even if you remember what you promise. But I serve a God that is so holy, so righteous, so perfect, so wise and so wonderful, so powerful, so loving; that you and I and all that believe that He sent His son to die for our sins can remember every one of His promises because His promises are guaranteed. He is faithful to His promise. He will deliver His promise, His promise will protect us. His promise will provide for us. His promises will, heal us. Remember the promise!
Its time for us to remember the promise (God’s Word) and have faith in the promise which brings me to my 1st point. Our faith will grow 2nd point tools to work our faith.Our Faith will grow when we have faith in God’s goodness and trust in Gods.
Mercy and remember His promise. Today as we remember God’s promise and have faith in the promise we will activate our faith to grow.
I have categorized some of God’s promises:
God’s promise to a Godly Man
- God promises peace
- Gods promise to the family
- Gods promise wealth
- Gods promise to loneliness
- Gods promise to keep his promise
- These are just a few of God’s promises
Promise for his believing children to activate our faith to grow. We have to have faith in the promise word. Joshua 1:8 is God’s promise for the godly man. Joshua 1, verse 8. This book of the law shall not depart 0ut of thy mouth but thou shalt mediate therein day and night that in thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous and then thou shalt have good success the Godly man is given promise to prosper ( Prosper means more than money, it means the right relationship with God, the benefits of knowing God and having good success. For the Godly man, this requires our obedience and faith. In Jeremiah 17:7-9, another promise to a Godly man says, “blessed is the man that trusted in the Lord and whose hope the Lord is. verse 8 , for he shall be as a tree planted by the waters and that spreadeth out her roots by the river and shall not see when heat cometh but her leaf shall be green and shall not be careful in the years of drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit.”
God promise the Godly man to flourish, to be strength to have abundant strength in times of crises some to share as you bear witness of the Lord by trusting in God and having faith. God also promises us peace. Look at Isaiah 26:3, “ thou will keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on thee because he trusted in thee.” In Joshua 54:10 the b clause God says, “ but my kindness shall not depart from thee, neither shall the covenant of my peace be removed said the Lord that have mercy on thee.” God’s promise of peace. John 14:27, Jesus says’ “ Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you not as the world giveth, give I unto you let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” This promise of peace is when you and I know that God is in control. This promise of peace gives us confidence when our faith is active. Now lets look at Gods promise for the family in Jeremiah 21:1, “ at the same time saith the Lord will I be the God of all the families of Israel and they shall be my people.” Remember Israel is the church that’s you and I. This verse lest us know God’s everlasting love and promise of restoration to all the families of believers that trust Him. Look at Genesis 28:14-15, and see another promise to the families. Verse 14 reads, “And thy seed shall be as the dust of the earth and thou shalt spread abroad to the west and to the east and to the north and to the south, and in thee and in thy seed shall all the families of the earth be blessed.” Verse 15, “And behold I am with thee and will keep thee in all places whither thou goest, and will bring thee again into this land for I will not leave thee until I have don’t that which I have spoken to thee of.” This is a promise to Abraham and Isaac and was offered to Jacob, and is offered to the Christian family as we build our personal relationship with God through faith. Genesis 28: 3, tells how God blessed the marriage and the children and allowed the family to grow in to a community. Look at Genesis 28:3, and God almighty bless thee and made thee fruitful (that marriage) and multiply (many children) thee that thou mayest be a multitude of people (that’s a community or father of many nations). That is another one of God’s promises for the family. Wealth is a promise of God. But we take credit most time for our prosperity, we think it is our own hard work. We can get so busy we can push God right out of our life. But God gives us everything we have, he just allows us to manage it. Look at Deuteronomy 8: 18. But though shalt remember the Lord thy God for it is He that giveth power to get wealth. That He may establish His covenant which He swore unto they fathers as it is this day His covenant and promise to our fore fathers allow Israel or the church (you and I) the ability to get wealth. Our God has a promise for loneliness. I am sharing this promise near the end of the promise of God. When we doubt this promise it is hard for us to see other promises God has. If you feel alone or have loneliness, we cannot see anything God has promised for us. We know that Jesus is the foundation of faith. We must also remember that Jesus Christ was totally alone when He endured the cross as man, he was alone because all the disciples had forsook Him and as the God man he cried. My God! My God, why have You forsaken me? Jesus knows what loneliness feels likes. But He also knows the joy of being carried through the loneliest of times on the wings of faith that His father, our God will never abandon the ones he loves. Now look at Deuteronomy 31:6 and Hebrews 13:5. Deuteronomy 31:6 says, “Be strong and of good courage (confident and this is faith in God) Fear not, nor be afraid of them for the Lord thy God he it is that does go with thee ( the Lord will be with thee, never fail thee, nor forsake thee) He will never abandon us. Hebrews 13:5, says “Let your conversation be without covetousness and be content with things as ye have.”
I will never leave thee or forsake thee. God is telling us to learn to live with contentment to have security in God and not things. For God to be our only antidote, to trust God to be with us, to be for us, meeting all our needs. He will never abandon us. These are guaranteed promises, not man made promises. God said in Roman 8:39, “Nor height nor depth nor any other creature shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus, Our Lord.” God will never leave you and the last promise I will share with you is God’s promise to keep His promise. This is why we should all have Greater Believing Faith, because God promised to keep His promise. God is not like man, He can’t lie. Look at Deuteronomy 7:9, “Know therefore that the Lord thy God, He is God the faithful God which keepeth covenant and mercy with them that love Him and keep His commandments to a thousand generation, Deuteronomy 7: 12 says; “Wherefore it shall come to pass, if ye hearken to these judgment and keep and do them that the Lord thy God shall keep unto thee the covenant and the mercy which he swore unto they father.”
God say that he is God. He loves us and He will keep the promise He made to our ancestors which brings me to my 2nd point; the tool to work your faith. There is a ministry here at GBF called Work Your Faith.
This is what every member and believer should be on this auxiliary.
There are certain tools required to work your faith. The first tool is the word of God. This is what we must have faith in, The Word of God. The second tool is for believers to take the Word of God and to have confidence in that Word. That God is the Word, that God’s Word is faithful, because God is faithful. Confidence in God’s Word, which is the essence of faith, and when we have confidence in God’s Word we can only focus on what the Words says and nothing else. Let’s use our tools and activate our faith. Remembering the promise with a mighty move of faith; confidence, sureness, certainty, steadfastness, unmovable in the Word of God.