Standing On The Promises of God

“The Bible is full of God’s promises; the precious word is teeming with them, and we must believe them in the present tense, not merely for the future. God proposes a present pardon, and our faith should take it as present. When we go to God in this way and pour out our hearts to Him, let us remember His “exceeding great and precious promises” given to us, and ask that they be fulfilled in us in our everyday experience. Let us ask Him to continue the manifestation of His love, grace and power. Then – going to His blessed word, from Genesis to Revelation – let us gather up the promises, and hold them in the exercise of unwavering faith, trusting in these words of God…and there, rest our case. God never varies. Every jot and tittle shall be fulfilled.” (Henry Foster)

As the hand of Providence would have it this morning, some additional devotional reading from today’s installment of Spurgeon’s Morning &  Evening provided a second “witness” to the reality & reliability of God’s promises. Read on and enjoy ~ “If all these (the promises of God) are to be had by merely knocking at mercy’s door, O my soul, knock hard this morning, and ask large things of thy generous Lord. Leave not the throne of grace till all thy needs have been spread before the Lord, and until by faith thou hast a comfortable prospect that they shall be all supplied. No bashfulness need retard when Jesus invites. No unbelief should hinder when Jesus promises. No cold-heartedness should restrain when such blessings are to be obtained.” (Morning, December 5th)

“His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us to His own glory and excellent virtue, by which He has granted to us His precious and very great promises, so that through them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped from the corruption that is in the world because of sinful desire.” (2Peter 1:3-4)

“If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” (1John 1:9)

“If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him. But let him ask in faith, with no doubting…” (James 1:5-6)

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