How God Fulfill His Promise Part – IV

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There is one question that troubles most devotees of the Lord.  That question is that even after accepting God as the prime focus of their lives, they find that the difficulties of life do not lessen.  They still face all the difficulties, trials and tribulations that they had faced earlier.  That accepting the Lord and surrendering to Him does not seem to change their lives for the better.

That’s when most people start doubting the Lord and their faith in the Lord gets shaken. Devotees also face a lot of sarcasm from their near-and-dear ones who taunt them by saying-“What is the use of praying to the Lord, when the Lord does not make your life better?”

This is the point that is being answered in this article.  The Lord says we are His children, that He promises us happy and joyful lives but the reality that all men face as they go through this cyclic journey is that how will they manage their problems. This constant stress results in the absence of peace of mind and absence of joy in our lives. And even after surrendering to the Lord the situation remains the same.

How can we re-council or explain these two things.  The Lord can never utter a false-hood and His words have to come true, then how can we explain the apparent contradiction?

To understand this contradiction we have to understand three things. First -Who is God, second-who are we and the third is how God created this universe where we live.

When we understand this, then everything falls in place and we lose that doubt and sorrow. We develop that faith that is so necessary for the Lord’s promise to work.

The fact is that God is the father of the universe and our soul is part of the Lord Himself.  We are His children and we are He Himself in a deluded form.  But if that is true then why do we go through sufferings?  The answer lies in how this universe was created.  God first created Kaal, who was then given the task of creating this universe.  Kaal created this universe through first creating illusion and ignorance. Through that illusion, Kaal created separation between the Lord and us.  He also created through Maya, temptations that kept our focus and attachment on the creation he had created, rather than on the father of creation.  This is why we are unable to experience God even though we are He Himself.  Kaal took the promise from God that He would never show direct miracles or interfere with the law of Karma.  Kaal took this promise because that was the only way the universe could be created. The law of Karma is the basis of the universe and if the law of Karma is tampered with then there will be a problem in the running of the universe itself.  We notice that even when the Lord takes Avatar, He rarely takes recourse of open miracles and He works through His devotees rather than taking direct action Himself.

This is why even though we surrender to the Lord, we have to still face the balance Karmas that we have created and for which we have to pay for.  This is why our troubles do not lessen and even sometimes increase since the process of winding up of our Karmas is accelerated when we surrender to the Lord. But that does not mean that nothing has changed.  By surrendering to the Lord, we have taken the most important step in getting liberated.  We have said to the Lord that we want him instead of His creation.  The Lord listens to our prayers and is there to help us in case of any real trouble.  The devotees may notice that their troubles continue but when the situation is about to get out of hand, some mysterious force comes to rescue as well.  The mysterious force is the Lord Himself!  When we truly want the Lord and are not praying to Him because we desire worldly things then we are truly protected and once our Karmas are worked out we will find liberation. Those who don’t take this step are forever doomed to constantly go through the cycle of birth and death and at the time of the dissolution, their souls also face disintegration. Mostly people are not true devotees.  They pray to the Lord for fulfilling their worldly desires but very few really want the Lord alone.  Mostly want small trinkets from Him and the Lord gives them those trinkets as per the Law of Karma but those people who understand that the universe is not worth anything and only the Lord is real then those people step beyond the bounds of Kaal and into the protection of the Lord Himself.

To the true devotee, the Lord is ever present and protects him at all times.  The Lord on seeing such a devotee nervous and joyless even takes avatar and comes down to the earth in physical form.  Even today the Lord has come down to the earth. Today He comes with the new name ‘Kalki’. He will fulfil all the promises He has made to His true devotees through great surprises or through miracles.  Today people take the promise of the Lord lightly and think that those promises will never be fulfilled.  All the things that you want to have in your life, the Lord is easily able to provide but what is required from you is to have faith in the Lord just as Moses had faith in the Lord. It is said that Moses had so much faith in God that God would speak to Moses face to face.

We need to develop the same kind of faith in the Lord.

God has a unique plan for all of us.  It can be said that He has a custom made crown for each of His devotees and He tests His devotees. The bigger the test, the bigger the crown He gives.

In Bible, James 2:5 it is prophesied – … Listen, my dear brothers: Has not God chosen those who are poor in the eyes of the world to be rich in faith and to inherit the kingdom He promised this to all those who love Him. So be of good cheer today. If you are suffering under great trials, God understands. He sees everything you are going through and He promises a crown of life for all who love Him.

So don’t give up, keep on going, for one day we will all be wearing a crown of life created for us by our loving Father. He has promised in Bible, Psalm 32:8, “I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will guide you with My eye”.

The promises of God start with II Timothy 3:16, in the bible where God tells us that all Scriptures in the Bible are inspired by God.

With this promise of God in hand we can then be assured that what we learn in the Bible comes from Him!

I ask you – Are you standing on the promises of God today? Is God your all-in-all?

The first promise of the Bible, Genesis 3:15 is, “And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers; he will crush your head, and you will strike his heel.” This was further confirmed in Bible, Galatians 4:4; Luke 2:7; Revelation 12.5.and the last promise found in the Bible, Revelation 22:20 says, “He who testifies to these things says, ‘Surely I am coming quickly.’

According to the Bible readers, there are total 30,000 verses raised against doubt – every verse being a promise that God makes to us. I am asking you – do we believe in even TEN promises of God?  Check yourselves whether you believe in even the following TEN Verses about God’s Promises or not: This will indicate whether you have faith in the Lord or not.  If you have faith the Lord, He will fetch you into eternal life while if you doubt, you shall be lost.

(1) Bible, II Peter 1:4:-

And because of his glory and excellence, he has given us great and precious promises. These are the promises that enable you to share his divine nature and escape the world’s corruption caused by human desires.

(2) Bible, Jeremiah 29:11:-

For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.

(3) Bible, Matthew 11:28-29:-

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.

(4) Bible, Isaiah 40:29-31:-

He gives power to the weak and strength to the powerless. Even youths will become weak and tired, and young men will fall in exhaustion. But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint.

(5) Bible, Philippians 4:19:-

And this same God who takes care of me will supply all your needs from his glorious riches, which have been given to us.

(6) Bible, Romans 8:37-39:-

No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us. And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God.

7) Bible, Proverbs 1:33:-

But all who listen to me will live in peace, untroubled by fear of harm.”

(8) Bible, John 14:27:-

“I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give So don’t be troubled or afraid.

(9) Bible, Romans 10:9:-

If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.

(10) Bible, Romans 6:23:-

For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life.

These above ten Biblical Verses about the promises of God are meant to encourage you today. Read through them slowly and let God work these promises into your hearts. These scriptures come from both the old and new testament. 

Believe them and be delivered.

 Focus on God’s promise

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We all are traveler of the path of old karma and suffering at some stage in our lives. We whine and grumble endlessly at even the slightest suffering we go through. We say, “Oh, what a big trial! I am unable to bear this. With whom can I share my tears and mental agony?
The constant question that all men face as they go through this cyclic journey is that how will they manage their problems. Man feels helpless and worried in the face of all these problems. This constant stress results in the absence of peace of mind and absence of joy in our lives. Seeing man nervous and joyless, The Lord decided to come down to the earth, on Indian soil. He came with the new name ‘Kalki’. He has promised us many things but the question is that how will He fulfill these promises?  This will be done through the appearance of a great surprise or will be done as miracles.  Today mostly people take the promise of the Lord lightly and think that those promises will never be fulfilled.  All the things that you want to have in your life, the Lord is easily able to provide but what is required from you is to have faith in the Lord just as Moses had faith in the Lord. It is said that Moses had so much faith in God, that God would speak to Moses face to face.
God’s promises are to carry us through when we need help. He has made a promise to all those who love Him. He has promised each one of us a crown of life that we will wear for eternity! Because our Heavenly Father never makes duplicates, I can only assume that each crown will be uniquely crafted and custom-fitted for the wearer. I find it interesting that James speaks about the promise of a crown in the same verse where He talks about persevering under great trial. Perhaps the greater the trials, the bigger the crown? I don’t have a theological coat rack to hang my hat on for this one, but I do know that God’s heart is for the under privileged and the marginalized.
In Bible, James 2:5  it is prophesied – … Listen, my dear brothers: Has not God chosen those who are poor in the eyes of  the world to be rich in faith and to inherit the kingdom He promised those who love Him? So be of good cheer today. If you are suffering under great trials, God understands.
He sees everything you are going through and He promises a crown of life for all that love Him. So don’t give up, keep on going, for one day we will all be wearing a crown of life created for us by our loving Father. He has promised in Bible, Psalm 32:8, “I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will guide you with My eye”.
The promises of God start with Bible, II Timothy 3:16 when God tells us that all Scriptures in the Bible are inspired by God. With this promise of God in hand we can then be assured that what we learn in the Bible comes from Him! Are you standing on the promises of God today? Is God your all in all?

Run Fast towards the Lord

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The question that all devotees face is that we know that the Lord is ever faithful and that his word is always true and yet most of us are unable to enjoy the fruits of God’s love for us.  The Holy Bible, Hebrews 6:18 prophesies that God never lies, nor does He ever break an unconditional promise. God is so true that anyone who seeks Him sincerely finds Him. So the problem lies not with God but with us. We not only lack the sincere faith in Him but also we don’t abide by His wishes and therefore we are unable to enjoy the gifts that faith in God brings.

We are the children of God.  What does that mean?  It means that we are filled with the same essence that is God but we live in delusion and we ignore that spirit and at the same time we focus our attention to the world that Kaal or Satan has created.  Since our attention is more on the world than towards God, we are unable to partake of the blessings of God that are ours by right.

Therefore as children of God, we always need to remember that God dwells in us through His Holy Spirit and when the Holy Spirit fills us and takes complete control of us, our worries and anxieties disappear since we are one with the Lord. (Bible, 1 Peter 1:8)

Kaal or Satan is the prince of the world and he deliberately keeps you engrossed with the world either through pleasure or pain.  He keeps our noses to the grindstone either through sensory enjoyments or through trials and tribulations. But always remember that the eternal God spirit inside us if far greater and stronger. (Bible, 1 John 4:4)

Recognize that God is in control over everything of your life.

Do not struggle with your problems. Cast your cares on Him and be at rest. That’s when God will arise and say to the problems,

“Peace, be still.” I am reminding you an incident, took place at the time of Jesus. Once after preaching and praying for the sick, Jesus crossed over to the other side of the lake with His disciples. Being tired, He fell asleep. As the boat was sailing, the wind blew. The waves began to beat over the boat. Water was filling the boat and the disciples were terrified. They woke up Jesus from His sleep saying, “Teacher, don’t You care that we are perishing?” The Lord rose up and rebuked the wind saying, “Peace, be still!” Immediately the wind ceased and there was a great calm. The disciples feared Him exceedingly and said to one another, “Who can this be, that even the wind and the sea obey Him!” (Bible, Matthew 8: 23-27; Mark 4:35-40) The disciples could not understand that Jesus was the Son of God Himself.

That same situation is arising today. Various scriptures and events are prophesising that we are living in the end times and that Kaliyug has come to an end. At this time the Son of God-Ishwarputra Arun- has again come to guide the people into the new age.

Some of the statements in the scriptures regarding this are as follows.

Shrimad Devi Bhagwat, Canto 1, Chapter 1-3, Page No 25 prophesied that Satya yug,Treta yug, Dwapara yug have come and gone 28 times and we are at the end of the 28th Kaliyug. Scand Puran, Page No 129 prophesied – 4,27,000 years of kali yuga have already passed. To confirm this fact it has made certain predictions.  They are as follows-After passing the 3,290 years of Kali yug, King Sudrak will arrive as a king to rule over India. After passing the 3,310 years of kali yug, Nand race (Vansh) will rule over India. Chanakya will destroy the Nand race. After passing the 3,020 years of kali yug, Vikramaditya will rule over India. After passing the 3,100 years of kali yug King Shak will rule over India. After passing the 3,600 years of kali yug, Bhagwan Budh will appear. After passing the 4,400 years of kali yug, Pramiti, lunar race will rule over India.   As we know all these events have happened as predicted by the Skanda purana and all these kings have ruled in India.  The further prediction is that- Lord Kalki will arrive in the house of Vishnu Yasha. Kalki Puran has prophesied that – “Lord Kalki will born in Baishakh Month Shukla Paksha Dwadashi tithi.” The book “Kalki Comes in 1985”, 3rd Chapter has prophesied – “Kalki will be born in a Brahmin family in Mathura City in Utter Pradesh of North India in the first half of 1985, i.e. on Baishakh Shukla Dwadashi Tithi.” Bhavishya Puran,Pratisarg Parv, Part 4th , Chapter – 5, Page No – 331 has prophesied that “Lord will take Avatar with the name of Lord Kalki in Divya Vrindavan (in the secret Rasmandal place i.e. in the border of Mathura – Vrindavan location) for the welfare of Devas and to destroy the evil-doers. In the end of Kaliyuga Lord will appear in the form of Kalki Avatar at the request of Radha ji.” Maharshi VedVyasa ji prophesied in Shrimad Bhagawatam Maha Puran 12;2:18-22 – “The name of His father, Visnu Yasha, a learned brahmana, and the village Sambhala are also mentioned. “Lord Kalki will appear in the house of the most eminent brahmana of Shambhala village, the great soul Vishnuyasha. Lord Kalki, the Lord of the universe, will mount His swift horse Devadatta and, sword in hand, travel over the earth exhibiting His eight mystic opulence’s and eight special qualities of Godhead. Displaying His unequalled effulgence and riding with great speed, He will kill by the millions those thieves who have dared dress as kings. After all the imposter kings have been killed, the residents of the cities and towns will feel the breeze carrying the most sacred fragrance of the sandalwood paste and other decorations of Lord Kalki, and their minds will thereby become transcendentally pure.”

Therefore, Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering, for the Lord is faithful to that He has promised. (Bible, Hebrews 13:8).  Even if we don’t fully believe, but we still obey the wishes of the Lord, even then we shall be delivered. The Holy Bible, II Timothy 2:13 confirms that- Even if we believe not, yet the  abideth faithful: He cannot deny Himself. God believes and knows who He is and He cannot deny Himself, even if man fails to believe in whom God is. He still abides faithful and as God. God is a promise maker and also a promise keeper. He will fulfil every promise of His concerning your life, business, family, ministry etc in Him.

Promises Of God to Man

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God has promised us many things in the scriptures but question is before us will He fulfill these all Promises? second question is that how many promises are God has made to Man ? And if He does fulfill these promises then how will He do so?  The question we are all asking is-What form will the fulfilling of the promises take? The answer is that the fulfillment of these promises will be done through the appearance of a great surprise or will be done as miracles.

Today mostly people don’t believe that the Lord will actually do those things that the Lord says that He will do. The reason is that we doubt the Lord and have no confidence in what is written in the scriptures even though it sounds good and we want to believe it.  What we see today is that evil seems to be prospering and all decent people are suffering.  Seeing this with our own eyes, it is difficult to believe what is written in a book, however holy the book may be.  Yet this fear hides an eternal truth.  That truth is that want you want to have in your life, the Lord is easily able to provide. The question then is.  What is preventing you from receiving these blessings that the Lord gives to all His devotees?  That missing thing is simple.  Have it and no-one can prevent you from receiving the blessings of your Father-the Lord.  That thing is simply FAITH.  How can you receive anything from anyone if you don’t believe in that person?  Since very few people have full faith in the Lord and instead have faith in their own efforts or in the world, therefore they don’t receive God’s blessings and help.

What we have is a contract with God.  That contract states that our heavenly father will always be there for us and look after us when we ask Him for His help. And we promise to be His loving children, who love, respect and cherish Him.  As His loving children we promise to honour Him and obey Him and follow His wishes he has received a showers of blessings.

The promise of God is a statement which is eternal and unchanging like a rock but our promise to God is shaky.  We change our promise and stance every day and we doubt God also.  The contract that we have with God is thus incomplete.  God does what he is supposed to do but we are unfit vessels for His blessings.  Just as no matter how much water is poured into a broken vessel, it will always flow out, similarly all of God’s blessings flow out of our lives.  Like a letter that has a wrong address put on it can never reach its destination, similarly God’s blessings that are ever flowing out of His heart, never reach those devotees that are broken vessels-that denotes those of us who don’t keep their promises to God or who doubt Him.

What about the promises of God? How certain are they? The Apostle Paul, in writing about the promises of God to Abraham, addressed the church at Rome with these words: “For the promise that he should be heir of the world, was not to Abraham or his seed through the Law, but through the righteousness of faith . . . therefore it is of faith, that it might be by grace; to the end the promise might be sure to all the seed” (Romans 4:13, 16). God’s promise to Abraham was first spelled out in Genesis Chapter 12. It was repeated in Chapter 22. Verse 18 reads: “And in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; because thou hast obeyed my voice”.

Now a promise is of no more value than is the ability of the one who makes it to carry through. It also includes willingness to do so. God did carry through with Abraham. Paul points out in Bible, Galatians 3:16, that it was through Christ intended to fulfill the promise to Abraham. Also in Bible, Acts 13:32-33, the Apostle says: “And we declare unto you glad tidings how that the promise which was made unto the fathers, God hath fulfilled the same unto us their children, in that he hath raised up again.”

In my views, there are seven main promises are about God made promise to a man:

  1. God has promised to supply every need we have. The Bible says: “But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by God”. (Bible, Phillipians 4:19). Now notice, God has obligated Himself only to the extent of our needs. That would include food, clothing, shelter, companionship, love, and salvation thru Jesus Christ. It would not include the multiplicity of luxuries that we have come to think of as needs.
  2. God has promised that His grace is sufficient for us. (Bible, II Corinthians 12:9). in fact, He has made provision for our salvation by His grace through faith. (Bible, Ephesians 2:8). It is through an obedient faith that we have access into the grace of God according to Romans 5:2.
  3. God has promised that His children will not be overtaken with temptation. Instead, He assures us that a way of escape will be provided. This promise is prophesied in Bible, I Corinthians 10:13. Jude wrote: “Now unto Him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present your faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy” (Bible, Jude verse 24). Darius, King of the Medes, said to Daniel, “Thy God whom thou servest continually, he will deliver thee” ( Bible, Daniel 6:16). He did deliver Daniel from the den of lions.
  4. God has promised us victory over death. He first resurrected Jesus by way of assuring our resurrection. Peter said: “This Jesus hath God raised up, whereof we are all witnesses” (Bible, Acts 2:32). Paul wrote to the Corinthians: “For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures, and that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures” (Bible, I Corinthians 15:3,4). 
  5. God has promised that all things work together for good to those who love and serve Him faithfully ( Bible, Romans 8:28). It may be difficult for us to see and understand how this is accomplished at times, but God has promised it, and He will deliver.
  6. God has promised that those who believe in Jesus and are baptized (surrender into the Lotus feet of God) for the forgiveness of sins will be saved. (Bible,  Mark 16:16 and Acts 2:38).
  7. God has promised His people eternal life (John 10:27,28). In the last, let me say for the above truth –  to live so that the promises of God will be yours.

God is Faithfull to His Promises

images (2) The promise of God is like a mighty ship that cleaves through creation to achieve its goal. Nothing can resist the promise of God. God has made and continues to make many promises to his children and each of these promises has to come true yet we, His children lose faith and hope as we have to wait. We doubt that we will get what we were promised.  We think that what we expect from the Lord is only a dream that will never be fulfilled.  This is the general state of mind of most devotees.  To all of us God says the following:-

“O! Friends, are you lacking in any blessing in your life? Do not be disheartened! Look up to me. No matter how many promises I have made, they are as many “Yes” in me.” (Bible, 2 Corinthians 1:20).

A famous example of God’s promise is as follows – God promised Abraham a son and said He would bless his descendants with the blessing that they would rule many nations. At that time Abraham was 75 years old and his wife had also crossed the child-bearing age so this promise of God was unbelievable to most of the people. And Abraham had to wait for 25 years for the promise (of ruling many nations) to be fulfilled through his son Isaac. The Bible says, “That Abraham did not waver at the promise of God through unbelief, but was strengthened in faith, giving glory to God, (Bible, Romans 4:20-21). 25 years is a long time and all through the years he never doubted that God would fulfil what God had promised and he did not waver in his faith in God. Not only that, Abraham went one step further. He gave glory to God as if he had already received the promise. This is how he showed the strength of his faith. And the Lord did fulfil His promise to Abraham with a son Isaac.

 

However long it takes, God’s words will come to pass and we should have faith and patience.  There is a compelling reason why this is true and that reason is related to how this universe is constructed.

 

In the beginning there was only an undifferentiated sea of potent nothingness. This nothingness contained everything inside it but at that time nothing had emerged from this nothingness.  The first thing that arose was a desire of the Lord to experience Himself and this desire started the process of differentiation and that of creation.  The One became two then three and then many.  God appointed Kaal  to take charge of creation and ordered him to create the entire world from a small portion of God’s being.  Kaal did as he was told but he took certain promises from God.  He said that for creation to happen, he would have to create ignorance since otherwise each part of creation, knowing its true nature, would merge back in God and creation would soon come to an end.  Therefore to keep creation going, deception-untruth, had to be created  by Kaal.  Kaal also said that he would have to create certain inducements that would attract all the souls into creation as otherwise again creation would not be able to exist for long.  Thus inducements were also created for the purpose of deceiving/ seducing the soul so that it may forget the Lord and be attracted to creation instead.   Kaal further took a promise from the Lord that the Lord would never directly interfere in the Law of Cause and effect or never directly show himself to the people on earth or show miracles openly since that would again shake the very foundations of creation.

God agreed to Kaal’s conditions so that creation could take place and Kaal carried out all those activities that created this universe.  Thus two poles were created.  The first one is Kaal, whose job is to keep all the souls engaged in creation through various inducements which are all essentially deceptions, while the other pole is the Lord Himself, who stands for everything opposite. The Lord is the Truth as opposed to the deception that Kaal practices.

This is why the following is said in the scriptures

 

(1) God does not lie because He is not a man. The Bible, Numbers 23:19 prophesies – “God is not a man that He should lie.”

(2)God does not lie because He is not the devil. The Bible, John 8:44 says, “The Devil was a murderer from the beginning and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar and the father of it.”

(3) God does not lie because He is the Lord and He cannot change. The Bible, Malachi 3:6 has prophesied -“For I am the Lord, I cannot change.”

 

As can be seen from the above statements from the Holy Bible, God is really our father, who desires us to come to Him through our own free will after seeing through the game that Kaal (the devil) plays.  God is also aware that we are living in a delusion created by Kaal.  This delusion is extremely powerful and we, His children are taken in and we get into all kinds of difficulties as a result.  At such times God helps all those who believe in Him even though they are not able to see Him. To believe without seeing  is indeed a difficult thing and worthy of the respect of God. God stands for all the good qualities such as Truth, love and loyalty.  He may test our faith but He never lets down His devotees.  There is also a grand design that is being fulfilled through all of us – His children and since the time-frame  for the fulfilment of the grand design is big, therefore it seems that the promise of God is unfulfilled but we should never doubt that the promise will be fulfilled in the future.

Thus God’s promises carries two things – (1) A better future and (2) A hope for His children. Bible, Jeremiah 29:10-11 prophesied – “The truth is this – you will be in Babylon …But when I will come and do for you all the good things I have promised and bring you home again, you do not know. For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord. They are plans for good and not for evil, to give you future and hope.”

God’s promises give us a sign or a reason to hope and believe that something good, successful and better will happen to us in future. Abraham is an example of this above truth when God said, “I have made thee a father of many nations.” Abraham against hope believed in this hope, that he might become the father of many nations, according to that which was spoken.(Bible, Romans 4:17-18) Thus the promises of God not only gives us what to hope for but also provides us with faith so that we may believe in that hope even if our hope seems impossible.

Now faith is the substance of things to hope for, the evidence of things not seen. (Bible, Hebrews 11:1)

 

God’s promises are real but unseen. Like a pregnant woman, you cannot see or tell what is in her womb until she is put to bed and delivers a child, so is the promises of God.

 

The Apostle Paul revealed “But hope (the promises of God) that is seen is not hope (the promises of God): for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hoper for? (Bible, Romans 8:24)

 

The promises of God seen is not a promise rather it is the manifestation or the performance of what God had promised. Bible, Luke 1:45 prophesied, “For there shall be a performance of those things which were told her from the God.”

There are three steps to Fulfilling God’s Promises.

1. God created each one of us for His glory. Therefore, you can move from a place of desolation into prophetic fulfilment of His destiny for you. Have you ever waited so long for a promise to manifest that you lost hope? The Bible clearly tells us that we don’t live down here on Earth with our sights set    only on what is temporal, but we are to have a view of eternity and operate   from that perspective. Even in our greatest hour here on Earth, our best is still     ahead.

2. God will give us grace to endure what is going on in our temporal world until we come into the fullness of our eternal destiny. But God has a wonderful plan for our temporal existence as well that will flow into our eternal   communion with Him. The prophet Jeremiah wrote, “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you,  says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and   a hope”  ( Bible, Jeremiah 29:11). God has given us promises for salvationinheritance and spiritual life on  which we  can base our future. We discover His plan for our destinies through our covenant   relationships with Him. He may reveal His desires to us through an urging or intense desire that He stirs within us. We may also have supernatural encounters with God through His Word, or through dreams, visionsmiracles or prophetic words that we receive.

Each time we respond to the Lord in obedience, we see progress in the realization of  our earthly purpose. God works all things together for good to position us properly so that His plans can be fulfilled. This process and progression is called       prophetic fulfilment.

3. God’s Now Times-In the natural cycle of life, there are seasons, and every one of them has a time frame. Some seasons are filled with desolation, but there is a time when God’s promises are manifested—when desolation ends and prophetic fulfilment begins.

That was the case in one family when 10 years of barrenness came to an end with the birth of the first of our six children. When a time of desolation or wilderness ends and a new season of promise begins, those are God’s now times.

In Daniel 9, we see a biblical example of the end of desolation and the beginning   of a season of prophetic fulfilment. When Daniel began reading the prophecies of    Jeremiah, Israel had been in captivity in Babylon for 70 years and was still in bondage .

    Suddenly, Daniel understood that now was the time for the prophecy to be fulfilled. The 70 years of desolation Jeremiah had prophesied were completed, and the time had come to break out of captivity (Bible, Jeremiah 25:11).

            Daniel came to an understanding that the season was changing, and Israel  needed to break out of captivity. He turned to God through prayer and  supplications and began to deny himself through fasting (Bible, Dan. 9:3).

            By doing these things, he reconciled himself with God, as a representative of Israel, and broke out of the season of desolation. This allowed the Israelites to  begin to move into their future.

            Through His promises to us, God is breaking off desolation personally, corporately and territorially—and hell hates it. Any time you are getting ready to break forth into a new season of prophetic fulfilment, Satan will oppose you and try  to keep you in the desolation of the past.

            Therefore, Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering for He is faithful that promised. (Bible, Hebrews 13:8, 10:23) If we believe not, yet the  abideth faithful: He cannot deny himself. (Bible, II Timothy 2:13) God believes and knows who he is and he cannot deny himself, even if man fails to believe in whom God is. He still abides faithful and as God. God is a promise maker and also a promise fulfiller. He will fulfil every promise of His concerning your life, business, family, ministry etc in Him.