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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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).
- 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.
- 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).
- 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.