THE PROMISES OF GOD

In each and every one of our lives, we have become accustom to seeing how promises are made only to become broken shortly after.  It was out of our control or maybe we were tired and decided to change our mind.  Sometimes it just happens.  But I believe that for most of us, we prefer to be there for everyone & will sacrifice our very own desires to do so, but eventually life catches up with us & were unable to fulfill the promises we make.  We become preoccupied with the daily routine of trying to accomplish every agenda, task & chore written on our checklist; sometimes overlooking what truly matters, maybe not to us, but perhaps for someone else.  Even with humble intentions of the heart, we cannot always be trusted to be the main source for fulfilling promises here on Earth; it’s an impossible task that you or I will never be able to see through completely.  And as much as I feel called to be there for those who are in need, I know that you and I were not placed here on this Earth to solve everyone’s problems.  We were created to live & love God & to guide all those who are lost to find the hope they seek in Jesus, the only one who will never let us down. People break promises everyday but God never will.  This was the foundation of Jesus’s life during his three year ministry on Earth, a ministry built around the trust and promises of God; nine of those promises which he made to his disciples and to all those who followed him are written below. I believe that if your the one who is looking or waiting for someone to fulfill a promise that you have yet to see met; it may be because God is waiting for you to ask him instead.  Sometimes it can be as simple as that; believing in the words Jesus spoke is the first step to seeing your prayers and your promises come true.  All you have to do is have a little faith.

LOVE

PSALMS  136:1 says, “Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever.”

PSLAMS 121:1-2, “I lift up my eyes to the hills.  From where does my help come? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth.”

I AM THE WAY, AND THE TRUTH, AND THE LIFE

In reference to the Kingdom of God, JOHN 14:1-7 says, “Let not your hearts be troubled.  Believe in God; believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many rooms.  If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you?  And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you myself, that where I am you may be also.  And you know the way to where I am going.”  Thomas said to him, “Lord, we do not know where you are going.  How can we know the way?  Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life.  No one comes to the Father except through me.  If you had known me, you would have know my Father also.  From now on you do know him and have seen him.”

WE ARE BLESSED!

MATTHEW 5:2-12 says, “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for their is the kingdom of heaven.  Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.  Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.  Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.  Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy.  Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.  Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.  Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.  Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account.  Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

JESUS CAME TO SAVE THE WORLD

In reference to Salvation, JOHN 12:44-50 says, And Jesus cried out and said. “Whoever believes in me, believes not in me but in him who sent me.  And whoever sees me sees    him who sent me.  I have come into the world as light, so that whoever believes in me may not remain in darkness.  If anyone hears my words and does not keep them, I do not judge him; for I did not come to judge the world but to save the world.  The one who rejects me and does not receive my words has a judge; the word that I have spoken will judge him on the last day.  For I have not spoken on my own authority, but the Father who sent me has himself given me a commandment – what to say and what to speak.  And I know that his commandment is eternal life.  What I say, therefore, I say as the Father has told me.”

ETERNAL LIFE

JOHN 6:35-40 says,  “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in my shall never thirst.  But I said to you that you have seen me and yet do not believe.  All that the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never cast out.  For I have come down from heaven, not to do my own will but the will of him who sent me, that I should lose nothing of all that he has given me, but raise it up on the last day. For this is the will of my Father, that everyone who looks on the Son and believes in him should have eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day.”

JOHN 6:51 says, “I am the living bread that came down from heaven.  If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever.  And the bread that I will give for the life of the world is my flesh.”

PEACE

JOHN 14:27 Jesus says, “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you.  Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.”

REWARD

LUKE 6:27-36 says, “But I say to you who hear, Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you.  To the one who strikes you on the cheek, offer the other also, and from one who takes away your cloak do not withhold your tunic either.  Give to everyone who begs from you, and from one who takes away your goods do not demand them back.  And as you wish that others would do to you, do so to them.  If you love those who love you, what benefit is that to you?  For even sinners love those who love them. And if you do good to those who do good to you, what benefit is that to you?  For even sinners do the same.  And if you lend to those from whom you expect to receive, what credit is that to you?  Even sinners lend to sinners, to get back the same amount.  But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting noting in return, and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High, for he is the kind to the ungrateful and the evil.  Be merciful, even as your Father is merciful.”

HEAVEN

LUKE 6:23 says, Rejoice in that day, and leap for joy, for behold, your reward is great in Heaven; for so their fathers did to the prophets.”

JOHN 11:40 says, “Did I not tell you that if you believed you would see the glory of God.”

PHILIPPIANS 3:20-21 says, “But our citizenship is heaven, and from it we await a Savior, the Lord Jess Christ, who will transform our lowly body to be like his glorious body, by that power that enables him even to subject all things to himself.”

POWER

MATTHEW 21:22 says, “And whatever you ask in prayer, you will receive, if you have faith.”

JOHN 14:12-14 says, “Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever believes in me will also do the works I do; and greater works than these will he do, because I am going to the Father. Whatever you ask in my name, this I will do, that the Father may be glorified to the Son. If you ask me anything in my name, I will do it.”

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