The plan fulfilled, the promise kept,
The Christ has come, for man to accept;
Before time was, and space and matter,
The goal was set, by blood and water,
To save mankind in spiritual birth,
Good news to spread in all the earth;
No word of God’s has ever failed:
When to the cross the Lord was nailed,
He struck and crushed the serpent’s head,
In triumph raised from among the dead.
One glorious promise yet remains:
Christ comes to take us to heaven’s domains.
God keeps his promises. All of them. He is faithful. He has never failed to carry through, he never fails in the present, and in the future he will do all he has promised. To receive the promise of salvation, we must do his will. He wants to keep that promise, but it depends on us! Praise be to God for being a promise-keeper!
The glory we give to God for the Yes of every one of his promises, in the Amen through whom we speak! Praise be to the God who establishes us together in Christ and who anointed us, who also sealed us and gave us the Spirit in our hearts as a down payment!
2 Cor 1.19-22
David exalts the Lord who put him on the throne of Israel and established his dynasty. Continue reading
When we call upon God in our affliction, preparation must first be made. Note in this version the “Then.” Something must happen first. We have to make a change before God will rescue us, but the promise still stands: Continue reading
A promise signals a change in situation not evident from the present circumstances. The best promise helps us to visualize not only the present which leaves us dissatisfied, but also the future that will bring great benefits.
The seed is still in the storehouse, isn’t it? And the vine, fig tree, pomegranate, and olive tree have not produced. Nevertheless, from today on I will bless you.
Haggai 2:19 NET
The promise invites faith which has confidence in the one who promised, that within the determined time it will fulfill its word.
The prophets, like Haggai, promised a better future, but the change depended upon the repentance of the people of Israel.
In the same way, today, peace of mind, the presence of God with us, and the heavenly hope all depend upon our drawing near to the Lord.
For who believes that things will get better by themselves?