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The Promise Keeper

For no matter how many promises God has made, they are "Yes" in Christ. And so, through him the "Amen" is spoken by us to the glory of God.

2 Corinthians 1:20

Anyone can make a promise, but keeping the promise is the hard part.  Spouses break promises they have made to one another, parents break promises they have made to their children and vice versa, even best friends break promises.  But God in heaven is steadfast, and his promises are “yea and Amen.” 

I was reminded of this aspect of God’s character a few days ago as I sat gazing at the sunset.  I was mulling over some detail concerning my life when I lifted my eyes to the sky and saw a beautiful rainbow brilliantly displayed against the clear blue.  The scene excited my physical senses but also ignited my spiritual senses.  Nature reminded me that the God of the Israelites is my God.  The rainbow reminded me that what God says he will do, he absolutely will do.  In Genesis 9: 11 he says to Israel, “I establish my covenant with you: Never again will all life be destroyed by the waters of a flood; never again will there be a flood to destroy the earth."  God is not a man that he should lie; we can count on him to keep this promise.

Depending on your source, there are more than 3500 promises in the Bible.  God has a promise for every situation you have faced, are facing or will ever face.  And no matter how you feel on any given day, Paul reminds us, that God’s promises are “Yes” in Christ, and the “Amen” is spoken by us to the glory of God. Today, God says in Isaiah 43: 1b-3a: 

Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine.
2 When you pass through the waters, I will be with you;
and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you.
When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.
3 For I am the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior;

Fear is the enemy’s weapon; the prayer of faith is your shield and God’s Word is your sword.  No matter how many times the devil comes against you, he is a defeated foe and he knows it.  God has promised you victory, but you must take up your weapon and fight.  Let this day, be your day of triumph over every principality and power that has come up against your family, your finances, our friendships or even your faith.

Immeasurable God, I believe that you have already fulfilled every promise you have made to me through Jesus Christ, my LORD and my Savior.   Teach me to walk by faith and not by sight.  I confess my unbelief and declare victory in every area of my life, in Jesus’ name.  Amen.