The Benefits of His Promises

January 26, 2022

Psalms 147:5-6

Great is our Lord and mighty in power; his understanding has no limit.

6The Lord sustains the humble but casts the wicked to the ground.

The Benefits of His Promises

                Tender is the heart of the Father toward His own.  Faithfully He watches over them.  His steadfast love never forsakes us and He keeps us in the shadow of His wing. 

               Faithful are the wounds of a friend as He corrects us, guides and matures us.  Often, through the sufferings we endure, we learn obedience, trust and reliance.  We know that we are not our own, but we were bought with the price of the blood of the Lamb.  He who redeemed is faithful to complete that good work that He has began in us. 

               Holy Spirit blow upon Your people the breath of divine power and life.  Bring through our lives everything that will conform us to the image and likeness of You.  Guide us into and help us to submit to the “all Truth”\ that You are.  Position us, align us and set us in Your order and not that of our choosing.  Help us to hear, know and understand You in all of the ways that You speak and move in our lives.  Sometimes you may seem so quiet and so distant, but even in those times we know that You are as close as our breath; for Christ has promised us that He would never leave us or forsake us. You promised You would not leave us as orphans, but that You would come for us.  Your Word tells us that, “Beloved, now are we the sons of God and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when He shall appear, we shall be like Him; for we shall see Him as he is. (1 John 3:2)” 

               Your Word has encouraged us with the identity of who we are in You.  1 John 4:17 speaks to us, “Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as He is, so are we in this world.”  In Romans 8:15-17 we are encouraged, “For you did not receive a spirit that makes you a slave again to fear, but you received the Spirit of sonship. And by him we cry, “Abba, Father.” 16The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children. 17Now if we are children, then we are heirs—heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory.”  Then once again we are encouraged as to the nature that we have received from You in 2 Peter 1:3-4, “According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue: 4Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.” We know that our purpose is that you may be glorified in us even as 2 Thessalonians 1:10 declares, “When he shall come to be glorified in his saints, and to be admired in all them that believe (because our testimony among you was believed) in that day.”

               What great and awesome encouragement You have given Your saints as the Three agree in One.  Thank you that Your love is so great and unconditional that if You be for us who can be against us, nothing can separate us from it as you promise in Romans 8:31-39, “What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us? 32He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things? 33Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God’s elect? It is God that justifieth. 34Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us. 35Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?

36As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.

37Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. 38For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, 39Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” 

               Thank God that He has put within us the overcoming Spirit of His Son.  It is not that we will not have to endure much, but in all that we endure we have the power to prevail through Him who has loved us and gave Himself for us.  Thank You Father for Your great love that envelopes us through the sacrifice of Jesus and the blood He shed.  Thank You for the Holy Spirit that is actively working in our lives as we are in relationship with You to bring us into all that You have promised to us. 

               This is the day the Lord has made we will rejoice and be glad in it because you live in us, Your glory to display.  Be glorified as we give You all of the glory, honor and praise for the awesome God of love and salvation that You are.  Amen

Blessings,

#kent

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