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Thursday, November 17 2016

Christians love the promises of God.  We should.  I have a book that is a list the scriptures these promises.  They document the blessings that God will give to His people.  The Apostle Paul wrote to the church at Corinth:

2 Corinthians 1:20 For all the promises of God in him are yea, and in him Amen, unto the glory of God by us.
The Living Bible says:
2 Corinthians 1:20 He carries out and fulfills all of God's promises, no matter how many of them there are; and we have told everyone how faithful he is, giving glory to his name.
What I find interesting about the promises of God is that they are on His time.  We hear the promise of God and expect an immediate result, but the Bible does not bear that out.  For example, Abraham was given the promise of a child.  It was a wondrous promise that was a miracle because his wife was elderly.  When Abraham's wife, Sarah, became impatient she sent her servant into Abraham and Hagar conceived and gave birth to a son, Ishmael.  He was not the promise child.  The Bible gives us insight into what happens next.
Genesis 16:16 And Abram was fourscore and six years old, when Hagar bare Ishmael to Abram.
The very next scripture begins the 17th chapter of Genesis.
Genesis 17:1 And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the Lord appeared to Abram, and said unto him, I am the Almighty God; walk before me, and be thou perfect.
It appears that God did not speak to Abraham (Abram) for 13 years.  He carried that promise for many years without a another word from God.  
Joseph was sold into slavery at 17 years old and emerged from prison at 30.  The promise as a teenage was still true for him for 13 years.  
The point of the blog is simple....God's promises are true, but they are going to be according His time and not ours.  If it has been awhile and you still have not seen the promise fulfilled does not mean that it will not happen.  It means its not time for you to receive it.  God is faithful and what he says will come true.
Luke 11:10-13 KJV
[10] For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.
[11] If a son shall ask bread of any of you that is a father, will he give him a stone? or if he ask a fish, will he for a fish give him a serpent?
[12] Or if he shall ask an egg, will he offer him a scorpion?
[13] If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?


Posted by: Pastor Robert P. Eaby, Jr. AT 03:54 pm   |  Permalink   |  Email