PRECIOUS PROMISES THAT GUARD, GUIDE AND GOVERN OUR FUTURE.
he said to them, “Take to heart all the words I have solemnly declared to you this day, so that you may command your children to obey carefully all the words of this law.
47 They are not just idle words for you—they are your life. By them you will live long in the land you are crossing the Jordan to possess.”
2 Peter 1:3-4AMP
For His divine power has bestowed upon us all things that [are requisite and suited] to life and godliness, through the [full, personal] knowledge of Him Who called us by and to His own glory and excellence (virtue).
By means of these He has bestowed on us His precious and exceedingly great promises, so that through them you may escape [by flight] from the moral decay (rottenness and corruption) that is in the world because of covetousness (lust and greed), and become sharers (partakers) of the divine nature.
Deep calls to deep …..
It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.
1. MY CONCERNS ARE BEING TAKEN CARE OF
The Lord will perfect that which concerneth me:
thy mercy, O Lord, endureth for ever:
forsake not the works of thine own hands.
NB. One of the strategies of the enemy is to keep you preoccupied with cares.
No rest even in your sleep
Creativity is disturbed by worry
Health fails where worry abounds
1 Peter 5:7
casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.
Cast your burden on the Lord,
And He shall SUSTAIN you;
He shall never permit the righteous to be moved.
2. MY COMFORT IN EVERY TRIAL IS GOD GUARANTEED
Thou shalt increase my greatness,
and comfort me on every side.
Psalms 71:21 NIV
You will increase my honor
and comfort me once more.
Psalms 71:21 AMP
Increase my greatness (my honor) and turn and comfort me.
Psalms 71:21 NLT
You will restore me to even greater honor
and comfort me once again.
3. MY PLACE IN HIS LOVE IS SECURE
For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers,
39 neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
4 MY SPIRIT, SOUL AND BODY SHALL BE PRESERVED.
1 Thessalonians 5:23-24
May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. 24 The one who calls you is faithful, and he will do it.
Now unto him that is ABLE TO KEEP YOU FROM FALLING, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy, 25 To the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen.
God is in the midst of her, she shall not be moved;
God shall help her, just at the break of dawn.
5. THE SCRIPT OF MY LIFE IS UNFOLDING TO MY ADVANTAGE AND FULFILLMENT.
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.
6. GOD’S ABIDING AND SETTLING PRESENCE IS WITH ME EVERYWHERE
“Because he loves me,” says the Lord, “I will rescue him;
I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.
15 He will call on me, and I will answer him;
I will be with him in trouble,
I will deliver him and honor him.
16 With long life I will satisfy him
and show him my salvation.”
Even though I walk
through the darkest valley,
I will fear no evil,
for you are with me;
your rod and your staff,
they comfort me.
Surely your goodness and love will follow me
all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the house of the Lord
7. MY SEED, MY GIVING SHALL PRODUCE ABOVE EXPECTATION.
Psalms 126:6 – 127:1
He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed,
shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him.
And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.
The Lord will open the heavens, the storehouse of his bounty, to send rain on your land in season and to bless all the work of your hands. You will lend to many nations but will borrow from none.