The Ultimate Promise Keeper!
“If a man makes a vow to the Lord, or takes an oath to bind himself with a binding obligation, he shall not violate his word; he shall do according to all that proceeds out of his mouth.” Numbers 30:2
Does God keep all of His promises? Is there any evidence of this being true? Can we trust Him to keep His word? The answer to these questions may be obvious to some Christ followers but for others there may be some doubt. We know where doubt comes from it started in the garden with Adam, Eve and the serpents deception twisting God’s words; Now the serpent was more crafty than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said to the woman, “Indeed, has God said, ‘You shall not eat from any tree of the garden’?” The woman said to the serpent, “From the fruit of the trees of the garden we may eat; but from the fruit of the tree which is in the middle of the garden, God has said, ‘You shall not eat from it or touch it, or you will die.’” The serpent said to the woman, “You surely will not die! For God knows that in the day you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” Gen. 3-5 God is not a God of confusion, His words are consistent and never change course. On the other hand the devil is a liar, he too is consistent in his “deceit!”
“My covenant I will not violate, Nor will I alter the utterance of My lips” Psalm 89:34 God couldn’t be any plainer on the importance of keeping His promises and covenants with us. Let’s look at some of the promises He has already kept;
“Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, a virgin will be with child and bear a son, and she will call His name Immanuel.” Isaiah 7:14
Isaiah 53, The Suffering Servant Jesus suffering at the crucifixion almost 700 years before the event.
Israel to be scattered into all nations and to live in fear and persecution;
“And I will scatter you among the heathen, and will draw out a sword after you:….. Leviticus 26:33-38
“And the LORD shall scatter thee among all people, from the one end of the earth even unto the other;…..Deuteronomy 28:64-67
Israel to be regathered;
“the LORD thy God will turn thy captivity, and have compassion upon thee, and will return and gather thee from all the nations, whither the LORD thy God hath scattered thee” Deuteronomy 30:3
“Thus saith the Lord GOD; I will even gather you from the people, and assemble you out of the countries where ye have been scattered, and I will give you the land of Israel” Ezekiel 17:11
These are just several of the promises that were foretold and have been completed. There are many more in the Bible that have come to pass, so why should we have any doubt about the future ones that are about to happen? Men can we look at our own lives and see where God has worked in us or is working in us now? Can you think of promises He has made to you through His word and He has kept?
Short Testimony; In 2015 I left a Church I was serving as an executive pastor along with two other pastors for 3 yrs. 9 months. That door was closed along with the income it provided. As I have learned through life experience God opens and closes door at His appointed time. What may appear to be a disappointed usually turns out to be a huge blessing if it is in accordance with His will. Of course when income is lost overhead remains. However through all this God is providing all our needs. We have eliminated some conveniences, cut down in life insurance coverage, and anything else that can be done away with. I now have more time to spend with my beautiful bride, study God’s word and serve where He calls me to serve. He tells us in scripture;
Philippians 4:19 “And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.
Hebrews 13:5 “Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”
2 Corinthians 9:8 And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work.
Yes my Lord Jesus Christ Is “The Ultimate Promise Keeper” and I am truly blessed.
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