In Him, Jesus Christ, all the
promises of God are yes and amen!
I was sharing the Lord with a lady last week, and the question came up when I mention that Jesus was the Saviour of the world, “What do I need to be saved from?”
Often even among Christians there is a failure to recognize what Jesus has purchased for us on the Cross of Calvary.
The Bible tells us, in 2 Cor. 1:20, that ALL the promises of God, in Jesus, are yes and amen; and also in 1 John 5:14, we are told that this is the confidence that we have, that if we ask anything in accordance with His will, that He hears us; and if we know that He hears us, then whatever we have asked of Him, then we know that we have those petitions.
So why is it that in the face of these promises of God, that can readily be found in the Bible, where God has already spoken what His will is in certain matters, why is it that we have people praying prayers for healing and other things, where God has already told us what His will is, they are praying “Lord if it be your will?”
It is for us to read the contract (covenant), found in the Holy Bible, and then to find there a promise that applies to our problem or circumstance.
The Bible tells us that these stories and accounts that we read in our Bible were given for our example, and for our edification.
The Bible is our Handbook for life, and in it we learn what our rights and privileges are, as God’s covenant children; but also it tells us what our responsibilities are before God, as well.
Jesus’ last words that He spoke on the cross was “It is finished,” and so there is nothing more that God must do.
Everything necessary for us in our provision, in things we need for ministry, for our families, jobs that we need, or healing for our bodies, all of these things have been provided through what Jesus has purchased for us on Calvary’s Cross.
It is for us to learn how to write the checks of heaven, and how to appropriate what we need by faith; and by that I mean we find a promise of God, already written in the Word, and having found that promise, we then begin to pray it, confess it, and stand on it, until our answer comes! Selah