2 Corinthians 1.20 For all the promises of God in Him are “Yes,” and in Him “Amen,” to the glory of God through us.
When we read the New Testament, it is important for us to remember that what have before us is the fulfillment of the revelation that was recorded in the Old Testament. When a New Testament writer speaks about the Scripture, he is not referring to Romans or Luke. What we read about in Romans or Luke or any other New Testament writings are explanations of Old Testament writings.
The Old Testament and New Testament are not at war with one another. Thus, when we read the prophecies or promises in the Old Testament, we should be hear what God is saying to us. Granted, there are specific prophecies and promises that may only apply to the nation of Israel or to certain individuals. However, the books of Hebrews and Galatians for example clearly reveal that many of those promises apply to all those who have placed faith in Jesus Christ.
All the promises of God are yes and Amen through The Lord Jesus Christ. When Paul under the inspiration of The Holy Spirit wrote that, what promises was he referring to? Promises that God revealed in the Old Testament that referred to The Lord Jesus Christ, The promise of The Spirit and the blessings through Christ for all those who place their faith in Him.
In Romans 4, Abraham, the father of all the faithful teaches us how to read and embrace God’s promises. He was so convinced that God would fulfill His promise of providing a Seed of redemption through his lineage, that he took Issac up to Mount Moriah and, in obedience of faith, offered him up, being fully persuaded that God would raise him up from the dead. Incredible!
Dear ones, as you begin your day today, make it a point to tuck away in your heart and mind a few of the promises of God, and, against all odds or feelings or circumstances, embrace them for the glory of God. Remember beloved, in The Lord Jesus we are promised rest and peace. Joy and comfort. Stagger not at those promises beloved, for He that promised them is faithful, and true.