2 Cor 1.20 For all the promises of God in him [are] yea, and in him Amen, unto the glory of God by us.
I recall hearing a sermon shortly after The Lord saved me where the pastor said, “Every day is as bright as the promises of God.” How true that is, beloved. Being flesh and blood, and living in a world where things age and decay, we tend to think of the promises of God in the same way. Not so, dear ones, not so. God is an Everlasting Being. He is outside of time, and so are His promises. Now there may indeed be a prophetic promise that has a fulfillment on earth, but as far as day-to-day living, the promises that God has given are “yes and amen” in The Lord Jesus Christ.
We simply cannot live the Christian life apart from power from above. Before Jesus ascended into heaven, He gave this promise, “And, behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high.” After He ascended into heaven, we read these words that Peter proclaimed of the Day of Pentecost, “Therefore being by the right hand of God exalted, and having received of the Father the promise of the Holy Ghost, he hath shed forth this, which ye now see and hear.” This promise of being endowed with power from God is true this morning, beloved. It is a promise from God to all those who are in Christ Jesus.
We received this promise of The Spirit when we received Christ as Lord. That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith. God hasn’t given to any of His children a spirit of fear, but of power, love and a sound mind. One of the reasons why Abraham is called the father of the faithful is because he staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God. God’s promises are indeed staggering, beloved. But they are only “good” for those who step out in faith that a God will bring to pass what He has promised.
Beloved, God has given unto us the promise of life which is in Christ Jesus. Life, not mere existence. A life of rest and assurance in Jesus the midst of chaos. “Let us therefore fear, lest, a promise being left [us] of entering into his rest, any of you should seem to come short of it. And this is the promise that he hath promised us, [even] eternal life.” God promises are given to God’s children that we might have the strength and assurance that enables us to live for God’s glory. Only unbelief can stunt the promises of God in your life, beloved. Today is as bright as the promises of God.