Friday, February 26, 2021

Receive God's Promises

God has made thousands of promises for us in the Bible, yet not one of those promises can be received without faith. So many people think the Bible is only a book of ancient stories that has no relevance for us today. They may even read the Bible without seeing anything in it for them. They simply don't have the key to the promises of God. "So that's why faith is the key! God's promise is given to us as a free gift" (Romans 4:16, NLT). 

All of the promises of God are locked to those who believe not. Unbelief means the door to God's promises will not open. They may read the promises in the Bible or hear a preacher talk about the promises of God. Yet, they must honestly admit, that all sounds good, but it doesn't work for me. They don't have the key. They are locked out of all the promises of God.

God's promises are freely given to all who will receive, yet without the key, no door will open. There is only one person who can give you the key. His name is Jesus. He has all the keys to the kingdom and promises of God. He offers the key to all who will receive from Him. The key to faith is found in Christ. "We do this by keeping our eyes on Jesus, on whom our faith depends from start to finish" (Hebrews 12:2, NLT).

You may pray again and again to receive the promises of God, but to no avail without the key. Faith does not plead nor beg. Faith simply opens the promises of God in Jesus name. Faith in our Lord Jesus Christ is the sure way into all the promises of God. "For all of God's promises have been fulfilled in him. That is why we say 'Amen' when we give glory to God in Christ" (2 Corinthians 1:20, NLT).