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How to Claim a Promise - Part 1

In Touch / Charles Stanley
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May 19, 2022 12:00 am

How to Claim a Promise - Part 1

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May 19, 2022 12:00 am

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Nonentity podcast reptile family friend Thursday, May 19 deliver lender which promises are guaranteed in the Bible and learn more about claiming a promise from God on today's InTouch podcast many many wonderful promises in the Bible and a promise is simply a declaration by God of his intention to graciously bestowed gift upon those in some form or fashion in the Scripture promises are a major part all the way from the beginning. Throughout the entire Bible you find one promise after the other expressions of God's love for us expressions of God's care for us expressions of what God intends to do for us in us and through us and expressions of the will and purpose and plan of God metal of real life. But for his whole kingdom promise of the promise after promise and think about this it all these centers that have gone by not one single promise has been forgotten. Not a single promise is made has ever been broken. That's a kind of God you a nicer so when we think about all those promises and think about the fact that he made them for us. They bring him glory, but they made them for us. Then they should be a vital part of our life every single day of our life, we should be grateful for all the promises that God is given and if you think about it. Everything you believe about it.

Everything you believe about Jesus, your whole belief system is all based on the promises of God. He's the one who made such promises that if we confess our sins he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. That's a promise from God and we can go through the Scriptures over and over and over again is made promises.

I will never leave you nor forsake you.

And so if you think about your life. Not only is our belief system all about his promises, but I life every day is lived out on the basis of the promises of God have very important they are and when I think about how God demonstrates his personal intervention in their life by keeping these promises and even though some of the my condition with some unconditional the unconditional promises of God are those promises he makes that nothing can change and it will happen about what those conditional promises are promises that he makes conditioned upon how we respond are what we do in the process of being involved in a promise. And so when I think about how important they are.

I realized the tragedy in many people's lives here. All these promises and is like having this wealth this wealth. It is so deep and so wide it's uncountable immeasurable and people live right about every day and never stopped. The claimant, what a terrible sin for a child of God to be a follower of Jesus Christ and in possession of innumerable promises made by God and we just neglect them. We just let them lay we complain we mold, we groan about what we don't have and what's going on within us and all the things were going through in life, not realizing or insensitive to the fact exactly what we need is found right here in the word of God. So it's a very important that you not understand the promises ever talking about today.

How do you claim a promise. I promise is nothing but words on the paper unless it is applied and so I will challenge you to listen carefully. Take some notes because you have promises that you probably quote the understand why the religion truly believe these promises apply to you. I hope so.

So when you turn if you will to Hebrews chapter 10 and they just want to read a couple of verses here that they just give us a word of assurance because all through the book of Hebrews we are assured and these people are going through some difficult times in the Scripture says concerning them in verse 34 of chapter 10 for you showed sympathy to the prisoners and accepted joy for the seizure of your property, knowing that you have for yourselves a better possession and a lasting one going through great times of loss, therefore, do not throw away your confidence, which has a great reward listener that our confidence in the promises of God had listened.

That confidence has a great reward for you have need of endurance, so that when you have done the will of God. You may receive what he has promised if I should ask you what is your favorite promise and the word of God. Many of you could tell me immediately. Many of you could not, because somehow you just editing neglected the idea that a promise of the Scripture also plows the year so want to clarify some things in order to help you to understand why the promises are so very important. Your life and how you personally would be able to choose for yourself to believe what he said and claimed that promise mail the first question comes up in order to talk about promises fully, we have to ask some questions in the first question is this.

Are all the promises in the Bible meant for us today though they're not all the promises in the Bible are not meant for us today. For example, emasculated you think God would say to you when you get to be 90 you going to have a baby though is not and that is not a man in here the things he's going to be a father.

The age of 100. That's a promise he made to Abraham and the Sarah not to us today so the promises that God gave in the Scriptures. The specific purposes and specific times and specific situations and circumstances they don't apply. Otherwise the day. Most of the promises that God has given will apply. There was, but many many many promises do not. For example, when God said to Joshua, is what I want you to do. I want to tell you how we gonna conquer Jericho, you march around the walls 77 day you margarine seven times in seven day then you blow the trumpet then you shout. And I promise you I will pull the walls down. Well, can I claim the promise today.

No, so you can you all through the Old Testament God made promises to his servants, and to the people many promises. For example, he made to the nation of Israel.

He said I'm going to give the land of Canaan and what do you call it the promise land, so it's a promise to them. This is still there land no matter who does what God did make that a conditional promise.

He was an unconditional promise.

And so there conditional promises that are based on something we do unconditional promises of those promises that God makes nothing can change so that many promises in the Old Testament of the La Plata was but there are multitudes of them that do and so when somebody says, well, can we claim in the promise we won't.

Not necessarily. And so we have to ask is this and that is one of these promises that we can claim how can we claim them and how can we know that God is going to do exactly what he said he would do so let me just say this to listen carefully is very important.

While many of those promises were not made to us.

They were made to those to whom he spoke for us. That is if you go back and look how God worked in Abraham's life or Joshua's life of Joseph life on David's life on Daniel's life.

You see the principles by which got operated what he did there while he did make those promises to us.

He made them to them for us and for every generation that followed, because we see how God works among men and women in those days.

He still works in the same ways and different ways for us today.

So on the one hand, he will do something equal to that, but he did make that promise that he made it to them and we learn how God fulfills the needs and desires of our heart as we see how God works in their lives. For example, one of the most teachable of all the lessons in the Scripture is when God deals with Josie. How many lessons we learn in the life of Joseph what he promised Josie. He promised the Josie when I read what he did in Joseph's life.

I get great blessing and great encouragement that he made the promise to him. What's this, he also made the promises for us. Did you get that he made promises to them, but they also promises for us that we learn from them. A second thing that so very important as this.

To answer the question, who has a right to claim a promise from God.

Anyway, what would you say would you say everybody has a right to claim a promise from God know they absolutely cannot. Only believers can claim a promise from God. With one exception, the unbeliever, the person who is unsaved who desires to be saved can claim this promise, if thou shall confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved for God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son, that whoever believes in him would not perish but have everlasting life. So God has made promises that apply to everyone. The unbeliever can claim only the promise to be saved. Following that they can claim others, but for the unbeliever.

He can pray for all God, I need this on the.

That said, please supply my media has no right because not a child of God is outside the family of God. Some of this is well within he created all of those years and when you rebel against God.

You refuse to acknowledge his son is your Savior you're out of the family do not have the right, you do not have the privilege they called for the promises of God that he has made to his children and therefore once a person trusts Jesus Christ as their personal savior. Then they, the canopy of the family of God, and they have the right to claim promise. So first of all, the unbeliever cannot. So when somebody says will who has the right, the children of God have the right to do it and watch this every promise that God made applicable to his children in his time, his purpose and his plans. They fit us except is something that the member that even a child of God can get in the position where the promises of God won't work and if you turn to the 59th chapter of Isaiah when he says, for example.

Behold, the Lord's hand is not so short that it cannot say nor is his ear so dull that it cannot hear. But your iniquities that is your sin has severed you between you and your God and your sins have hidden his face from you so that he does not hear when a person is living in disobedience to God. They forfeit their right to claim the promises of God except this one that is if they're willing genuine to come to God and say, as he says if we confess our sins he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. So when I get my life cleaned up. Then I phoned the canopy of God, willing to do what the fulfill his promises in my life and so obedience is very important and secondly not only must there be obedience, but there must be trust. He says in James that first chapter I would share. We often quote and recorded more often than we live, and I'm afraid sometimes he says if you have you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously the braided model does not reproach them and will be given to but he must ask in faith without any doubting, for the one who doubts is like the surf of the sea driven by the winds and tossed by the winds. That is the unbeliever does not have a right of the authority to claim a promise from God. When a believer is living in disobedience, not trusting God we fulfill our right to claim the promises of God because God under no condition will contribute to my disobedience.

If God blesses me and fulfills his promise and honest me when I'm living in disobedience. He's contributing to my sin in my disobedience and he's not going to do that so we say walk-in and unbeliever claim a promise.

How to be saved. I cannot unbeliever I claim other promises not really in a believer claim all the promises of God. Those that fit those promises that God intended for those of us who his children in whatever season of life and whatever time. There we living in.

So what he said to Abraham what he said to Adam and Eve, the principal is there, but now this is my love. The Old Testament and all the say for example if you take the songs along and read the promises that God has made you just in the Psalms alone is overwhelming.

And you put the Psalms in the Proverbs, both together when it comes to living out your daily life. That's a treasure that I think many believers do not realize what a treasure. We have just in those two books of the Bible. Then of course, why should we expect God to promises anything. First of all because he loves us and he loves is absolutely and unconditionally, and when you think about how to measure his love is no way he promises guidance.

He promises direction. He promised us a provider needs. He promises to protect those and on and on and on we go with the promises of God. Why because he reveals himself to us in those promises. He says I will never leave you nor forsake nobody else in the world can promise you that. He says I will teach you in the way which you should go. I will guide you with my eye upon you. Only God has an hour for every single person we can just go to the Scriptures, thinking about all the promises God has made in many of God's children are living in, promise, poverty to get that promise poverty that is the promises are there and they don't claim the promises there and they don't believe the promises there and they go in need. The promises there and they doubt God and complain why things aren't going their way.

Look at the promises of God. The Bible is full of them and they're there for you and me, because we are his children and so when we say will what can I do to deserve that one day God made it possible for us to live this awesome life in relationship to him and have our needs fulfilled and have read desires he says listen if you delight yourself in me. I'll give you the desires of your heart.

Nobody can promise you that.

But God and the truth is is you go to the promises you can't even begin to name the promises that you and I could possibly do anything about, except depend upon God to supply when you've lived there while you been a Christian for a while it becomes less and less and less and less and less and less reasonable for people to choose to be disobedient to God who loves them absolutely unconditional who wants the best has the power to provide the best news promise the best. Why would you want to be disobedient that that kind of God. What you why would you want to be so foolish as to think that you're wiser than God is.

Why would you want to live your life absolutely apart from his will and his way thinking you got to get by with all you have to do is the LeGrand realized is no such thing as escaping the penalty of sin. No such thing.

The only thing that deals with cinematic limits across and the person whose trusted Jesus Christ as their personal Savior lives and send this and I'm telling you the chastising disciplining hand of a loving father is going to be there. He's not going let you get by with it. If he did he be contributing to sin. So this awesome God who is given is always promises and he has all the power necessary to provide every single one of them in your life. Why would you want to choose to be so foolish to be disobedient to him, but that's the way the world thinks wise people do not now. How can we be sure the guy would keep his promise because, listen. He says he will and God. The Bible says cannot lie. It's against his nature to live.

So therefore by his very character God will not and cannot because he doesn't change if God is perfect. He's always perfect.

If he's truthful he's always truthful. If these powerful he's always powerful if these holy he's always held. He doesn't change. Therefore, when it comes to the promises of God and the things that he has a promises in his word I can we be sure yes weekend this year we have this treasure you understand that that you have this awesome treasure. Well, it's deposited in the word of God and we claim it out of the book and as we said before, if you don't apply it. It's meaningless and so the Scripture says he cannot lie, and therefore why should I believe in the promises of God because of the character of God that he is absolutely truthful in all valve thank you for listening to how the claimant promised we would often like to invite you to join in celebrating 45 years that God implement that in text at a G/45 years to learn more after the presentation of ministry in Atlanta, Georgia

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