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The Promise Keeper ~His Promises Will Never Fail
It is the objective of Holy Ghost to assure us through the Word of God and by our
own admission that we know beyond a shadow of a doubt that because God is a
covenant God, His promises will NEVER, EVER fail, He is the PROMISE
KEEPER.
I hear you TOL (thinking out loud), you’re asking the questions…
HOW can I be absolutely sure? OR Can I be absolutely sure? YES WE CAN!
God has a record with a 100% accuracy rate of keeping HIS word.
Man on the other hand, let’s set the record straight. A COMMAND must or
should be obeyed; a PROMISE must be believed. When God gives a command He
says, “You will, or You shall, Thou shalt “
Deut. 6:5-6 KJV - 5 And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thine heart,
and with all thy soul, and with all thy might. 6 And these words, which I
command thee this day, shall be in thine heart:
Matt. 4:7,10 KJV - 7 Jesus said unto him, It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt
the Lord thy God. 10 Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is
written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.
When God gives a promise He says, I Will.
Isaiah 55:10-11 KJV - 10 For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from
heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring
forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater: 11 So
shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me
void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing
whereto I sent it.
Hebrews 6:13- For when God made promise to Abraham, because He could
swear by no greater, He sware by Himself,
Apostle H. Daniel Wilson,
Senior Pastor
Digging Deep Notes ~ March 11, 2009
Teaching by Pastor Rocheroyl Lowery
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He made promises to: Abraham, Gen 18:10 – Sarah will have a so?!
Zacharias & Elisabeth - Luke 1:31 – promise of a son name John.
Mary – Luke 1:31 - promise of a son name Jesus.
2 Corinthians 1:20 – For all the promises of God in Him are yea, and in Him
Amen.
All the promises of God, whatever their number, have their confirmation in Him;
And for this reason through Him also our "Amen" (or yes) acknowledges their
truth and promotes the glory of God through our faith.
All the promises are YES - assured, purposeful, in agreement, accurate,
agreeable.
TEST TIME - Find the Command or Promise in the Word of God:
• Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.
• In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have
told you. I go to prepare a place for you.
• And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you
unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.
• Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh
unto the Father, but by me.
• Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do
shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go
unto my Father.
• And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father
may be glorified in the Son.
• If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.
• If ye love me, keep my commandments.
• And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that
he may abide with you for ever
It’s A Promise Because He Said So. Trust in the Lord with all your heart; and lean
not unto thineown understanding. In all they ways acknowledge him and he
shall direct thy path. Proverbs 3:5,6
If you trust in the Lord with all your heart; (believe that he can) and stop trying
to do it or figure it out yourself, doing it your way. In every thing that you do if
you talk to Him. Consider how HE would do it, ask HIM for help… HE will tell
you what to do and give you clear directions. All the promises are yes, because
He said so.
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So when we agree or say Amen we do two things: (1) We agree with the word
that was spoken and (2) We give God Glory by promoting Him.
Because God is a Covenant God, His Promises will NEVER fail. There is NO
FAILURE IN GOD. A promise, is a Promise, is a Promise!!!!
Look at the word NEVER. Never – it won’t happen, by no means, not at all, in
no way.
FAIL - to break down, malfunction, stoppage, to collapse, crash or not a success.
So would you agree looking at some of those terms that all of us, at one point or
another have gone through some type of failure:
test at school relationship automobile loan mortgage
business venture job personal project
Any one of those could have been seen as a failure. No matter when that
promise was made, when God made it, it was done.
So what is my part as a believer? TO BELIEVE!!!!
So then to believe it has to begin in our spirit. WHY? Because our spirit is the
only part of us that stands in complete agreement with God the Father, God the
Son and God the Holy Ghost. Let me EXPLAIN:
3. Spirit Man
2. Mind, Soul, Heart
1. Body
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The easiest or most simplistic scripture that relates to the beginning of our
Kingdom Life is John 3:16 and it’s that we FIRST BELIVE!
John 3:16 KJV - For God so loved the world, that He gave his only begotten Son,
that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
Out of God’s love for us, HE GAVE and He ask that we BELIEVE. So to believe
is to trust in, have faith, be fully convinced of, acknowledge, rely on, trust and
trust in completely.
Now apply this to any of the promises God has made. Let me let you in on a little
fact, weather you believe it or not, His promises are still true and truth. But to
activate them in your life requires your belief. Some promises are conditional
and some are activated by faith and obedience.
PROMISES:
• Give – The condition that you give – obedience
• Bring – The condition that you bring – obedience
• Ask - The condition that you Ask, Seek, Knock - obedience
• Seek ye - The condition that you seek – obedience
What was like this
Now becomes
walking in the spirit
and complete belief.
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Let’s look at another individual where a promise was made:
Luke 2:25-28 - 25 And, behold, there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was
Simeon; and the same man was just and devout, waiting for the consolation of
Israel: and the Holy Ghost was upon him. 26 And it was revealed unto him by
the Holy Ghost, that he should not see death, before he had seen the Lord's
Christ. 27 And he came by the Spirit into the temple: and when the parents
brought in the child Jesus, to do for him after the custom of the law, 28 Then took
he him up in his arms, and blessed God, and said 29 Lord, now lettest thou thy
servant depart in peace, according to thy word:
So Simeon was someone who knew his covenant God and he also knew He was
one day going to die. The bible says he lived or possessed (obtained) a full life.
What is a full life?
• One that has no regrets and a contented heart.
• One that bring Glory to God.
• One that’s not one way on Sunday and another on Monday.
• The bible says Simeon lived as a man ought to live before God.
• He had no problems knowing he was going to one day die.
Check this out, he hadn't heard from a prophet or seen a prophet, he hadn’t
heard from God for 400 years. He stood on the word – and nothing else.
When you received a promise from the LORD you have to know it’s good and
GOD. No goose bumps, no causing the earth to stand still, no dew on the grass…
just His Word.
So here is Simeon holding the messenger of the Covenant- a covenant that would
accomplish what no other covenant could! He’s holding our Savior, The one
who would abolish death and bring life and immortality (eternal life) to light!
The entire Bible centers around two covenants: The Old and The New.
Remember ? Old Covenant- Hebrew word for covenant is: Beriyth, a solemn,
binding agreement made by passing through pieces of flesh. In the Old Testament time
the two parties were involved in making a covenant were considered equals.
Stay with me, the idea that our Sovereign God, almighty omnipotent Father
established a covenant, between He and Man and that it was Him and Him
alone, according to the interpretation… but it was absent from the usual Greek
word “Suntheke”.
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So the Apostles (being inspired by Holy Ghost) substituted the word Suntheke
for Diatheke. In the New testament/covenant the Greek word for covenant is
diatheke (dee-ath-ay-kay). It means disposition - a contract, covenant, testament.
COVENANT is a pact or agreement between two or more parties. An agreement
were parties, which can meet on a footing or “equality”, voluntarily comes after a
careful stipulation of their mutual duties and privileges. BUT, it can also be of the
nature of a arrangement imposed by a superior party on one that is inferior and
accepted by the latter.
So, when God established a covenant with man, this is very much evidence,
because God and man are not equal parties. God is the Sovereign God. Even in
coming together as covenant partners.
Think about this, there is a deeper and richer meaning, behind the fact that God
would use the term covenant for His relationship with us. God graciously humbled
Himself to come down to the level of man and to honor him by dealing with Him
more or less on the “traction of equality”.
He stipulated His demands and gave His promises, and man assumes the duties
consequently imposed upon Him voluntarily and (because God is so good) we
inherits the blessings, benefits, the promise, and all because He said so.
Here is the jewel we are to treasure in days of doubt or anxiety. Our covenant
God has come down and honored us in all our