There are literally hundreds of promises in the Word of God, and each one of them is worthy of implicit trust.  What does this mean?  If we are to trust the promises of God implicitly, what does that trust entail?

 

          Trust, as it is defined by Webster, is “...assured reliance on the character, ability, strength, or truth of someone or something.”  To trust God’s promises, therefore, means that we rely with assurance on God’s character, ability, strength, and truth as it is revealed to us in His Word.

 

          The first condition we must meet in order to trust the promises of God is to trust christ for salvation.  When this happens, we know it, because God’s Word clearly states, “These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the son of God” (1 John 5:13).

 

          The promises of God open the doors to salvation for us.  Many of us were saved in response to the faith that rose in our hearts when we heard God’s promises being declared.  Some of the promises related to salvation are:

                             But as many as receive him, to them

                   gave he power to become the sons of God,

                   even to them that believe on his name.

                   (John 1:12)

                             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.

                   (John 3:16)

                             For by grace are ye saved through

                   faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the

                   gift of God:  Not of works, lest any man

                   should boast.

                   (Eph. 2:8-9)

 

          Each of the above Scriptures are salvation promises.  When they are proclaimed to the heart of an unbeliever, faith is imparted that enables the unsaved to belive and receive God’s blessed promise of salvation.   When this happens, a marvelous miracle of personal transformation takes place. 

 

The same process occurs when we listen carefully to any promise of God.  His promises are worthy of trust because He is our faithful Father.  When we know God’s Word, we leaarn His promises, and faith to appropriate His promises is imparted to us in the manner Paul outlines: “So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God” (Rom. 10:17)

 

This phenomenon goes into operation whenever we hear any promise of God.  The promise is proclaimed, and faith comes to back it up.  Then we choose to believe and receive it.  We claim the promise through prayer.  Praying God’s promises, therefore, is claiming God’s promises.  Believing God’s promises is receiving God’s promises.

 

The Word of God promises so many things to us.  Some of those blessings/promises are as follows: abundance, victory, hope, faith, peace, joy, growth, righteousness, wisdom, power, protection, eternal life, revival, rest, faith, trust, stability, stregth, love, the Holy Spirit, patience, kindness, goodness, prosperity, health, peace, security, deliverance, dominion, authority, truth, forgiveness, and countless other gifts from the hands of God.