God’s Promises Are All Guaranteed – No Exceptions!

It was recently talking to a friend of mine and she was telling me that a Pastor at one of then churches that she visits taught that the promises made in Proverbs were not guaranteed promises. He used the example of Proverbs 22:6 were it says Train up a child in the way he should go, And when he is old he will not depart from it.

This lead her to ask me what I thought about that. During our conversation, I felt the Holy Spirit saying that what that Pastor was teaching was wrong. As my friend pointed out if the promises in Proverbs are not guaranteed, what other promises in God’s word are not guaranteed? Would that include the ones Jesus made to us?

That’s when the Holy Spirit told me that you can’t pull out a part of the wedding ring without destroying the thing. You can’t pull out a large strand of thread without destroying the whole garment. If the promises made in the Proverbs (many of which Jesus quoted during his ministry) are not guaranteed, then none of them are.

All the promises in God’s word are yay and Amen! They are all guaranteed promises. However, some of them are for lack of a better word, conditional.

And what is the condition of those promises? Faith. The Holy Spirit gave me the following equation in a dream: Faith=Belief, Belief=Faith, Faith/Belief=Action, Action=Release.

What He is saying is that in order to release His promises in your life, you have to first believe that His promises are true. Then you have to have faith in the God who made those promises – that is His ability and willingness to keep those promises. Next, you have to take action based on that faith.

Over and over Jesus said, “Your faith has saved you.” (Luke 7:50) or “Let it be done to you according to your faith.”. (Matthew 9:29)

And there are the examples of the Leprous man {Matthew 8:2), The Roman Centurion (Matthew 8:9), and the Canaanite women (Matthew 15:26-28).

Let’s use the example of Proverb 3:5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; InĀ all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.

What is the condition (for lack of a better word) of this promise? What action do we need to take for this promise to be activated in our lives? We have to trust in the LORD with all our heart. But how are we going to trust in the LORD if we don’t first believe God and have faith that God will actually keep His promise and direct our path?

You see, we have to first have faith in God’s promise and believe (trust) that His will Keep His promise and do His part. The action that must follow then is stepping out in faith and acknowledge Him in all your ways and trust Him with all your heart.

It is our belief in Jesus’ ability and willingness to keep His promises. Because He is willing and able to keep His promises. It is also written that without faith, it is impossible to please God (Hebrews 11:6). We must first believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.

Jesus taught us that we must have the faith of a little child (Marl 10:15).

I could go on and on and bring up scripture after scripture, but you get the idea.

There are some promises that are automatic, such as “I will never leave you or forsake you.” (Genesis 28:15, Deuteronomy 31:6, 31:8, Joshua 1:5, 1 Chronicles 28:20). These are unconditional and have everything to do with God’s nature – He cannot deny Himself. I do not speak of these.

I speak of those. I speak of those worded like the Proverb I mentioned and I’ll give one more final example: Honor your father and your mother that your life may be long in the land that I have given you (Exodus 20:12, Ephesians 6:2)

So this is what the Lord is saying, every promise in His word is guaranteed – no exceptions. But we must believe in them and take action accordingly in order for them to be fully activated in our lives. Because He loves us and will not violate our free will.

So, step out in faith like a little child and believe His promises and trust that not only is God able to keep His promises, He is ready and willing to do so. It is His good pleasure.

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