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Thursday, April 16, 2015

Flyin with Thursday's Word with Brenda Smith

Thursday's Word

Joshua Earle
Promise is the assurance someone will definitely do, give, or arrange something; undertake or declare that something will happen.
((Genesis 15:1-15; Psalm 84:11)) Do not be afraid, Abram. I am your shield, your great reward.

Every step on the journey of faith is a step upon the promises of God. The promises of God are stepping-stones upon the path of life that enable God’s people to move forward in the life of faith.

The promises that are declared are God’s continued confirmation of promises given to Abraham. One person has rightly said that the promises of God are the Christian’s “Magna Charta of liberty, they are the title deeds of his heavenly estate. They are the jewel room in which the Christian’s crown treasures are preserved.” The first observation that we make is that God’s people stand on God’s supernatural promises. The text tells us that the word of the Lord came to Abram “in a vision.” This type of vision was one such way that God’s prophets would receive a word from the Lord. The manner in which Abram receives the word is one thing, but the way God will send you the Word may be different.

Abram believes that the Lord is going to make him a great nation, Abram believes that the Lord is going to make his descendants as many as the dust of the earth. The only problem that Abram has now is when is God going to fulfill his promise and how. The idea conveyed by this word is one of certainty. This conveys the biblical idea of faith. Faith is not something that we deem possible or hopeful, but instead, biblical faith means to believe with total firmness and certainty in the object of belief. Like, Abraham we must place our total trust in concerning the Lord’s supernatural promises?


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