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The promise (part 3)

Bishop-Elect Dr. Monterey D. Lee, Sr.

The ‘promise of God’ is freedom: freedom from addictions, deliverance from sin, overcoming depression, being set free from anxiety and stress, and the promise to provide for His sons and daughters. The promise we have throw the Holy Spirit, includes: no limitations, time, or place for us.  We move when God moves.  This is the move of God, the transitioning of God. To shift, to change, and to become. This is His promise. God is moving us to a higher place in Him.  We are putting off our old self, which belongs to our former manner of life. And we are putting on God, a new life to be renewed in His likeness in true righteousness and holiness.

“But God shall supply all your needs according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus,” Philippians 4:19. He has promised us His grace.

“My grace is sufficient for you,” II Corinthians 12:9. He has made provision for our salvation by His grace through faith.

“For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not your own doing; it is a gift from God,” Ephesians 2:8. We also have access to God thought faith.

“Because of our faith, Christ has brought us into this place of underserved privilege where we now stand, and we confidently and joyfully look forward to sharing in God’s glory,” Romans 5:2. God has promised that His sons and daughters will not be overtaken by temptation.

“There is no temptation over you but such that is common to man, but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that you are able, but with the temptation He will also make a way of escape, that you my be able to bear it,” 1 Corinthians 10:13. God can and will do all thing for us.

“Now unto Him that is able to keep you from falling and to present you faultless before His presence of His glory with exceeding great joy. To the only wise God our Savior, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and forever Amen,” Jude 1:24-25. This is the promise that God will deliver us. This is why he has promised us victory over death. Christ died for our sins, and God raised Him up, wherefore we are witnesses.

“But thanks be to God, who has given us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ,” 1 Corinthians 15:57. And this is why all things work together for the good to those who love and serve the Lord faithfully.

“My specific promises is to strengthen you, for His promises never fail,” Romans 8:28. We also have a specific promises, this promise is made for a specific purpose/mission and God makes it clear who the recipient is and what the mission is.

“I will establish your royal throne over Israel forever,” 1 Kings 9:5.

Solomon had finished building the temple of the Lord and the royal palace, and he had achieved all he had desired to do. The Lord appeared to him (Solomon) and said, I have heard the prayer and the plea you have made before Me; I have consecrated this temple, which you have built, by putting My Name there forever. My eyes and My heart will always be there. As for you, if you walk before Me faithfully with integrity of heart and uprightness, as David your father did, and do all I command and observe My decrees and laws, I will establish your royal throne. This is a specific promise that is given to king Solomon for God can trust him. God only gives specific promises to those who will carry out His promise.

This prophecy/promise was directed to the king for obeying God and building the temple as a Holy place for the Lord.

My unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor My covenant of peace be removed,” Isaiah 54:10. This promise was to comfort the children of Israel in mind. The promise was originally meant for the people from the Messiah. If you keep the laws and obey Me, you will be guided by the Holy Spirit. The promise and the presence of the Holy Spirit will give you salvation to where you will bring salvation to the ends of the earth unto all humanity. Paul found guidance from the Lord for his life when claiming God’s promise for his life that he might be a light to the Gentiles to bring salvation to His people.

God’s promises are often subject to, dependent on, based on, or determined by the plane of God for all people: Jew or Gentile—all people. God gives us promises to help us better submit to His will and trust Him to the fullest. God promises will be fulfilled in our lives.

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