Taking God at His Word (part 2c)

Taking God at His Word (part 2c)

~ This blog post is an adapted excerpt from a sermon by Renee Roeckelein.  You can hear the whole sermon, Taking God at His Word (part 2),  from Agathos Church – a non-denominational Christian Church in Columbus, Ohio by clicking here.

Since Renee has been sharing about the promises of God and how we can possess them through faith, I wanted to take a minute to post some of the promises she referenced in her last sermon.  Now, remember, there are thousands more in the Word – one for any need you may have.  Find your provision in His Word!  Here are some to start with.  Where relatively simply to do so, I re-worded these to the first person.  I personally do this with God’s promises.  I turn them into first person and speak them as declarations over my life.  Sometimes I speak them out of great faith.  Other times I speak them because I need to release greater faith.  Praise God for His Word!  It WILL change your life.  Here are some promises:

  • Romans 8:37 . . . I am more than a conqueror
  • Romans 5:17 . . . I reign in life through the One, Jesus Christ
  • Deut. 28:13 . . . I shall be above only and not be beneath
  • Psalm 127:2; Ps. 3:5 . . . He gives me sleep
  • Deut. 28:8 . . . He blesses me in all to which I set my hand
  • Deut. 28:12 . . . He blesses all the work of my hand
  • Is. 54:13 . . . great shall be the peace of my children
  • Ps 91:11 . . .  He shall give His angels charge over me
  • Is.54:17 . . . No weapon formed against me shall prosper
  •  Deut 28:7 . . . The Lord will cause my enemies who rise against me to be defeated before my face.
  • Ps. 112:2 . . . Blessed is the man who fears the Lord, who delights greatly in His commandments.   His descendants will be might on earth.
  • Ps. 5:12 . . . For You, O Lord, will bless the righteous, with favor You will surround him as with a shield.
  • Ps.138:8 . . . The Lord will perfect that which concerns me (this one sums them all up!).
All of Psalms 91 is chock full of promises.  Deut. 28:1-14 has many as well.  Now, what it is interesting is Deut. 28 contains this qualifying phrase at the beginning of the passage (verse 1): “Now it shall come to pass, if you diligently obey the voice of the Lord your God, to observe carefully all His commandments which I command you today, that the Lord your God will set you high above all nations of the earth.” (emphasizes mine)   Notice that this is a conditional or qualifying phrase.  As in, the promises listed in Deut. 28 are for those who are under perfect obedience to the Lord.  Hmmm.  Maybe some of them are not for you?  Maybe some are not for me?  Maybe some of them are for me some of the time?  Maybe I disqualify myself from them other times?  So are these promises based on our actions?  Look at this verse:
“For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so also by one Man’s obedience many will be made righteous.” (Rom. 5:19)
So, who’s obedience made you righteous?  Was it yours?  It was Jesus’ obedience that made you righteous!  That is how we are called the righteousness of God in Him!  (2 Cor. 5:21)  We are righteous in Christ!  So, who was careful to observe all the commandments on your behalf?  JESUS!  So, all the promises in Deut. 28 are for you.  That is why 2 Cor. 1:20 says “For all the promises of God in Him are Yes.”  All of the promises of God (Deut. 28, included) are YES for those who are in Christ!  AMEN!  Take God at His Word!  Go ahead, take God at His Word!!!

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