~ This blog post is an adapted excerpt from a sermon by Peter DeWitt. You can hear the whole sermon, The Process of Faith, from Agathos Church – a non-denominational Christian Church in Columbus, Ohio by clicking here.
The first step in picking apart the process of faith is to realize that for Believers, ALL of His Promises are YES! “For all the promises of God in Him are Yes, and in Him Amen, to the glory of God through us.” (2 Cor. 1:20, emphasizes mine) There are thousands of promises in the Word of God and God says ALL of them are “YES” for those that are in Christ Jesus! YES! That means they are not “NO.” In other words, as a believer, there are not some of God’s promises that are yes for you and some of them that are no for you. From God’s end, you can’t mess up your access to His promises. Every one of them is completely available to you! What great news!
Sometimes great news can feel too good to be true. Here is another well known scripture that speaks to the same principle: “ He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?” (Rom. 8:32) Look at that. He gives us ALL THINGS! And God does it FREELY!
You may think “impossible.”
What I would say is that it is far more improbable for Him to give up His very Own Son! Think about it. Nothing could have been nearer or dearer to his heart than His Own Son, Jesus. And He gave Him for you! And He didn’t just give Jesus for all of humanity! He gave Jesus for YOU. You may think “I don’t know that God would have gave Jesus for just me.” That is not true. Think about Adam and Eve. When they sinned, God prophesied The Messiah “So the Lord God said to the serpent . . . I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and her Seed; He shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise His heel.” (Gen 3:14-15) Notice the capital “S” of Seed and capital “H’s” of He and His. This is Jesus God was speaking of. God was prophesying how Jesus would place the enemy under His foot. What’s the point? God shared the plan for redemption that involved His Son’s brutal death when there were just 2 people on the entire earth. God was not waiting until there was some “critical mass” of people to make it “worth it” to pay for their redemption through His Son. God, sent His Son to die for you! That is His character. So, if He sent His very Own Son to die for just you, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?!?! Amen!
All of God’s promises are YES for the believer. We need to get that. It is the foundation of our faith to access them.