GOD’s PROMISES ARE “YES” and “AMEN”
Preaching by: Pastor Neo Doce
Summarised by: JILC Publishing Ministry
Scripture: 2 Corinthians 1:20 “20 For no matter how many promises God has made, they are “Yes” in Christ. And so, through him the “Amen” is spoken by us to the glory of God.
We are assured in the scripture that God’s promises will never fail. Surely, no one could ever thwart Him from accomplishing His plans and purpose for His people. If God says He will do something, then He will.
Joshua 21:45 says, “Not one of the good promises
that the LORD had made to the house of Israel failed—all of them
God’s promises could be categorised into two. Firstly, these are the promises made without attaching any condition whatsoever, hence, these are called unconditional promises. Secondly, these promises are subject to certain qualifications or requirements, hence, these are called conditional promises. Believers must be able to distinguish the difference between the two and understand the context of a promise.
The following points are foundational and significant in a believer’s life.
- God’s promises are Yes and Amen. Jesus is the assurance, the surety, of God’s promises. You can count on God’s Bible promises because Jesus is saying, “YES and AMEN” to them on your behalf. Always remember that Jesus is our assurance that the Scripture promises will be fulfilled. All the promises of God are “YES in CHRIST”! You can depend on God’s promises, because Jesus is their guarantee.
Numbers 23:19 (NIV) God is not human, that he should lie, not a human being, that he
should change his mind. Does he speak and then not act? Does he promise and not fulfil?
- God’s promises are true. If God made promises in His Word, those Scripture promises are true, and God will not change His mind. You can count on the promises of God.
Proverbs 30:5 (NIV) “Every word of God is
flawless; he is a shield to those who take
refuge in him.
Isaiah 55:11 so is my word that goes out from my
mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will
accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose
for which I sent it.
Lamentations 2:17 (NIV) The Lord has done what
he planned; he has fulfilled his word, which he
decreed long ago…
- The God who promise is faithful. We can trust Him and have our faith in Him. No man can change or reverse the promise of God. There is no broken promise with God. If He has spoken, He will do it.
2 Timothy 2:13 (ESV If we are faithless, he remains faithful- for he cannot deny himself.
Psalms 145:13 The Lord is faithful to all his promises and loving toward all he has made.