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.
–2 Corinthians 1:20 NIV
Did you know many of the promises God made are fulfilled through Christ Jesus? One promise that God made was when the angel of the Lord spoke to Joseph saying, “She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins” (Matthew 1:21 NIV).
When Mary gave birth to Jesus, He partially fulfilled God’s promise. It was not until Jesus died on the Cross and rose again, was that promise completed. Jesus’ birth, death, and resurrection were stages to His becoming the Savior of the world.
Did you know that when Jesus walked this earth He made promises? Some were fulfilled in the past, some remain to be fulfilled in the future when He returns, and others are fulfilled, or partially fulfilled, in the present.
Many of the promises Jesus made are “conditioned” upon your faith in Him, (see Matthew 21). Others are conditional based upon your obedience, (see Ephesians 6:2-3).
Always remember: God loves you unconditionally, Jesus is for you, and you have the promised Holy Spirit within you to guide and lead you into all of God’s blessings and the Lord’s promises.
- Praise Jesus for being obedient to God and for fulfilling His mission. Let Him know you’re looking forward to His second return.
- Ask the Holy Spirit to point out what is blocking you from receiving more of God’s blessings and the promises made by Jesus.