Sunday, June 2, 2013

Favorite Promises

My very favorite promise is 2 Peter 1:2-4  "Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord, as His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue, by which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust."

The reason this is my very favorite is because it shows us how to become a partaker of His divine nature and to escape the corruption in the world.  I think this is a very vital text of Scripture.  And the promise is sure

James 4;7  "Therefore submit to God.  Resist the devil and he will flee from you."
James 4:8  "Draw near to God and He will draw near to you."
James 1:3  "If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him."

Ephesians 3:14-21  "For this reason I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, from whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, that He would grant you according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man, that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height--to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.  Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations."

Just these promises that I have shared with you tonight are enough to put you on the path to heaven if you earnestly desire to have a close relationship with Christ.  And I sincerely hope that you do and will strive with all your might to walk with Him today and every day.  Tomorrow I will share more but I don't want to weigh you down too heavy.  If you will take the time to memorize them then when you are brought into dire places you have a weapon against the devil to cause him to flee from you.  This is my prayer for you tonight.
Grandma Joan

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