Saturday, June 24, 2017

More Promises from the Book of Romans

Let's refresh our minds a bit.  The reason for these studies on Promises, is found in 2 Peter 1:4  "by which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature...."  That is our goal to become like the divine so we may reign with Him throughout eternity.  So we are studying the divine promises to increase our faith in God and become like Him through His word.  We are in Romans right now.

Romans 8:1,2  "There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit.  For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from from the law of sin and death."  There is no condemnation to those who are in Christ, it has made us free from the law of sin and death.  A wonderful promise for sure.

Romans 8: 10,11 "And if Christ is in you, the body is dead because of sin, but the Spirit is life because of righteousness.  But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to our mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you."  A beautiful promise concerning the Holy Spirit.

Romans 8:26,27  "Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses.  For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.  Now He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He makes intercession for the saints according to the will of God."  Don't be afraid to trust in God because He has given us all the help we need and all the  overcoming power to defeat the Devil.  All we need to do is ask and live up to what we have learned and what He is teaching us today.

Romans 8:37  "Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us."

Romans 10:8-11  "But what does the word say?  The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart (that is the word of faith which we preach): that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead you will be saved.  For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.  For the Scriptures says, 'whoever believes on Him will not be put to shame."  We must not be ashamed to confess Christ to others by the life we live and the words from our mouth.  Can you bow your head and offer thanksgiving for your meal at the table when you are eating out?  That is confessing Christ to those around you. There are so many ways that we can show that we are a Christian.  We are not to brag about it, just live it.  Let others see Christ in us.

Romans 10:11-13  "For the Scripture says, 'whoever believes on Him will not be put to shame.  For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek, for the same Lord over all is rich to all who call upon Him.  For whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved."

Are you a whoever?  Take the promises personally and praise God for the victories in your life.  Isn't Romans a wonderful Book.  A good study for sure and just what is needed in this day and time.
I pray that these studies are building your faith in the promises of God, we need these promises to assure us that we can have the divine nature of Christ.  Exactly what we need, me included.  I need Him most of all.  Grandma Joan

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