I want to remind you that these promises are for those seeking the divine nature of Christ. It is very important that we know that God loves sinners as much as He loves us but His blessings are bestowed upon those who are seeking Him. He does know the end from the beginning and does lead those whom He knows are seeking Him, even if it is a small manner but He cares and wants to help them find Him, so you will see His promises fulfilled in your life, sometimes even before you have found Him, you will remember how He led you to seek Him first. I love Him and have seen this very thing in my life and my children's lives. So let's look at some promises from the book of Luke.
Luke 11:9,10 "So I say to you, 'ask, and it will be given you; seek,and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened." We must be willing to seek Him and we will find Him.
Luke 11:13 "If you then being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him." We need this special gift of the Holy Spirit in our lives in order to be filled with the divine nature of Christ. And He is more willing to give us His gift of His Spirit than we are to give good gifts to our children. What a promise!
Luke 12:8 "Also I say to you, whoever confesses Me before men, him the Son of Man also will confess before the angels of God." We must live what we believe before men and not be afraid to give God the glory for the change in our lives and then He can share our names before His Angels.
Luke 12:11,12 "Now when they bring you to the synagogue and magistrates and authorities, do not worry about how or what you should answer, or what you should say. For the Holy Spirit will teach you in that very hour what you ought to say." Amazing! isn't it? What God will do for us, even when we think we don't know what we ought to say or answer. Always keep this in mind, and don't worry if we are asked about what we believe, we will have the right things to answer.
Luke 12:29-31 "And do not seek what you should eat or what you should drink, nor have an anxious mind. For all these the nations of the world seek after, and your Father knows that you need these things. But seek first the kingdom of God and all these things shall be added to you." We just read this promise in Matthew, so it must be an important message for us today. Seek first His kingdom and He will add these other things to our life.
Luke 12:32 "Do not fear, little flock, for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom."
No need to be afraid, is there?
Luke 21:12-15 "But before all these things, they will lay their hands on you and persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues and prisons. You will be brought before kings and rulers for My names sake. But it will turn out for you as an occasion for testimony. Therefore settle it in your hearts not to meditate before hand on what you will answer; for I will give you a mouth and wisdom which all your adversaries will not be able to contradict or resist." Isn't this a wonderful promise, no need to be afraid of anything when we follow Jesus.
Luke 21:33 "Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away." A promise to guarantee that His word will always be, and nothing can change that. Isn't it a miracle of God that we still have our Bibles after all these many years and it is still in tact bringing this verse into reality for sure.
Luke 21:36 "Watch therefore, and pray always that you may be counted worthy to escaped all these things that will come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man." Watch and pray is our admonition so we can be found faithful when Christ's comes. I want to be ready, don't you? Grandma Joan