The Promises of God
                                       ~ The Promises ~

Faith and Trust


Job 5:17  "Behold, happy is the man whom God reproves; therefore despise not the chastening of the Almighty.
Job 5:18  For he wounds, but he binds up; he smites, but his hands heal.
Job 5:19  He will deliver you from six troubles; in seven there shall no evil touch you.
Job 5:20  In famine he will redeem you from death, and in war from the power of the sword.
Job 5:21  You shall be hid from the scourge of the tongue, and shall not fear destruction when it comes.
Job 5:22  At destruction and famine you shall laugh, and shall not fear the beasts of the earth.
Job 5:23  For you shall be in league with the stones of the field, and the beasts of the field shall be at peace with you.
Job 5:24  You shall know that your tent is safe, and you shall inspect your fold and miss nothing.
Job 5:25  You shall know also that your descendants shall be many, and your offspring as the grass of the earth.
Job 5:26  You shall come to your grave in ripe old age, as a shock of grain comes up to the threshing floor in its
season.
Job 5:27  Lo, this we have searched out; it is true. Hear, and know it for your good."
Psa 18:2  The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer, my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge, my
shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.
Psa 23:1  A Psalm of David. The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not want;
Psa 23:2  he makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters;
Psa 23:3  he restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake.
Psa 23:4  Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil; for thou art with me; thy rod
and thy staff, they comfort me.
Psa 23:5  Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of my enemies; thou anointest my head with oil, my cup
overflows.
Psa 23:6  Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; and I shall dwell in the house of the
LORD for ever.
Psa 27:1  A Psalm of David. The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The LORD is the
stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?
Psa 56:3  When I am afraid, I put my trust in thee.
Psa 56:4  In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust without a fear. What can flesh do to me?
Psalm 62:1,2,5-8
Psa 62:1  To the choirmaster: according to Jeduthun. A Psalm of David. For God alone my soul waits in silence;
from him comes my salvation.
Psa 62:2  He only is my rock and my salvation, my fortress; I shall not be greatly moved.
Psa 62:5  For God alone my soul waits in silence, for my hope is from him.
Psa 62:6  He only is my rock and my salvation, my fortress; I shall not be shaken.
Psa 62:7  On God rests my deliverance and my honor; my mighty rock, my refuge is God.
Psa 62:8  Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your heart before him; God is a refuge for us. [Selah]
Psalm 91:1-6
Psa 91:1  He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High, who abides in the shadow of the Almighty,
Psa 91:2  will say to the LORD, "My refuge and my fortress; my God, in whom I trust."
Psa 91:3  For he will deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the deadly pestilence;
Psa 91:4  he will cover you with his pinions, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness is a shield and
buckler.
Psa 91:5  You will not fear the terror of the night, nor the arrow that flies by day,
Psa 91:6  nor the pestilence that stalks in darkness, nor the destruction that wastes at noonday.
Psa 91:7  A thousand shall fall at your side, and ten thousand at your right hand; it shall not come near you.
Psa 91:9  Because you have made the LORD your refuge, the Most High your habitation,
Psa 91:10  no evil shall befall you, no scourge come near your tent.
Psa 91:11  For he will give his angels charge of you to guard you in all your ways.
Isaiah 12:2
Isa 12:2  "Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and will not be afraid; for the LORD GOD is my strength and
my song, and he has become my salvation."
Hab 3:17  Though the fig tree do not blossom, nor fruit be on the vines, the produce of the olive fail and the fields
yield no food, the flock be cut off from the fold and there be no herd in the stalls,
Hab 3:18  yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will joy in the God of my salvation.
Hab 3:19  GOD, the Lord, is my strength; he makes my feet like hinds' feet, he makes me tread upon my high
places. To the choirmaster: with stringed instruments.
Rom 8:31  What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?





Confession and Forgiveness


2Ch 7:13  When I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain, or command the locust to devour the land, or send
pestilence among my people,
2Ch 7:14  if my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face, and turn from
their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.
Ezr 9:5  And at the evening sacrifice I rose from my fasting, with my garments and my mantle rent, and fell upon
my knees and spread out my hands to the LORD my God,
Ezr 9:6  saying: "O my God, I am ashamed and blush to lift my face to thee, my God, for our iniquities have risen
higher than our heads, and our guilt has mounted up to the heavens.
Psa 40:12  For evils have encompassed me without number; my iniquities have overtaken me, till I cannot see; they
are more than the hairs of my head; my heart fails me.
Psa 40:13  Be pleased, O LORD, to deliver me! O LORD, make haste to help me!
Psalm 51:1-4
Psa 51:1  To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David, when Nathan the prophet came to him, after he had gone in to
Bathsheba. Have mercy on me, O God, according to thy steadfast love; according to thy abundant mercy blot out my
transgressions.
Psa 51:2  Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin!
Psa 51:3  For I know my transgressions, and my sin is ever before me.
Psa 51:4  Against thee, thee only, have I sinned, and done that which is evil in thy sight, so that thou art justified in
thy sentence and blameless in thy judgment.
Psa 51:5  Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, and in sin did my mother conceive me.
Psa 51:6  Behold, thou desirest truth in the inward being; therefore teach me wisdom in my secret heart.
Isaiah 59:12-15
Isa 59:12  For our transgressions are multiplied before thee, and our sins testify against us; for our transgressions
are with us, and we know our iniquities:
Isa 59:13  transgressing, and denying the LORD, and turning away from following our God, speaking oppression
and revolt, conceiving and uttering from the heart lying words.
Isa 59:14  Justice is turned back, and righteousness stands afar off; for truth has fallen in the public squares, and
uprightness cannot enter.
Isa 59:15  Truth is lacking, and he who departs from evil makes himself a prey. The LORD saw it, and it displeased
him that there was no justice.
Dan 9:5  we have sinned and done wrong and acted wickedly and rebelled, turning aside from thy commandments
and ordinances;
Dan 9:6  we have not listened to thy servants the prophets, who spoke in thy name to our kings, our princes, and
our fathers, and to all the people of the land.
Dan 9:8  To us, O Lord, belongs confusion of face, to our kings, to our princes, and to our fathers, because we have
sinned against thee.
Dan 9:9  To the Lord our God belong mercy and forgiveness; because we have rebelled against him,
Mat 6:14  For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father also will forgive you;
Mat 6:15  but if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.
Luke23:33-34a
Luk 23:33  And when they came to the place which is called The Skull, there they crucified him, and the criminals,
one on the right and one on the left.
Luk 23:34  And Jesus said, "Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do."
Act 7:59  And as they were stoning Stephen, he prayed, "Lord Jesus, receive my spirit."
Act 7:60  And he knelt down and cried with a loud voice, "Lord, do not hold this sin against them." And when he
had said this, he fell asleep.
Rom 3:23  since all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,
Tit 3:5  he saved us, not because of deeds done by us in righteousness, but in virtue of his own mercy, by the
washing of regeneration and renewal in the Holy Spirit,
Heb 4:16  Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace
to help in time of need.






Prayer and Supplication


Deu 4:29  But from there you will seek the LORD your God, and you will find him, if you search after him with all
your heart and with all your soul.
Deu 4:30  When you are in tribulation, and all these things come upon you in the latter days, you will return to the
LORD your God and obey his voice,
Deu 4:31  for the LORD your God is a merciful God; he will not fail you or destroy you or forget the covenant with
your fathers which he swore to them.
Psa 25:4  Make me to know thy ways, O LORD; teach me thy paths.
Psa 25:5  Lead me in thy truth, and teach me, for thou art the God of my salvation; for thee I wait all the day long.
Psa 25:6  Be mindful of thy mercy, O LORD, and of thy steadfast love, for they have been from of old.
Psa 25:7  Remember not the sins of my youth, or my transgressions; according to thy steadfast love remember me,
for thy goodness' sake, O LORD!
Psa 50:15  and call upon me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you shall glorify me."
Psalm 69:16-18
Psa 69:16  Answer me, O LORD, for thy steadfast love is good; according to thy abundant mercy, turn to me.
Psa 69:17  Hide not thy face from thy servant; for I am in distress, make haste to answer me.
Psa 69:18  Draw near to me, redeem me, set me free because of my enemies!
Psa 88:1  A Song. A Psalm of the Sons of Korah. To the choirmaster: according to Mahalath Leannoth. A Maskil of
Heman the Ezrahite. O LORD, my God, I call for help by day; I cry out in the night before thee.
Psa 88:2  Let my prayer come before thee, incline thy ear to my cry!






Salvation

The Path of Salvation

1.
GOD LOVES YOU AND IS SEEKING TO HAVE A PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP WITH YOU

In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us,and sent His Son to remove the barrier of sin.-
(1 John 4:10)
God loves you and planned a wonderful, full life for you. He wants to enter a personal and intimate relationship with
you that includes fellowship, inner peace, happiness, guidance in life and power to fulfill His special plan for your
life.

2.
SIN HAS CREATED A BARRIER BETWEEN MAN AND GOD

"All have sinned and come short of the Glory of God." (Romans 3:23)
GOD is Holy, and cannot have a relationship with anyone who falls short of His righteous character. Sin began when
man went his own independent way and rejected his relationship with God. At that point, man became unacceptable
to God's Holy character.
The Ten Commandments were given to show us how good we would have to be if we try to come to God in our own
merit. But God doesn't grade our law-keeping on the curve. He said,
"For whoever keeps the whole law and yet
stumbles in one point, he has become guilty of all." (James 2:10)
No matter how sincere we are, or how hard we try, or how religious we are, we can never produce a righteousness
that God can accept. Even our good deeds are not acceptable in God's sight,
"But we are all like an unclean thing,
and all our righteousnesses are like filthy rags …" (Isaiah 64:6)
So our sin has created a barrier that we cannot remove. Even though God loves you, He cannot compromise His holy
character to receive you. Only God can remove this barrier.

3. JESUS CHRIST CAME TO REMOVE THE BARRIER BETWEEN GOD AND MAN
Jesus said of Himself, "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in
Him should not perish but have everlasting life." (John 3:16)
"The Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many." (Matthew 20:28)
You see, God so loved us that He stepped out of eternity into time and became a man in the person of Jesus Christ.
He lived a perfect life as a man and thus qualified to die for the sins of the world. He then willingly died in our place
to purchase a pardon for sins and satisfy the demands of His own perfect justice. When He did, He tore down the
barrier of sin that separated us.

4.
NOW THERE IS ONLY ONE BARRIER BETWEEN YOU AND GOD. YOU MUST RECEIVE THE PARDON JESUS
PURCHASED FOR YOU

Jesus Christ has removed every barrier that stood between you and God except one -- you must receive the pardon
He purchased for you by an act of your will. You see, a pardon is not a pardon until it is received. There is a pardon
with your name on it in heaven, but you must receive it to make it valid.
It is not a matter of how good you are -- or even how bad you are. The issue is, will you talk to God and tell him you
receive the pardon he purchased for you. He wants you to come just as you are and confess you can never be good
enough for Him to accept.
YOU can change your eternal destiny right now. Wherever you are, just bow your head and tell God you receive His
pardon for your sins. Ask Jesus Christ to come into your life and begin to give you a new heart with new desires. He
will come into your life and bring a new power and motivation for living you never dreamed possible.
Jesus gave us this invitation,
"Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door,
I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me." (Revelation 3:20)
The door represents your will.
The Lord Jesus Christ is knocking at the door of your will right now. Just invite Him in and receive the gift of
pardon He gave His life to give you. Then thank Him for the pardon and that He must keep His Word.
Don't expect feelings right away. Some have them, some don't. The important thing is to simply believe God keeps
His Word and He now has come to live in you. Seek out a Church that is true to the Bible and seek to learn about
your new life.

More Scripture:

"For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him." (2
Corinthians 5:21)

Psa 130:7  O Israel, hope in the LORD! For with the LORD there is steadfast love, and with him is plenteous
redemption.
Psa 130:8  And he will redeem Israel from all his iniquities.
Pro 28:13  He who conceals his transgressions will not prosper, but he who confesses and forsakes them will obtain
mercy. Isa 1:18  "Come now, let us reason together, says the LORD: though your sins are like scarlet, they shall
be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall become like wool.
Isa 45:22  "Turn to me and be saved, all the ends of the earth! For I am God, and there is no other.
Mat 11:28  Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
Mat 11:29  Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest
for your souls.
Joh 6:47  Truly, truly, I say to you, he who believes has eternal life.
Rom 10:9  because, if you confess with your lips that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him
from the dead, you will be saved.
Eph 2:8  For by grace you have been saved through faith; and this is not your own doing, it is the gift of God--
Eph 2:9  not because of works, lest any man should boast.( -the Oracle)
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Rom 8:38 For I am sure that neither
death, nor life, nor angels, nor
principalities, nor things present, nor
things to come, nor powers,
Rom 8:39 nor height, nor depth, nor
anything else in all creation, will be
able to separate us from the love of
God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
02/13/03                                                            Introduction

A dear friend pointed out a lack of balance on my web site. Having just got the site up and running, I hadn't realized
just how true her observations were. Thanks to her, I am including this Promises page to my site. God is a Just and
loving God, there is balance and whenever we get it out of its proper perspective, we have left the true teachings of
the scriptures. We that struggle look to him, the master of our salvation and our only hope in this walk and the one
to come.
Psalm 56:8 You've kept track of my every toss and turn through the
sleepless nights, each tear dropped into your bottle, each ache
written in
your book. -
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