What is the Greatest Promise in the Bible? Eternity. This week we studied the promises to meet eternal needs (chapter 17) and promises to meet emotional needs (chapter 18). I like the reminder “To know Christ is to love Christ” from our Prayers and Promises of the Bible study book.
Put yourself into Abraham’s sandals. What are the challenges of moving to an unfamiliar territory? We moved to unfamiliar territory a few years back so I will share a personal experience. Before this, we lived in the same area with our families since birth. When we moved, we had to navigate new streets, find new resources, and establish new friends. We had to leave behind many of our home furnishings and start new. Then we adapted to the weather (storms, falling trees, mudslides, power outages). As we did these things we depended on God- not family. He became our strength and source.
And if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise. Galatians 3:29 NKJV
This is a conditional promise. IF….then. So IF I belong to Christ (and I do) THEN I am an heir in His family. That is the most beautiful promise and something that I treasure with all my heart. The greatest promise in the Bible for many people, is the promise of eternal life with God.
In John 10:10, we are promised an abundant life.
The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly. John 10:10 NKJV
I have listened to many sermons and podcasts on this verse. And the correct message is that we have an abundance of LOVE and also the Fruit of the Spirit. The incorrect message would be the prosperity gospel that you will have abundant wealth and material things.
You find your “fullness of joy” in a relationship with Our Father, through Christ.
Remember, he goes before you. This has helped me many, many times. It’s one of the promises that overcomes fear. Why should I worry about tomorrow, when God is already there?
Moses was a spiritual leader who mentored Joshua. Who are you mentoring? I am going to mentor leaders again. This has been pressed upon my heart as the Lord calls up a new generation of leaders. It’s been 3 years since I opened the Christian Leadership Cafe program and much has changed with technology and communication since then.
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