What promise has God given you that you have not claimed as your own?
The claiming of a promise does not come without a distinct battle with human reasoning.
We can look at Abraham and Sarah and the promise God gave them concerning their descendants. The human possibilities were non-existent. Yet, God chose to use a powerful question to dispel the doubt, “Is any thing too hard for the Lord?” (Gen. 18:14)
God is the creator of all things. How could we ever think that any promise is beyond His power to fulfill? Acts 2:39 says, “The promise is unto you, and to your children…” The empowerment of the Holy Ghost is for us personally and for our descendants. It’s that clear. We must lay hold of that promise by faith in God’s eternal Word, his unchanging nature, and the power of the Holy Ghost.
A revival of faith will come by refreshing your memory with the truth of who He is. Our God is faithful! Hebrews 13:5 says, Jesus Christ the same yesterday, today and forever. Another scripture in Malachi 3:6 says, “For I am the Lord, I change not:…” God will always be true to His promises. 2 Corinthians 1:20 says, “For all the promises of God in him are yea, and in him Amen, unto the glory of God by us. “
So, when we see a promise such as the one mentioned earlier in Acts 2:39, claim it as if it has your own name, family, or descendant’s name attached to it. God has been and will always be faithful to His promises.
Now, we will look into the how-to of claiming God’s promises. The most foundational and essential element of claiming God’s promises is faith. “But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him.” (Heb. 11:6)
In cultivating our faith, we must dig deep into the Word of God and thereby, into the nature of who God is. “So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God” (Romans 10:17)
Another element of building faith is to look for evidence of God’s promises being fulfilled in other’s lives. This is why the stories in the Bible are so essential to read and meditate upon. Acts 2:17 records the prophecy of Joel in chapter 2:28 “ your sons and your daughters shall prophesy.” We see a vivid example of God performing this promise in the home of Phillip. Acts 21:9 says of Phillip, “the same man had 4 daughters, virgins, which did prophesy.”
I encourage you to seek after God’s promises for you personally, for your family and your descendants. Claim the promises of God by faith, and watch God fulfill His promises to you!
A Promise is in Your Inbox, will you open it?