The Escape Is In the Promise
Author: Pastor Gary Keesee | Posted: Wednesday, October 23, 2013 - 12:49pm
God created you and He knows your name. He wants you to enjoy every good thing so that you may participate in the divine nature and escape corruption. Just like there was an escape from financial ruin for me and my family, there is a way for you to escape the world’s corruption and poverty. But, the promise is conditional.
His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature, having escaped the corruption in the world caused by evil desires (2 Peter 3-4, NIV).
It’s conditional, because it is only through His promises that you may participate in the divine nature. Are you operating in the divine nature or the human nature?
In the above verse, we see that God has given us “everything we need.” That is our promise from Him. Christians always say God can do anything, but does your life match that picture? Would people look at your life and see that you have everything you need?
Romans 4:16-17 (NIV) says,
Therefore, the promise comes by faith, so that it may be by grace and may be guaranteed to all Abraham’s offspring—not only to those who are of the law but also to those who have the faith of Abraham. He is the father of us all. As it is written: “I have made you a father of many nations.” He is our father in the sight of God, in whom he believed—the God who gives life to the dead and calls into being things that were not.
The promise comes by faith. When God said that Abraham was the father of many nations, Abraham didn’t have any kids yet. You may not have all that you were promised yet, but you must speak it as though you already have it.
Take a check for instance. If you were to get a check for $100, you would consider it the same as having $100 in cash. You base this assumption that the check is good off of your knowledge of the person giving it to you, their character and their estate. A check is just a promissory note, a promise of what is written on the check. You can dance around all day, but if you don’t cash it, it does you no good.
God has given us many promissory notes, or promises, throughout His Word. Since we know His character as a good and loving God, we must consider His promises finished even though we don’t yet see the result. We must call things that are not as though they are because all of God’s promises are “Yes” and “Amen” (2 Corinthians 1:19-20). The answer to all of His promises in our lives is “Yes!” Isn’t that exciting?!
So, stop complaining about your situation when, through Christ, you have already been given your escape. Believe God’s promises and speak them over your life. Hebrews 11:1 says, Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. Act like you already have it. Faith is simply agreeing with the promise. If you tap into the divine nature and operate in faith, I guarantee, it will change your life. Drenda and I have experienced these promises operating in our life and it changed our situation so drastically that we have dedicated our lives to teaching others how to experience all that God has for them.
Religion has no answer for you. Knowing God and his promises will provide you with everything you need. In Christ, we have access to all of his promises. You don’t have to beg for anything as it is already available to you; full rights and benefits to the Kingdom.
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