When I tell you to claim Gods promises, I don’t want this to be a flippant thought, that so many do, as they “Name it and Claim it.” Without considering who they are approaching, to receive. Yes, Jesus taught us, ask in His name, you will receive.
But learn who God is first. Learn about what pleases Him. Start from the beginning, even when it comes to understanding sin. How He gave Adam and Eve life, but they sinned, and so the original plan He had for mankind was changed because of that. He had to change the plan. Look at it carefully.
But, I know He wanted us first to consider the thought, of life, and life abundantly. In HIM. Yes we can have life on earth, abundantly, as well. But there is another life, and that is the life you must also look to get, thats life, after earth. More specifically, after you die.
This is where your soul, will go, when you die. Will it be with God, or will it be sent to hell? You have to see that. Your choices, make that difference, and this is a promise from God. That you better not play with, while you are on earth.
See, what many fail to tell us, is that in order to have any kind of abundant life, you must go through some things to understand, how precious life is, to begin with. You must learn to honor life, and honor what God has given us. Or it means nothing.
You cannot go through life, without respecting, Gods creation, including our own, in the womb. You have to see, in order to even be in a position to receive Gods promises, you do have to seek the great Promise Keeper Himself, that is God, through, Jesus Christ.
You will need the Holy Spirit for that….
Claiming Gods promises. There are so many of them. There are times, I need a word, and I look in my King James Bible, and it is as if God has directed me to a certain verse, an anointed, and holy scripture, and the word comes alive to me.
I really don’t know how people, can survive, by rejecting God. Or His promises.
I look at my life, and I look at how lost I was, as a kid, a young woman, but falling through the cracks of my own life, made me seek God.
I was desperate. I won’t deny that. I was lost, broken, abused, and nobody could care less. And those that did care, well like my family, did not really know the difference sadly, to help guide me.
I never blame anybody for the mistakes I made, or the choices I made. I don’t even blame God. I know as soon as I began to seek His promises, and seek Him, I began to see a difference in my own life.
I needed patience though.
FOR YE HAVE NEED OF PATIENCE, THAT, AFTER YE HAVE DONE THE WILL OF GOD, YE MIGHT RECEIVE THE PROMISE. HEBREWS 10:36 KJV.
Sometimes, it takes a whole life time, to see that, but the point, I hope to make here, is please seek God, and His promises. You will never, ever regret it.
HONOR THY FATHER AND MOTHER: (WHICH IS THE FIRST COMMANDMENT WITH PROMISE;) EPHESIANS 6:2 KJV.
Why do I mention this here, because there were times, I did not honor my mom. And I know, that was part of my problem. I don’t blame her, but sometimes, its hard, when you have parents, well who may not agree with you. But still I learned, to try and love her, and do right by her. But this is a promise. Nonetheless….
So I tell you. Embrace His word, embrace His promises. Never give up on Him, or the things He promises. Believe Him, when He says things. He is not mocked. And there is a price to pay for mocking Him. In this perverted disobedience. Read Galatians 6:7. King James.
Yesterday, I saw a comment from someone on social media, who said, they were giving up on God. They were at the end of their rope. They said God did not care, and God was not answering their prayers.
I tried to offer some insight, as to what I know about God answering prayers, and as blunt as I am, I just told him, to hold on, to trust God. I told Him, God tests us, and tries us. We are even to test and try others. But I tried to emphasize so he could probably gain some insight, is to check and see if sin was there.
This is something, we all need to know about God, and that is if sin is there, He will not answer us. He keeps His own word. Psalms 66:18 proves this.
IF I REGARD INIQUITY IN MY HEART, THE LORD WILL NOT HEAR ME.
So repentance, always has to be front and center, with us, and we must have humble trusting hearts, that must be in a position to believe. If we want answers to prayers. If we want to grow, if we want to please God.
THE LORD IS NOT SLACK CONCERNING HIS PROMISE, AS SOME MEN COUNT SLACKNESS; BUT IS LONGSUFFERING TO USWARD, NOT WILLING THAT ANY SHOULD PERISH, BUT THAT ALL SHOULD COME TO REPENTANCE. II PETER 3:9 KJV.
Repentance has worked for me. In fact, I like to do it daily. Its like taking a shower. It has worked for me. I guess, that’s why when He does not answer prayers for me immediately, I have learned, I have to ask; what am I doing? Sometimes, I have to do some soul searching, and ask God to guide me, so I don’t sin, against Him. By repenting. See those promises, He makes are very clear, and people, I have noticed, sometimes, look for loop holes to sin. Don’t do that you will regret it. Your salvation is not a license to sin. Don’t take what Christ did on the cross for you, for granted.
THAT YE BE NOT SLOTHFUL, BUT FOLLOWERS OF THEM WHO THROUGH FAITH AND PATIENCE INHERIT THE PROMISES. HEBREWS 6:12 KJV.
One in particular, with many, is they reject law. And I just know, that I know. God is a legal God. There are so many promises in this area, concerning the law. His law. But I attribute many Christians not knowing law, or what God says about it, because they may be using watered down bibles. Remember the only law we are free from is the law of sin and death, found in Romans 8:2. Not Gods commandments.
Always use a King James for the anointing, the holiness, but to hear Gods true promises. Because if you don’t you are using something corrupted, by someone, and its not always the same meaning.
This verse, is a promise from but it talks about those who should have known better, but they disregarded it. One could miss it, but it’s there. Its a promise.
THEY KEPT NOT THE COVENANT OF GOD, AND REFUSED TO WALK IN HIS LAW. Psalm 78:10 KJV.
How this must grieve God. Sometimes, I wonder how He has patience with us, but He does, if we truly seek Him, and actually try to obey. It takes time. But I have learned so much from God, and His promises.
I know that someday, I will stand before Him, we all will. I never want to hear, I never knew you. And thats a promise, He makes, in His word for those who rejected, trying to know Him, or His promises.
AND THEN WILL I PROFESS UNTO THEM, I NEVER KNEW YOU: DEPART FROM ME, YE THAT WORK INIQUITY. Matthew 7:23. KJV.
See, that verse mentions sin again, or iniquity. He is a holy God. And we cannot even think to approach Him, or claim His promises, even in knowing Him, if we don’t try to get to His promises.
It takes time, and I could go on and on, about His promises. But He does keep them. I look for that in people too, but if sin is there between you and them, don’t expect holiness. Or truth, or honesty.
AND SO, AFTER HE HAD PATIENTLY ENDURED, HE OBTAINED THE PROMISE. HEBREWS 6:15 KJV.
I always try to extend grace, because I know I am a sinner. But one thing I have learned, even other Christians, don’t understand this about His promises, even in loyalty.
Be loyal to God in your search for His promises. Prove to God, you want to be trustworthy as well. Seek Him, claim His promises. But seek His face, not His hand. Yes there are promises for prosperity, but if thats your only goal, in seeking Him, well you may not find those answers, because your heart is not right.
Again, you, and only you, can get your heart in a position, to receive Gods promises. Its up to you, if you want to bear fruit in Christ. It is up to you, to finally get fed up, with the promises of the world, that leave you with nothing. But with God, you can bear fruit, you can see the differences.
There are so many promises. From God, all you have to do is search, and pray, repent. Make sure your relationship with Christ is in tact. It is not religion, folks. Its relationship. Religion, is rules, regulations, traditions, rituals, made by men and groups. And lets just be honest, people make mistakes. But God does not. He keeps His promises. People do not.
AND IF YE BE CHRIST’S THEN ARE YE ABRAHAM’S SEED, AND HEIRS ACCORDING TO THE PROMISE. GALATIANS 3:29 KJV.
Hope this blesses you today.
In Christ, Elena Ramirez