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GOD'S PROMISES

God wants His people to live our lives according to His promises:

2 Peter 1:4 Through His own glory and goodness, God has given us his very great and precious promises, SO THAT through them: 

  • You may participate in the divine nature
  • And escape the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.

All of God's promises are "Yes" to those who are in Christ:
2 Corinthians 1:20 For no matter how many promises God has made, they are “Yes” in Christ. And so through him the “Amen” is spoken by us to the glory of God.

How do we know if we are in Christ?


Ephesians 1:13 And YOU ALSO WERE INCLUDED IN CHRIST WHEN you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation.
  HAVING BELIEVED, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance.

It is God’s will that we are included in Christ?

1 Corinthians 1:30 It is because of God, our heavenly Father, that you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God – that is our righteousness, holiness and redemption.

Jesus Christ is our righteousness, our holiness, and our redemption; we stand complete in Christ.

God wants us to live our lives according to His great and precious promises, and we are to speak the “Yes” and the “Amen” to the promises we need Him to be faithful to.

God is faithful to all of His promises:

Psalm 145:13 Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and your dominion endures through ALL GENERATIONS. The LORD is faithful to all his promises and loving toward all he has made.

God wants us asking according to His will:

1 John 5:14,15 This is the confidence we have in approaching God:  that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.  And if we know that he hears us – whatever we ask – we know that we have what we asked of him.

 God’s will is that we ask in the name of Jesus:

John 16:23,24 I tell you the truth, my Father will give you whatever you ask in my name.  Ask and you will receive, and your joy will be complete.

John 14:13,14 And whatever you ask in My name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.  If you ask anything in My name I will do it.  

God’s will is that we love Jesus Christ and believe that He came from God: 

John 16:26 ask in my name. I am not saying that I will ask the Father on your behalf.  No, the Father himself loves you because you have loved me and have believed that I came from God. 

It is God's will is that we ask, seek, and knock:

Matthew 7:7,8 Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened.

God's will is that we believe that we have faith in Him:

Mark 11:22-24 Have faith in God, Jesus answered. I tell you the truth, if anyone says to this mountain, “Go, throw yourself into the sea,” and does not doubt in his heart but believes that what he says will happen, it will be done for him. Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.

  • God’s will is that we speak to the obstacles in our lives and tell them to “Go, throw yourself into the sea.”
  • God’s will is that we do not doubt in our heart
  • God’s will is that we believe that what we say will happen, that it will be done for us.
  • God’s will is that we believe that we have received the answer to our prayers

It is God's will that we forgive others:

Mark 11:25 warns us, “And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive him, SO THAT your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins.”

Again we are warned about forgiving others in Matthew 6:14: “For if you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men their sins, your Father will not forgive you your sins.”

In other words, if we don’t forgive others, we cannot expect that God will answer our prayers. 

God’s will is that we believe when we pray: 

Matthew 21:22 If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer.

God’s will is that the words of Jesus Christ abide in our hearts:

John 15:7 If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done.

God's will is that we believe on the name of His Son Jesus Christ and love one another

1 John 3:21-23 Beloved, if our heart does not condemn us, we have confidence toward God.  And whatever we ask we receive from Him, because we keep His commandments and do those things that are pleasing in His sight.  And this is His commandment: that we should believe on the name of His Son Jesus Christ and love one another, as He gave us commandment.

John 13:34-35 Jesus Christ declares, “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this all men will know that you are My disciples if you love one another.” 

God’s will is that our lives be fruitful: 

Again Jesus Christ says, “You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit – fruit that will last.  Then the Father will give you whatever you ask in My name. This is my command: Love each other.”  That is written in John 15:16,17.

Without faith it is impossible to please God:

Furthermore, concerning God’s will, in Hebrews 11:6, we are told that without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to Him

  • Must believe that He exists
  • That He rewards those who earnestly seek Him.

In summary, we now know that if we ask anything according to God’s will, He hears us. And because we know He hears us, then we can be confident that we have what we asked of Him

Why would a person go to God in prayer without first knowing what His will is?  Think about that, isn’t that telling God that you don’t care enough about Him to take the time to find out what His will is? Isn’t that disrespect? You can’t call that humility.  

God has given us all of His promises, in Christ, and we are to speak the Amen to the promises we need God to be faithful to.

It makes perfect sense that we find out what God’s will is and then pray.

Here is a list of what God's will is:

  • That we ask according to His will
  • That we ask in the name of His Son Jesus Christ
  • That we believe on the name of His Son Jesus Christ
  • That we forgive others
  • That we love one another
  • That we believe that we receive what we ask for in prayer
  • That we believe that He exists in our every situation, and that He rewards us when we seek Him
  • That we speak the “Yes” and the “Amen” to the promises that we need Him to be faithful to

Finally, “How great is the love the Father has lavished on us that we should be called children of God!  And that is what we are!”  The is recorded in 1 John 3:1.  God has lavished His love upon us, and He has given us His great and precious promises, and without faith it is impossible to please our Father.  Let’s show Him that we love Him and respect Him by praying according to God’s will.  Let’s take Him at His word, that pleases Him!

An Invitation: If you haven’t accepted God’s free gift of eternal life, but you would like to, simply pray this prayer:  “Jesus Christ, I believe you are the Son of God and the only way to God.  I admit that I’m a sinner, please forgive my sins and come into my life; I want to be born again.  Please show me how real you are. Also baptize me with your Holy Spirit. Thank you for accepting me.”

If you’re still a skeptic: “God, if this is true, please help me understand so that I can accept the gift of New Birth you purchased for me.” 


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