(Proverbs 29:18 KJV) Where there is no vision, the people perish: . . .
(Proverbs 29:18 NIV) Where there is no revelation, people cast off restraint; . . .
(Proverbs 29:18 MSG) ‘If people can’t see what God is doing, they stumble all over themselves; But when they attend to what he reveals, they are most blessed.
(2 Peter 1:4-5 NLT) … He has given us great and precious promises. These are the promises that enable you to share his divine nature and escape the world’s corruption caused by human desires.. . . make every effort to respond to God’s promises. . .
(Joshua 21:45 NLT) Not a single one of all the good promises the LORD had given to the family of Israel was left unfulfilled; everything he had spoken came true.
√ I need to KNOW, _________________, & ____________ His promises.
(1 Chronicles 17:19 NIV) LORD. For the sake of your servant and according to your will, you have done this great thing and made known all these great promises.
√ I need to KNOW, UNDERSTAND, & ____________ His promises.
(Numbers 23:19 NLT) God is not a man, so he does not lie. He is not human, so he does not change his mind. Has he ever spoken and failed to act? Has he ever promised and not carried it through?
(2 Corinthians 1:20 NLT) For all of God’s promises have been fulfilled in Christ …
√ I need to KNOW, UNDERSTAND, & PURSUE His promises.
(Psalm 119:148 MSG) I stayed awake all night long, prayerfully pondering your promise.
(Exodus 6:6-7 NIV) Therefore, say to the Israelites: “I am the LORD, and I will bring you out from under the yoke of the Egyptians. I will free you from being slaves to them, and I will redeem you with an outstretched arm and with mighty acts of judgment. I will take you as my own people, and I will be your God. Then you will know that I am the LORD your God, who brought you out from under the yoke of the Egyptians
“I will bring you out.” — God promise is SALVATION.
(Titus 3:3-8 MSG) It wasn’t so long ago that we ourselves were stupid and stubborn, dupes of sin, ordered every which way by our glands, going around with a chip on our shoulder, hated and hating back. But when God, our kind and loving Savior God, stepped in, he saved us from all that. It was all his doing; we had nothing to do with it. He gave us a good bath, and we came out of it new people, washed inside and out by the Holy Spirit. Our Savior Jesus poured out new life so generously. God’s gift has restored our relationship with him and given us back our lives. And there’s more life to come—an eternity of life! You can count on this.
√ Knowing God settles your ETERNITY.
“I will free you.” — God promises me FREEDOM. (deliverance)
(Romans 7:25-8:2 NIV) So then, I myself in my mind am a slave to God’s law, but in the sinful nature a slave to the law of sin. Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit of life set me free from the law of sin and death.
√ Determines QUALITY of life while still on earth.
“I will redeem you.” — God promises me RESTORATION.
(Ephesians 1:11-12 MSG) It’s in Christ that we find out who we are and what we are living for. (NLT says UNITED w\ CHRIST) Long before we first heard of Christ and got our hopes up, he had his eye on us, had designs on us for glorious living, part of the overall purpose he is working out in everything and everyone.
√ Know your DESIGN by knowing the DESIGNER.
“I will take you as my own people.” — God promises me FULFILLMENT.
(John 10:10 NIV) The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.