Have you ever made a promise to someone? To a friend, child, or spouse, and tried desperately to convince them that what you promised, you would do? I have made some promises that I didn’t keep, not because I lacked the commitment to, but because something came up and hindered me from fulfilling them.
A lot of times we seem to wonder if God can really come through for us in regards to His promises, or if He will. Sometimes we run into conclusions that maybe because of so and so (events going on around us) He may not be able to fulfill certain promises He has made to us in His word.
And He Swore
God is The All-powerful God there is absolutely nothing He cannot do and He is WILLING to do all that He has promised you as written in His word. And in a bid to convince you, He swore, can you beat that?
He wanted to prove to Abraham that what He said to Him would surely come to pass:
For when God made promise to Abraham, because he could swear by no greater, he sware by himself, saying, Surely blessing I will bless thee, and multiplying I will multiply thee. Hebrews 6:13, 14
And as you know, this oath and blessing also covers to those who have Christ as saviour and redeemer. Galatians 3:13,14
As I think of this, I am excited because God swore by the single greatest person in the entire universe, Himself. God cannot lie (Permit my repetition for emphasis)! I reckon that all my needs and desires are covered in His word and He is true to His word. No matter how big or far-fetched my desires seem to be, God has got it covered.
Accordingly God also, in His desire to show more convincingly and beyond doubt to those who were to inherit the promise the unchangeableness of His purpose and plan, intervened (mediated) with an oath. Hebrews 6:17 (AMP)
The Almighty swore And He swore by Himself, by His unchanging nature, just to let us know that He is not joking or lying to us or simply wants to make us happy. He means all of it, every single thing He has promised He will bring them to pass if we hold on in faith and patience.
He swore to show His unwavering commitment to His seed, to help us know that He WILL do that which He has promised, regardless of the things we see, hear or feel. He is unchanging, cannot lie, and cannot fail!
We read through scriptures of people like King David, Noah, Abraham, Hannah, Sarah, Manoah and His wife who He made promises to and fulfilled.
There is not one record of God’s inability or failure to fulfill His word…
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? Numbers 23:19 (NLT)
Do you still have doubts?
Or is your faith stirred up?
Copyright© Teshuva 2014
(Update from 2012)