God's promise to Abraham was first spelled out in Genesis Chapter 12. Abraham, then 100 years old, married to Sara, who was 90 years old, was promised by God that their heirs would be like the stars in the night sky. God did carry through with His promise to Abraham and Sara. With that kind of track record, it is important to understand more about the "Great Promises" we have been given. There are many. This page is just a sampling of the assurances from our Creator.
The Apostle Paul points out in Galatians 3:16, that it was through Christ God intended to fulfill the promise to Abraham. Also in Acts 13:32-33, the Apostle says:
"We tell you the good news: What God promised our fathers he has fulfilled for us, their children, by raising up Jesus. As it is written in the second Psalm: ‘You are my Son; today I have become your Father.'"
entitled PROMISES is dedicated to the covenant that our great God
has made with each of us.
|He will supply every need we have||"And my God will meet all your needs
according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus."
~ Philippians 4:19
|His children will not be overtaken with temptation||"No temptation has seized you except what is common to
man. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond
what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also
provide a way out so that you can stand up under it. "
~ I Corinthians 10:13
|His grace is sufficient for us||
"Have you been thinking all along that we have been
defending ourselves to you? We have been speaking in the sight
of God as those in Christ; and everything we do, dear friends,
is for your strengthening."
~ II Corinthians 12:19
|His people will receive eternal life||
"My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they
follow me. I give them eternal life, and they shall never
perish; no one can snatch them out of my hand."
~ John 10:27-28
|Those who believe in Jesus and are baptized for the forgiveness of sins will be saved||
"Whoever believes and is baptized will
be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned."
~ Mark 16:16
|Victory over death||
"God has raised this Jesus to life,
and we are all witnesses of the fact."
~ Acts 2:32
|He will answer prayers||
"Until now you have not asked for
anything in my name. Ask and you will receive, and your joy will
~ John 16:24
|All things work together for good to those who love and serve Him faithfully||
"And we know that in all things God works for the good of
those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose."
~ Romans 8:28
|He promises to guide us||
"Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight."
~ Proverbs 3:5-6
|We will be forgiven for our transgressions||
"If we confess
our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins
and purify us from all unrighteousness."
~ 1 John 1:9
|He gives us salvation||
"And this is the testimony: God has
given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. He who has
the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not
~ 1 John 5:11-12
|We will be with Him forever||
"And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, "Now the
dwelling of God is with men, and he will live with them. They
will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be
their God. He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will
be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old
order of things has passed away."
~ Revelation 21:3-4
|He will be the refuge for the oppressed||
"The LORD is a refuge for the oppressed,
a stronghold in times of trouble."
~ Psalm 9:9
|He gives power and strength to the weak||
"He gives strength to the weary
and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary,
and young men stumble and fall;
31 but those who hope in the LORD
will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint."
~ Isaiah 40:29-31
|He still cares for you even when you are old||
"Even to your old age and gray hairs
I am he, I am he who will sustain you.
I have made you and I will carry you;
I will sustain you and I will rescue you."
~ Isaiah 46:4
|He gives us the roadmap to eternity||
"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life."
~ John 3:16
|He gives us peace||
"Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid."
~ John 14:27
|He gives us safety||
"When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze."
~ Isaiah 43:2
|He shows us how to have a long life||
Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. "Honor your father and mother"—which is the first commandment with a promise—"that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth."
~ Ephesians 6:1-3
|He shows us where to find wisdom||
"My son, if you accept my words and store up my commands within you," .....
"then you will understand the fear of the LORD and find the knowledge of God. For the LORD gives wisdom, and from his mouth come knowledge and understanding."
~ Proverbs 2:1, 5-6
|He provides us deliverance||
"A righteous man may have many troubles, but the LORD delivers him from them all;"
~ Psalm 34:19
|He can provide companionship for the lonely if we are willing to change||
"Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded."
~ James 4:8
|He gives us strength||
"So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand."
~ Isaiah 41:10
|He gives us prayer||
"If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer."
~ Matthew 21:22
|He gives us hope||
"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."
~ Jeremiah 29:11
|He teaches us what we need to know||
"He will teach us His ways, so that we may walk in his paths."
~ Isaiah 2:3
|He gives us many blessings||
"He will bless those who fear the Lord - small and great alike."
~ Psalm 115:12-13
|He is our companion and is compassionate||
"The Lord is good to all; He has compassion on all He has made."
~ Psalm 145:9
|We will never fall out of God's favor||
"All that the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never drive away."
~ John 6:37