It's only a matter of time...

Today’s Reading: Esther 9-10, Acts 7:1-21

Today’s Reflection: Acts 7:17 But when the time of the promise drew nigh, which God had sworn to Abraham, the people grew and multiplied in Egypt,

There are some things we must understand about God’s promises. First, they are sure. 2 Peter 1:19 says, “We have also a more sure word of prophecy…” This word “sure” means to be stable, firm, or trustworthy. In other words, it is set in stone. It is iron-clad. It is unstoppable! It IS going to happen, no matter what! 

God cannot lie. Let that sink into your spirit so deeply that you never doubt God’s Word again, because God’s Word is backed by God’s impeccable, superior, faultless character. We often use the phrase, “You can take it to the bank!” This means God doesn’t write bad checks. They are redeemable by Heaven’s currency at Heaven’s bank, which is always open, and whose currency never deteriorates in value, and whose operation will never go bankrupt! 

God doesn’t pass out “fiat” money. In other words, He doesn’t put out more promises than He can keep. He doesn’t print more paper money than is backed by gold. If there were a “run” on God’s bank, He would not have to shut down and declare a banking holiday just because there wasn’t enough, if everybody made their withdrawals all at once. 

In fact, His promises are so sure, that ALL His people can come to Him constantly, day and night, and we’d never drain His resources. His promises are “as good as gold”, so to speak. No counterfeits with Him. No trickery, no inflation, no thieves, no nothing can either break in or steal His vast wealth and put His supply in jeopardy. TRUST HIM, I SAY!! 

Now, that’s the first thing we need to know about God’s promises. And since that is now well established, the second thing we need to know is that it is only just a matter of time before they occur. In fact, God’s promises are stamped with a maturity date on them. 

Much like if you were to purchase a municipal bond of some sort, it would have a future date upon it with a face value, meaning that upon that date, the bond would be then worth what the face value says it is worth, and can be cashed in at that time. 

Even so, God declares to you YOUR future value even before your maturity date; you need only believe Him, trust Him, obey Him, and follow Him until “the time of the promise” arrives. Amen & Amen!

Floodgates of Heaven
Volume 2
Entry 174 of 365

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