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God Keeps His Promises

God promised He would forgive us our sins. When he gave His son Jesus as a sacrifice to redeem us to Him, we would forever have a mediator, who would intervene on our behalf. No longer would sin bind us to death, but God would free us from its penalty.

“I will establish my covenant with you, and you shall know that I am the LORD, that you may remember and be confounded, and never open your mouth again because of your shame, when I atone for you for all that you have done, declares the Lord GOD.”

(Ezekiel 16:62-63)

We were once slaves to iniquity, imprisoned by the flesh. We knew nothing of the Spirit; for by the Spirit, if we had knowledge of His power, we would have been free, instead of being captives to our inward lusts. Christ our Savior has freed us.

God’s forgiveness is beyond measure. His grace is beyond our understanding. We may feel our sins are unpardonable, but God’s patience is long and enduring. He will keep forgiving us as many times as we bow our knee to Him and repent with our whole heart.

Therefore, it is with great joy that we have God as our king. He will pardon us from the penalty of our sins, bless us with the knowledge of His coming kingdom and prosper us with the gift of the Holy Spirit because God keeps His promises.

Author:

Jack Flacco is an author and the founder of Looking to God Ministries, an organization dedicated to spreading the Word of God through outreach programs, literature and preaching.

18 thoughts on “God Keeps His Promises

  1. “God Promised that He would forgive our sins” (HIS WAY)

    (John 20: 21-23) ,,,,
    “[21] He said therefore to them again: Peace be to you. As the Father hath sent me, I also send you. [22] When he had said this, he breathed on them; and he said to them: Receive ye the Holy Ghost. [23] Whose sins you shall forgive, they are forgiven them; and whose sins you shall retain, they are retained”

    (2 Tim. 3:16-17)
    [16] All scripture, inspired of God, is profitable to teach, to reprove, to correct, to instruct in justice, [17] That the man of God may be perfect, furnished to every good work.

    [(DOUAY BIBLE EXPLANATION)16] “All scripture,”: Every part of divine scripture is certainly profitable for all these ends. But, if we would have the whole rule of Christian faith and practice, we must not be content with those Scriptures, which Timothy knew from his infancy, that is, with the Old Testament alone: nor yet with the New Testament, without taking along with it the traditions of the apostles, and the interpretation of the church, to which the apostles delivered both the book, and the true meaning of it.”

    Jack my friend; John 20:21-23 is in the Bible as evidence of your opening comment… GOD Does Keep His Promises (though not always as We would have Him do so… Amen!

    God Be with Us Jack,
    Patrick

    1. Hello Patrick,

      Thank you so much for your comment I really appreciate it. I am of the conviction that free discussion is informative and edifying to all readers; therefore, I highly encourage participation.

      The context of my article is to Christians, to believers who want to strengthen their faith through the Word of God. Knowing God’s Word is true, Christians have a surety that God is true in all that He promised, “God is not man, that he should lie, or a son of man, that he should change his mind. Has he said, and will he not do it? Or has he spoken, and will he not fulfill it?” (Numbers 23:19).

      God wants those who sin to repent, “But if a wicked person turns away from all his sins that he has committed and keeps all my statutes and does what is just and right, he shall surely live; he shall not die. None of the transgressions that he has committed shall be remembered against him; for the righteousness that he has done he shall live” (Ezekiel 18:21-22). Even more so, God does not take pleasure chastising the wicked, but would rather see repentance, “Have I any pleasure in the death of the wicked, declares the Lord God, and not rather that he should turn from his way and live?” (v. 23).

      Reading (John 20:19-21), Jesus appeared to His disciples soon after His death and blessed them with peace. He then imparted them the Holy Spirit (v. 22) and reminded them what He had taught them when He was with them (v. 23). This verse points to church government and authority (see Matthew 16:19; 18:15-18). This is concerning a brother who sins. If he sins, and we tell him that he has sinned, and he does not turn away from his sin, we must then approach him with one or two others. If he still does not listen, we must tell the church about him; and if he still is unwilling to repent, his sin will be on his head. We are to forgive, but there is also a responsibility in the church to administer what Christ taught in order to preserve the church and allow a brother or a sister, who is a sinner, the opportunity to repent (see also 1 Corinthians 5; 2 Corinthians 2).

      I hope this helps in understanding further the context of this article.

      Blessings in Christ’s name,

      Jack

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