The promises are considered the content of blessing in other words, one is blessed by one or more promises of God. For example: God blessed Abram during his call but the content of this blessing is in this promise:

I will make you a great nation, and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a source of blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and I will curse those who curse you; and all the families of the earth will be blessed in you.” Genesis, 12:2-3

In this passage, it is imperative to underline these facts: Abraham’s blessing begins with a call which will be followed by a promise and guaranteed by his various acts of obedience to divine directives. The realization of the blessing is none other than the fulfillment of divine promises.

For you have need of perseverance, so that when you have done the will of God, you may obtain what is promised to you. » Hebrews, 10:36.

According to the author of the Epistle to the Hebrews the process of blessing is this: Perseverance, obedience and fulfillment of the promise.

There are three words that are very powerful when they are part of our prayers. They are: “You said”. In Genesis 31:3, God makes a promise to Jacob. This promise contains one of the most faith-affirming promises in Scripture: “I will be with you.” It is a promise that means that God will do good to us and be favorable to us! Later, in times of great crisis, Jacob cries out to God and reminds Him of His promise.

Look at what he says: And you said: I will do you good… Jacob said: God of my father Abraham, God of my father Isaac, LORD, who said to me: Return to your land and to your birthplace, and I will do you good! Genesis 32:12 and 9. What stimulates the intercessor are the promises of God. We remind God in prayer of what He has said and we implore Him to be faithful to His Word. Connecting God’s promises to people and situations is the pillar of all prayer in faith. Some have difficulty correctly applying the promises to their prayers.

Is it appropriate to apply the promises given to the people of Israel, to Moses or to David, to our own lives? The answer is essentially “YES”. Let me show you why. The book of 2 Corinthians is of great help to us on this subject:

…For concerning all the promises of God, in him is the yes; therefore also the Amen through him is pronounced by us to the glory of God. » 2 Corinthians 1.20

In addition to being the fulfillment of all the promises, Jesus is the key. We could say that the promises are ultimately made to him and for him. Now notice how this applies a few verses later in the book. Remember that the Church in Corinth was made up primarily of non-Jews. However, at the end of 2 Corinthians 6, Paul cites several promises that were made centuries earlier to the people of Israel (see 2 Cor 6:16b-18 and compare Le 26:12, Ex 32:27, Isa 52:11).

Notice the astonishing statement that Paul makes to this church after quoting these Old Testament promises to them: Having therefore such promises, beloved… 2 Corinthians 7:1 In Christ we have received the promises and are able to make them our own. ! Because they are part of the canon of Scripture, because they are part of Christ’s inheritance through his work on the cross, and because we are also heirs of the promises in him, these promises are applicable to each element of our life.

And if you are Christ’s, then are you Abraham’s descendants, heirs according to the promise. » Galatians 3.29

In my Bible, I have highlighted hundreds of promises in green so that I can quickly find them and use them in my prayers. We all need to create a way to find the promises and use them when we pray for others. This manual attempts to help you with this process.

This text is an extract from the book “BE FILLED WITH BLESSINGS” written by Patrick DUCADY.

We invite you to read the following article “Seasonal Blessings“.

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