Bible Promise of the Day – God’s Final Say

God's Promises Are Ever Faithful
God’s Promises Are Ever Faithful

Psalm 46:10 “Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.”

Although the events that led to the writing of this Psalm are not clear, its message is very clear. It seems that it was in a day when God’s people were being threatened, and the writer of this chapter of the Psalms is reminded of a very powerful truth by the Lord.

The enemy looked strong, and they were coming, threatening Israel with battle and destruction. Whatever the actual threat, God reminds His people in this Psalm that He has won many battles before.

God then invites His people to consider what He has already done in the past to prove His power: “Come, behold the works of the LORD, what desolations he hath made in the earth” (Psalm 46:8). Not only has God destroyed cities and nations, but He also once destroyed the earth with a Flood.

The Lord’s unmistakable message to His people here is that no matter how difficult things may get, you need to have no doubts that He will set things right. He will fulfill all His promises. When the dust clears, He will stand again on the earth as Lord of all and His people will reign with Him!

God declares that you don’t even need to worry about it – it will happen. Victory will be His! Just stand back and watch, He says. The wicked, those who refuse to serve Him, will be removed by God Himself, and His people – as promised – shall inherit the earth!

Bible Promise for the Day – Putting on God’s Armor for Victory

God's Promises Are Ever Faithful
God’s Promises Are Ever Faithful

Ephesians 6:10,11 “Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.”

In the Apostle Paul’s day, times were tough in some places. The people in some areas treated him badly, and in other places there were almost no problems.

Paul knew very well that no matter what a community was like, it was not the people that were the problem. It was an enemy every believer deals with called Satan. He could stir up trouble anywhere, or cause people to relax – which often tends to make Christians relax, too.

In either case, strength was needed from God to be able to stand against the pressure that others may cause. Just as important, though, is that His strength is needed to be able to say no to the devices of the evil one, as he tries to tempt us in our minds.

Note that this verse emphasizes the need for His strength – not our strength. A believer cannot stand against an enemy we cannot see on our own, nor will your strength enable you to defeat him.

The good news is that God is willing to encourage and strengthen you. He is also quite able to give you the victory that He wants you to have and to fulfill His will.

One more important thing these verses tell us: we must put on the “whole armour of God” in order to stand. In other words, you must get dressed right first thing in the day or you are headed for spiritual defeat.

This means preparing for the spiritual battle in advance. Half-hearted attempts will never get the job done. We must meet with God first thing in the day, read our Bibles and pray, surrender afresh to Him for His will in our lives, and determine to stand against the world, the flesh, and the Devil.

Christian, are you serious about getting the victory today?

Bible Promise for the Day – Power Over the Enemy Called Satan

God's Promises Are Ever Faithful
God’s Promises Are Ever Faithful

James 4:7 “Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.”

In a day when many people fear the Devil, and when Hollywood takes advantage of this fear for the sake of the dollar, the true child of God needs no such fear. Many people around the world fear the wicked one more than the Creator of all. Let me also add that Satan cannot be stopped by any earthly object – a Hollywood invention.

When a person gets saved by believing in Christ for salvation, the child of God gains a new Father – God Himself. The Holy Spirit moves within, and being God, He is infinitely more powerful than the created being called Satan.

This Bible verse is very clear in what it teaches. There are three statements in it, and the end result, seen in the last statement, is that Satan “will flee” when the terms are met. Of course, once he does that, he is defeated in his evil intent at that moment. Be aware, though, that he or his evil servants will be back.

Christian, the first term is to “submit” or surrender to God. This means a wholehearted surrender. Be genuinely surrendered to God to do His will. Really seek first the Kingdom of God and let His indwelling Spirit guide you.

Then, be sure to stand up to and “resist” Satan’s devices (temptations), and do not yield to them. Ask God to protect you and let Him take care of Satan. Keep your eyes on Christ and His great strength, and when you do, victory will be yours because of Christ’s power which already defeated Satan on the Cross two Millennia ago. Faith in Christ’s ability to deliver is the answer to Christian victory.

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Bible Promise for the Day – The New Birth and Victory

God's Promises Are Ever Faithful
God’s Promises Are Ever Faithful

I John 5:4 “For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.”

Although it can be a struggle sometimes, Christians have something that ordinary religion cannot provide. Other religions must talk about subduing the flesh or learning to ignore it, but the child of God has the Holy Spirit within to help defeat the world, the flesh, and the Devil.

Having the indwelling Holy Spirit is a real game-changer. He is never tempted to sin. In fact, He cannot sin. The key for the believer, then, is to let the Holy Spirit have control. He never forces you to do something against your will, or takes over. Your will always remains intact, which is why some believers have difficulty with sin.

This Bible verse plainly tells us that being “born of God” (or, “born again”) is the victory. We are not what we used to be (thank God!), and we are not yet all that we shall be. In Christ, though, you should be learning how to walk in the Spirit and getting the victory through Him.

One of the fruits of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22,23) is faith. This means that if you will walk with Him, you can have the faith you need to have victory. Throughout the day, in faith look to Christ to provide you with victory and to make you aware of temptations before there is a problem – and a defeat. When faced with difficult situations, always be sure to ask Him in prayer for wisdom, guidance, and strength to do His will.

In the new birth, Christ has made us new creatures. It really is the Holy Spirit within us, and He is more than capable of leading you to victory over sin. Perfection will not occur in this life, however, but there is plenty of opportunity for growth in that direction.

Bible Promise for the Day – Getting the Thought Life Under Control

God's Promises Are Ever Faithful
God’s Promises Are Ever Faithful

Proverbs 16:3 “Commit thy works unto the LORD, and thy thoughts shall be established.”

Christians often find that they have trouble in their thought life. They have difficulty in bringing their thoughts under control, and unpleasant or wrong thoughts can suddenly erupt, and this often occurs when trying to pray or when idle.

Of course, having these thoughts makes it very difficult to honor God in the mind or in the life, since the one follows the other. Until the mind can gain control over the thoughts, there will never be much true victory in the life. Satan is often the source.

This verse provides a clue as to how victory can be obtained. The verse first tells the believer to “Commit thy works unto the LORD,” which means to make a determined decision about serving God. You choose to serve Him and to follow His leading. Make it part of your decision that you are not turning back on that decision, too.

This means it cannot be a half-hearted decision that implies that you will see if you like it – and if not, you will quit. There is no determination there and you are not fooling God. Think about God’s decision to save you. Once Christ was born of Mary – there waited a Cross for Him one day. He did not think twice about giving all for you.

After you make that commitment, God will want you to spend much time in the Word. God will begin to keep the wrong thoughts under control for you, and will help you to get even greater control. As you spend more time in the Word, you will discover that He has changed your thought life altogether.

Old thoughts will return from time to time as Satan throws temptations your way. With God’s help, though, He will give you the victory and you will thank Him for it. Be in prayer along with meditating on the Word, and you will begin to discover a victory you did not think possible.

Remember, God’s Word is plain to those who will believe it. The promises and their answers and blessings are for them, too.

Bible Promise for the Day – Victory Over All Temptation Possible

God's Promises Are Ever Faithful
God’s Promises Are Ever Faithful

I Corinthians 10:13 “There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.”

What a joy it is to know that the child of God does not need to fear temptation. God has promised that they will never be too great to bear – with His help.

Before the value of this promise can be realized, the believer must understand what a temptation is. It is an opportunity to sin. A temptation itself is not a sin. Remember that Jesus was tempted, yet He remained without sin.

The verse is not saying that we will not be tempted. Although we have a new nature, God has also permitted our old one to stay with us for now. We have a choice now, though, when we face it: will we serve God or serve the flesh and the Devil?

The above Bible verse promises also that no temptation we are allowed to face as we serve God will ever be too great. This is because God will always make it so that there is an escape route. Prayer always helps us to see them and to want to escape from them.

There may be a price to pay for it, however, but God always sees and knows. Joseph, for instance, resisted Potiphar’s wife, but was cast into prison. God used this time as a further training ground for Joseph, but Joseph did not know what would happen.

The Apostle Paul mentioned that any trouble we face down here is to be looked at as a “light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory” ( II Corinthians 4:17). This means it will be well worth it all when we see the glory and rewards that await us for having resisted sin and continuing to serve God here.

Bible Promise for the Day

God's Promises Are Ever Faithful
God’s Promises Are Ever Faithful

Getting God’s Grace When You Need It

Hebrews 4:16 “Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.”

In writing about Christ in the Bible verses just before this one, the Apostle Paul tells believers how they can avail themselves of the priesthood of Christ – now that He has ascended. Since Christ become a human like us, but without sin, we know that He cares for us and is prepared to help us when we need it.

Verse 15 tells us that Christ experienced life as we experience it, and all the things that go with it. Because of this, we should not feel strange in coming to Him for help – even in the little things.

Christ’s life on earth was partly so that He could help those believers that need it. He offers help in the form of mercy and grace, and He gives it from the Throne of Grace. Note that it is not a Throne of Judgment, or of wrath – but of mercy and grace towards those who have been washed in the blood of the Lamb!

He invites you to come, dear Christian, in faith, when you need His help. The truth is that the more you seek and obtain His help, the stronger you will be spiritually, able to experience greater victory, and capable of even better service for Him. Do not ever fear that you will come too often.