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Beautiful Promises In The Bible To Bless You

The Bible is full of promises. According to Bible Gateway, 5,467 promises to be exact. And every one of those promises are for believers. All the promises have been fulfilled.

“For all of God’s promises have been fulfilled in Christ with a resounding ‘Yes!’ And through Christ, our ‘Amen’ which means ‘Yes’ ascends to God for his glory.” (2 Corinthians 1:20 NLT)

This means all 5,467 are done, complete in Christ. Unfortunately, very few of us believe and access said promises. Why?

It is easy to blame the devil, yet I believe many promises are left unfulfilled because we are ignorant. We neglect to embrace the promises of God as though our life depends on it.

Jesus said the truth you know will set you free (John 8:32).

The following promises are truths you should know;

1. You are righteous. 
“For the sin of this one man, Adam, caused death to rule over many. But even greater is God’s wonderful grace and his gift of righteousness, for all who receive it will live in triumph over sin and death through this one man, Jesus Christ.” (Romans 5:17 NLT)

The first promise to fully embrace is your righteousness in Christ. No matter what you did in the past, you are righteous today if you believe in the Son.

2. You are a new creation. 
“This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!” (2 Corinthians 5:17 NLT)

Repent today before it's too late. As the righteousness of God in Christ, you are a new creation. You were a sinner. You were full of sinful desires, but that is the old you. Now you are righteous and desire righteousness. You were weak but now you are strong. Your life is brand new.

3. You are protected. 
“For he will rescue you from every trap and protect you from deadly disease.” (Psalm 91:3 NLT)

God promises protection. In an uncertain world, you have the certainty of God's protection from every trap, every temptation, every deadly disease, and everything that may threaten your life.

4. You can have complete healing.
“He personally carried our sins in his body on the cross so that we can be dead to sin and live for what is right. By his wounds you are healed.” (1 Peter 2:24 NLT)

When sick people were brought to Jesus, He healed them all. The Lord's heart for humanity has not changed. Jesus desires to heal all. If you are sick anywhere in your body - eyes, digestion, mental illness, blood condition, cancer, any ailment - embrace the promise of total healing because of the wounds of Jesus.

5. You will not be condemned. 
“So now there is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus.” (Romans 8:1 NLT)

The devil is the accuser. He will condemn you and bring up past mistakes and sin. He is quick to remind you of where you missed it. But there is no condemnation to those who are in Christ. Repent today and be saved.

6. You cannot be separated from God's love. 
“And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow — not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. No power in the sky above or in the earth below — indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 8:38-39)

Do you ever feel unloved? Unworthy? Your Heavenly Father never sees you that way. Nothing can ever separate you from the love of God. If you live right you will enjoy his love. It is ever reaching for you.

7. You are blessed. 
“You will experience all these blessings if you obey the Lord your God: Your towns and your fields will be blessed. Your children and your crops will be blessed. The offspring of your herds and flocks will be blessed. Your fruit baskets and breadboards will be blessed. Wherever you go and whatever you do, you will be blessed.” (Deuteronomy 28:2-6 NLT)

There's a whole bunch of promises in Deuteronomy 28. The promises are based on obedience to the law of God. As New Covenant believers, the promises of Deuteronomy 28 are available to you and me because of Jesus' obedience to the law. Because He fulfilled the law completely, I have access to every promise of Deuteronomy 28 and am free of every curse. Your children are blessed, your career is blessed, your household are blessed, and wherever you go is blessed. Repent and accept Jesus truly as your Lord and Saviour.

8. You will be victorious. 
“No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us.” (Romans 8:37 NLT)

No matter what you are going through, no matter how hard things may seem, overwhelming victory is yours. Victory will happen. Persevere through the storm.

9. Jesus is coming soon. 
“He who is the faithful witness to all these things says, ‘Yes, I am coming soon!’ Amen! Come, Lord Jesus!” (Revelation 22:20)

Embrace the promise Jesus is coming soon. May it put urgency in your life. May it remind you to share the love of Jesus with all you meet. May you look forward to the day in great anticipation when you see Your Savior face to face.

Prayer... 
Father, I choose to fully embrace your promises for me. I believe them and act upon them. I will not allow the devil's voice to speak loudest in my life. The promises of Your Word drown him out. I receive Your righteousness, protection, health, blessings, love, victory and freedom. In Jesus precious name, Amen.

[written by Sarah Coleman]