Believing the Promises of God - in His Word

Against all hope, Abraham in hope believed… Without weakening in his faith… Yet he did not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God, but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God, being fully persuaded that God had power to do what He had promised. ~ Romans 4 [selected 18-21]

Sunday, August 17, 2008

The Very Same JESUS

God has been revealing Himself in magnificant ways lately. At my husband's funeral celebration service I spoke about God - calling Him "the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob." I had no idea why I said that or referred to Him in that manner [then]. Afterward, I asked my Pastor why I said that. He replied, "Why don't you ask God that question?" So I did. Now - nearly two years later - God has answered in volumes. Here are some of His answers - straight from the pages of His own [God-breathed] Word.. and in Jesus own words no less and the words of St. Paul as well.

Mark 12:26-27
26 Now about the dead rising—have you not read in the book of Moses, in the account of the bush, how God said to him, 'I am the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob'? 27 He is not the God of the dead, but [the God] of the living.

Galatians 3: 6-9, 26-29
6 Consider Abraham: "He believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness." 7 Understand, then, that those who believe are children of Abraham. 8 The Scripture foresaw that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, and announced the gospel in advance to Abraham: "All nations will be blessed through you." 9 So those who have faith are blessed along with Abraham, the man of faith.
Sons of God
26 You are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus, 27 for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. 28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. 29 If you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise. [all emphasis mine]

I hope you can grasp the full impact of these passages.
The GOD of Abraham Isaac and Jacob is >>>>>>>>>
  • The God of the LIVING
  • The One True and Living God
  • Faithful to the Promises He makes
  • The I AM
  • The Ancient of Days
  • The Same = Yesterday, Today and Forever
  • Our very same = JESUS


Choosing JOY,

Stephanie.......... [I AM the BELOVED of CHRIST]

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