“…For He is faithful that promised.” (Hebrews 10:27)
If I promised you a check for a million dollars, how would you take that? Hopefully you wouldn’t take me serious, have a good laugh and pray for me. But if I promised that the next time I see you that I would greet you warmly, hopefully you would believe that and anticipate our meeting. The difference between those two promises is that in the first promise, I have no resource to back it up and do it… the second promise I can do.
When God makes a promise to you through His holy Word, you can depend on it and receive it because, unlike me, He has every resource and intention to back it up and to fulfill it.
After Adam and Eve sinned, when the Devil thought he scored a major victory against God, God made a promise. He said to the serpent, “He shall bruise your head and you shall bruise His heel” (Genesis 3:15)… speaking of the victory of the Messiah, Jesus. Ever since that promise, Satan has been trying to stop that from happening by trying to destroy God’s people. Pharoah made a decree to kill all the male children in the days of Moses. Goliath was set up to kill David to stop the bloodline of Christ. Only a remnant of Jews came back to Jerusalem after the Babylonian captivity… most of them became assimilated into the Babylonian culture. Esther was used and set in place to intervene when a death warrant was issued to kill all the Jews. The Philistines, Assyrians, Persians and Romans persecuted and sought the destruction of Israel. Satan would not relinquish power easily… but nothing can stop our Lord from fulfilling His promise to His people. In His way and in His time, He will fulfill and stand by every single promise He ever made.
Our role is to believe and to hold on to every promise and not let it go… holding God to His Word in faith and expectation. “Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without waivering for He is faithful that promised.” (Hebrews 10:27) “I will perform that good thing which I have promised.”(Jeremiah 33:14) Others may have broken promises to you… But Jesus will never! You will soon have a testimony of a promise kept!