“For all the promises of God find their Yes in him (Jesus). That is why it is through him that we utter our Amen to God for his glory.” (2 Corinthians 1:20 ESV)
Has anyone ever made a promise to you, one that really mattered to you, and then it was not kept? It has happened to me and more than a few times. A promise unkept can be one of the most painful experiences of a life time. By the millions of us are ones scarred emotionally because what was counted on completely never happened. Such are the promises of flawed humans, far more often than we care to admit.
I wonder if because of our experiences of knowing broken promises, and breaking them ourselves, that we are more tentative about God’s promises than we wish? We must avoid that tendency.
· Old Testament promises
· New Testament promises
· Promises yet unfulfilled
· Promises already fulfilled
· Promises about heaven
· Promises about hell
· Promises about justification
· Promises about judgment
· Promises about righteousness
· Promises about reconciliation
· Promises about death
· Promises about life
· Promises to me
· Promises to you
ALL of God’s promises have their YES in Jesus.
Jesus is the only way to the Father, the only mediator between man and God, our advocate in heaven, our payment for sin, our life, our peace, our blessed hope, our YES to all of God’s promises.
God has nothing for any man that must not be realized in the person of Jesus Christ our Lord. He is the Messiah the ancients looked for. His life in us is the mystery the prophets did not understand. His death satisfied God’s wrath for sin. His life satisfied God’s standard for holiness. His priesthood is once for all time, once for all. His kingdom is eternal. His blood is sufficient. His power is unlimited. His grace is unfathomable. His presence is in us. His love flows through us. His Spirit is our guarantee. His purposes are sure. His will can not be thwarted. He is the beginning and the end. He is the I AM. …And I could go on…but the point is well made.
Jesus is God’s YES! In Christ God is offering His eternal YES to you. Have you said AMEN?
“That is why through Him we utter our AMEN to God for His glory”. What ever your need or mine God says “YES”!, and he says it in Jesus. How can we do less than say “AMEN” (or yes, I agree with you) back to him for His glory?