God Is a Promise Keeper

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Why Do People Break Promises?

Has anyone ever promised you something, then not fulfilled their word. I am sure they have. Have you ever wondered why? There are no doubt as many reasons as there are unfulfilled promises, but consider these:

  • Often people get caught up in the moment. They may be full of good intentions, but they never look at the end result, that of fulfilling the promise. The here and now is what is important to them. It feels just as good to promise as it does to keep the promise.
  • After making the promise, they may realize the difficulty involved in seeing it through. Rather than go the extra mile they simply move on leaving a trail of hurt behind.
  • Perhaps it is a matter of pride. Many promises are made by individuals who do not have the ability to produce. Rather than admit their weaknesses, they promise, but they are never able to deliver. While hoping you forget, they call up excuse after excuse.

Merriam-Webster Dictionary describes a promise as "a declaration that one will do or refrain from doing something specified; or a legally binding declaration that gives the person to whom it is made a right to expect or to claim the performance or forbearance of a specified act."

Broken promises leave in their wake a string of hurt, bad feelings, unforgiveness, and animosity. When we don't keep a promise to someone, it communicates to that person that we do not value him or her. Now, put the shoe on the other foot. Could that promise breaker be you?.

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What do you do when you break a promise?

  • I just go on with my. I don't wory about it.
  • I never break a promise?
  • I sincerely apologize and try to right the wrong.
  • I go hide in a corner and hope they forget about it.
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The Harm of Broken Promises

As we break promises to others, we not only belittle them, but we harm ourselves as well. Think what we really accomplish by not following through with our promises.

When you break a promise you are putting something ahead of your commitment, your word. You are speaking volumes about not only what you think of others, but ultimately, what you think of yourself.

Rather than face the low-down rascal we have become, we begin a series of justifications.We begin to believe it is acceptable to not follow through with something we promised. We begin to think it is okay to let someone down. As long as it is okay, our conscience is soothed, at least temporarily. In the long run however, our reputation is damaged, quite often beyond repair. It is not uncommon for a broken promise to leave behind broken friendships - and when the friend is also a family member, the pain is increased significantly. Let me ask you. Is it worth it?

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The True Promise Keeper

I am told there are over 7,000 promises in the Bible. Jesus Himself said that His words are faithful and true (Revelation 21:5). That is a good promise to begin with. We are promised that the words we find in Scripture can be counted on. We can depend on every word of Scripture including the 7,000 promises. Certainly we will not look at all 7,000, but let us take a brief look at seven.

Seven Timely Promises .

You say, "The situation is impossible." Jesus said". . . The things which are impossible with men are possible with God" (Luke 18:27). He means what He says. He will do the impossible in your life if you allow Him to.

You say, " I'm too tired to carry on from day to day." The Promise Keeper tells us again in Matthew 11:28, 29 - "Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls." Lay your burdens down at the foot of the cross. Let Jesus take them. And when you lay them down, do not go back and pick them up again.

You say, "Nobody really loves me.” What about the beautiful promise of the best loved and most quoted verse in the entire Bible, John 3:16. "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." God cannot love you more than He does, nor can He love you less. His love is constant. When you are in need of a hug, go to Jesus.

You say, "I can’t do it.” I once came across an interesting quote - "If you believe you can, or if you believe you can't, you're right." To the one who follows in the footsteps of positive thinking, that may sound good, but the Bible gives us a different thought. Let me give you the bad news first. John 15:5 tells us that we can do nothing within ourselves - ". . . without me [Jesus] ye can do nothing." The good news is very positive. We are told in Philippians 4:13, "I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me." The ability and power to accomplish things in this life rests in Christ. That should take much of the pressure off of our day to day experiences.

You say, "It’s not worth it.” Oh, it absolutely is. It is so easy to get worn down, to grow weary in the battle, to want to give up - but don't you do it! We have the promise of Galatians 6:9 which says, "And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not."

The farmer plants his crop in the spring, but he does not reap until months later. It is that patience in between that brings forth the harvest. You may have planted in the spring, and you feel that your harvest is past, but "let us not be weary in well doing." It may be that tomorrow will be the day of reaping. With each passing day we get closer. Keep at it.

You say, “I can’t forgive myself.” Have you forgotten the promise of God in I John 1:9? "If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness." If we level with God, and admit our wrongdoing, He will always, always forgive us. If God can forgive you, then certainly you ought to forgive yourself - and others who have offended you..What about the promise Rom. 8:1? "There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit."

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You say, “I’m always worried and afraid.” Humanly, that is understandable, but we have a better promise in I Pet. 5:7 - "Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you." God cares for you so much more than you care for yourself. He will watch over you and protect you. He will overcome the darts of the enemy. Remember too, that 90% of the things we worry about never come to pass. II Tim. 1:7 continues, " For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind." Get your eyes off the circumstances and look to Jesus.

You say, “I feel all alone.” Life can be discouraging at times. We can be overcome with loneliness as we feel we are the only one. Be sure that is not the case. Hebrews 13:5 reminds us of the promise of God, "I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee . . . "

So there you have it! Just follow Christ, your Promise Keeper, and He will fulfill the promises He has made to you. There are still another 6,993 promises left to explore in the Bible. Take some time, and see how many you can find - and then live by them.

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Norine Williams 13 months ago

I agree GOD (aka Jesus Christ) is "the same yesterday, today & forever" (Hebrews 13:8) in "Keeping Promises" unlike "man!" His WORD has "gone out and will not return VOID" (Isaiah 55:11) because "He does not LIE" (Numbers 23:19)!

Deuteronomy 7:9 says "Know, therefore, that the LORD thy God, he is God, the "faithful" God, who keepeth covenant and mercy with them who love him and keep his commandments to a thousand generations." Why it is IMPERATIVE we have "rightly divided" His Word for we affect those we love for "thousands of generations!"


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Jackie Lynnley 13 months ago from The Beautiful South

I love God's promises and I know any that I do not benefit from is my doing not His! I think my favorite that I lean on is asking in His son Jesus' name. I don't have to do much to put my faith in Jesus!

Great writing! Enjoyed it so much.


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Michael-Milec 13 months ago

Great and encouraging word lifegate.

Yes, God is the 'promise keeper' and everyone who know Him as the heavenly Father also knows undeniably, - let me say it this way: our heavenly Father's promises are unchangeable and we can depend upon each and every one of them. Hallelujah. It makes all difference in our daily walk and talk, we just live the standard Jesus of Nazareth has declared upon those loving Him, obeying His teaching- yes we do -" My Father will love him and we will come to him and dwell with him." As does the Father so do the children the promise k.....


Norine Williams 13 months ago

Jackie: Did not I Timothy 3:16 say "And WITHOUT CONTROVERSY great is the "MYSTERY" of godliness: GOD was manifest in the flesh (as JESUS CHRIST)..."?

Explain this Scripture if Jesus is not GOD but "only" the Son of God (AND HE IS THE "SON" OF GOD), when Ephesians 4:4-6 says there is "ONE SPIRIT?" Why do you think GOD entered Mary's womb, manifested HIMSELF in flesh as Jesus Christ, yet HE is not both Father and Son and/or anything or anyone and can be any place HE pleases, simultaneously, if HE SO WILLS?

Jesus "tried" to relate to "man" so they could "understand" but without "worshiping Him in Spirit" (Jn 4:24) one will never "see!" (Matthew 13:10-13).

Doesn't He operate in you and I and millions of others who "believe?" Why LIMIT "The GREAT "I AM?" Man puts "limits" on GOD and has gone so far as to categorize Him into "ONLY" "Three" (The Trinity)! Do they realize WHO they're "limiting?" GOD? Trinitarians say "3 personalities," but isn't He ("supposed to be") in all "believers simultaneously?

You operate in different "glories" or "roles," don't you? You could be a wife, mother, sister, aunt, cousin, but that is not your "name!" So it is with GOD! He operates in whatever "GLORY" HE pleases! He can add, subtract, and divide Himself if He desires! HE IS GOD whose "name" is JESUS (Philippians 2:10) as you are "woman" whose "name" is Jackie Lynnley (?) yet you could/can operate in the glory (role) of wife, mother, sister, aunt, cousin, etc., but GOD can't?

Get real "sheep!" Don't let "religion" continue to "deceive you!" AS I've said before, "What better device for Satan to use to "deceive" sheep but "religion!" MY GOD! This is a "SPIRITUAL" journey and those who can't "see" are those mentioned in Matthew 13:10-13 in which when asked, "Why do you speak in "parables' Jesus?" (In which The Father and The Son is the Greatest Allegory in Scripture!) He replied, "So those who do not have the Holy Spirit can not "see!" {paraphrasing}

It's time ALL "look" at ( Study) Scripture "In the Spirit," (John 4:24), to "see" the "Miraculous" Wonder(s) of GOD and stop "looking" at Scripture as "man" sees 'father and son' but "Father" (the portion of THE SPIRIT (ONE SPIRIT) who was never manifested in flesh and subjected to sin; and "Son" (God manifested in flesh) who was FULLY GOD and FULLY man! Remember: He can add, subtract or divide Himself into ANYONE, ANYTIME or PLACE, IF HE DESIRES!

Angers you? Goes against what "religion" teaches? Then read these Scriptures: Matthew 1:23 - “Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel,” which is translated, “God with us.”

Isaiah 9:6 - For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

Isaiah 43:10,11 - “You are My witnesses,” says the Lord, “And My servant whom I have chosen, That you may know and believe Me, and understand that I am He. BEFORE Me there was NO GOD formed, NOR shall there be AFTER Me. I, even I, am the Lord, and besides Me there is no Savior" (No Jesus=Savior? Why? HE IS JESUS).”

Revelation 1:17-18; Revelation 2:8 - (Jesus is the First and the Last)

Isaiah 44:6 - (God is the Redeemer)

2 Peter 1:1 (Jesus is the Redeemer) - “To those who have obtained like precious faith with us by the righteousness of our God and Savior Jesus Christ”

Isaiah 44:24 - (God created the world by Himself alone)

John 1:3; Colossians 1:16 - (Jesus made all things)

John 1:1 - In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God... 1:14 - And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us,

John 5:17,18 - “My Father has been working until now, and I have been working.” Therefore the Jews sought to kill Him, because He not only BROKE THE SABBATH, but also said that God was His Father, making Himself EQUAL with God.

John 5:23 - that all should honor the Son just as they honor the Father. He who does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent Him. Why?

John 8:24 - “Therefore I said to you that you will die in your sins; for if you do not believe that I AM [He], you will die in your sins.”

John 8:58 - Then Jesus said to them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I AM.” How?

John 10:30-33 - Jesus answered them, “I and My Father are one.” Then the Jews took up stones again to stone Him. Jesus answered them, “Many good works I have shown you from My Father. For which of those works do you stone Me?” The Jews answered Him, saying, “For a good work we do not stone You, but for blasphemy, and because You, being a Man, make Yourself God.”

John 14:6-7 - Jesus said to him, “I AM the way, the truth, and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.”

John 14:9-11 - Jesus said to him, “Have I been with you so long and yet you have not known Me, Philip? He who has seen Me has seen the Father; so how can you say, 'Show us the Father'?”

John 20:28 - And Thomas answered and said to Him, “My Lord and my God!”

Acts 4:12 - “Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.”

Acts 20:28 - (God purchased us with His own blood)

Revelation 1:5-6; Revelation 5:8-9 - (Jesus' blood purchased us)

Philippians 2:5-7 - Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God, but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bond-servant, and coming in the likeness of men.

Colossians 2:9 - For in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily

1 Timothy 3:16 - And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifested in the flesh, Justified in the Spirit, Seen by angels, Preached among the Gentiles, Believed on in the world, Received up in glory.

Titus 2:13 - looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God AND Savior Jesus Christ. SAME!

Hebrews 1:8-9 - But to the Son He says: “Your throne, O God, is forever and ever; A scepter of righteousness is the scepter of Your kingdom. You have loved righteousness and hated lawlessness; Therefore God, Your God, has anointed You with the oil of gladness more than Your companions.”

2 John 1:7 - For many deceivers have gone out into the world who do not confess Jesus Christ as coming in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist.

Revelation 1:8 - “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End,” says the Lord, “who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.”

Revelation 22:13 - “I AM the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End, the First and the Last.”... 22:16 - “I, Jesus, have sent My angel to testify to you these things in the churches.”

1 Timothy 6:14-16 - “our Lord Jesus Christ's appearing, which He will manifest in His own time, He who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings and Lord of lords, who alone has immortality, dwelling in unapproachable light, whom no man has seen or can see, to whom be honor and everlasting power. Amen.”

Hebrews 2:17-18 - “Therefore, in all things He had to be made like His brethren, that He might be a merciful and faithful High Priest in things pertaining to God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people. For in that He Himself has suffered, being tempted, He is able to aid those who are tempted.”

Hebrews 4:15-16 - “For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.”

1 Peter 2:24 - “who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we having died to sins, might live for righteousness - by whose stripes you were healed.”

He went from sovereignty to shame and from deity to death? Why? For you.

John 15:13 - “Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one's life for his friends.”

Romans 5:8 - “But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”


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Michael-Milec 13 months ago

@ Jackie Lynnley : Please exercise restrain and act in wisdom. The God knows your heart, none of the people. The convenience of being on HP isn't for tearing down each other. (Assuming, you've red the above comment )


Norine Williams 13 months ago

@Michael: Why ask her to "exercise restrain and act in wisdom?" "The convenience of being on HP" is to teach TRUTH and spread the "Good News" of Jesus Christ "fulfilling Scripture" in Matthew 24:14 which says, "And THIS GOSPEL of the KINGDOM shall be preached in ALL THE WORLD for a WITNESS unto ALL nations; AND THEN SHALL THE END COME." "THE END?" It's time we get busy, for with technology, we are now able to do "greater things" than He" (in the physical realm) (John 14:12) in "spreading His Word" and "walking in the "SUPERNATURAL" or "SPIRIT" (Galatians 5:16-26)!

Instead of relying on "teachings," rely on Holy Spirit by "Studying" (II Timothy 2:15), praying (James 1:5), "in Spirit and in Truth" (John 4:24), "leaning not to your OWN "understanding," (Proverbs 3:5) for TRUTH in HIS WORD! "Humble yourself" (II Chronicles 7:14) and STUDY with mind as a "clean slate" considering Ephesians 4:4-6 "ONE SPIRIT!"

Did not Jesus "tear down" religion of the Scribes and Pharisees? THINK! What are you "tearing down" if Christ-like?

Me? RELIGION! GOD HATES "RELIGION" and wishes us to worship Him in SPIRIT and in TRUTH (John 4:24) to "see" ONE SPIRIT (Ephesians 4:4-6) not as we've been "taught" by man!

Again, the most "deceptive tool" Satan has devised is RELIGION which teaches "The Trinity!"


Michael Milec 13 months ago

@Norine Willisms , Whom do you mean " her " and what was the question asked ?


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lifegate 13 months ago from Pleasant Gap, PA Author

Hi Norine,

thanks for stopping by and adding the Scripture - good verses!


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lifegate 13 months ago from Pleasant Gap, PA Author

Hi Jackie,

God's promises are safe and secure. We can certainly rest in the Name of Jesus. Thanks for stopping by to visit!


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lifegate 13 months ago from Pleasant Gap, PA Author

Glad you could stop by, Michael. God is steadfast, so His Word is steadfast. As always, it's good to see you!


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MsDora 13 months ago from The Caribbean

Lifegate, your article is empowering. I live on God's promises. For every trying situation I face, I look for a promise to hang onto. Hebrews 13: 5 was and is still one of my anchors after my divorce; God certainly keeps His promise to be always present.


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BlossomSB 13 months ago from Victoria, Australia

An excellent article and I love your quotes, they're so relevant. God really does keep His promises, and so should we. Thank you for the reminder and God bless you.


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Jackie Lynnley 13 months ago from The Beautiful South

Jesus Christ the Son of the almighty God is my Savior; He is my only way to the father, through the Spirit and that is all I have to say about that.


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lifegate 13 months ago from Pleasant Gap, PA Author

You know MsDora, I can't understand how people make it through life without claiming the promises of God. It's the only sure foundation we have- glad you found Him.


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lifegate 13 months ago from Pleasant Gap, PA Author

Good to see you Blossom! Yes, God really does keep His promises. In a world of confusion and uncertainty, He never changes. Glad you wee able to stop by and read!


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lifegate 13 months ago from Pleasant Gap, PA Author

Amen, Jackie!


Norine Williams 13 months ago

@MM: From Michael M@ Jackie Lynnley : "Please exercise restrain and act in wisdom. The God knows your heart, none of the people. The convenience of being on HP isn't for tearing down each other. (Assuming, you've red the above comment )"

You did ask someone to "exercise restrain.." and I asked WHY?

If you "Christians" don't believe Scriptures (Ephesians 4:4-6+), Satan has won in that you see 'father & son' (carnally) rather than "Father & Son" (Spiritually)! SAD! Matthew 13:10-13! Not "worshiping IN SPIRIT and in TRUTH" ALWAYS produces this outcome!

RELIGION shows no evidence of Supernatural events to unbelievers and one wonders why MOST (especially "young people") wish NOT to be associated with "dry bones" or "religiously correct" individuals!

When is the last time one of you saw a miracle: blind eyes opened, lame walk, cancer (leprosy) healed as Jesus did? Why do these Supernatural events not happen in most churches? Complacency? Not doing as Scripture says, "GROW?" Did not Scripture say we "CHANGE" from "glory to glory...into HIS likeness" (II Cor 3:18)! Have you "changed into His likeness" by performing "miracles" as Jesus via the Holy Spirit? Didn't He say we would {paraphrasing} "do greater things than He because He had to leave and "return to His Father" but sent Holy Spirit to "help us (John 14:26;16:13) or did John 14:12 LIE? If true, why don't we have evidence of this in "RELIGION?"

No action (miracles) Religion? No acceptance of the "GIFT" Jesus DIED and sent to us (Holy Spirit)! What an insult! Jesus has "already paid" for the "GIFT," yet there's no evidence of "acceptance?"

Doesn't one realize that we have "Ultimate Power" (as Jesus) but are "sitting on IT" by not "believing" in the "Supernatural" or HOLY SPIRIT nor having FAITH in order for "Supernatural" events to occur?

You continue to "LIMIT GOD" as you've done in "The Trinity!"

Your baptism "...in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit..." according to Matthew 28:19 is against Scripture also!

THE ORIGINAL CHURCH" was established "ON THE DAY OF PENTECOST" and was our "MODEL" to follow yet no one does, but call themselves "Christians?"

Did you know those Words spoken in Matthew 28:19 (if at all) by Jesus were spoken under the Old Covenant because the New Covenant wasn't effective until the Day of Pentecost (Acts 2); therefore, your belief of baptism is "UNDER THE LAW?" Do you know you CANNOT live under both covenants ( Galatians 3 & 4; James 2:10)?

In addition, Scripture says {paraphrasing} in Matthew 18:16, Deuteronomy 19:15 and II Corinthians 13:1 "...In the mouth of two or three witnesses shall every word be established?" Where are "witness Scriptures" for Matthew 28:19?

Also, "If the disciples were "commanded" to baptize according to Matthew 28:19, why didn't they do it in Scripture?" Find ONE PLACE where ANYONE baptized according to Matthew 28:19 in Scripture! You can't! This in itself should make you THINK! But continue following "tradition" or "teachings" and not "worshiping in Spirit and in Truth" when studying or belief is not in accordance with Acts 2:42 (After the Cross or After the Day of Pentecost) and "...preach ANY OTHER GOSPEL..." (Galatians 1:6-9) you will be "ACCURSED!"

Again, I say, Jesus wants us to "worship Him in Spirit and in Truth which means when "studying," praying, walking, talking, praising, worshiping, in EVERYTHING you do do ALL in the name of the Lord Jesus (aka Holy Spirit)! Oh, you don't believe that (aka Jesus) either although Scripture says in John 14:26 (Jesus talking) that "...the FATHER WILL send "IN MY NAME.." To further show "proof" in Scripture that "Jesus is God," John 16:7 says (Jesus speaking of sending the Holy Spirit) "...I WILL SEND HIM UNTO YOU." Oh, so in John 14:26 "The Father" would send and in John 16:7 (JESUS SAID) "I WILL SEND," but they are not that "ONE SPIRIT" mentioned in Ephesians 4:4-6? Get real!

Oh, so you say, "They have three "personalities" which makes for "The Trinity?" "IF" we are "striving" (rightly dividing His Word) to be Christ-like, isn't He in ALL of us and do we not have different "personalities?"

Either you believe YOU ARE Christ-like, can do as He did (Supernaturally too) by the Power of the Holy Spirit, or you don't believe Scripture! It's time we "accept" the "GIFT" He has "already paid for" and start showing "evidence" that GOD IS REAL! "Men" (unbelievers) want "proof" (as I've seen on HP) and we are "SITTING ON IT" because of "tradition" and/or "religion!"


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denise.w.anderson 13 months ago from Bismarck, North Dakota

The scriptures tell us that God is the same yesterday, today, and forever. We can depend upon him, no matter what. Now that is a great promise!


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lifegate 13 months ago from Pleasant Gap, PA Author

That certainly is a great promise, Denise! And it's really the only one we need. God was faithful to His people in the past, and He'll be faithful today and forever. Thanks for taking the time to stop by and visit.


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Michael-Milec 13 months ago

@ Norine Williams. Hi.

My original intension was not to bother with respnse to your outrages anger spell, in expectation that the Hub author wil simply delete your latest addition @ MM. What do you want with me? Though I do not care of your opinion of mne, for the ferness to all readers, my resposibility is to explain what’s going on. When you first "jumped" at Jackie Lynley, the Spirit moved on me to write her a warning not to respond to it. So far Jackie stay away from it. Next you came angerily after me "Why ask her to 'excercise.restrain'...'' throwing at me whatever came to your mind out of context. My next question to you "Whom do you mean 'her'?"… you never bother to answer-nothing you said to it, instead you took arbitrary action telling me "You did ask someone... and I asked WHY? ‘’ ( You asking me?!)

First of all I didnt ask someone, I send a politely composed warning to Jackie Linnley, - nothing to do with you at all. I do not know you who you are - after this encounter why should I care ? You do not know me and that is reason your assumption are falls and out of place, not to mantion how inaccurately you handled the Scripture quotation. You have the nerve asking "When is the last time one of you saw a miracle?..." while not having any idea, that over a half of century the Lord's grace is upon me anointing me whenever He wants to manifesting the deeds of the kingdom on more than one Continent, countless countries, always according His word " These signs shall follow those who believe’'.. My Jesus never said " "give an account to Norine"- Actually if you understand , those " deeds of the Kingdom”-the healings, casting out demons, speaking to the nature - are to the glory of God the Father; my only concern is to be careful rejoicing that my name is written in heaven.

Do not expect me to answer piece by piece all your 'smorgasbord' of Scripture quotations in your response, trying to fix your out of place suggestion what do I know or what do I believe. None of the readers will be edified neither saints nor sinners.Some might though have compassion on "christins" of whom apostle Paul spoke "If anyone thinks he is somebody whne he is nobody, he is deceiving himself."


Norine Williams 13 months ago

MM: Why would you ask anyone to "restrain" from discussing Scripture when it is TOTALLY "against" WORD? Doesn't II Timothy 3:16 say "All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for DOCTRINE, for REPROOF, for CORRECTION (which I do with WORD), for INSTRUCTION IN CHRIST?" Then why would you tell someone to go against Scripture if THEY want to respond? Who are you? GOD or Satan "restraining" one from doing as WORD says, if THEY desire? I wonder what spirit told you to do this?

"When you first "jumped" at Jackie Lynley, the Spirit (spirit?) moved on me to write her a warning not to respond to it." I never "jumped" at Jackie Lynley," but asked her if she remembered ("Did not it say?") I Timothy 3:16 "GOD WAS MANIFEST IN THE FLESH" and IS therefore "JESUS" which goes against "Trinitarian" doctrine.

After providing so many Scriptures, YOU became "angry" and advised Jackie to "restrain" which is (again) against Scripture! By doing so, you sinned defying II Timothy 3:16 which says "...PROFITABLE for ...CORRECTION..." not RESTRAINT! I wonder what spirit told you to say that?

"The convenience of being on HP isn't for tearing down each other.(Assuming, you've red the above comment )" Then to further defy the WORD (which is ALL I provided), you called IT "tearing down" each other." Blasphemy? ALL I did was show ALL what IS WRITTEN in Scripture and to remind ALL of John 4:24 "..they that worship Him MUST worship Him in Spirit and in Truth.." when discussing The Father and The Son and not look at The Spirit as "father and son" rather "Father and Son!" What's wrong with telling TRUTH? Is it that Hebrews 4:12 did not lie? It says, " For the word of God is living, and powerful, an sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart." It "cuts!" I can see why you're "angry" when it has that affect! Especially, when it "tears down" TRADITION!

Scripture says in too many places that JESUS is GOD, which goes against what "Religion" has "taught" most! Are you one that has been "taught" by man rather than Holy Spirit and is why you are so "angry?" Well, I'm not angry and will repeat "JESUS IS GOD!"

I'm sure the WORD seems "out of place" to those who follow "tradition" as sheep and is why I continue to tell ALL to "STUDY" for yourself asking Holy Spirit for revelation of TRUTH in HIS WORD!

"...my only concern is to be careful rejoicing that my name is written in heaven." So far, (I Timothy 5:20) I've seen in your response "Quenching the Holy Spirit" (I Thess 5:19) with your request for one to "restrain," believing The Trinity (when numerous Scriptures were provided that Jesus is God), Defying I Peter 3:19 ("Do not expect me to answer"), when IT explicitly says "...be ready ALWAYS to give an answer to EVERY MAN that asketh you a reason for the hope that is in you with meekness and fear," and on and on!! If you don't believe one of the reasons Jesus DIED was to send us the Holy Spirit to "help us" AFTER THE CROSS, we should NOW live under the New Covenant and follow the Apostle's Doctrine (Acts 2:42), then Galatians 1:6-9 applies and your "concern" will be confirmed!

"If anyone thinks he is somebody whne he is nobody, he is deceiving himself." I KNOW who I am in Christ, a vessel who was told to TEACH!

I still ask "When is the last time one of you saw a miracle in your church due to "lack of exercising FAITH?" You didn't answer. Do you think these "deeds of the Kingdom" are not to be done today?

Oh yes, based on I Peter 3:15, MY JESUS did say, "...give an answer" (account) to Norine and He further stated, if not, "I'll be ashamed of you" {paraphrasing} Luke 9:26!

Concerning the "Father and the Son" vs 'father and son,' II Corinthians 4:3 says "But if our gospel be hidden it is hidden to them that are lost." Concerning the Apostles' Doctrine, Jeremiah 31:33; Hebrews 8:10 & 10:16 {paraphrasing} says, "...After those days (or after He resurrects and sent Holy Spirit as promised in John 14:26; 16:13), He would put His laws in their minds, and write them in their hearts!" On the Day of Pentecost the Holy Spirit came (Acts 2:2) and began "putting laws in their minds and writing them in their hearts" telling them what to tell us to do for Salvation. Afterwards, and under the New Covenant, they only baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus (Acts 2:28+)! Have you seen anyone baptizing according to Matthew 28:19 in Scripture? Then why do you believe it's to be done? Jesus said "... IN THE NAME..." Do you really think Father is a name, or Son, or Holy Spirit? These are GLORIES! Is father, son or husband your name?

ALL I do is tell ALL to do what Scripture says we SHOULD do! Worship (Study too) in Spirit and in Truth rather than "carnally!" I will continue as long as HP allows!

"Concern clarified!"


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lifegate 13 months ago from Pleasant Gap, PA Author

Okay, now it's my turn. I say this lovingly although I'm sure it may not be taken this way. Norine,you say, ""If anyone thinks he is somebody when he is nobody, he is deceiving himself." I KNOW who I am in Christ, a vessel who was told to TEACH!" You don't teach. You malign and attack. We're clearly told in Scripture to speak the truth in love. Neither I nor anyone else here see love exuding from your heart (maybe that should be a warning to you.That may not be your intent, but that's what you project).

I can only speak for myself, but what I see is an arrogant individual who insists on having the last word and degrading others. Truth is not the issue. Who is right has become the issue.

If you truly want to teach, write your own hubs. Get your word out there for people to see. The word count to your comments is over 1,000 words more than my hub itself - certainly long enough to be considered a hub. Just add some photos and a couple of videos, and you're set to go.

Another reason I think you should write your own hubs is because you rarely stay on topic. You list many verses to prove that Jesus is God. I don't think any of the commenters doubt that Jesus is God, but you made an issue out of it. The hub is about God's promises, not His person. Thoughts about baptism and Christ's miracles are best left for another hub (maybe your own hub) as they have nothing to do with God's promises.

Your kind of comments fit better in the Forums than on an individual hub. You may do more good there with your teaching.

I have also noticed that when you get off track, you begin to ramble and then end up contradicting yourself. Case in point - you say, "Instead of relying on "teachings," rely on Holy Spirit by "Studying" (II Timothy 2:15), praying (James 1:5), "in Spirit and in Truth" (John 4:24), "leaning not to your OWN "understanding," If I'm not to rely on teaching, why have you proclaimed yourself a teacher? Certainly we are to rely on the Holy Spirit as He uses human teachers, but that's not what you said. You've eliminated the human teacher which would include you.

You make judgments that are simply not true. You say to Jackie, "Explain this Scripture if Jesus is not GOD but "only" the Son of God (AND HE IS THE "SON" OF GOD)." She never said He was not God. You just used that for a starting point to write your hub via my page.

You make the statement, "If you "Christians" don't believe Scriptures . . ." We do believe Scripture. We may not see it the same way you do, but that is certainly within our right to do so. You can't make someone believe something just because you think they should. They must see it for themselves - the result of the Holy Spirit working in them. The fact that you use "Christians" in quotations is belittling. We are Christians - period -no need for you to look down your nose at us just because we disagree with your conclusions.

You further go on to say, "Angers you? Goes against what "religion" teaches?" Nobody ever said they were angry, so why bring it up? In your mind, is that how you see it? If so, I would classify that as judging. I understand we are to judge righteous judgment. But wait for someone to get angry before assuming they are.

Regardless of the intent, your references to religion vs. truth, gives the idea that we are lost, and worshiping a false God. I can only speak for myself, and you can only speak for yourself. Salvation is only through the blood of Jesus Christ - Emmanuel, God with us. Salvation has never been, nor will it be by following a set code of beliefs, and I feel pretty sure we all agree with that.

Norine, please understand I am giving you the truth in love. You ask," What's wrong with telling TRUTH? Absolutely nothing. The error is in the way you present it. You come across as self-righteous and angry at anyone who may disagree with your beliefs. But we do not always agree. One is right, and one is wrong. Eternity will tell, but to quote an old hub, "I know that I know that I know" just as you "know that you know that you know." That's where it needs to rest.


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Michael-Milec 13 months ago

@ Norine Williams. Hi.

Take note dear lady that my respect toward the author of the article, as well as sensitivity, love and friendship toward every reader, I will discontinue responding to your nonsense on this page.


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Tamarajo 12 months ago from Southern Minnesota

Wow Bill, what a lively conversation : )

Your article affirms what I was thinking most recently in reflecting how trustworthy God is . Knowing God is faithful to His promises has been so liberating for me. He really is everything we need.

One of my favorite parts of your article is in reference to saying "I can't do it" How futile it is to think that we can accomplish anything truly significant without him or why would we want to.

God bless!


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lifegate 12 months ago from Pleasant Gap, PA Author

Hi Tammy,

Gods promises are as sure as the sun coming up in the morning - actually more sure. It's that kind of stability that we can give complete trust to, and I'm glad for that. Thanks for stopping by and reading.


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lawrence01 12 months ago from Hamilton, New Zealand

Lifegate

Thank you for the reminder that Jesus is the ultimate promise keeper. He's promised that he'll never leave us or forsake us (he knows what that feels like!)

He also says he'll never put us through stuff we can't handle (with him).

Thanks for the reminders

Lawrence


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lifegate 12 months ago from Pleasant Gap, PA Author

You're quite welcome! Thank you for another great promise, Lawrence. I'm glad you were able to stop by for the visit.

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