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The Promise of His Coming

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Few things in life provide as much hope as a promise. Hope is Anticipation is the strenght of a promise. Patience is the binding agent. Trust keeps hope alive. God too have provided the promise that moves us from a life of existing to one of abundance.

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The Promise

Read
Genesis 9:15 KJV 1900
15 And I will remember my covenant, which is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh; and the waters shall no more become a flood to destroy all flesh.
What does this scripture say about God and Covenant?

God Remembers His Covenant

God Remembers His Covenant

His Covenant
His Covenant
++Were Personal
++Were Generational
++Were Environmental
His Covenant Were Personal
++Was Personal
Genesis 9:15 KJV 1900
15 And I will remember my covenant, which is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh; and the waters shall no more become a flood to destroy all flesh.
Vs 15 …between me and you...
Genesis
His Covenant Were Generational
Was Personal
++Was Generational
Vs 15 …between me and you..
Genesis
Read , 12
Genesis 9:8–9 KJV 1900
8 And God spake unto Noah, and to his sons with him, saying, 9 And I, behold, I establish my covenant with you, and with your seed after you;
Genesis 9:12 KJV 1900
12 And God said, This is the token of the covenant which I make between me and you and every living creature that is with you, for perpetual generations:
His Covenant Were Environmental
Genesis 9:12
His Covenant
Was Personal
Was Generational
++Was Environmental
Read Genesis 9:11
Genesis
Was made with Noah and everything that came from the ark that he will not forget his promise.
Read Genesis 9:11
Read Genesis 9:11
Genesis 9:11 KJV 1900
11 And I will establish my covenant with you; neither shall all flesh be cut off any more by the waters of a flood; neither shall there any more be a flood to destroy the earth.
Was made with Noah

What is a Covenant?

COVENANT Oath-bound promise whereby one party solemnly pledges to bless or serve another party in some specified way.

Holman Illustrated

A Covenant is a Biblical Promise

Was made with Noah
++A Promise
What three things make a biblical promise different?
Biblical Promises
Steven B. Cowan, “Covenant,” ed. Chad Brand et al., Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (Nashville, TN: Holman Bible Publishers, 2003), 355.Was made with Noah
Was made with Noah
and everything that came from the ark that he will not forget his promise.
++Are not contractual
Promises are not contractual but relational. There is no legal agreement that binds either party to it.
++Are relational
++No legal document is needed
Why is it so important to keep promises?
Promises should never be broken
++It is a relationships Issue
built
++Relationships rely upon promises

The Promise

What is ment by “The Promise?”
Some promises have life changing impacts
Today’s message is not about promises in general.
Today’s message is not about promises in general.
++It is a specific promise.
++The Promise of the Father
++The Promise that gives life
Read Romans 5:12-14
Romans 5:12–14 KJV 1900
12 Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned: 13 (For until the law sin was in the world: but sin is not imputed when there is no law. 14 Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over them that had not sinned after the similitude of Adam’s transgression, who is the figure of him that was to come.
What did Adams transgression do?
Romans 5:12-14
By one man sin
++Entered the world
++Death also came (Product of sin)
++Death is Separation
++Sin and death is the state in which man is born.
What was Gods plan?
God had a solution
++He called it “The Promise”
++It was the catalyst of life
Read John 10:10
John 10:10 KJV 1900
10 The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.
Why did Jesus come?
Jesus has come
++That they (us) might have life
++That life may be abundant
Jesus’ coming
++Brought Provision
++Brought Capacity
Read John 1:4
John 1:4 KJV 1900
4 In him was life; and the life was the light of men.
John
In him
++Was life
++His life was light
What is the purpose of light?
Light
++Illuminates
++Helps us see
++Dispels darkness

He did not come to give us life. He came to enable us to receive life.

Read John 3:16
John 3:16 KJV 1900
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.
What or who is the subject of the statement?
John 3:
It is God
++That loves all
++That gave for all
Whosoever believes in Jesus
++Stops the decay
++Embraces life everlasting

The Promise

1 Peter 3:1–4 KJV 1900
1 Likewise, ye wives, be in subjection to your own husbands; that, if any obey not the word, they also may without the word be won by the conversation of the wives; 2 While they behold your chaste conversation coupled with fear. 3 Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel; 4 But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price.
1 Peter 3:1
Reade
2 Peter 3:1–4 KJV 1900
1 This second epistle, beloved, I now write unto you; in both which I stir up your pure minds by way of remembrance: 2 That ye may be mindful of the words which were spoken before by the holy prophets, and of the commandment of us the apostles of the Lord and Saviour: 3 Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, 4 And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.
What does Peter want believers to know and do?

We must remember The Promise

What did Peter mean by “pure minds”?
Your mind is pure
++Your mind is pure
++Heard the word
++Received the word
++You have tasted of the heavenly gift
++Tasted of the heavenly gift
++You have tasted of the heavenly gift
++A partaker of the Holy Ghost
Don’t you forget what the Lord has Done
++What the Lord has Done
Rely upon
How could they forget?
on promises.
You are living in the last days
++People won’t believe
++While they are looking for it
++Let us walk in the Promise
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Hebrews 6:9 KJV 1900
9 But, beloved, we are persuaded better things of you, and things that accompany salvation, though we thus speak.
Hebrews 6:9
Hebrews 6:12 KJV 1900
12 That ye be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises.
Hebrews 6
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2 Peter 3:9 KJV 1900
9 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
2 Peter 3:9
What is the Promise and what will it do?
What is “The Promise”
2 Peter 3:9–12 KJV 1900
9 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. 10 But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up. 11 Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness, 12 Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat?
++Speaks of better things
++Things that accompany Salvation
++Empowers us to speak
How did the promise come?
Luke 24:49 KJV 1900
49 And, behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high.
Where did the Promise come from?
Jesus Christ
++Sends the Promise
++It comes from the Father
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Luke 24:49 KJV 1900
49 And, behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high.
Acts 1:8 KJV 1900
8 But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.

Worthy the wait

Worthy the wait

You will
++Be Endued
++Be Clothed
++Be Dressed
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2 Corinthians 5:4 KJV 1900
4 For we that are in this tabernacle do groan, being burdened: not for that we would be unclothed, but clothed upon, that mortality might be swallowed up of life.
2 Corinthians 5 KJV 1900
1 For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. 2 For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed upon with our house which is from heaven: 3 If so be that being clothed we shall not be found naked. 4 For we that are in this tabernacle do groan, being burdened: not for that we would be unclothed, but clothed upon, that mortality might be swallowed up of life. 5 Now he that hath wrought us for the selfsame thing is God, who also hath given unto us the earnest of the Spirit. 6 Therefore we are always confident, knowing that, whilst we are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord: 7 (For we walk by faith, not by sight:) 8 We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord. 9 Wherefore we labour, that, whether present or absent, we may be accepted of him. 10 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad. 11 Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord, we persuade men; but we are made manifest unto God; and I trust also are made manifest in your consciences. 12 For we commend not ourselves again unto you, but give you occasion to glory on our behalf, that ye may have somewhat to answer them which glory in appearance, and not in heart. 13 For whether we be beside ourselves, it is to God: or whether we be sober, it is for your cause. 14 For the love of Christ constraineth us; because we thus judge, that if one died for all, then were all dead: 15 And that he died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto him which died for them, and rose again. 16 Wherefore henceforth know we no man after the flesh: yea, though we have known Christ after the flesh, yet now henceforth know we him no more. 17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. 18 And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation; 19 To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation. 20 Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God. 21 For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.
2 Corinthians 5:4 RSV
4 For while we are still in this tent, we sigh with anxiety; not that we would be unclothed, but that we would be further clothed, so that what is mortal may be swallowed up by life.
2 Corinthians 5’:4
:4
When the Promise comes
When the Promise
++Receive from the Father
++Power from on High
Acts 1:4 KJV 1900
4 And, being assembled together with them, commanded them that they should not depart from Jerusalem, but wait for the promise of the Father, which, saith he, ye have heard of me.
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Acts 1:8
Acts 1:8 KJV 1900
8 But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.
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2 Corinthians 4:7 KJV 1900
7 But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.
1 Corinthians 4:7 KJV 1900
7 For who maketh thee to differ from another? and what hast thou that thou didst not receive? now if thou didst receive it, why dost thou glory, as if thou hadst not received it?
2 Corinthians 4:7
When the Promise comes
Acts 2:1–4 KJV 1900
1 And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. 2 And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. 3 And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. 4 And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.
Acts 1:9 KJV 1900
9 And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight.
++Receive from the Father
++Power from on High
++The Overflow of Christ
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John 3:4 KJV 1900
4 Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother’s womb, and be born?
John 3:34 KJV 1900
34 For he whom God hath sent speaketh the words of God: for God giveth not the Spirit by measure unto him.
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Acts 2:33 KJV 1900
33 Therefore being by the right hand of God exalted, and having received of the Father the promise of the Holy Ghost, he hath shed forth this, which ye now see and hear.
Acts
Acts 2:39 KJV 1900
39 For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.
This Promise is
++Personal
++Power from on High
++The Overflow of Christ
Acts 4:31 KJV 1900
31 And when they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were assembled together; and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they spake the word of God with boldness.
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++Generational
++Missional
++For everyone that believes
Why do we need “The Promise?”
Read
Galatians
Galatians 3:14 KJV 1900
14 That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.
Read
1 John 2:25 KJV 1900
25 And this is the promise that he hath promised us, even eternal life.
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