Principles and Promises

2 Corinthians 1:20 For all of God’s promises have been fulfilled in Christ with a resounding “Yes!” And through Christ, our “Amen” (which means “Yes”) ascends to God for his glory.

According to one account, there are 3573 promises in the Bible. The word promise itself occurs over 50 times in the King James Version of the Bible. The Bible is full of God's promises to help us in every time of need.

There is more to it than just reading the promises then hoping that something happens. The promises of God are not automatically fulfilled just because we read about them in the Bible.  God has made us promises, but there are also principles to be obeyed before the promises are fulfilled.

So, it works like this: you have a need in your life, go to the word of God and find a promise that fit your situation.  Most likely there is a condition to be met.  Sometimes I call the condition a principle.  Everyone wants the promise to be fulfilled, but please remember, you must obey the principle before the promise can be fulfilled.


Isaiah 55:11 So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me void, But it shall accomplish what I please, And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.

 Once you have obeyed the principle or met the conditions, you must then begin to confess the promise.  When you confess the promise, you are saying what God has said.  You are praying the word of God!  You must confess God's word out of your mouth for it to go forth and accomplish what it has said!  As you confess the word of God you will get what the word has promised.  There is power and life in God's word!


Romans 10:10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

 Everything we receive from the Lord requires faith.  After you have met the condition, the promise will ignite faith in your heart and that faith will cause your mouth to begin confessing what has been promised.  It is important to obey the principles and then confess the promises.  The principles and conditions usually require sacrifice.

The fulfillment of the promise is always greater than the sacrifice!  Just remember, God cannot take back what He has promised.  Also, after you have met the condition you must confess the promise and be sure to remind the Lord of what He has promised.  If the promise does not manifest right away, don't get discouraged, become more aggressive with your confession!  It must come to past!  Keep on confessing and reminding God of His promises!   It must come to past!  Here are some principles and promises.  It is God's word to us!

Isaiah 26:3 You will keep him in perfect peace, Whose mind is stayed on You, Because he trusts in You.

Proverbs 3:6 In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.

Isaiah 40:31 But those who wait on the Lord Shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint.

Psalm 34:19 Many are the afflictions of the righteous, But the Lord delivers him out of them all.

Proverbs 3:9 Honor the Lord with your possessions ,And with the firstfruits of all your increase;10 So your barns will be filled with plenty, And your vats will overflow with new wine.

Psalm 41:141 Blessed is he who considers the poor; The Lord will deliver him in time of trouble. 2 The Lord will preserve him and keep him alive, And he will be blessed on the earth; You will not deliver him to the will of his enemies.3 The Lord will strengthen him on his bed of illness; You will sustain him on his sickbed.

Psalm 115:13 He will bless those who fear the Lord, Both small and great.
14 May the Lord give you increase more and more, You and your children.

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