God has made many promises which He has fulfilled. Are you ready for the most important one?
God promised Adam and Eve that a Redeemer would come who would take away their sin. That Redeemer came.
God revealed to Noah that a worldwide flood was coming on the earth. He told Noah to build an ark and his household would be saved. Noah obeyed. God kept His word and sent the flood.
God promised Abraham that He would provide Himself a sacrifice for sin, and He did.
God promised the children of Israel that they would be delivered from Egypt’s bondage after 400 years passed. He kept His promise and delivered them.
God promised Hannah a son. She had Samuel.
God promised King David that his son Solomon would sit on his throne. He did.
When Israel sinned against God, God said they would go into captivity for 70 years, but afterward He would deliver them. When 70 years were ended, they were given their freedom by King Cyrus.
God promised a virgin would conceive and bear a son who would be called Emmanuel, the Saviour of the world. He kept His promise. Jesus was called Emmanuel, and He became the Saviour of the world.
God promised He would pay our sin debt by dying on a cross, but He would rise again the third day. He did.
He has promised to forgive those who will come to Him by faith and admit their sinful condition, be willing to repent of their sins, and ask for His forgiveness; and He will.
Promise for the Near Future
God promised He would come again and take those who believe on Him to Heaven to be with Him forever; and He will.
That coming is called the Rapture. What if the rapture took place today. Are you prepared?
The Way to Heaven
There is only one way to heaven. That is through the Lord Jesus Christ.
Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”
The return of Christ to gather those who have received Him is a promise that will not be broken.
For Further Study
Study 1 Thessalonians 4. See if you can number the events of the rapture in order.
(Taken from 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17.)
- ___________ The Lord will appear in the clouds.
- ___________ The saints begin their endless existence with the Lord.
- ___________ The trump of God will also sound.
- ___________ The voice of the archangel will sound.
- ___________ The dead in Christ will rise.
- ___________ The Lord will give a great shout.
- ___________ The living saints will be changed and raptured.
“A Christian’s funeral is different from an unbeliever’s funeral. Unbelievers have no hope for a future life. Christians, however, know that they will see their loved ones again and that they will be with the Lord forever. Death is only a temporary interruption between a Christian’s death and his reunion with his loved ones.”