4. Praying with God’s Promises. Psalm 61:6-8

Text: “For the Son of God, Jesus Christ, Who was preached among you by us, even by me and Silvanus and Timotheus, was not yea and nay, but in Him was yea.  For ALL the promises of God in Him (Jesus Christ) are yea, and in Him Amen, unto the glory of God by us.”

2 Corinthians 1:19-20.

Good morning, promise-praying Christian!  Having repented from your vile sins and mine, and having received faith from God to believe and receive Christ Jesus as our own and personal Saviour, Redeemer, and Lord – ALL the promises of God are open for us to pray to our loving Father in Heaven; and All the promises of God, to us who are ‘in Him’, are met with the Father’s ‘Yea and Amen’ – Yes, my son/daughter, you can have My given promise; and, Amen so be it unto you according to My given promise, and at all times according to My own Sovereign will for you.’  Wow!  

What a thrill to be permitted of the Lord to pray His promises back to Him and to receive His promised Fatherly blessings!

“Wherefore come out from among them (the world, and the false professors), and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, and will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.” (2 Corinthians 6:17-18)

Verse 5. “Thou hast given me the heritage of those that fear Thy Name.  If we suffer, it is the heritage of the saints; if we are persecuted, are in poverty or in temptation, all this is contained in the title-deeds of the heritage of the chosen.  Those we are to sup with we may well be content to dine with.  We have the same inheritance as the Firstborn Himself; what better is conceivable?  (Charles Haddon Spurgeon, Treasury of David, page 269.)

Being God’s people, elected in Eternity by God the Father; saved in time by God the Son; sealed for Eternity by God the Holy Spirit, we are inheritors of ALL of the promises of Almighty Lord God Jehovah!  Hallelujah!  What a treasure trove to inspire our prayers!

“Teach me Thy way, O Lord; I will walk in Thy truth: unite my heart to fear Thy Name.  I will praise Thee, O Lord my God, with all my heart: and I will glorify Thy Name for evermore.”  (Psalm 86:11-12)

Fearing the Lord and praying God’s promises back to Him is a most powerful method of prayer.  What God has promised us, ‘His people’, He will do.

Jesus teaches us: “Hitherto have ye asked nothing in My Name: ASK, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full.”  (John 16:24)

All those whom, by God’s free grace and the Blood of Christ Jesus alone, are born again of His Spirit – are defined by Scriptures as SAINTS.  Nothing to with Popery or man-manufactured ‘religion’, or being ‘beatified’ by Roman Catholic Popes or so-called Protestant Prelates – merely by being Spiritually regenerated by God Himself to be ‘His people’.  “...Ye must be born again!”  God the Spirit alone creates true ‘saints’.

“Saints are described as fearing the Name of God; they are reverent worshippers; they stand in awe of the Lord’s authority; they are afraid of offending Him; they feel their own nothingness in the sight of the Infinite One.  To share with such men, to be treated by God with the same favour as He metes out to them, is a matter for endless thanksgiving.  All the privileges of all the saints are also the privilege of each one.”  (C.H. Spurgeon, Treasury of David, page 269)

Thus, ALL the promises of God can be prayed to the Lord God with authority from His Word.  Has not His Word taught us that, “...ALL the promises of God in Him (Jesus Christ) are yea, and in Him Amen, unto the glory of God by us.”?  

So, we ask ourselves, ‘Are we ‘...in Christ...’?  Yes, we are!  Then we conclude: All the promises of God are Amen – Yes, my child, you are Mine, therefore, Amen, so be it unto you.  What a cause for instant thanksgiving unto such a generous Lord God and Heavenly Father!  Glory to His Name!

Are YOU a genuine Christian this day, Reader?  If so, God’s written promises are available for you to claim from Him in an act of reverent prayer.

Mercy:  Do you find yourself in a position where you desperately need God’s mercy?

“For the mountains shall depart, and the hills be removed; but My kindness shall not depart from thee, neither shall the Covenant of My peace be removed, saith the Lord that hath mercy on thee.”  (Isaiah 54:10)

Help: Is your human strength almost gone, and you need Divine help to persevere?

“Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee, yea, I will help thee, yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of My righteousness.”  (Isaiah 41:10)

Opposition:  Are you facing intense and fierce opposition in your Christian life?

“Behold (Look, and fully understand!), all they that were incensed against thee shall be ashamed and confounded: they shall be as nothing; and they that strive with thee shall perish.”  (Isaiah 41:10)

Bereaved:  Are you sat in a pit of sadness, grief, and personal bereavement at present?

“I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.”  (John 14:18)

Peace:  Does your very soul and mind need personal peace to endure at present?

“Peace I leave with you, My peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you.  Let not your heart be troubled neither let it be afraid.”  (John 14:27)

Dear Christian Reader, the Lord God Almighty has made Divine promises to you, and to me; promises that He MUST fulfil, or cease to be a true and Holy Lord God.  He has made us His promises because He is a Lord God of infinite love towards us, ‘His people’, who are bought back from sin by the infinite sufferings, death, and shed Blood of His only begotten Lamb, Jesus Christ.  To refuse us His promises, would be to dishonour His Son, Jesus – and that our Heavenly Father shall never do.  Thus, we may pray back the promises of the Lord. 

“Call unto Me, and I will answer thee, and show thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.”  (Jeremiah 33:3)

Verse 8.  “So will I sing praise unto Thy Name forever. There should be a parallel between our supplications and our thanksgivings.  We ought not to leap in prayer and be limp in praise.”  (C.H. Spurgeon, Treasury of David, page 269) Praise God for answered prayer!

Thought: To pray God’s promises back to Him in reverent, and worshipful prayer, we are authorised by the Lord to use - Psalm 61: A Precious Pearl of Prayer.  Amen.

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