The promises of God are yes and Amen 🙏 .
[Jesus told them,] “Now I will send the Holy Spirit, just as my Father promised. But stay here in the city until the Holy Spirit comes and fills you with power from heaven.”
Before Jesus sent out the disciples to take the message of the gospel to all the nations, he assured them of his promise to send the Holy Spirit. That promise motivated them to continue with one accord in prayer (). God’s promises are provided to stir us and inspire us to pray. Those precious promises—there are hundreds throughout the Bible—show us things God has purposed and wants us to ask for, just as he wanted the disciples to ask for the Holy Spirit so they would have power for ministry. These golden promises teach us about how to pray, and they build our faith. “If I am to have faith when I pray,” said American evangelist R. A. Torrey, “I must find some promise in the Word of God on which to rest my faith. . . . If there is no promise in the Word of God, and no clear leading of the Spirit, there can be no real faith.” Today, ask the Lord which of his promises he wants you to pray about. The Holy Spirit will fill you with power from on high to accomplish what needs to be done.
THANK YOU, FATHER, for the promises in your word. May they be incentives for me to continue in prayer so that your will may be accomplished and your kingdom will come in my life, family, nation, and world. Holy Spirit, thank you for dwelling within me and for filling me with your power. Let my prayers be pleasing to you, Father, as your Spirit leads me in praying in light of your promises.
THOUGH THE BIBLE BE CROWDED WITH GOLDEN PROMISES FROM BOARD TO BOARD, YET THEY WILL BE INOPERATIVE UNTIL WE TURN THEM INTO PRAYER
F. B. Meyer (1847–1929)