Michael Colunga (25 Aug 2011)
"God's Promise Statements to Us For the Mission Field (for the time is short)"

Hello, John and Doves,


Promise Statements to Us

For the Mission Field


Eternal Security

Jesus replied, ‘I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry again. Whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.

“ ‘But you haven't believed in me even though you have seen me.

“ ‘However, those the Father has given me will come to me, and I will never reject them.

“ ‘For I have come down from heaven to do the will of God who sent me, not to do my own will.

‘And this is the will of God, that I should not lose even one of all those he has given me, but that I should raise them up at the last day.

“ ‘For it is my Father's will that all who see his Son and believe in him should have eternal life. I will raise them up at the last day.’ ”  John 6:35-40


“My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me.

“I give them eternal life, and they will never perish. No one can snatch them away from me,

“for my Father has given them to me, and he is more powerful than anyone else.  No one can snatch them from the Father's hand.

“The Father and I are one.”  John 10:27-30


“I have written this to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, so that you may know you have eternal life.”  1 John 5:13





“Safe” Environment Promises

"When you go through deep waters, I will be with you.  When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown.  When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up; the flames will not consume you."

                Isaiah 43:2


“ ‘I, yes, I am the LORD, and there is no other Savior.

        “ ‘First I predicted your rescue, then I saved you and proclaimed it to the world.  No foreign god has ever done this.  You are witnesses that I am the only God,’ says the LORD.

        “ ‘From eternity to eternity I am God.  No one can snatch anyone out of my hand.  No one can undo what I have done.’ ”  Isaiah 43:11-13



Leadership Communication Promises

“The instructions of the LORD are perfect,

        reviving the soul.

“The decrees of the LORD are trustworthy,

        making wise the simple.

“The commandments of the LORD are right,

        bringing joy to the heart.

“The commands of the LORD are clear,

        giving insight for living.”  Psalm 19:7-8


“As many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.”  Romans 8:14


“For we are God’s workmanship, created for good works, which He has prepared for us, that we should walk in them.”  Ephesians 2:10


33    “But this is the new covenant I will make with the people of Israel on that day,” says the LORD.  I will put my instructions deep within them, and I will write them on their hearts.  I will be their God, and they will be my people.

34    “And they will not need to teach their neighbors, nor will they need to teach their relatives, saying, ‘You should know the LORD.’  For everyone, from the least to the greatest, will know me already,” says the LORD.  “And I will forgive their wickedness, and I will never again remember  their sins.”  Jeremiah 31:33-34 



Accountability Promises

“And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue His work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns [for us].”

                        Philippians 1:6


“God blesses those who patiently endure testing and temptation.  Afterward they will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love Him.”

                        James 1:12


“He who has pity on the poor lends to the LORD, And He will pay back what he has given."  Proverbs 19:17


12    “He has removed our sins as far from us as the east is from the west.

13    “The LORD is like a father to his children, tender and compassionate toward those who fear him.”   Psalm 103:12-13


7      “Oh what joy for those

                whose disobedience is forgiven,

                whose sins are put out of sight.

8      “Yes, what joy for those

                whose record the LORD has cleared of sin.”

                        Romans 4:7, Psalm 32:1-2


“…[W]e must all stand before Christ to be judged.  We will each receive whatever we deserve for the good or evil we have done in this earthly body.”

                        1 Corinthians 5:10


“You keep track of all my sorrows.

        You have collected all my tears in your bottle. [note:  Listen to "Mansion Builder," from the eponymous album, 2nd Chapter of Acts (words and music by Annie Herring)]

        You have recorded each one in your book.

                        Psalm 56:8


“So, my dear brothers and sisters, be strong and immovable.  Always work enthusiastically for the Lord, knowing that nothing that you do for the Lord is ever useless.”  1 Corinthians 15:58



Empowerment Promises

“…[B]ut you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you.  And you shall be my witnesses, telling people about me everywhere—in Jerusalem, throughout Judea, in Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”   Acts 1:8


“And I give you the keys of the Kingdom of Heaven.  Whatsoever you forbid on Earth shall be forbidden in Heaven, and whatsoever you permit on Earth shall be permitted in Heaven.”  Matthew 16:19


“I tell you the truth, anyone who believes in Me will do the same works I have done, and even greater works, because I am going to be with the Father.  You can ask anything in my name, and I will do it, so that the Son can bring glory to the Father.  Yes, ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it!”  John 14:12


"Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us.  And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him."  1 John 5:14-15


“...I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”

                                Philippians 4:13


“The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.”  James 5:16



Information Promise

“Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path.”  Psalm 119:105


“He has shown you, O man, what is good, and what the LORD requires of you:  but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God.”  Micah 6:8


“Those who are spiritual can evaluate all things, but they themselves cannot be evaluated by others.  For,

        ‘Who can know the LORD’s thoughts?

                Who knows enough to teach him?”  [Isaiah 40:13, Romans 11:34]

But we understand these things, for we have the mind of Christ.”  1 Corinthians 2:15-16


“It is God’s privilege to conceal a thing,

        and it is the privilege of kings to discover them.”

                                        Proverbs 25:2

Baruch HaShem YHWH Jireh,
Mike C.