Spring 2018: God Has Promised
Author: Professor Walter J. Veith, PhD
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God has promised

Bible promisses to trust

For any gift He has promised, we may ask; then we are to believe that we receive, and return thanks to God that we have received. Education, p. 258

God stands back of every promise He has made. Christ’s Object Lessons, p. 147

Can you not trust in your heavenly Father? Can you not rest upon His gracious promise? Can we not have implicit trust, knowing that He is faithful who hath promised?

I entreat you to let your trembling faith again grasp the promises of God. Bear your whole weight upon them with unwavering faith; for they will not, they cannot, fail.

Testimonies, vol. 2, p. 497

Let these blessed promises, set in the frame of faith, be placed in memory’s halls. Not one of them will fail. All that God hath spoken He will do. “He is faithful that promised.”

Testimonies, vol. 5, p. 630

We should now acquaint ourselves with God by proving His promises. Angels record every prayer that is earnest and sincere. We should rather dispense with selfish gratifications than neglect communion with God.

The Great Controversy, p. 622

Our heavenly Father has a thousand ways to provide for us, of which we know nothing.

The Desire of Ages, p. 330

Think of Christ. Look to Him in faith, believing His promises. Keep your mind trustful. He will be your stay. Lean on Him, Depend on Him. Put your trust in One whose arm will never fail. Looking to Jesus you will find encouragement.

Selected Messages, book 2, p.265

The Comforter that Christ promised to send in His name abides with us. In the way that leads to the City of God there are no difficulties which those who trust in Him may not overcome.

There are no dangers which they may not escape. There is not a sorrow, not a grievance, not a human weakness, for which He has not provided a remedy. The Ministry of Healing, p. 249

All things are possible to him that believeth; and whatsoever things we desire when we pray, if we believe that we receive them we shall have them. This faith will penetrate the darkest cloud and bring rays of light and hope to the drooping, desponding soul. It is the absence of this faith and trust which brings perplexity, distressing fears, and surmisings of evil. God will do great things for His people when they put their entire trust in Him.

Testimonies, vol. 2, p. 140

All His [God’s] gifts are promised on condition of obedience.

Christ’s Object Lessons, p. 145

The enemy never can take out of the hand of Christ the one who is simply trusting in His promises.

The SDA Bible Commentary, Ellen G. White Comments, on Rev. 3:3, p. 959

If you have [...] given yourself to Christ you are a member of the family of God, and everything in the Father’s house is for you. All the treasures of God are opened to you, both the world that now is and that which is to come. The ministry of angels, the gift of His Spirit, the labors of His servants- all are for you. The world, with everything in it, is yours so far as it can do you good. Even the enmity of the wicked will prove a blessing by disciplining you for heaven. If “ye are Christ’s,” “all things are yours.”

Thoughts From the Mount of Blessing, p. 110

To him who is content to receive without deserving, who feels that he can never recompense such love, who lays all doubt and unbelief aside, and comes as a little child to the feet of Jesus, all the treasures of eternal love area free, everlasting gift.

Ellen G. White letter 19E, 1892

It is through the gift of Christ that we receive every blessing. Through that gift there comes to us day by day the unfailing flow of Jehovah’s goodness. Every flower, with its delicate tints and sweet fragrance, is given for our enjoyment through that one Gift. The sun and moon were made by Him; there is not a star that beautifies the heavens which He did not make. There is not an article of food upon our tables that He has not provided for our sustenance. The superscription of Christ is upon it all.

Testimonies, vol. 8, pp. 287, 288Testimonies, vol. 8, pp. 287, 288

He [Christ] is to be with us, not only at the beginning and the end of our course, but at every step of the way. Steps to Christ; p. 69 It is possible even for a parent to turn away from his hungry child, but God can never reject the cry of the needy and longing heart.

Thoughts From the Mount of Blessing, p. 132

God does not ask us to do in our own strength the work before us. He has provided divine assistance for all the emergencies to which our human resources are unequal.

Testimonies, vol. 8, p. 19

When you rise in the morning, do you feel your helplessness and your need of strength from God? And do you humbly, heartily make known your wants to your heavenly Father?

If so, angels mark your prayers, and if these prayers have not gone forth out of feigned lips, when you are in danger of unconsciously doing wrong and exerting an influence which will lead others to do wrong, your guardian angel will be by your side, prompting you to a better course, choosing your words for you, and influencing your actions.

Testimonies, vol. 3, pp. 363, 364

Words cannot describe the peace and joy possessed by him who takes God at His word. Trials do not disturb him, slights do not vex him. Self is crucified. Day by day his duties may become more taxing, his temptations stronger, his trials more severe; but he does not falter; for he receives strength equal to his need.

Messages to Young People, p. 98

In the darkest days, when appearances seem most forbidding, have faith in God. He is working out His will, doing all things well in behalf of His people. The strength of those who love and serve Him will be renewed day by day.

The Ministry of Healing, p. 482

If we encounter difficulties, and in Christ’s strength overcome them; if we meet enemies, and in Christ’s strength put them to flight; if we accept responsibilities, and in Christ’s strength discharge them faithfully, we are gaining a precious experience. We learn, as we could not otherwise have learned, that our Saviour is a present help in every time of need.

Testimonies, vol. 5, p. 34

You can do nothing in your own strength, but in the strength of Jesus you can do all things.

Testimonies, vol. 4, p. 259

The promises of God are full and abundant ,and there is no need for anyone to depend upon humanity for strength. To all that call upon Him, God is near to help and succor.

Testimonies to Ministers, p. 381

Strength and grace have been provided through Christ to be brought by ministering angels to every believing soul.

Steps to Christ, p.53

It is obstacles that make men strong. It is. . . difficulties, conflicts, rebuffs, that make men of moral sinew. Too much ease and avoiding responsibility have made weaklings and dwarfs of those who ought to be responsible men of moral power and strong spiritual muscle.

Testimonies, vol. 3, p. 495.
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