A solemn promise

Dear friends, even though we are talking this way, we really don't believe it applies to you. We are confident that you are meant for better things, things that come with salvation. For God is not unjust. He will not forget how hard you have worked for him and how you have shown your love to him by caring for other believers, as you still do. Our great desire is that you will keep on loving others as long as life lasts, in order to make certain that what you hope for will come true.
Then you will not become spiritually dull and indifferent. Instead, you will follow the example of those who are going to inherit God's promises because of their faith and endurance.
For example, there was God's promise to Abraham. Since there was no one greater to swear by, God took AN OATH in his own name saying:
"I will certainly bless you and I will multiply your descendants beyond number."
Then Abraham WAITED patiently and he received what God had promised. Now when people take an oath, they call on someone greater than themselves to hold them to it and without any question that oath is binding.
God also BOUND HIMSELF with an oath so that those who received the promise could be perfectly sure that he would never change his mind.
So God has given BOTH his promise and his oath. THESE TWO THINGS ARE UNCHANGEABLE BECAUSE IT IS IMPOSSIBLE FOR GOD TO LIE. Hebrews 6:9-18 (NLT)
Whatever God has said to you either through personal study of his word or through a genuine prophecy, it will come to pass. God is too big to lie, besides bible says he has bound himself with an oath, an oath is a solemn promise, whoever makes an oath is bound by it.
Each time you are tempted to look at your prevailing circumstances which you are not happy about, remind yourself and say 'God has given me his oath and promise and I receive what he promised me by faith and through endurance.
I will not lose my confidence in God. He has promised and he will never fail.
Finally remember when someone is under an oath, he is saying I agree to carry out the terms of this agreement and I am under obligation to fulfil it. God gave an oath which is his word, whatever he says on there, he is committed to doing it.

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