From the book: “The Promises of God” By Vanessa Collins
Thus saith the LORD, thy redeemer, and he that formed thee from the womb, I am the LORD that maketh all things; that stretcheth forth the heavens alone; that spreadeth abroad the earth by myself;
There is nothing more frustrating than depending on a promise that is later broken. Many times people have good intentions and they try their very best to fulfill the promises they make but they are unable to. They really meant to call but ran out of time. They had every intention of coming but the car broke down. They really meant to do it but something beyond their control happened, and as a result, they were unable to keep their promise. When this happens, we understand. We, too, have been in this position where we intended to do something, but for whatever reason, we were unable to fulfill the promise.
What about when you are deceived? Sometimes people make promises that not only do they have no intention of keeping; they have no authority to make. A salesman can promise to lower your payments, but if he does not have the authority from the manager or owner, it won’t get done. Sure, I can promise to sell you a mansion for a $1, but if I don’t own the mansion or have authority to sell the mansion, I would not advise you to start packing. I would have made you an empty promise.
God does not make empty promises. His promises are not empty because He has authority to act on any promise He makes. As He clearly states in today’s promise, He makes all things. He can make the promise because He owns the stuff. As He states, He is our redeemer. He formed us in our mother’s womb. He made the heavens and the earth by Himself. Because He owns it all, He can declare a promise and it be fulfilled.
Many theologians today have major problems with the idea that Isaiah authored chapters 40 through 66 of the book that bears his name because of the prophetic nature of these chapters. How could Isaiah know the specific name of the king that God would use 150 years before? Easy. Just as an author can tell you how their book will end before they have actually written the words on paper, God can tell Isaiah the specifics of these incidents. God is the author. As stated in Isaiah 44:24-28, it is He (God) that can confirm the word of His servant and perform the counsel of His messengers.
In this volume, we have looked at some of the most precious promises of God. Some that many may believe are too good to be true. Can God really fulfill these promises concerning life here on earth and eternal life to follow? He surely can. He is the maker of life. He owns life. He designed life. He has the authority and the power to fulfill every promise made.
The God I serve is all powerful. He is able and has the authority to keep any and every promise that He makes. He is the maker of all things. I am gratefully for God’s Word. In Jesus’ name, Amen.