By Revd. Obafemi Omisade, Deputy General Overseer
“Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature, having escaped the corruption in the world caused by evil desires” (2 Peter 1:4 NIV).
The promises of God in the Bible are what delivers us from evil desires and depravity on account of captivity and bondage to the devil. They then impart to us God’s holy nature which enables us to walk godly. These promises in God’s word are his bond. They are the terms of the covenant He has with man in the blood of Jesus.
The Bible states expressly that he cannot break these promises. Isaiah 55:10-11 (NIV) says, “As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater, so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.” Jeremiah 1:12 (AMP) also says, “Then the LORD said to me, “You have seen well, for I am [actively] watching over My word to fulfil it.”