SOR-006: Promises from God
In this edition of Sought Out Radio, Hosts, Herb Marks, Bethany Marks, Christa Pitcairn-Smith and Mark Grote discuss promises from God. Originally broadcast for radio on 09/11/2014.
1:30 Mark Grote: Introductions
2:40 Bethany Marks: I will never leave you or forsake you
3:00 Herb Marks: God is bringing promises to set mankind free.
4:30 Herb Marks: Jesus is promised to come over 300 times in scripture.
5:00 Herb Marks: Look at Jeremiah – God training his prophet.
6:00 Mark Grote: Scripture is God’s love letter to mankind. Isa. 9:6 is a promise.
6:40 Bethany Marks: What about the person who got a promise but hasn’t received it yet? Abraham was given a promise that he never saw – but it was a promise.
8:00 Christa Pitcairn What if I don’t have any promises that I know of? Meditating on God’s word. It may look different than we think. Everyone of us has promise because everyone a son or a daughter of the king.
9:50 Herb Marks: How should promises impact us? They kick out our walls. They challenge us to a higher level of trust in God.
11:30 Mark Grote: Prophecy is the difference between the now and the not yet.
12:30 Bethany Marks: There is a time to pursue the promise. Judah is one example used here.
14:30 Mark Grote to Christa: Why are promises and prophecy so closely tied to one another? It unleashes faith in our life. There’s an invitation to believe it and walk it out in our life. It’s essential to releasing promises even when we don’t think it’s real. We go from quiet hope to a promise.
16:30 Mark Grote to Herb Marks: I had a promise and I gave it up. What do you say to that person? Herb: “Come back.” Insecurities push against the promise. Also the adversary is the accuser of the brethren who discourages us. God is causing us to stand against the enemy who steals the promises from us.
19:30 Mark Grote to ALL: I have a promise that God would heal a loved one but then that person died. Did I have a promise in the first place?
Herb: Do we trust him when things that we want don’t turn out like we think they should. Scripture is so caulk full of promises, we feel like we can pull one off the shelf like we’re at the store. Learn to listen and receive.
22:00 Mark Grote: Close and ending notes.