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Here is an excerpt from The Altar of His Presence...
The Promises are Yes and Amen
For no matter how many promises God has made, they are “Yes” in Christ.
And so through him the “Amen” is spoken by us to the glory of God (2 Corinthians 1:20).
We live in a modern world where pledges and promises of men are more likely to be broken than kept. This is in stark contrast to what we see over and over again in the Scriptures. The Scriptures teach us that if God said it—you can count on it. The One True and Living God is entirely and completely faithful to His Word. Because He is faithful, we who are the recipients of His promises can rest with complete assurance that God will fulfill everything He has said. The foundation of our confidence rests on the truth declared by Paul in Titus 1:1-3..
Paul, a servant of God and an apostle of Jesus Christ for the faith of God’s elect and the knowledge of the truth that leads to godliness—a faith and knowledge resting on the hope of eternal life, which God, who does not lie, promised before the beginning of time, and at his appointed season he brought his word to light through the preaching entrusted to me by the command of God our Savior.
Such was on the mind of Paul when he reminded the church that every scriptural promise has found its fulfillment in Christ Jesus. Paul had access to the promises found in the Old Testament. This included the promise found in Exodus 3:6. It was no doubt taught to Paul at an early age. But even the teaching of that verse by Gamaliel did not compare to Paul’s experience on the Damascus road. That day Paul fully tasted the splendid joy of all he had learned about the Messiah, only found in the Person of the Lord Jesus Christ.
The light of the Master’s glory was so bright it blinded him. The voice of the King of Glory was so awesome it changed him.
All of the promises Paul knew were fulfilled in Christ, including the promise we are addressing in this book. This is the promise that says if we are willing to meet with Him at the altar, He will meet us there (see Exod. 31:6).
All of the promises of God are yes and amen. Our Lord is a Savior, a Friend, and the Lord of Glory. He wants to meet with us. He wants us to meet with Him. Our coming ignites faith. When we expect, we receive. Whom we seek, we find. When we knock, generation.” I believe the mission of this generation of Christ followers is to come together to create a spiritual dwelling place where God dwells and where we are actively fostering His Presence. We are more than participants; we are His people. And as His priests, let us be offering up spiritual sacrifices and living as vessels full of the Presence of the living God
Then the King will say to those on his right, “Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world”