Like most people, I love promises. I especially love the promises in Scripture, promises we can claim and apply to our lives because they’ve been spoken out by God. 

Imagine my excitement, then, when I discovered that Jesus referred to Holy Spirit as “the promise of the Father” (Luke 24:49; Acts 1:4; 2:33). 

It started me reflecting on the Holy Spirit as the workhorse or powerplant of the Godhead. He brings to your heart everything from the Father’s heart. He makes real all that Jesus purchased. 

It’s the Holy Spirit’s privilege, perhaps his job description, to help you know the vast expanse of promises available to you, and to help you experience life and freedom through them. That’s why, as the Helper, he is the promise of the Father. 

God actually apportions thousands of promises. For sure, some are duplicated, but you could easily go a couple of years writing down a new promise of God each day and not repeat the same verse.

Many of the Father’s promises are related to your identity. When you know you’re His precious daughter, His dear son, it can change your whole outlook.

And how promising is that!

Pastor Peter Steicke

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