Through the Bible as the authoritative Word of God, we are given by God many divine promises that as believers we are invited to claim as our own in order to make real in our lives all the wonderful blessings that God wishes to bestow upon us by His lavish grace. Please refer to Ephesians 1:7-8.
The claiming of the promises in a spirit of humble gratitude is an integral part of the life of the Christian believer. Always remember that God blesses us so that we can experience victorious Christianity in our lives. Integral to that victory is that we are blessed to bless others also.
Identify the promises that you need to claim for your life, pray and mediate upon them and allow them to form an inner picture deep within your mind and spirit. By keeping that vision in front of you daily, your faith will be released for the promises to be fulfilled.
Focusing on the promises will change the images inside of you, images of hope that will fuel the faith within you. Remember that your visualisation in the name of Jesus brings the Kingdom of God to be a reality for you during this earthly life and into eternity. Change comes about in the life of the Christian believer through faith making manifest the hope within your own heart.
God is so gracious in giving to us these promises. Truly, the promises are touched by the divine hand of God, so internally focusing inside of you on their reality harnesses the power and majesty of God and their manifestation in your life. To focus on the promises allows the divine seed to germinate from deep within the fertile soil of your perfectly-renewed spirit to inspire and flourish within your life.
So, yes, the Bible is, indeed, a promise box, with promises on every page if you look carefully. Here are just a few of our favourite promises that we hope will inspire and uplift you, too. Add to the list some of your own best-loved promises and claim them as your own.
All of these Bible quotes are from the Revised Standard Version.
On Wealth & Prosperity
And all these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you, if you obey the voice of the Lord your God.
The Lord will command the blessing upon you in your barns and in all that you undertake; and he will bless you in the land which the Lord your God gives you.
And the Lord will make you abound in prosperity, in the fruit of your body, and in the fruit of your cattle, and the fruit of your ground, within the land which the Lord swore to your fathers to give you.
Blessed be the Lord, who bears us up; God is our salvation.
For the Lord God is a sun and shield; He bestows favour and honour. No good thing does the Lord withhold from those who walk uprightly.
Riches and honour are with me, enduring wealth and prosperity.
The blessing of the Lord makes rich, and he adds no sorrow with it.
And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.
On Health & Wholeness
Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits, who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the Pit, who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy, who satisfies you with good as long as you live, so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.
Isaiah 40:31 RSV
… but they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.
My son, do not forget my teaching, but let your heart keep my commandments;
for length of days and years of life and abundant welfare will they give you.
For I will restore health to you, and your wounds I will heal, says the Lord.
Behold, I will bring health and healing, and I will heal them and reveal to them abundance of prosperity and security.
I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.
1 Peter 2:24
By his wounds you have been healed.
3 John 2
Beloved, I pray that all may go well with you and that you may be in health; I know that it is well with your soul.
On Protection & Security
My eyes are awake before the watches of the night that I may meditate upon thy promise.
The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear him, and delivers them.
For He will give his angels charge of you to guard you in all your ways.
When he calls to me, I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will rescue him and honour him. With long life I will satisfy him and show him my salvation.
And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
On Relationships & Family
He who walks with wise men becomes wise, but the companion of fools will suffer harm.
Greater love has no man than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.
Honour your father and mother (this is the first commandment with a promise) that it may be well with you and that you may live long on the earth.
And above all these put on love which binds everything together in perfect harmony.
1 Peter 5:6
Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that in due time He may exalt you.
On House & Environment
By wisdom a house is built, and by understanding it is established;
by knowledge the rooms are filled with all precious and pleasant riches.
My people will abide in a peaceful habitation, in secure dwellings, and in quiet resting places.
I will show you what he is like; he is like a man building a house, who dug deep, and laid the foundation upon rock; and when a flood arose, the stream broke against that house, and could not shake it, because it had been built well.
On Joy & Happiness
These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full.
Happy is the man who finds wisdom, and the man who gets understanding,
for the gain from it is better than gain from silver and its profit better than gold.
She (wisdom) is a tree of life to those who lay hold of her;
those who hold her fast are called happy.
On Forgiveness & Renewal
For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life.
…because, if you confess with your lips and believe in your heart that God raised Jesus from the dead, you will be saved.
On Work & Business
Never flag in zeal, be aglow in the Spirit, serve the Lord.
Whatever your task, work heartily, as serving the Lord and not men.,
On Peace & Harmony
Thou dost keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee, because he trusts in thee.
What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, do; and the God of peace will be with you.
On Trust & Guidance
O Lord of hosts, blessed is the man who trusts in Thee!
Surely there is a future,
and your hope will not be cut off.
Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord God is an everlasting rock.