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2 Corinthians 1:20 – Promises Are Yea In Him

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2 Corinthians 1:20 (NKJV)
20 For all the promises of God in Him are Yes,  and in Him Amen,
to the glory of God through us.

This is a promise verse containing all the promises of God. All the promises are yes. In and through the finished work of Jesus all the promises that God made are affirmed.

The word promise means “a summons (epi, = upon, angellō, = to proclaim, announce), an undertaking to do or give something, a promise. Except in Acts 23:21 it is used only of the ‘promises’ of God. It frequently stands for the thing promised, and so signifies a gift graciously bestowed, not a pledge secured by negotiation” (Vine’s Expository Dictionary of Old Testament and New Testament Words). All the promised gifts of God to us are all securely promised in Him [Jesus].

The Promises are yea or yes. This is a strong word of affirmation. It’s almost to the point of swearing an oath, although God doesn’t have to swear to His word. This is a strong promise secured in the finished work of Jesus. All the promises God provided through Jesus are truth. He forgave you sins, past, present, and future. He provided salvation, deliverance, healing, prosperity, and much more. All these are promises God gave through Jesus. When you doubt, just remember that all the promises are yes.

Not only are they yes but they are Amen as well. Amen is most often translated as “verily.” It is absolutely trustworthy based on the faithfulness of God. God never fails. He is never wrong. He is always true and His word is always verily verily I say unto you.

In Revelation 3:14 John says, “These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God.” Jesus is the Amen of God. It’s as if God said it and Jesus said “Amen.” Amen is an affirmation to the truth of God. It’s is God saying my promises are sure no matter what.

It’s up to us to believe what God says. When you hear a promise of God, say “Amen, I accept that promise as absolute truth no matter what my circumstances say. Yes and Amen.”

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