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In Touch

Christian talk radio with Charles Stanley

In Touch Ministries is the broadcast teaching ministry of Dr. Charles Stanley.

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May 20

How to Claim a Promise - Part 2

Dr. Stanley discusses the "static" we feel in our spirits when we’re not in the will of God. Our entire belief system is based on the promises of God, and we can trust God to be faithful to keep them all. However, many people miss out because they neglect Him and don’t take hold of the promises God has made to His children. When we have personal needs God has promised to fulfill, we should remember He will only do so when: - The context of Scripture allows it. - Fulfilling His promise honors Him. - Fulfilling His promise is consistent with His immediate will for our lives. - Fulfilling His promise is an encouragement to others. - We willingly walk in obedience to His will. Also, we can know He will fulfill a promise when: - The Spirit of God confirms it. - The peace of God prevails in our minds and spirits. We ought to respond to the Lord with obedience, faith, and patience. Many people pray right prayers and ask for right things but make mistakes because they are unwilling to wait. God created time and is in control of it. All we must do is trust that He will bring about His plan for our lives in His time

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Dr. Stanley discusses the "static" we feel in our spirits when we’re not in the will of God. Our entire belief system is based on the promises of God, and we can trust God to be faithful to keep them all. However, many people miss out because they neglect Him and don’t take hold of the promises God has made to His children. When we have personal needs God has promised to fulfill, we should remember He will only do so when: - The context of Scripture allows it. - Fulfilling His promise honors Him. - Fulfilling His promise is consistent with His immediate will for our lives. - Fulfilling His promise is an encouragement to others. - We willingly walk in obedience to His will. Also, we can know He will fulfill a promise when: - The Spirit of God confirms it. - The peace of God prevails in our minds and spirits. We ought to respond to the Lord with obedience, faith, and patience. Many people pray right prayers and ask for right things but make mistakes because they are unwilling to wait. God created time and is in control of it. All we must do is trust that He will bring about His plan for our lives in His time

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God gives us many wonderful promises in His Word, but we often don't live by them. This leads us to think that God won't answer our prayers, and we doubt His desire to work in our lives. We end up asking for things that are not in His will and have no foundation in Scripture. If we want answers to our prayers, we need to ask God for things that are rooted in His Word. Dr. Stanley explains how God taught him to trust in His Word and shares the scriptural principles that will also allow us to do so. For example: - God's promises are stated clearly. - God's guidance comes with His promises. - Times for personal meditation and worship strengthen our faith in God's promises. - Changing course from God's pathway indicates we doubt God's promises. - God will renew His promises to us if we follow His will. - Listening to ungodly or unwise counsel can cause us to ignore the promises of God and get out of His will. - The fulfillment of God's promise may seem impossible when we view it only from our eyes, and it may require an action on our part that seems to be in opposition to His promises. - The fulfillment of God's promises may require us to sacrifice something dear to us. The foundation for our requests ought to be found in the promises of God. When we trust in His promises, our prayers will have strength, and we'll find the answers we seek.

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God gives us many wonderful promises in His Word, but we often don't live by them. This leads us to think that God won't answer our prayers, and we doubt His desire to work in our lives. We end up asking for things that are not in His will and have no foundation in Scripture. If we want answers to our prayers, we need to ask God for things that are rooted in His Word. Dr. Stanley explains how God taught him to trust in His Word and shares the scriptural principles that will also allow us to do so. For example: - God's promises are stated clearly. - God's guidance comes with His promises. - Times for personal meditation and worship strengthen our faith in God's promises. - Changing course from God's pathway indicates we doubt God's promises. - God will renew His promises to us if we follow His will. - Listening to ungodly or unwise counsel can cause us to ignore the promises of God and get out of His will. - The fulfillment of God's promise may seem impossible when we view it only from our eyes, and it may require an action on our part that seems to be in opposition to His promises. - The fulfillment of God's promises may require us to sacrifice something dear to us. The foundation for our requests ought to be found in the promises of God. When we trust in His promises, our prayers will have strength, and we'll find the answers we seek.

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What would you think about a person who was very wealthy but always complained about not having enough? Many Christians have the same attitude. They are spiritually wealthy, but don’t act like it and often choose to live as paupers. Unfortunately, many believers don’t understand their true wealth. In this message, Dr. Stanley shares over 20 rich promises we should remember about our faith including: - Our reconciliation to God through the death of Christ. - God’s continued presence in our lives. - His promise to answer our prayers. - His promise to never withhold good things from us. - Our fruitfulness in old age. - God’s help in time of trouble. - Our eternal security. - The promise of heaven as our home. God’s promises are precious and magnificent because He is the one who made them. He is the God who has the power and ability to keep them, and He never changes. Commit these promises to your heart and trust your Heavenly Father to keep every last one.

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