Minister: Joshua OdeyemiTopic: Obtaining God’s promisesText Hebrews 6:13-19, Daniel 9:1-3, Jeremiah 23:18What is a promise?A promise is an obligation to do something for somebody that is binding. A promise is a declaration of an intention. For example couplesmake commitments to each other on their wedding day.A promise can be said to be an undertaking to do a will.A promise is a vow made with an understanding that you will be held liable or accountable. Dont make promises in a hurry.Don’t make promises just to impress people. God does not act in arbitrariness, He makes promises to his people which He fulfils.The Bible is a book of promises. God is a promise make and promise keeper unlike many men who make promises and don’t fulfil them. God is not a man that he should lie or the son of man that he should repent. Has he said will he not do it,has he spoken will he not make it good? Num 23:19In order to obtain God’s promises, we must have the following in mind:That the God we serve is a God of promises.That the bible is a book of Promises.That God’s promises are the premises of His action. Extracting a promise from God is not enough,we must know what to do to make it to find fulfilment in our lives. God does not operate in a vacuum. His promises provoke God to act on our behalf. Nothing happens arbitrarily in the realm of the spirit. The promises of God remain hanging until someone arises in the place of prayer to petition God by taking responsibility for them.Jeremiah 23:18For who has stood in the counsel of the LORD, and has perceived and heard His word? Who has marked His word and heard it?(NKJV)In every aspect of our life, there is a promise God has made. It is our duty to discover and mark it.*What it means to mark the word of God*1. Register the word of God concerning you2. Believe it3. Confess it – seek out the promises of God in all situation concerning your life and confess it.4. Begin to pray about it.Ask God to do what he said he will do.5. Run with it.Until you run with it you cannot see the fulfilment. Faith without works us dead while it claims to be alive.