Commands With Promise
by Dr. Jay Snell
The Scriptures contain many commandments with a promise attached for The Abrahamic Seed Group. These promises are fulfilled for us when and if we perform the commandment. Here's a case in point where a commandment with promise was given to The Abrahamic Seed Group.
12 Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.
Paul also reminds us of this same commandment with promise.
1 Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right. 2 Honour thy father and mother; (which is the first commandment with promise;) 3 That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth. (KJV)
In other words, if we honor and obey our father and mother, all the above promises will be realized by us members of Abraham's seed, whether Jew or Gentile Christian.
1. It will be well with us. 2. We may live long on the earth.
Is there anyone reading this who wants to have things go well for him/her and live long upon the earth? Then take heed to this commandment with promise.
Search your Bible. You will find many, many commandments with promise for The Abrahamic Seed Group. Here's another one that pertains to our healing.
14 Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord:
15 And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him. (KJV)
Anointing with oil brings healing when done right. Notice above! The sick one must call for the elders of the church for it to be done right. They cannot just go into someone's sick room with oil in hand and expect to see a healing.
On the other hand, when the sick one follows the Scripture above to the letter and calls for the elders to anoint him/her with oil accompanied by prayer, then healing follows. Failure to follow the directions shuts it all down so that no healing follows. This is another "command with promise."
Now we see a command with promise that affects your financial health. You see, every need we will ever have, God has a command with promise to care for it. 2 Cor 9:6-7
6 But this I say, He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully.
7 Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver. (KJV)
Verse seven above raises an interesting question. What is this, "as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give..." Purposeth what?
The truth that giving is the equivalent to sowing seed gives us the answer here. We sow farm land with as much seed as we need to harvest. In other words, fifty acres of farm land properly sown can be expected to yield the full fifty acre harvest. The farmer will sow with the "purpose" of reaping a full fifty acre harvest.
Christians can expect the same in the realm of sowing seed into our Lord's work. Purpose how much return you need as a financial harvest and sow accordingly. Plant you "full fifty acres" as it were and you will reap what you sow. "Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give.
Three commands with promise. Do these commands and the promises begin to activate.
About the Author
Dr. Jay Snell: Author of books concerning the healing, prosperity, family well being and salvation contained in the Abrahamic covenant for Christians. Books presented many times on TBN.
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