The Bible is a book of promises. If you understand the promises of God, you can understand virtually every verse of Scripture in the Bible. God has promises for us to claim. Oftentimes, I talk to people who are clueless about the promises of God. That’s why I’m doing this series called, “Clueless.”
Others, though, are clueless because they think they’re clued in to the promises of God; but in reality, they’re clued in to fantasy land stuff. They walk around and say, “Well, God has promised me health and wealth and a pain-free life.”
He look at them and say, “What are you smoking? Where’s that in Scripture?”
It’s critical that we understand and know the promises of God. Because if we don’t, one day we’re going to get to heaven and inherit the big kahuna with streets of gold, mansions, etc., etc., and Ed Young is afraid that God will look at many and say, “I had all of this for you, all of this real currency for you to tap into, but you didn’t know who you were, or whose you were, or what you had. You didn’t realize it.”
I don’t want that to happen. That’s why we need to understand the promises of God. The Bible is all about the promises of God. Pastor Ed Young states that the promises of God are foundational. So, picture in your mind’s eye a stool. And on one leg you’ve got knowledge. On another leg, you’ve got belief. On another leg, you’ve got action. I’m talking about A-C-T-I-O-N. Do that with me. A-C-T-I-O-N. We can do better than that. A-C-T-I-O-N (with claps). Thank you! I knew that last one would really get it!
When it comes to the promises of God, I’ve got to know them. Do you know them? Are you clueless, or are you clued in? Most of us are clueless, let’s face it.
Then we’ve got to believe them. “Okay, I believe, God, in your promises. I believe them. I know them. I believe them.”
The ark is a picture of salvation. God, by His grace extended a very own, stamped, invitation, engraced invitation, to our man, Noah.