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Convo #3: God’s Prophecies

Gods Prophecies

Sometimes I wonder if God’s ever going to finish what He started in my life. There are promises I’ve claimed and prayers I’ve prayed for decades that I keep waiting on Him to fulfill. Maybe that’s why this week’s conversation strikes me so deeply. During Advent, as we look at the prophecies and promises surrounding the Christmas story, it becomes obvious that God has always asked His people to wait on Him. The Bible is a book full of hundreds of prophecies and promises. The Christmas story is case in point that our God will do exactly what He says He will do. The question is, will I trust Him in that? Will you? Listen in on this new podcast conversation I had with Pastor Fike , and then invite the Spirit of God to speak to YOU through His Word in the following conversation. I hope you’ll be encouraged as I have been! Tosha ❤️

“All this took place to fulfill what the LORD had spoken through the prophet…” Matthew 1:22
Seek Him!
Every person has the opportunity to seek the Lord. Right now, let’s do a devotion and “Seek Him” through this passage of Scripture!

Sometimes we all need reminders! This is what some of God’s prophecies are, as He told His people to look back at what He promised and look forward to what He is going to do. Let’s seek Him about this truth and how it applies to our lives!


God, what are you saying to me through this Scripture?

After Joseph found out Mary was pregnant, an angel appeared and reminded him of what God spoke through the prophet Isaiah generations prior, “Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel” (Isaiah 7:14). God had made a promise, wrapped it up in prophecy, and then began fulfilling it in Joseph and Mary’s lifetime! How exciting! ~ Read Matthew 1:18-25. How do you think the angel’s words made Joseph feel?


God, why does this matter?

Prophecies in the Bible are like reminders that God hasn’t forgotten His promises. Time and time again, His Word shows that every prophecy He has spoken will be fulfilled and every promise He’s given will be true. Our God finishes what He starts, whether in sending our Savior the first time, in what He’s doing in our lives, or in His promises that Jesus is coming again. ~ Why can we depend on the Lord to do what He says He is going to do? Does this truth encourage you? Why?


God, What else does your word say about this?

Joshua said, “Not one word of all the good promises that the Lord had made to the house of Israel had failed; all came to pass” (24:15). God promised salvation, then He sent many prophecies through the generations to confirm that He was still working through His process to fulfill that promise. God completes everything He says He will do, including the work He is doing in us (Philippians 1:6). This is good news for everyone who trusts in Him! ~ What promise of God are you holding on to?


God, How do you want me to respond to this truth?

When Joseph learned how God’s prophecies generations prior applied to his life, he responded in obedience. Scripture says, “When Joseph woke from sleep, he did as the angel of the Lord commanded him…” (Matthew 1:24). God wants us to respond in faith and obedience, too, as we wait on His prophecies in the world and promises in our lives. ~ How will you trust and obey God today?

Speak Him!

Once we “Seek Him,” we can “Speak Him” into the lives of the people God has entrusted to us. This is what discipleship is!

God’s promises and prophecies go together, and both are things upon which we must wait. Let’s encourage each other that our God is a trustworthy promise-keeper, prophesy-giver who is always, always true to His Word!

“All this took place to fulfill what the LORD had spoken through the prophet…” Matthew 1:22
Worth the Wait

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