Promise Keeper – Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019

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Matthew 11: 3 asks, “Are you the one who was to come?”

On the family tree, John was the crazy cousin whom everyone tolerated at birthdays and holidays. He was such a curiosity that people traveled to the desert just to hear him and watch him. He had been consecrated to the Lord and spent his ministry teaching and offering a baptism of repentance to the people.

As odd as he was, God used him to “make straight paths” (Isaiah 40: 3 NIV 2011) for Jesus. Then word came that he was in prison and his ministry ended and his life would soon be over as well. Doubts battered his soul, and he needed confirmation that Jesus was the Christ. Jesus’ report to John affirmed that He was exactly whom John had been expecting.

His words of healing and preaching were testimony to God’s prophecy and the promise to Isaiah was fulfilled in Him (Isaiah 35: 1-10). Jesus verified His identity through Scripture, so John would know God had kept His promises.

When God makes a promise, nothing stands in the way of its fulfillment. He promised and delivered His Son of Promise and the frailty of the flesh, the cruelty of mankind and even death couldn’t thwart the salvation that comes to us through Him. The Son of God arrived in the manger, to reveal to the world that God kept His word by giving us His Word.

“Word of the Father, now in flesh appearing: O come, let us adore Him . . . ” (O Come, All Ye Faithful, John F. Wade)


Denise Larson Cooper has a passion for Christ and sharing His Word. A wife and mother of two daughters, Denise currently works as a gymnastic coach.

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  1. Prayer For A Promise..

    I would like to request a prayer for a promise to get back on my feet with my own housing and transportation (Car). I am currently living in a V.A funded veterans transitional home. I am very grateful… along with being thankful for this place as I finish up my bachelor’s degree and graduating this year!

  2. I have prayed healing before but the person died....why? I believed and it didnt work...now once again I have to believe for healing

    So many have died my dad died from sepsis and now I have a family member who has or might have cancer. I prayed for my dad to be healed and in the end I said “he was healed at/by his passing”. But I dont want my daughterinlaw to die….her whole family has died from cancer…Stop it God thank you for Stopping the bloodline of cancer…thank you, Father, for cutting the snakes head off and no more suffering by cancer or any devasting illness to come near their dwelling. In Jesus name

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