Hope, Ministry, Spiritual Digest — May 10, 2022 at 12:23 am

Understanding How God’s Promises Work


God's PromisesAnd my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of His glory in Christ Jesus. (Phil. 4:19)

This verse is very encouraging, and believers reference it frequently. The problem, however, is that it is often taken out of context or wrongly applied. Paul, in the course of the ministry God called him to do, admitted the challenge of inconsistent support from brethren. Sometimes he had plenty, and at other times he had nothing, but he learned the secret of being content no matter what! When I am not where God wants me to be, and I am not doing what He wants me to do, I cannot claim our verse for today and expect God to empower me to do what I want and not what He wants. Most of God’s promises are conditional and generic. I must, first of all, fulfill the conditions required, and secondly, get a confirmation from God that the generic promise I am claiming has my name on it. That is what it means to ask according to God’s will and not my will.


  • Rev. Sunday Bwanhot

    Rev. Sunday Bwanhot is a missionary to America serving with SIM/ECWA. He is an Economist by profession and has worked as a Statistician with Kaduna State Government. He later pioneered and managed the Challenge Press of ECWA in Jos before God’s call to pioneer the Prayer Ministry of ECWA in Jos, Nigeria. In 1993, God called him to Chicago as a missionary and has been serving there since 1995 to date. Currently, he pastors ECWA Chicago which he planted and serves as the Chairman of the ECWA USA District Church Council. Loves being a grandpa of 8 grandchildren and enjoys writing.

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