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Promises And Answers

“There is nothing too hard for thee” (Jeremiah 32:17).

In order to bring salvation to His people, God, on several occasions, simply by-passed human strength and brought deliverance on His own. He would promise and then bring about the victory.

The promise to Moses: “Come now therefore, and I will send thee unto Pharaoh, that thou mayest bring forth my people the children of Israel out of Egypt” (Exodus 3:10).

The answer: “But the children of Israel walked upon dryland in the midst of the sea. . . . Thus the LORD saved Israel that day out of the hand of the Egyptians” (Exodus 14:29,30).

The promise to Jehoshaphat: “Ye shall not need to fight in this battle: set yourself, stand ye still, and see the salvation of the LORD with you” (II Chronicles 20:17).

The answer: “The LORD set ambushments against the children of Ammon, Moab, and mount Seir, which were come against Judah; and they were smitten” (II Chronicles 20:22).

The promise to Zerubbabel: “The hands of Zerubbabel have laid the foundation of this house; his hands shall also finish it. . . . Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit, saith the Lord of hosts” (Zechariah 4:9,6).

The answer: “The elders of the Jews builded and they prospered through the prophesying of Haggai the prophet and Zechariah . . . And they builded, and finished it” (Ezra 6:14).

The promise to the southern kingdom: “I will have mercy upon the house of Judah, and will save them by the LORD their God, and will not save them by bow, nor by sword, nor by battle, by horses, nor by horsemen” (Hosea 1:7).

The answer: “And it came to pass that night, that the angel of the LORD went out, and smote in the camp of the Assyrians an hundred fourscore and five thousand” (II Kings 19:35).

The word “impossible” can never be used in reference to God. NPS

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