Everything has an expiration date. If you want to challenge me on this just look in your refrigerator and read the label on the gallon of milk.
Now then, there’s a difference between the sell-by date and an expiration date. The sell-by date is actually use a guide for how long an item should be displayed for sale before quality deterioration. Items sold on or after the sell-by dates (aka) discounted items are generally safe for consumption after this date, but may begin to lose flavor or eye appeal. On the other hand, items that are deemed expired are probably less tasteful for consumption just like that expired gallon of milk in your refrigerator. (Did you check the label?)
Let me lift this up for you!
We’ve all got things in our lives that are way past the expiration date, so to speak. We’ve all felt like there is no hope at times, like the promises of God have expired. You may have prayed for a certain situation for a long time, and nothing seems to be changing. It’s past due.
There are several biblical examples in the Bible where people’s life tasted just like that gallon of expired milk. One account that always come to mind is the story of Abraham and Sarah (Read Geneses 17-18).
Abraham and Sarah had to face this same problem. Hebrews 11:11 says, “By Faith even Sarah herself, when she was barren, received power to conceive an offspring, even though she was past the age, since she considered that the One who had promised was faithful.”
The Bible says that Abraham was as good as dead. That’s sounds like his ability to have children had pretty much expired. Sarah had already gone through the change of life, but God had given her a promise! God’s promises never expire!!! That’s great news. The Bible says “By FAITH Sarah received strength to conceive when she was past the age.” Her womb had physically expired but God’s promise was spiritually alive.
Paul reminds in 1 Corinthians 1:20, “For all of God’s promises have been fulfilled in Christ with a resounding “Yes!” And through Christ, our “Amen” (which means “Yes”) ascends to God for His glory.”
Beloved of God don’t just take my word for it! If you can believe, you can give birth to the promise too! God wants to astound you! He wants to blow your mind away!! Therefore, whatever it is that you are believing for… don’t stop. Don’t lose heart or begin to doubt God. He is so ever faithful and He will bring it to pass. Remember He has an appointed time and His promises never expire, even if the milk in your fridg does….