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Powerful Promises

Let them transform your life!

By Jerilyn Ah Sam & Barbara Graham

“Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature.” 2 Peter 1:4.

Bill had a problem. A big problem. He had reached a point in his life when his craving for junk foods like candy, snacks, and chocolate completely controlled him. He was continuously eating between meals, eating too much, and eating late at night.

But the bigger problem was that Bill, a Christian, felt like a spiritual failure. “I didn’t have an understanding of true victory over sin,” he said. “I was in the same situation as the person in Romans chapter 7. I wanted to do right, but I couldn’t. It was a yo-yo experience. I was memorizing Scripture, but still not gaining victory.”

“I was weak in the flesh,” Bill explains.

A change in his environment and lifestyle helped Bill. He began going to bed early

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  1. Helen Buchanan, The Gifting of the Power of God’s Promises (Cornerstone Publishing), pp. 2–5

  2. Ibid., pp. 10–13.

  3. Ibid., p. 14.

  4. Ellen G. White, The Ministry of Healing (Pacific Press, 1909), pp. 250–251.

  5. Buchanan, God’s Promises, p. 17.

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About the author

Barbara Graham is a former associate editor of Last Generation magazine. Jerilyn Ah Sam was an editorial assistant.