Genesis 3:1-6

“There is some psychological significance to the midway point of the year as a logical opportunity to take stock.”

- The Guardian

“The devil is not exceptional at getting us, he is persistent, and we are complacent.”

- Pastor Olivier Tshala

The Devil has not changed his methods, his only play is to convince us that:

  1. God is not, in fact, good or
  2. that God does not keep his promises.

Once he has done this, we start a process of self-sabotage.


1. God is Good

Genesis 1:28 (ESV)

Matthew 7:11 (ESV)

2. God is Consistent

Hebrews 13:8 (ESV)

Malachi 3:6 (ESV)


David’s Promise

1 Samuel 16:13 – Anointed

2 Samuel 5:3 – Becoming King

13 years between his anointing (The promise) and becoming King (Its fulfilment).

1. Conditional Promises

Romans 8:28

2. Unconditional Promises

Genesis 9:11

Proverbs 10:11

God uses the gap between the promise and its fulfilment to prepare us to handle the lived experience of the promise.