I believe Jesus gave us His promises to remind us of Him. A Promise points us to the Promisor! Jesus is our wonderful Savior and Friend who gave us Precious Promises to not only believe but to declare. When we declare out of our mouth the Word of God, something begins to happen to the atmosphere around us. The promises of God are to be declared and to be prayed. Don't just read the Bible but declare it and pray it. The Bible makes it very clear that Death and life are in the power of the tongue. James says that as a rudder directs a ship so our words direct our life. Your words are an indication of what you believe.