Monday, August 23, 2010

Change Your Wishes Into Hope

Hope in the Lord, not just empty wishes. That is what we need to be doing. When we are in trouble we do not need to be wishing for something to break through, no we need to put our hope in the Lord. We need to tap into our faith and see what He says about our Hope in Him.

Romans 5 v 1-5.......Therefore, having been justified through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom also we have access by faith, into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perserverance; and perserverance, character; and character, hope. Now hope does not disappoint. because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.....

Did you catch that last part? Hope does not disappoint. In other words God will not disappoint you. He will do what He says He will do. AMEN! His word is truth, it is not just a book full of wishful thinking.

Hebrews 6 v 17-19......Thus God, determining to show more abundantly to the heirs of promise the immutability of His counsel, confirmed it by an oath, that by two immutable things, in which it is impossible for God to lie, we might have strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold of the hope set before us. This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast, and which enters the Presence behind the veil, where the forerunner has entered for us, even Jesus, having become High Priest forever according the the order of Melchizedek......

This is how this verse is explained.

The Lord confirmed His oath to Abraham by swearing by Himself, because He alone is beyond deceit. The two immutable things are God's Word and God's oath. Since God does not lie and since He is all powerful, He will fulfill all His promises. This unchanging nature of God is the believer's consolation and encouragement. The believer's hope in Christ is secure, like an anchor, furthermore this anchor is not set in sand but in the very presence of the Almighty. Behind the veil refers to the Most Holy Place, the place where God dwells.

Now is that not much better than empty wishes, knowing that by putting our Hope where it belongs in Jesus, and knowing that God has swore Himself that He will fulfill the promises of Abraham, those promises are for us as well today. Read for yourself His promises in Deuteronomy 28, that He made to Abraham. Then re-read what He is saying to you in the scriptures above. You being the heirs of the promise, as we are all the heirs of Abraham. AMEN!.

Hebrews 6 v 13-14....For when God made a promise to Abraham because He could swear by no one greater, He swore by Himself, saying, "Surely blessing I will bless you, and multiplying I will multiply to you.".......

Things may look bad for you now, but don't get discouraged, get encouraged with the Hope you have in Jesus, get out His word and renew your mind with what He says He will do for you when you seek Him first. AMEN!

Remember the word says faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. It doesn't say the substance of things wished for.

Hebrews 11 v 1....Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen....


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