Hope Is Alive

HOPE – “having only positive expectations” is an interesting concept to ponder because different people can have different interpretations of positive!!! Amen??? Hence, one must ask the question of what is the standard of positive or good that would determine the answer of what is positive??? Jesus defined the answer as this “There is only One who is good.” He was referring to God, His Father as the Psalmist wrote in scripture:

“Praise the Lord. Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; His love endures forever.”

Psalm 106:1 NIV

In this world, everyone needs hope and God has given us eternal hope through His Son Jesus and His finished work on the cross that paid the penalty for the sins of all people!!! Our God loved us too much to have us be eternally separated from Him because of Him being holy and us being sinful as it is written:

“For God so loved the world that He gave His One and only Son that whoever believes in Him shall never perish, but have everlasting life.” 

John 3:16 NIV

Hope in Jesus

When we look to Jesus as our personal Savior from the wages of our own personal sin, we are saved by faith in His work in place of our own perfect performance at being good like God which we are incapable of doing on our own. Because Satan brought sin into the world through the tempting of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, everyone in the world has been infected with the sinful nature and all fall short of the glory of God without our Savior Jesus who paid for each of us the wages of our own personal sin!!! Jesus saved us from going to the cross ourselves to pay our own price for our sin!!! Bless Him!!! That means that we are forever reconciled to our holy Father God who has no part of sin!!! Through faith in Christ as our Savior, we are each saved by grace and seen as holy, without blemish, without accusation and with no condemnation!!! GLORY!!! We are now co-heirs with Christ through faith into our Father’s forever paradise Kingdom and we share in all the glorious riches of Christ through faith in Him!!! Our Father is all the time good and always working good in our lives as His children of faith!!! Given that, we can always have HOPE – “having only positive expectations” that our Father is going to work good through all of our lives forever!!! WOOOHOOO!!! Now that is a real peace of mind and reassurance that every soul should have in life!!! Amen???

Upon faith, the other awesome thing that happens is that our hearts are filled with the Holy Spirit of God taking up residency within us and we are forever sealed with Him in us!!! We are forever His!!! YAY!!! With Him in us, this is what Jesus says happens:

“…you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you and you shall be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”

Acts 1:8 NIV

Temple of the Holy Spirit

You Shall Receive Power

The Apostle Paul was excited about this!!! He knew that until we are all taken to our true home of our Father’s paradise Kingdom that is by far gain over life on this earth, that the Spirit of the Lord was going to work through us all to make a divine difference in this world to share the good news of Jesus with others so that they too can have hope and forever victory over the enemy of this world!!! Paul said:

“If I am to go on living in the body, this will mean fruitful labor for me.”

Philippians 1:22 NIV

I love that thought and the same is true for you and me, dear saint!!! Paul referred to us all have the power of Christ working in us as:

“…Christ in you, the hope of glory.”

Colossians 1:27 NIV

God is the Vine

The power of “God who works in us to will and act according to His purpose” of sharing the good news of Jesus so that others have “hope” happens when we step into life and let our Father enable us to share it with others!!! Our Father has also given us His written Word (the Bible) to help us as His kids and others!!! Of our Father’s Word it is written:

“All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting, and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.”

2 Timothy 3:16-17 NIV

Holy Bible with Cross

As we study our Father’s Word, the Holy Spirit reminds us of Truth and guides us supernaturally in what we think, say and do!!! Beyond our need for salvation through Christ Jesus, life has issues that we all need wisdom and help with and therefore, our Father has given us His Word to help us have His wisdom to help us live life well because He loves us!!! It helps us have victory in this life as we live here on earth so that nobody lives in despair and defeat by the enemy of this world over life issues!!! Now how sweet is our Father to provide us with all of that, family?!! Blessed kids are we always with Jesus working in us and always working the positive, the good for us!!! YYYEEESSS!!! God is not dead – He is living on the inside of us as this song says here!!! FOREVER VICTORY IS OURS AND FOR EVERYBODY YOU HOPE OF GLORY TO THE WORLD SAINT!!! Sooo proud of you for stepping into life as the Apostle Paul did to let our Father work through you to help others where He has you!!! Where is He moving your heart to live fruitfully in this life, dear one??? If He calls us to fruitful living, His Spirit will empower us to be fruitful as we trust in Him!!! I’m a gal going into the world with you and smiling because of all the love our Father has shown and continues to show us everyday!!! 🙂 Much love to you all wherever you are!!! YOU ARE POWERFUL TO BRING HOPE!!!

God is on the move and us too

Put Hope in God

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