Posts tagged #Hope

Genesis 3 :: Another Voice


Something went terribly wrong in Eden.

The Voice that created the heavens and the earth, the Voice that created man, male and female, in the image of God, took second place to another voice – a cunning and deceiving voice; a questioning and contradicting voice.

The voice of God was rejected. The voice of the devil was accepted. Sound familiar?

Where there was only order, there was now disorder.

Where there was only blessing, there was now cursing.

Where there was only life, there was now death.

Where there was only good, there was now evil.

But faith, hope, and love remain. The LORD God clothed the shame of Adam and Eve’s nakedness with the skin of an animal, thereby giving man the image of a substitutionary, atoning sacrifice. The image points to the reality of the death of Jesus Christ on the cross. The proof is His resurrection from the dead. The result is the remission of sin through faith in Him.

In Him a full restoration is coming!

( Job 1 & 2; Mat t 4:1-11; Isa 14:12-15; Eze 28:12-19; John 8:44; Jude 9; Rev 12:9; Luke 10:18; 1 John 2:16; Jam 3:15; Deut 4:10; Pr 1:7; 2 Cor 4:4; Rom 16:20; Isa 7:14; John 16:21; Gal 3:13; Isa 53:3, 5; Mark 15:17; Luke 22:44; Ps 22:15; Rev 2:7, 22:2, 14)

Posted on June 10, 2018 and filed under Genesis.

Hebrews 10 :: Enter Boldly


Jesus is not a shadow. He is the very image of all that is real.

The offering of His blood takes away sins. The offering of His body sets us apart as holy.

Through faith in Him, God does not remember our sins – in Him we abide in eternal remission.

Believe. Have faith.

Hold on. Have hope.

Stir up love and go to work in His will and in His way.

Do not cast Jesus away.

He is coming.

Jesus is better.

(2 Cor 7:1; Ps 40:6-8, 50:13, 51:16; 1 Sam 15:22-23; John 19:30; Ps 110:1; Jer 31:33, 34; 1 Cor 13:13; Matt 12:31-32; Deut 32:35-36; Hab 2:3-4; Rom 1:17; Gal 3:11)

Posted on May 13, 2018 and filed under Hebrews.

Hebrews 6:9-20 :: Heavy Attachment


Because Jesus is better we are confident of better things, things that hold onto salvation through faith and patience.

God does not hide Himself from our lives – our deeds, desires, and diligence.

Rather, God gives us His sure promises which are to be continual sources of encouragement.

Attach yourself to hope. Not wishful hope, but the confident expectation that God will do exactly as He has promised.

This hope anchors, attaches, our souls to Him in a manner that withstands every storm of life.

(Heb 1:4, 4:1, 13, 5:11, 9:3, 10:20, 23, 11:1, 39; 12:2; Gen 22:17; Ex 32:13; Isa 45:23; Jer 22:5, 49:13; Num 35; Jos 20; 2 Cor 1:3-7)

Posted on March 25, 2018 and filed under Hebrews.

Zechariah 9:1-10:1 :: Prisoners of Hope


Your King is coming to you!

This truth may strike fear or joy. 

"Return to Me," says the LORD, "and I will return to you."

Seek God today. Ask Him to revive your life - to revive your relationship with Him. He is passionately in love with you. His heart is wide open to you. Open your heart wide open to Him. Ask Him for rain - to refresh your mind and to awaken the seeds He has planted in your heart.

Through faith in Jesus Christ, our Father has freed us from all prisons and has caused us to be Prisoners of Hope - your King is coming to you! 

Posted on January 7, 2018 and filed under Zechariah.

The Greatest Gift: Expectation or Hope

"You've heard the adage: "The best gifts come in small packages." This saying conveys the idea that small packages often contain valuable items and that size doesn't indicate quality. But I also understand this to mean that the most precious gifts can take a form which we do not expect. The same is true of gifts given to us by our Heavenly Father: the greatest gifts come in unanticipated and, often, unattractive packages. Even so, of this we can be sure, every gift, regardless of its appearance, is an expression of His love, intended to draw us into intimate fellowship." 

Posted on December 12, 2015 and filed under Topical.