“If only for this life we have hope in Christ, we are of all people most to be pitied. But Christ has indeed been raised from the dead, the first fruits of those who have fallen asleep.” 1 Corinthians 15:19-20
The definition of Hope is: to look forward to with desire and reasonable confidence.
Our Family began the Advent Season with Hope and discovered:
The prophets of the old testament had “hope” concerning a Savior, whom God would send from Heaven into the world for the reconciliation of all mankind to God through His atoning sacrifice and the forgiveness of sin.
None of the prophets saw Jesus but through divine revelation received the promise of “Hope” of His appearance. The Apostles had “hope” because they saw Him and witnessed His resurrection from the dead. (John 1:29)
(Isaiah 9:6, Micah 5:2, Isaiah 53, Matthew 1:21, Job 19:25)
So in what and in whom do we HOPE? When Adam and Eve sinned, their fate was sealed, for God had declared if they disobeyed His commandment to not eat from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil they would die. And we know they did die and their days on earth were ended. But God also gave them the promise and hope of a Savior Who would one day come to redeem the world.
No one can enter the eternal presence of a Holy God clothed in sin. Therefore, Christ bore our sins on the Cross and received the punishment and judgment for all sinners. After His death on the cross, He did not remain in the grave, but as He had promised, he was raised from the dead. All those who witnessed His resurrection have given us their testimony so we also, who believe, have the hope of our own resurrection and eternal life, just as He said. (John 3:16, 1 John 1: 1-4
What gives us this hope in the midst of adverse circumstances? The Holy Spirit in whom we are sealed is our evidence. Those who have faith in Christ’s death and resurrection for the forgiveness of sin, also have the evidence of Christ abiding in them. If Christ is abiding spiritually in the believer, it is the assurance of the promise of eternal life. (Galatians 2:20)
The opposite of hope is hopelessness. Where there is no solution to our problems we have despair. Hopelessness means there is no means nor a person who can deliver us from our present state. But where there is hope in God and His Promise, No matter the affliction, those who are in Christ Jesus know, ultimately, there is an eternal solution, and it is only found in God’s Son, Jesus Christ. There is also the promise and the Hope that everything suffered in this life will also ultimately work for the believer’s good. (Romans 1:28)
What is your hope? Is it in yourself, your job, science, another person, or religion? There is only one hope, and one way, and it is only found in the person of Jesus Christ. (John 14:6)
God’s Promise and Our Hope
“And you also were included in Christ when you heard the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation. When you believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession—to the praise of his glory.” Ephesians 1:13 NIV
The Hope Within Us
“And as believers, we should always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks us the reason for the Hope that is within us.” (1 Peter 3:15)
Mary, this is a repeat of what you wrote before. You preach another gospel.
John 3:16, Ephesians 1:13-14, Romans 10:8-13
I’m not a preacher. I’m here to encourage believers in the savior to seek the truth.
As for your opinion about me…Isaiah 5:20
Christianity as a whole has wrenched and distorted the scriptures with their fables and perverted gospel.
Christians love to quote 3:16 but they always stop there. Read on to John 3:18
And that’s just for starters- the rest of the scriptures are also twisted and wrenched by Christianity.
Time to repent. Time is short.
“For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counseller, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.“
unfortunately you will be left behind when the rapture takes place in the very near future, unless God grants you repents unto salvation..
For one thing, you do not publish the Messiah’s God given name. ( Yahoshua). Your salvation depends upon your belief in his name. Than comes the sanctification process which you should ask your maker about, for those who see shall be made blind and those who are blind shall see.
Here the messiah is speaking about the vast world of Christianity who claim salvation in the name of Jesus. We must turn to God as little children. Little children have no preconceived notions about what it means to serve God. They simply believe. The false teachers ( their parents and religious leaders soon send them wandering astray, and there they are, lost sheep in the mud pits of religion.
Moreover Christianity has so wrenched the doctrine of the apostles, taught to them by Yahoshua They teach lies…and just as the serpent told Eve, they tell their followers , “Surely you will not die.”
All of your words are pretty and seem fitting but they will only bring death.
Repent and call upon the name of Yahweh that he might bring you into the light of the gospel of salvation.
If your heart remains hardened then you can stop sending me these emails. If you would like to hear the gospel I will be more than happy to share with you what God has taught me over the past 60 some years. It has been a journey from darkness into light and I am forever thankful and humbled as I continue to run the race.
John 9:39 kjv Those who see shall be made blind.
Those who acknowledge their blindness shall see.
Yet we know that a person is not justified by works of the law but through faith in Jesus Christ, so we also have believed in Christ Jesus, in order to be justified by faith in Christ and not by works of the law, because by works of the law no one will be justified. Galatians 2:16