Hope in God is not the same as the world defines hope; for example, a wish or hope for world peace through social justice which glorifies unrighteous worldly practices; calling evil good; deceiving people who are ignorant of who God is; replacing God with man-made images that conform to world practices (Romans 1:18-32).
“I abhor the pride of Jacob, and hate his strongholds…the great house will be smitten into fragments, the little house into bits…You have turned justice into poison and the fruit of righteousness into wormwood” Amos 6:12b
The HOPE of God is the substance of peace now and is to come whenever Christ is brought in to a situation or worldly tribulation.
“I am not alone, for the Father is with me. I have said this to you, that IN ME you may HAVE PEACE. In the world you have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world” ~Jesus the Christ of God
The Word of God comes as a sharp sword to cut away the division that resides in the world and is OF Adam, and bring the ministry of reconciliation and peace when Christ OF God moves in, transferring you from the dominion of darkness which always means tribulation and division, to the Kingdom of the Beloved Son that always means the substance of hope appears, no more hope deferred that makes the heart sick, but the true Peace of God that only Christ in you can express and manifest.
We are taken out OF the world into the Kingdom of God and His Righteousness so we can conquer, to live, move and have our being in a new heaven and new earth where righteousness dwells: IN Christ and Christ IN YOU the hope of glory (Colossians 1:27).
“I will pray the Father, and HE WILL GIVE YOU another Counselor to be with you forever…” the Comforter, Helper, Peace-Maker, Hope-Restorer, Guide, Teacher, Advocate, Gardener who prunes and waters and feeds and nurtures and nourishes and empowers the Vine (Christ) to grow into full maturity IN YOU to connect a new heavenly mindset with your new body inhabited by the Holy Spirit to become a new heaven and new earth where righteousness dwells, with a new sea of continually flowing fresh Water of Life from the throne of God!
“…even the Spirit of Truth whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him; but you know him, for he DWELLS WITH YOU AND IN YOU…Yet a little while and the world will see me no more, BUT YOU WILL SEE ME; because I live, you will live also. In that day you will KNOW that I am in my Father, and YOU IN ME, and I IN YOU…if you love me and keep my Word, my Father will love you and WE WILL COME TO YOU AND MAKE OUR HOME WITH YOU…The Counselor, the Holy Spirit, sent by our Father will TEACH YOU ALL THINGS and bring ALL of what I have said to your REMEMBRANCE. Peace I LEAVE WITH YOU; MY PEACE I give to you; NOT AS THE WORLD GIVES. Let not your HEART be troubled [Christ stills the waters of your heart with Peace], neither let your heart be afraid [Christ in you is Holy, Perfect Love that casts out all fear from your heart]…Rejoice that I go to my Father” ~Jesus (John 14:16-28)
“I tell you the Truth; it is to YOUR ADVANTAGE that I go away, for if I did not go away, the Counselor could not COME TO YOU.” He will convince you that unbelief is sin, righteousness is Christ in the Father come into you replacing sin with His Righteousness and Peace and Joy in the Holy Spirit [the Kingdom of God within his beloveds] and the ruler of THIS WORLD is judged (John 16:7-11).
“I have yet MANY things to say to you, but you cannot bear them NOW. When the Spirit of Truth comes, he will guide you into ALL the Truth…ALL that the Father has is mine and I give it to you” ~Jesus the Christ (John 16:12-15)
“When you SEE me, your sorrow will turn to joy…I will see you again and your hearts will rejoice, and no one can take your Joy from you…Do you NOW believe?” Jesus the Christ (John 16:16-33)
I see Jesus in the midst of suffering a great loss. There were times where I was overwhelmed when people I thought I could trust shockingly came against me in my grief and I lost sight of Christ. Thank God I have family who could remind me of the Truth in the darkness, in the midst of shock and traumatic loss; the Holy Spirit to drink and the Word to eat: the Son of Righteousness rises within with healing in His Wings of Love, Light and Holy Spirit. Those who oppose righteousness do so out of ignorance of who God is and what God stands for and champions.
The Word of God comes as a sharp sword of the Spirit to cut away what divides, opposes, comes against us, lies, gossips, slanders, or tries to hurt us out of their own woundedness, hurts, scars, misunderstandings, lack of knowledge of God and his glory, greed, lust, covetness, separation from God, self-focus, self-righteousness, self-concern, self-serving, or selfish desire to take what is another’s instead of going to God for what is theirs through Christ in God.
Jesus prayed the Father that those who come to Christ may BE WITH HIM where HE IS, to BEHOLD HIS GLORY which the Father has given Him in His Love before the foundation of the world. Jesus knows the Father in intimate oneness in the glory, and the Righteous One makes known our Father to us so we can have the LOVE of Christ in us that fills us with ALL the fullness of God working in us, to exceedingly, superabundantly give us more than we could ever ask or think, all for the Glory of God now and forever (John 17:24-26; Ephesians 3:19-20).
“I made known and I will make it known, that the Love with which thou hast loved me may be IN THEM, and I IN THEM” John 17:26
To know God and be known by God is perfect Peace of eternal Life both NOW and forever and ever. Amen.
“Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a desire fulfilled is a tree of life” Proverbs 13:12
“TAKE delight in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart” Psalm 37:4
“TAKE the water of life without price” Revelation 22:17b
“Know the Truth and the Truth will set you free”
“I will not rest until her vindication goes forth as brightness, and her salvation like a burning torch. The nations will see your vindication, and all the kings your glory; and you shall be called by a new name… no more Forsaken…no more Desolate; but you shall be called My delight is in her and Married…God rejoices over Christ in you…The redeemed of the Lord are called Sought Out, a city not forsaken” Isaiah 62
“Those who conquer the old [being OF Adam, OF the world, OF satanic mixtures of good and evil; images instead of the glory OF Christ, OF God], God will NEVER GO OUT OF YOU [as you come to Christ and YOKE WITH CHRIST in His One Body and flowing, filled and overflowing with His One Spirit: holy, perfect, righteous OF God], you have the new Name written on your forehead…exchanged sin for the refined pure gold of Christ in you, wear the white garment of Christ clothing you and take salvation of your eyes to stop seeing as the world sees through a glass darkly, judging by physical appearances, and begin to SEE the glory of Christ through enlightened heart eyes, SEE as Christ sees to be transformed by seeing the Light from glory to glory.
“From His fullness we receive grace upon grace” John 1:16
“Since we have such HOPE…be unveiled by Christ… and behold the glory and transform into his likeness from glory to glory” 2 Cor 3:12-18
No longer view those in Christ as OF Adam OF the world: “Come out of her my people lest you take part in her sin and share in her plagues”, even though you once considered Christ as the LAST ADAM. “Therefore, IF any one is IN CHRIST, he is a NEW CREATION; the old [of Adam, of the world] has passed away, behold, the NEW HAS COME. Reconciled to God through Christ we are one with our Father, you in Christ, and Christ in you, the HOPE of glory: substance and assurance of glory. See the glory and CHANGE into Christ-likeness, the image of God our Father. Sons look like the Father and are led by the Holy Spirit. Brides yoke, join, unite, marry with Christ: the two become one flesh.
The bride makes herself ready: lets the Word, the Sword of the Spirit divide you from false religion, counterfeit spirituality, world wisdom, lies and half-truths; seek and FIND the kingdom of God and his righteousness, ask and receive all of Christ to be added unto you; knock on the open Door of heaven and keep knocking until it opens and pours down all the oil, fire and spiritual eyes; every good endowment and perfect gifts from the Father of lights so you can be a new, first-fruits kind of God’s creatures by the Word of Truth (James 1:6-18). Stop being deceived!
“We know that IN EVERYTHING God works for good with those who LOVE HIM, who are called according to HIS PURPOSE. For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the first born AMONG MANY. And those he predestined he also calls, justifies and GLORIFIES” Romans 8:28-30
“Among the mature we do impart Wisdom not of this age or of the rulers of this age, who are doomed to pass away. But we impart a secret and hidden Wisdom of God, which God decreed BEFORE THE AGES for OUR GLORIFICATION. No one who understands this would ever KILL or REJECT or SCOFF or MOCK the Lord of glory…God reveals to us through the Spirit…to understand the gifts bestowed on us by God…The UNSPIRITUAL MAN DOES NOT RECEIVE THE GIFTS OF THE SPIRIT OF GOD, for they are folly to him, and he is not able to understand them because they are SPIRITUALLY DISCERNED…To know the Mind of Christ you must HAVE THE MIND OF CHRIST…the Holy Spirit and fire of God discloses everything and burns up anything that is not built on the foundation of Christ, including your new body temple when God’s Spirit comes to dwell IN YOU making you a HOLY temple” (1 Cor 2:6-16; 3:10-23)
Everything not holy, righteous or pure is burned up with God’s consuming fire so you can be surrounded by His Wall of Fire, Spirit, and Water of Life, with His Glory within you, arising and shining in a world of darkness and great darkness upon those still of Adam who are not born again OF God through water and Spirit.
“Come to the Water of Life and drink.” Jesus says, “Come to Me and drink”
Heart disease and suicide are epidemic because hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a desire fulfilled is a tree of life. Only Christ can do what you cannot do for yourself: fulfill the human heart’s greatest desire: reunion with our God and Father; clothing you with Himself so you are overshadowed by the Spirit of God and bring forth new life with Christ in you, the hope of glory.
Religious law gives you the dead hope; counterfeit spirituality gives you false hope; Christ in you gives you fulfilled hope, the way, truth, life and glory of God to be perfectly one with God our Father, to be who you were created to be to fulfill God’s purpose on earth: a new heaven and a new earth where righteousness dwells. The Kingdom of God is righteousness and peace and joy in the HOLY Spirit; no other spirits will do; none other can fulfill the deepest desires of your spiritual heart.