Hope is found in Jesus, our Living Hope!
“I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans to prosper you and not harm you, to give you a future and a hope”
“Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a desire fulfilled is a tree of life”
Jesus is our tree of life:
by his stripes our body is healed
by his chastisement our soul is made whole
by his Holy Spirit our spirit is made perfect, lacking nothing;
Jesus has the Words of life and Spirit; the Word of God our God Father and sayings of our Faithful Bridegroom, who will never leave nor forsake us;
in Christ and Christ in you, you are complete;
Christ in you is the tree of life;
flowing with the river of water of life.
We put our trust in the Lord God Almighty alone;
all one with Christ,
the King of kings and Lord of lords;
the Lord God Omnipotent reigns forever and ever!
“Our hope is built on nothing less than Jesus and his righteousness”
“There is power in the Name of Jesus”
“There is power, power, wonder-working power in the Blood of the Lamb”
“What the enemy meant for evil, God turns to good”
“God works everything together for good in those who love God and are called to his purpose”
“Who has believed what we have heard? And to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?…Surely he has borne our grief, sickness and carried our sorrows, pains…He was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that made us whole, and with his stripes we are healed…The will of the Lord prospers in his hand; he sees the fruit of the travail of his soul and is satisfied; by his knowledge we are accounted righteous…He poured out his soul to death” Isaiah 53:1-12
“Jesus committed no sin; no guile was found on his lips. When he was reviled, he did not revile in return; when he suffered, he did not threaten; but he trusted to Him Who judges justly. He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed. For you were like straying sheep, but have now returned to the Shepherd and Guardian of your souls” 1 Peter 2:22-25
“His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence, by which he has granted to us his precious and very great promises, that through these you may escape from the corruption that is in the world because of passion, and become partakers of the divine nature” 2 Peter 1:3-4
“Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if any one hears My Voice and opens the door, I will come in to you and eat with you and you with me. Those who conquer, I will grant you to sit with Me on my throne, as I Myself conquered and sat down with My Father on His Throne” Revelation 3:20-21
“And you he made alive, when you were dead through trespasses and sins in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit now at work in the sons of disobedience. Among these all once lived in the passions of our flesh, following the desires of your body and mind, and so you were by nature children of wrath, like the rest of mankind. BUT GOD who is rich in mercy, out of the GREAT Love with which He loves us, even when we were dead through our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and raised us up with Him, and made us to sit with Him in the heavenly places IN Christ Jesus” Ephesians 2:1-6
“As therefore you receive Christ Jesus the Lord, so live in Him, rooted and built up in Him and established in the Faith, just as you are taught, abounding in thanksgiving. See to it that no one makes PREY of you by philosophy and empty DECEIT, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the universe, and not according to Christ. For in Him the whole fullness of the Godhead dwells bodily, and you come to fullness of LIFE in Him, who is the Head of ALL rule and authority…you are buried with Him in baptism…raised with Him through FAITH in the working of God, who raised Jesus from the dead. And you who were dead in trespasses and the uncircumcision of your heart, God makes alive together with Christ, forgiving us all our trespasses, having canceled the bond along with the legal demands; this he set aside, nailing it to the Cross. He DISARMED the principalities and powers and made a public example of them TRIUMPHING over them in Christ Jesus…If with Christ you died to the elemental spirits of the universe, why do you live as though you still belong to this world?” Colossians 2:6-23
We take the Way, Truth and Life of God by faith through grace. “Now Faith is the substance and assurance of things hoped for, the conviction and evidence of things not seen” Hebrews 11:1
Fix your eyes on Jesus; keep your mind set on the things that are Above, not the things of this earth.
“The law and the prophesies are fulfilled in Christ and in you when you walk not according to the flesh but according to the Spirit. Those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit. To set your mind on the flesh is DEATH, but to set your mind on the Spirit is LIFE and PEACE. For the mind that is set on the flesh is hostile to God; it does not submit to God’s law, indeed it can’t; and those who are in the flesh [don’t have faith] cannot please God. But you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, IF IN FACT the Spirit of God dwells in you…If God is for us, who can be against us?…Will God not also give ALL things to you together with Christ…at the right hand of God” Romans 8:1-39
In Christ we are above the highest heavens with Jesus and His Father [apart from Christ nothing of God John 15:1-27]. Do not fret. Do not despair. Do not fear. Do not let your heart be troubled; neither let it be afraid. “Guard your heart above all things for from it come the wellsprings of life.” Do not be anxious in ANYTHING but in EVERYTHING make your request known to God with thanksgiving and the PEACE of God will keep your heart and mind in Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:4-7).
Eat of The Word and drink of The Spirit; return to righteousness.
“The reverential fear of the Lord prolongs life, but the years of the wicked will be short. The hope of the righteous ends in gladness, but the expectation of the wicked comes to nought. The Lord God Almighty is a stronghold for those whose way is upright, but destruction to evildoers. The righteous will NEVER be removed, but the wicked will not dwell in the land [NHONE]. The mouth of the righteous brings forth wisdom…the lips of the righteous know what is acceptable…righteousness delivers you from death…the righteous is delivered from trouble…by knowledge of God and His glory the righteous are delivered. When it goes well with the righteous, the city rejoices…By the blessing of the upright a city is exalted…those who sow righteousness get a sure reward. Those who are steadfast in righteousness will LIVE, but he who pursues evil will die. Men of a perverse mind are an abomination to the Lord, but those of blameless ways are His delight…The desire of the righteous ends only in good…the righteous will flourish like a green leaf…The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life…The root of the righteous will never be moved…The thoughts of the righteous are just…the house of the righteous will stand…The root of the righteous stands firm…There is one whose rash words are like sword thrusts, but the tongue of the wise brings healing…No ill befalls the righteous…Anxiety in a man’s heart weighs him down, but a good Word makes him glad. A righteous man turns away from evil…the diligent man will get precious wealth. In the path of righteousness is LIFE, but the way of error leads to death” Proverbs ch 10-13