“So faith, hope, love remain, but the greatest of these is love” 1 Corinthians 13:13
“Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen” Hebrews 11:1
“We are not OF those who shrink back and are destroyed, but OF those who HAVE faith and keep their souls” Hebrews 10:39
We have full assurance of things hoped for, through evidence and substance — length, breadth, height, depth — KNOWING Christ dwells in your heart — strengthened with Might through HIS Spirit in your innermost being — according to the riches of HIS glory — when God is your Abba Father — KNOWING the Love of Christ, as Bridegroom King of kings and Lord of lords, beyond knowledge, filled with all the fullness of God working in us who truly believe Jesus — God is glorified in the Bride and glorified in Christ Jesus to ALL generations (Ephesians 3:14-21).
We are NOT ashamed of the Gospel, for it is the POWER of God for salvation to every one who HAS faith. For IN faith is the righteousness of God REVEALED through faith for faith. “You who THROUGH faith is righteous shall live” (Romans 1:16-17
NOT hope deferred that makes the heart sick, but desire fulfilled to abide and remain in Christ as Christ abide and remain in you IS a tree of LIFE (Proverbs 13:12). The fruit of righteousness IS a tree of life (11:30); “filled with the fruits of righteousness that come THROUGH Jesus Christ to the glory and praise of God (Philippians 1:11); flourishing like a green leaf (healing, healed, health) Proverbs 11:28b; Revelation 22:2; “drinking deeply with delight from the abundance of glory (Isaiah 66:11); you SEE and your heart REJOICES; your bones flourish, KNOWING the Lord is with you (66:14).
Hope that does not disappoint, because God’s Love is poured and pouring continuously like a river into our hearts through the HOLY Spirit (Romans 5:5) when we remain in Christ and Christ in you (John 15:4), who makes HIS Bride sanctified, cleansed, washed, purified, refined, made whiter than snow, spotless, nourished, cherished, joined to Himself, the profound mystery, through His Blood, Water, and Spirit (John 15:3; Ephesians 5:23-32; 1 Thessalonians 5:23-24; 1 John 5).
Thank God that faith, hope, and love remain as we remain in Christ, and Christ remains in the Bride (John 15:4); forgetting what lies behind and pressing forward in the upward call of God IN CHRIST (Philippians 3:13-20) subject only to the Bridegroom King of kings and Lord of lords (21), the Word, the Will, and the Spirit of God; fathered by Abba Father in the Living Word, perfect Will, and Holy Spirit; fulfilled in Christ what was prophesied by Isaiah, “Behold, the former things have come to pass, and NEW THINGS I now declare” (Isaiah 42:9). Sing the NEW Song (42:10). “Remember NOT the former things, nor consider the things of OLD. Behold, I am doing a NEW THING; now it springs forth, do you not PERCEIVE it?” (43:18-19). “You have HEARD, now SEE all this and will you not DECLARE it? From this time forth I make you hear NEW THINGS, hidden things you have not known. They are created NOW not long ago” (48:6-8). “You shall be called by a NEW NAME…and AS the bridegroom rejoices over the bride, so shall God rejoice over you” (62:1-5). “For behold, I create NEW heavens and a NEW earth; and the former things shall not be remembered or come to mind” (65:17). “COME and SEE My glory…see My glory and declare My glory…bring brethren [true believers in Jesus] from ALL the nations as an offering to the Lord…in CLEAN VESSELS…For the new heavens and new earth that I will make shall REMAIN before Me says the Lord…all flesh will come to worship before Me, says the Lord” (66:18-23).
Only Christ can unveil you…turn to the Lord and the veil is LIFTED from the bride…beholding the glory of the Lord Jesus Christ, changing and transforming and transfiguring into the Bridegroom’s likeness, from one degree of glory to another, by the SPIRIT (2 Corinthians 3:12-18); seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, the exact image and likeness of God (4:4); light shining from your heart to give the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ (4:6); HAVING this treasure in our earthen vessels (4:7). HAVING the glory in our NEW temple of God, our living body offered to God in worship in Spirit and in Truth (Revelation 21:11; Romans 12:1; Hebrews 12:12-29; 1 Corinthians 3:16-17, 6:19-20; 2 Corinthians 6:14-18, 11:2b, 13:5).
Coming to the invitation of the Spirit and the Bride to TAKE the Water of Life without price (Revelation 22:17). “IF you KNOW the Gift of God, and Who it is speaking to you…ask Him…and He gives you Living Water…that becomes in you a spring of water…worshiping God who is SPIRIT in Spirit and in Truth [NOT in particular geographic locations or physical mountains; not external, physical, literal, but internal, spiritual, a matter of the HEART Romans 2:28-29)]…let Christ show you ALL things” ~Jesus in John 4:10-26
The God of hope fills you with ALL joy and peace in believing, so by the Power of the HOLY Spirit you abound in hope (Romans 15:13); delivered from the dominion of darkness AND transferred into Christ (Colossians 1:13). Now awakened from sleep, arisen from the dead, baptized INTO Christ putting ON Christ like a garment of Light of HIS glory (Romans 13:11-14; Ephesians 5:14; Galatians 3:27; Matthew 3:11-12, 25:1-13; Luke 3:16-17, 12:49-50, 24:49; Colossians 1:3-28, 2:2-15, 3:1-3,16-17; Revelation 3:18).
Ask and receive the gift of Faith (1 Corinthians 12:9); those with the Lamb, the Lord of lords and King of kings, are called and chosen and faith-FULL (Revelation 17:14). The Words of Jesus, the Word made flesh, King of kings and Lord of lords, are Faithful, True, Trustworthy, Righteous Swords of the Spirit (John 1:1-16, 6:63; Revelation 19:10-16, 21:5, 22:6).
What remains? Abba Father’s perfect holy Love, the exact true Love of the One Husband of the pure bride; our First Love. “God’s Love never dies and the bride’s love for Christ is undying” (1 Corinthians 13:8; Ephesians 6:24; Song of Songs 6:3, 8:6-7).
What remains? “So faith, hope, love abide and remain; but the greatest of these is love” 1 Corinthians 13:13
Remain in Christ and Christ in you (John 15:4).