Hope

We can have Hope.

Where does our hope come from, our hope comes from the Lord. The maker of the Heavens and the earth.

Our hope was foretold in the Old Testament and revealed in the New Testament. When you are without or just need a boast in your spiritual walk mediate on the scriptures of Hope.

Hope is Foretold

Ac 23:6 ¶ But when Paul perceived that the one part were Sadducees, and the other Pharisees, he cried out in the council, Men [and] brethren, I am a Pharisee, the son of a Pharisee: of the hope and resurrection of the dead I am called in question.

Ac 24:15 And have hope toward God, which they themselves also allow, that there shall be a resurrection of the dead, both of the just and unjust.

Ac 26:6 And now I stand and am judged for the hope of the promise made of God unto our fathers:

Ac 26:7 Unto which [promise] our twelve tribes, instantly serving [God] day and night, hope to come. For which hope’s sake, king Agrippa, I am accused of the Jews.

Ac 28:20 For this cause therefore have I called for you, to see [you], and to speak with [you]: because that for the hope of Israel I am bound with this chain.

Contrary to those with no hope.

No Hope

1Th 4:13 ¶ But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope.

Ignorance of Jesus Christ our Saviour

Jesus is our hope For God commends His love for us in that while we were yet sinner Christ died for us.

Jesus is our Hope

Heb 7:19 For the law made nothing perfect, but the bringing in of a better hope [did]; by the which we draw nigh unto God.

1Ti 1:1 ¶ Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the commandment of God our Saviour, and Lord Jesus Christ, [which is] our hope;

Ro 8:24 For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for?

Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. {substance: or, ground, or, confidence} (Hebrews 11:1 KJV)

Ro 5:2 By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.

Jesus is our Hope in which we now live in and live for. All for Jesus, is our Motto!

Living in Hope

Ro 5:3-5 And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience; And patience, experience; and experience, hope: 5: And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.

 We are living in Love and we are also living in all joy and peace.

Ro 15:13 ¶ Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.

Living in the presence of hope, Jesus

Heb 6:19 Which [hope] we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast, and which enters into that within the veil;

Future Salvation

Ro 8:25 But if we hope for that we see not, [then] do we with patience wait for [it].

Yes, we are waiting for the fruition of the hope of our salvation.

Present Salvation

1Th 5:8 But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation.

Romans 10:9-13 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed. For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. (KJV)

Now for those who believe Christ dwells in you, the Hope of Glory.

 

Christ the Hope in you

Col 1:27 To whom God would make known what [is] the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory: {in: or, among}

Stand fast and believe

Now and the future Hope

1Pe 1:21 Who by him do believe in God, that raised him up from the dead, and gave him glory; that your faith and hope might be in God.

Application of Living Now in Hope

1Jo 3:3 And every man that hath this hope in him purifies himself, even as he is pure.

Be ye holy as the Lord God is Holy. Purify yourself…

1Pe 3:15 But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and [be] ready always to [give] an answer to every man that asks you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear: {fear: or, reverence}

1Pe 1:3 ¶ Blessed [be] the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, {abundant: Gr. much}

1Pe 1:13 ¶ Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ; {to the end: Gr. perfectly}

 

 

Future Hope

Col 1:5 For the hope which is laid up for you in heaven, whereof ye heard before in the word of the truth of the gospel;

Eternal life in Heaven our citizenship is in Heavenly places is our future hope

Rewards for your faith in action 5 Crowns

1Th 2:19 For what [is] our hope, or joy, or crown of rejoicing? [Are] not even ye in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ at his coming? {rejoicing: or, glorying?}

We shall receive crowns one of which is the crown of rejoicing. You can receive a crown of rejoicing when you lead someone to Christ for salvation.

Also, there are the

Crown of Life

Crown of Righteousness

Crown of Glory

And the incorruptible Crown

Crown of Life

The Crown of Life is referred to in James 1:12 (Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him. (James 1:12 KJV)Revelation 2:10 (Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life. (Revelation 2:10 KJV); it is bestowed upon “those who persevere under trials.”[4][5] Jesus references this crown when he tells the Church in Smyrna to “not be afraid of what you are about to suffer…Be faithful even to the point of death, and I will give you the crown of life.”[6]

Incorruptible Crown

The Incorruptible Crown is also known as the Imperishable Crown, and is referenced in 1 Corinthians 9:25.[1] (And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible. (1 Corinthians 9:25 KJV) This epistle, written by Paul of Tarsus, deems this crown “imperishable” in order “to contrast it with the temporal awards Paul’s contemporaries pursued”.[7] It is therefore given to those individuals who demonstrate “self-denial and perseverance“.[7]

Crown of Righteousness

The Crown of Righteousness is mentioned in 2 Timothy 4:8,[1] (Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing. (2 Timothy 4:8 KJV) and is promised to “those who love and anticipate” the Second Coming of Christ.[8] These Christians desire intimacy with God.[9]

Crown of Glory

The Crown of Glory is discussed in 1 Peter 5:4 and is granted to Christian clergy, who “shepherd the flock in unselfish love being a good example to others”1 Peter 5:2-3 [10][11]

(The elders which are among you I exhort, who am also an elder, and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, and also a partaker of the glory that shall be revealed: Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight thereof, not by constraint, but willingly; not for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind; {which…: or, as much as in you is} Neither as being lords over God’s heritage, but being ensamples to the flock. {being lords over: or, overruling} And when the chief Shepherd shall appear, ye shall receive a crown of glory that fadeth not away. (1 Peter 5:1-4 KJV)

Crown of Exultation or Rejoicing

The Crown of Exultation is also known as the Crown of Rejoicing.[1] Delineated in 1 Thessalonians 2:19 (For what is our hope, or joy, or crown of rejoicing? Are not even ye in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ at his coming? {rejoicing: or, glorying?} (1 Thessalonians 2:19 KJV) and Philippians 4:1, (Therefore, my brethren dearly beloved and longed for, my joy and crown, so stand fast in the Lord, my dearly beloved. (Philippians 4:1 KJV) it is given to people who engage in evangelism of those outside the Christian Church.[12] In the New Testament, Paul earns this crown after winning the Thessalonians to faith in Jesus.[13]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Five_Crowns

Future Hope

Tit 1:2 In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began; {In: or, For}

Tit 3:7 That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.

Heb 3:6 But Christ as a son over his own house; whose house are we, if we hold fast the confidence and the rejoicing of the hope firm unto the end.

Tit 2:13 Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ; {glorious…: Gr. the appearance of the glory of the great God, and of our Saviour Jesus Christ}

Mediate on these scriptures of Hope.

In Christ,

Greg

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