The Hope of …

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                                                …the Glory!
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We talk about a glorious victory,
but what is glory or glorious all about?

No, it is not about something you did or achieved,
… in fact, it has nothing to do with us.
For …
The glory is the manifest presence of God Himself,
and therefore
… the glory is not about us or what we do.
As Paul wrote to the church in Colossae

      To them God willed to make known what are the riches
      of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles:
      which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.
      Colossians 1 27

      But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery,
      the hidden wisdom
      which God ordained before the ages for our glory,
      which none of the rulers of this age knew;
      for had they known,
      they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.
      1 Corinthians 2 7-8

And therefore, in Him, in the Lord of Glory
      we all, with unveiled face,
      beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord,
      are being transformed
      into the same image from glory to glory,

      just as by the Spirit of the Lord.
      2 Corinthians 3 18

      And the temple was filled with smoke
      from the glory of God, and from his power
      Revelation 15 8

 

What pleases God?

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                                           …when He can bless us!
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What truly pleases God?

      When we make it possible for Him to bless us
      … and truly be God in our lives!
      When can God bless us?
      When we live by faith!

How do you live by faith?

      FAITH is…
      the taking hold of – in the spirit

      … the acting on – in the spirit
      on what you believe
      … based on God’s Word,
      that as yet is not seen
      … but that will become evident,
      because it is that faith, in His Word
      … that pleases God …
      and it is that diligent seeking – of God Himself
      … that opens the way for God
      to manifest and be the rewarder
      … of His blessings – in our lives …
      by FAITH!

Because …

      Now faith is the substance of things hoped for,
      the evidence of things not seen.
      Hebrews 11 1

      for he who comes to God must believe
      that He is, and that He is a rewarder
      of those who diligently seek Him.
      Hebrews 11 6

 

God gives us the choice

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                                               …what is yours?
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God wants us blessed, and
made all of creation so He can bless us,
saying to us …

      The Lord will command the blessing on you in your
      storehouses and in all to which you set your hand,
      Deuteronomy 28:8

What are you setting your hands to?
Yes there is a condition,
because being blessed is up to us, not God.

God has got awesome plans for us,
… with awesome potential.
But the choice of what happens is up to us!

      God gave Pharaoh a choice
      – Let My people go –
      Pharaoh chose his own way, with disastrous results.

      God gave Judas a choice
      – before Judas betrayed Jesus –
      Jesus displayed God’s love, and even washed Judas’ feet
      but we know the choice Judas made!

So also
God gives us all the choice – to be blessed

      I have set before you life and death,
      blessing and cursing; therefore choose life,
      that both you and your descendants may live.
      Deuteronomy 30 19

The choice is yours – take it!
 

Do you believe in…

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                                       …or do you trust God?
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When Jesus ministered in Nazareth,
He ministered God’s Word to them
… as He did everywhere else,
yet He could do no mighty works there!
Why?
The people looked at the person they saw
… instead of receiving the Word of God He read.

      Now faith is the substance of things hoped for,
      the evidence of things not seen.
      Hebrews 11 1

They may have believed that God exists,
… but they certainly had no faith in God.
Which means that,
… even though Jesus taught God’s Word to them,
there was nothing for their hope to stand on
and thus no hope that the evidence would be seen.

So, if you happen to be living in Nazareth,
move!
Because …

      without faith it is impossible to please him:
      for he that cometh to God must believe that he is,
      and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
      Hebrews 11 6

 

Make it happen for you

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                                 …by believing in yourself!
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We ALL have dreams, yet so often,
… instead of taking hold of those dreams,
we allow our dreams to get lost or even be stolen.
Why?
Because we don’t believe they are possible.
Because we can’t see ourselves achieving them,
… thus allowing them to be stolen from us.

      But have you considered that everything you can see or touch
      … was once a dream or a picture in someone’s mind.

      Jesus said to him, “If you can believe,
      all things are possible to him who believes.”
      Mark 9 23

Reality is, that if you can imagine it, it is possible!
Maybe not exactly as you imagined it,
… but unless you allow that dream to germinate,
it WILL get lost, or get wiped out by other thoughts,
… that only questions its validity and deny its possibility.

      But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father
      will send in My name, He will teach you all things…
      John 14 15-26

      So what about believing in what God has shown you,
      … and start believing in yourself,
      because if you can see yourself as able (in Him),
      … you have taken the first step in proving your ability.

 
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Then it will no longer be a mountain,
but a challenge you now see yourself meet.
No longer empty shapes in concrete, but
but WHAT your imagination is making them be!



 

Do you want to be known?

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                                                          … by Him?

Surely everyone is known to God?
Sure, but God does not just want to know about you,
God wants to know you personally!
As Jesus answered those who were calling at the door,

      ‘Lord, Lord, open for us,’
      and He will answer and say to you,
      ‘I do not know you,’
      Luke 13 25

So how does God get to know us?
In the same way as we get to know each other.
We must make place for Him in our lives!

How do we make place for Him in our lives?
Simply by getting rid of what is in the way!

      By getting rid of those things
      … that are opposite to His nature,
      sin, self-centeredness and negativity.

      Thereby preparing
      … a place where He wants to be.
      … a place where His nature is free
      to manifest who He is, in me
      and to live who He is, through me!
      – LOVE –

For …
      God is love,
      and he who abides in love abides in God,
      and God in him.
      1 John 4 16

 

I am the way…

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                            … the truth and the life!

      I am the way, the truth, and the life.
      John 14 6

And having chosen Jesus as the way, for my life
my life changes…
But what does this practically mean in my life?

What is that way…?
Living the way Jesus lived,
… in the Father, with the Father, obeying the Father,
… living love!

      in Him I now (we) live and move and have our being.
      Acts 17 28

What is that truth…?
God’s Word and God’s will in my life
… alive in me
… manifest in me, in love!

      If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed.
      And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
      John 8 31-32

What is that life…?
Life in abundance that Jesus came, that we may have,
… life in the spirit with the Spirit!

      For we are His workmanship,
      created in Christ Jesus for good works,
      which God prepared beforehand
      that we should walk in them.
      Eph. 2 10

 

Faith comes …

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                                                       as you act on His Word!

Paul tells us…

      So then faith comes by hearing,
      and hearing by the word (rhema) of God.
      Rom 10 17

Faith comes by … hearing!
However that does not mean just to listen,
but to hear with the intention to respond!

To respond or act upon what?

Hearing … the word of God!
The word – Rhema – the revealed word.
Not just something written as information,
but revealed to you, for you to act upon!

So how does that work?
Jesus made it easy for us, saying …

      If you abide in Me,
      and My words (rhema) abide in you,
      you will ask what you desire,
      and it shall be done for you.
      John 15 7

Jesus quite simply said …

      Come walk with me, and talk with me
      … and I will tell you what to do,
      … and faith will come
      as I promised it would!

 

Without conditions …

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                                                       … or restrictions!

      Give, and it will be given to you: good measure,
      pressed down, shaken together, and running over
      will be put into your bosom
      Luke 6 38

BUT Lord what do I have to give?
I only have needs, faults, failures and problems.
… I have nothing to give.

Not so … for you do have to give!
BUT … what Lord?
Yourself!
Your life!

      For whatever you give to Me,
      I will receive …
      and I will give to you what I have.

If you give Me your life,
… I will give you My life!
I will give you all that I AM,
… all that I have said that I would do for you.

      I have come that they may have life,
      and that they may have it more abundantly.
      John 10 10

So simply give me YOU,
… without conditions or restrictions,
and I will give YOU all that I am,
… without conditions or restrictions.
 


The unseen world …

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                                             … a Guided Tour!

Seeing into the unseen world …
How do you do that?
Quite simple really,
… all you need do is to look in the Bible.

No – the Bible is not the unseen world,
… but it reveals the unseen world,
for it shows you what is hidden
… what is behind what is naturally seen.
In other words,
it shows you the supernatural.

So…
Take a guided tour of the unseen world,
… the offer is open and the offer is free.

      However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come,
      He will guide you into all truth;
      for He will not speak on His own authority,
      but whatever He hears He will speak;
      and He will tell you things to come.
      He will glorify Me,
      for He will take of what is Mine and declare it to you.
      All things that the Father has are Mine.
      Therefore I said that He will take of Mine and declare it to you.
      John 16 13-15

One last thought …
In the unseen world there is no past and no future
… only NOW!
So the time to start and to act – is NOW!
Start today,
for what you see, learn, understand and do today,
will be the reality and success – of your tomorrow.