CHRIST JESUS THE HOPE OF OUR SALVATION
Hope centers on the 2nd coming of Christ. The “blessed hope” of the Church is nothing less than “the glorious appearing of the Great God and our Savior Jesus Christ.” 13 Awaiting and confidently expecting the [fulfillment of our] blessed hope and the glorious appearing of our great God and Savior, Christ Jesus. Titus 2:13.
Because of our hope in Christ, however, we can let go of past guilt and look forward to what God will help us become. Don’t dwell on your past. Instead, grow in the knowledge of God by concentrating (focusing, thinking, contemplating) on your relationship with Him now. Realize that you have been forgiven, and then move on to a life of faith and obedience. Look forward to a fuller and more meaningful life because of your hope in Christ. Paul said: 13 Brothers and sisters, I do not consider that I have made it my own yet; but one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead, 14 I press on toward the goal to win the [heavenly] prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. Phil 3:13-14.
God’s Grace to us led Christ to His death. Jesus did not come into the world to gain status or political power, but to suffer and die so that we could have eternal life (bringing many sons and daughters to Glory). It is difficult for us to identify with Christ’s servant attitude, perhaps we need to evaluate our own motives. Are we more interested in power or participation, domination or service, getting or giving?
- Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures. Without the truth of this message, Christ’s death was worthless, and those who believe in Him are still in their sins and without Hope.
- He was buried. The fact of Christ’s death is revealed in the fact of His burial. Many have tried to discount the actual death of Christ, but Jesus did in fact die and was buried in a tomb.
- He was raised in the third day according to the Scriptures. Christ was raised permanently, forever, His Father raised Him from the dead “on the third day” as noted in the Gospels (Friday afternoon to Sunday morning—three days in Jewish recking of time).
A unity exists between Father and Son, a unity of nature.
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
REMINDER: CHRIST JESUS THE HOPE OF OUR SALVATION!!!!
Love you and the Blessings of God be upon you
Prophetess Dr. Eleanor Nichols
“A WILLING VESSEL for THE LORD”