WITHOUT CHRIST – THERE IS NO HOPE
If you are without Christ, you are without God and without hope. 1Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus according to the commandment of God our Savior, and of Christ Jesus, who is our hope. 2To Timothy, my true child in the faith: Grace, mercy and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.” 1 Tim. 1:1-2.
God is the ultimate ground and object of hope. Even when Israel was unfaithful, hope was not lost because of God’s faithfulness and mercy. 6For I AM the Lord, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed. 7Even from the days of your fathers ye are gone away from Mine ordinances, and have not kept them. Return unto Me, and I will return unto you, saith the Lord of hosts. But ye said, Wherein shall we return? Mal. 3:6-7. as compared to: 14 If My people, which are called by My Name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. 2 Chron. 7:14
Hope is also focused in Christ—the hope of our glory is identified with “Christ in you. 27To 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. Col. 1:27
Christ is the object and ground of hope for two reasons: (1) The Messiah has brought salvation by His life, death, and resurrection. 46And said unto them, Thus it is written, and thus it behooved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day. Luke 24:46. (2) 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: WITHOUT CHRIST – THERE IS HOPE!!!
Love you and the Blessings of God be upon you.
Prophetess Eleanor Nichols
“A WILLING VESSEL for THE LORD”