Vs. 5 The lines of purpose in your lives never grow slack, tightly tied as they are to your future in heaven, kept taut by hope. THE MESSAGE
vs. 5 Because of the hope [of experiencing what is] laid up (reserved and waiting) for you in heaven. Of this [hope] you heard in the past in the message of the truth of the Gospel. tab
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Hebrews 6:19 [Now] we have this [hope] as a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul [it cannot slip and it cannot break down under whoever steps out upon it–a hope] that reaches farther and enters into [the very certainty of the Presence] within the veil, tab
Jesus is our anchor! He is the one who has gone before us to prepare a place in the Kingdom, then brings this new life to us in the power of His Holy Spirit. Jesus you alone are our anchor and we cling to the rope through the storms of life keeping our eyes focused on you the source of all hope. We can trust you and never let go. Let our life meld with yours in such a way that we will never part ways. Let our roots reach deep down into the water beneath the rock.
Psalm 1:3 And he shall be like a tree firmly planted [and tended] by the streams of water, ready to bring forth its fruit in its season; its leaf also shall not fade or wither; and everything he does shall prosper [and come to maturity]. tab
Hope is not something we wish for thinking it may happen in the future, but true hope is a confident reality that comes from a personal relationship with Christ Jesus in this life. Jesus was able to endure the worst of circumstances on the cross, because of the hope that was set before Him – that is the assured relationship he was purchasing for us by his own shed blood.
Now that we are members of the one true church in fellowship with one another, we are citizens and can participate in the Kingdom of Heaven.
II Corinthians 7:1 With promises like this to pull us on, dear friends, let’s make a clean break with everything that defiles or distracts us, both within and without. Let’s make our entire lives fit and holy temples for the worship of God. tm
Lord, we love your transforming promises in your word. Your promises are our hope. This is the very rope that pulls us through and breaks us free from the world.
You are my only HOPE! Without you there is no HOPE! HOPE is all that I can cling to, so Jesus I am glad that you are real. I praise you that you have gone before me and sent back the Holy Spirit to reveal this HOPE!