ABOUNDING IN HOPE
Scripture Reading: Romans 15:13
Are you filled with God's joy and peace? Do you abound in the hope that God is able to take care of you? Are you experiencing daily victory through the power of the Holy Ghost? Although the world seems to be searching for these blessings, in reality, very few seem to enjoy the kind of victory our text reveals to be God's will for our lives.
As Paul wrote to the Gentiles at Rome, he wanted them to be filled with God's joy and peace; but he reminds them that this would not be found in anything, or anyone, other than "the God of hope." Our God can fill each one with these wonderful blessings but only "in believing." How marvelous that one's lineage or works are no longer important as they once were in Old Testament times! Now anyone can have peace with God simply by believing in the death, burial, and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ as his only hope for eternal life. Believing this wonderful truth brings such lasting peace to the heart, that it fills the soul with joy.
To equip us for daily victory, God has given us the ministry of the Holy Spirit. Through His power, we can "abound in hope" as we allow Him to work in our lives. This hope is not a fanciful wishing for something good to happen to us. Rather, it is a confident expectation that God will one day raise our body incorruptible to dwell in heavenly places. In the meantime, our soul rests in knowing "that all things work together for good to them that love God" (Romans 8:28). Based on all that God has already done and promised to do for us, believers should be the most optimistic people in the world! Yes, joy, peace, and abounding in hope all emanate, not from ourselves, but from "the power of the Holy Ghost" within. "Praise God from Whom all blessings flow!"
How God Saves Men
Believing Christ DIED, that’s HISTORY.
Believing Christ DIED for YOU SINS and Rose again that’s SALVATION.
Read Romans 1:16, Romans 10:9-10 and 1. Corinthians 15:1-4
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