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Sunday, 9 October 2011

What is Biblical HOPE? 09/10/2011

Hello and God Bless you… Hope you have been well and had a good few weeks. This is The blog of Lisa Tierney Enjoy Loves Living Word Ministries Holy Spirit Teachings based on the WORD OF GOD

God is a Righteous God… That is who He is.


 He wishes for us to be righteous also. When you are born again ( except Jesus into your heart ) you become righteous with him. How? You are in right standing with Almighty God through Christ. When you except Christ into your heart, His spirit comes to live inside of you. The Holy Spirit. You then have His nature, His character in you. As a child of God you are to be righteous in deed not just in position. 

This is something this world lacks. Backstabbing, nastiness, evil, cruelty, egotism, ignorance, selfishness, denial and blame passing, all these things are very present in this world and this operates through many people here. This is not Gods Nature this is the anti Christ’s. We are a people who are meant to be like Jesus… Holy, righteous, good!

 I call you to be as Jesus is now in Jesus Christ Name. We are not to spread evil but instead spread His love, His righteousness, His goodness. Jesus paid the ultimate price once and for all so that you could walk this way on this earth. He paid the price in blood and pain to defeat the dark side so that all that you have done in your life can be forgiven, and does’nt exist anymore. Not so you could hate your family, friends and anyone else. Not so you could be jealous of another. Not so you could be spread lies and bitterness if you don’t get your own way. If people would get hold of the fact that Gods nature Love and Righteousness is the answer this world would be a very different place! Salvation is to give you a changed nature, an offer of righteousness from God. Not just a ticket to heaven!.
 

I am still learning myself, I too have to put up with awful people passing blame, spreading lies and causing you problems. I am still learning to let go of my old nature, the one that fights back. The one that insults another because they have insulted you. The old nature that retaliates when attacked. No matter how much pressure you are under, if you don’t bite into their bait you can walk righteously and behave in a Holy manner. I am not there yet but I am on my way!.

Every experience is taken, learned from, adapted and changed through prayer and walking with God. He shows you where the error occurred and usually if it’s a person who has been in your life for a while, if you are walking closely with God He will have given you early warning signs to prevent the circumstance happening in the first place. In my case recently I didn’t heed to my Fathers instruction, He told me to back away from a person. He saw their heart, their motives, He sees everything! I saw warning signs but over rode them thinking I was able to help them. I was manipulated in a way that satan uses people. So when the circumstance finally arrived and the attack began, Because of many pressures I bit back! Praise God for His love, guidance and mercy. He was able to show me why this materialized, what I should have done to prevent it and not to get into that situation again. His love is wonderful even when you make mistakes He is right there to show you where you went wrong and that He loves you regardless. A wise person will take on board the experience and see the positive outcome involved, that’s you being changed further so that the same mistake does not happen again. 


We are all going to make mistakes it is what you do with them that counts. As a person of God in my case I have learnt a valuable lesson. it’s a life changing lesson. If you are walking with God and preaching and teaching about the love of God and his righteousness satan will come along to test that very thing. There is no condemnation to those that are in Christ Jesus, even if you didn’t behave correctly, you can correct that by learning from the experience and not make the same mistakes again. God knows we are not perfect, He knows the anti Christ’s spirit roams in people on this earth. This doesn’t bother Him one bit, so don’t let it bother you either. As a person who has learnt a valuable lesson don’t ever over ride the Holy Spirit and his guidance. Listen to him, act on what He says, do it straight away, Don’t worry about the outcome. I can vouch it would be a lot less stressful or upsetting than the outcome that would happen if you went ahead and did it anyway. Praise GOD for His love and healing power. Praise God that even though I with all the right intentions didn’t listen to him. He never left my side, He was there when things got rough and He was there to encourage and strengthen me in that area so next time I know what to do ahead of time.

This is one of His precious gifts to His people, He is the one who sees ahead, sees a persons heart and intentions. He is the one that sees all things behind closed doors. He is the one that will make your path straight, He sees the pitfalls that satan has put in place for you and He is the one who will guide your steps if you will let him. We have a precious gift of protection if we will heed to His instructions. He is the one that is there even when we don’t and we are faced with undesirable circumstances. This gift is precious more precious than and jewel or money could ever bring. He is the one that paves the way for the righteous ( His people) so take it from someone who has been through certain circumstances unnecessarily. When you have built a relationship with your heavenly Father and you hear the voice of the Holy Spirit LISTEN to it. Do not ever override Him. No matter how good your intentions are DADDY KNOWS BEST! Amen! Your daddy wants to take care of you , He is the only one that can do so with the very best of intentions, no ulterior motives, no agenda other than love. So Hope in the Lord, put your trust in him. Take him at his word, believe in Him. Take His precious promises in the bible and apply them to your life today. If He says you are righteous and His, then You are His. 

Don’t ever listen to the goats that say YOU!!!! a Christian! No one is perfect if we were Jesus would not have had to come back and die for us.. We were all born under sin and can and do sin.. That nature is built in us, Jesus came to bring his nature back to us.. So even if you mess up don’t listen to the goat pulling you down! Its a goat speaking, who ever listens to goats will end up butting their own head against a fence repeatedly. The Goats don’t listen or hear God, God said “ my sheep will hear my voice. This is how the Lord separates the sheep from the goats. The Kingdom of Heaven comes close to many people, the sad thing for many is they let it pass them by. We can listen to God. He the only one you should listen too… We can listen to ourselves thinking we know best ( and find that yet again you didn’t) or you can listen to the goats and satan. The message is LISTEN TO GOD! No other!

We have been studying 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 today we will look at the latter part of this scripture we are almost complete with the study of 1 Corinthians 13:4-8.

It says Love always hopes, Love hopes all things.

1 Corinthians 13:4-8 it says Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails."

This is the New International Version we have studied. But Lets take a look at the New King James Version because it explains things a bit better:

Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails.

Hope in the English dictionary means: a feeling that what is wanted will happen. It is a confident expectation. Hope is a case of it may happen but again it may not I’m hoping it will.
The Way the word hope is used in this world is very different to bible hope. We use the word hope like this for example:
“I’m hoping to catch the bus in half and hour” it is a futuristic term. Future tense.
Another term “I hope she comes tonight so we can have a good catch up” again future tense. But it isn’t a full on it is going to happen.
This type of hope is not the biblical type of hope God talks about, “Love always hopes-Love hopes all things
 

Biblical hope is so powerful, it is a confident expectation and a KNOWING that what is wanted will happen. Its is closely linked with Faith. 

It is the no matter what my circumstances may say type of hope for example:
“ You have a serious health condition, your doctor says there is no hope ( how apt) yet; you have studied the word of God, used it in your life and seen it work time and time again. You know that Gods word is the truth, alive and powerful and it works so you “Hope” in the promises God has said about Healing in the bible. You Hope even though your body is showing and feeling otherwise. You hope even though you are in so much pain, You hope in Gods promises because Gods word says that Faith is the opposite of what a lot of people in this world operate in. They operate in “well when I see it I will believe it“. This is the opposite of How Gods has taught us to operate. Faith and bible hope is believing in the promises of God and not wavering no matter what you are up against. When you do that you have broken through to the supernatural realm and in doing so God can release His supernatural power to accomplish that which you are hoping for.

Hebrews 3:6 "But Christ (the Messiah) was faithful over His [own Father's] house as a Son [and Master of it]. And it is we who are [now members] of this house, if we hold fast and firm to the end our joyful and exultant confidence and sense of triumph in our hope [in Christ]."

Hebrews 10:23 "So let us seize and hold fast and retain without wavering the hope we cherish and confess and our acknowledgement of it, for He Who promised is reliable (sure) and faithful to His word. "

Romans 15:4 "For whatever was thus written in former days was written for our instruction, that by [our steadfast and patient] endurance and the encouragement [drawn] from the Scriptures we might hold fast to and cherish hope." 


Romans 8:25 "But if we hope for what is still unseen by us, we wait for it with patience and composure."

Now there is a line to be drawn here. Obviously it has to be in line with Gods will and what His promises are. You can’t go around hoping saying “ Well I’m believing God that I will win the lottery”!

You will be waiting a very long time!. It must be aligned with Gods will and promises and here is the great and good news. There are thousands of them in the bible. All absolutely wonderful, all attainable, all yours for the receiving if you are born again to The spirit of God in Christ Jesus. In Gods word at

2 Corinthians 1:10 it says “All the promises of God are yes and Amen in Christ Jesus”.

ALL means ALL! So how about having a look at what God has promised His people and then compare that to what the world has to offer. There is no CONTEST!

Gods promises are not like mans… Man breaks his promises over and over even legal binding contracts and agreements are breached. This is the nature of Man. BUT Gods promises are ones that you can Hope in, believe in and trust in. No matter what is going on in your life or what you are up against. It may appear that the exact opposite of Gods promises is happening in your life and how could you possibly believe in what Gods word says. The only way to do so is to build a solid relationship with God, get to know Him, His word and Jesus through the Holy Spirit the teacher and reveal-er of the truth. When you know God, Have experienced His supernatural power in your life, when you have experienced His love in your life nothing can shake you unless you allow it. You have assurance that His promises come to pass, He never breaks His word or promises.

New Living Translation 2007

Numbers 23:19 “God is not a man, so he does not lie. He is not human, so he does not change his mind. Has he ever spoken and failed to act? Has he ever promised and not carried it through?”

Isaiah 40:8 “The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God stands forever."

He is God the almighty sovereign Lord. He is Love Itself. Gods word says LOVE ALWAYS HOPES- LOVES HOPES IN ALL THINGS. Did you know that God actually believes in you. He has every faith in you!
As a child of His, to be able to receive all He has for you, you must operate by His nature, His way of doing things not the worlds. His way is biblical hope, faith, absolute trust and believing in what God says and not what it looks like. This is LOVE ALWAYS HOPES No matter what! But not on something that could never be. Hopes on the truth and realty that WILL COME TO PASS if you don’t waiver and let doubt creep in! So for example You hope in Gods promises HIS WORD and claim them for your life regardless of the situation and what appears to be happening… Ie: what your circumstances are saying.
 

This could be an illness, this could be debt and no money, this could be many of the things the world throws at you. When you get to know God and have faith in Him and his word. You are able to hope no matter what is going on knowing that is if you stand firm and not grow weary with the things that are going on in your life, biblical hope is a guarantee that things will turn around. By this I don’t mean a 360 turn right back where you were. I mean a 180 turn in the opposite direction! In order to stay in biblical hope you must stay in His word, renew your mind ( thinking) to the word of God and when this is done you are able to see as Gods sees things ( a supernatural way ). This is the truth…..Things are not as they appear. We know this for example: A person judges another by the way they dress and what they look like, and in many cases when they actually spoke to that person and found out what was happening or has happened in their life they realize that actually what they had thought about that person was not the case. This is a classic example of things appearing a certain way and actually they are far from. You must have heard the saying " Never judge a book by its cover"!

Lets take a quick look at Abraham.. He was a man who loved God and God saw his heart and love for Him. His name was Abram, God told Him that He was going to make covenant with Him. Part of the Hebrew culture was this, when you entered into a blood Covenant it was unbreakable. The two persons involved exchanged robes, all that was theirs was now also the covenant partners so if one lost all his worldly goods; the other covenant partner would give no matter what half of his to his partners or vice verse. There were certain symbolic acts that the persons did in the covenant exchange. One was the exchange of names. So God said to Abram, I am giving you part of my name which is Jehovah and He told Abram that his name was now "Abraham" which means “Father of many nations” This was so odd to Abraham as he had a wife called sarai who was barren.  They were unable to have children, They were both very old Abraham in his nineties, Sarah also in her late years and as we know having a child at that age or over is virtually impossible…. So Abrams name changed to Abraham, Now Abraham knew that all the Jewish people would be laughing at him and talking about him because a name was a very important part of their culture and it symbolized their own life to a T. And he was in his nineties and fatherless and now he was going to have everyone call him “Father of many Nations”!!!! However He was like ok Lord, Abraham it is.. God changed Sarai’s name also to Sarah, He was in blood covenant with her also. He told Sarah she was going to have a son at the age she was. Can you imagine what this looked like, it was virtually impossible. She didn't doubt God she took His word knowing full well that whatever God said was truth... Then Abraham was told. Did Abraham say no way its impossible… it cant be done, I'm of old age etc…. or did He believe the word of the Lord regardless of his body, his circumstances and his wife's barren womb!? We could go a lot deeper with the story but instead have a study of the story for yourself! This fantastic historical event is recorded in Genesis. So how did Abraham take what the Lord said to him about having a Son? Did he use Faith in God? This is the scripture we should look at here…

Romans 4:16-19 “ Abraham did not weaken in faith when He considered the impotence of his body which was as good as dead because He was about 100 years old or the barrenness of Sarah s womb”

No Abraham didn’t look at what things appeared instead; He bypassed all this and hoped in God and His word, He trusted, He believed in Faith and didn’t waiver and a miracle happened to Him and Sarah happened they had a son Isaac! Not only that He did become "The Father of Many Nations" but that's another study! This biblical HOPE…
The bible has hundreds of these types of Historical events that happened.

Questions is…. What do you have your hope in? Take it from someone who has had everything taken away from them, left with no solution from the world and its people no matter how intelligent they were!!!! Thank God I put my hope in God and his word through Christ. I wouldn’t be where I am today.
Im on my way! The right way! Praise God.

Hope in all things, never give up with hoping in Christ and his word! You cant go wrong, you will be on the path to life. light, blessings and righteousness. There is no better place! This is the truth, This is what so many miss out on. Don’t be one of them who will have to look on in torment forever and ever and ever agonizing over why you let Christ pass you by. All He wants to do is love you, take care of you, give you the real truth not the deception that lingers over the world. He wants to give you His ability, His love. LOVE ALWAYS HOPES.

Romans 15:13 "May the God of your hope so fill you with all joy and peace in believing [through the experience of your faith] that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound and be overflowing (bubbling over) with hope." AMEN

Are you ready for the TRUTH?


God Bless you and study all we have seen here today. If you would like to invite Jesus into your life heart and spirit then say this prayer.

“ Father forgive me for my sins. Jesus Christ come into my life and heart. Guide me, By having the eyes of my heart flooded with light, so that I can know and understand the hope to which He has called me, and how rich is His glorious inheritance in the saints (His set-apart ones). Eph 1:18 show me the way the truth and the life. I make you Lord over my life and I believe you have been raised from the dead and live forever more in Heaven. Thank you for my new life. I give it to you In Jesus Christ Name Amen”

If you have said this prayer for the first time please let LOVES LIVING WORD MINISTRIES know about it. I would love to here from you!





Question is : ARE YOU READY FOR THE TRUTH?
 

Love Lisa xxx


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1 Corinthians 1:18
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1 comment:

  1. What a beautiful prayer from a beautiful mind to an awesome God.. Keep preaching it sister.
    Much love Crystal Mary.

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