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Saving Hope!

By October 9, 2014 No Comments

What’s the opposite of HOPE? I guess that would be despair. Despair, quite frankly, is from the pit of hell. There’s nothing the enemy of our souls would like to do more than to cause us lose HOPE in our faith and HOPE in our future. The irony: there is NOTHING more secure! Unconvinced? Listen to our friend, Paul:

Yet what we suffer now is nothing compared to the glory he will reveal to us later. For all creation is waiting eagerly for that future day when God will reveal who his children really are. Against its will, all creation was subjected to God’s curse. But with eager hope, the creation looks forward to the day when it will join God’s children in glorious freedom from death and decay. For we know that all creation has beengroaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time. And we believers also groan, even though we have the Holy Spirit within us as a foretaste of future glory, for we long for our bodies to be released from sin and suffering. We, too, wait with eager hope for the day when God will give us our full rights as his adopted children,* including the new bodies he has promised us. We were given this hope when we were saved. (If we already have something, we don’t need to hope* for it. But if we look forward to something we don’t yet have, we must wait patiently and confidently.) (Romans 8:18-25)

This eternal HOPE has been secured through a Saviour’s sacrifice and an empty tomb. An anchor plunged through the depths of an ocean of separation from God. That anchor went beyond the veil of separation and came to rest on the Rock of salvation. The work has been completed. Our destiny is secure. Our hope is eternal. The enemy is a liar. Despair is destroyed.

Saving HOPE is not just a TV series. It is our message. It is our mission.

Author Dean Brenton

Executive Director of Ministry Development & Strategic Initiatives PAONL, YCNL Director, Pastor, Husband, Dad, Diakonoi, Christ-follower.

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