BUNDLES OF HOPE

Hope is your essence. Don’t lose your essence…don’t lose hope. May this writing bless you.

What is the whole aim of life besides hope, both in this life and in that which is to come?
I Corinthians 15:19
If in this life ONLY we have hope in Christ, we are of all men the most pitiable.

I believe Paul is saying, our hope for life shouldn’t lie here. What happens here isn’t the limit of our hope. So whether the world gets better or worse, we have a hope that is beyond the present, that is, the glory of eternity with Christ according to the promise of faith. It is our joy and consolation!

However, this doesn’t mean we shouldn’t hope for anything good in this life. Mark the words, ONLY. In other words, have hope here but not just here but beyond here, or else you’ll be miserable when your hope here is passed or you pass to the other side. You are not to ever be caught without hope, either of this life or of that which is to come.

Hope is what makes a man wake up and go out to work everyday, a student to school, a person to pursue a career path, etc.

To be without hope is to be without reason to live no more. Many times we may call it dreams, ambitions and fantasies but it’s just us hoping for something better than this, not just when we get up there but also while still here. It helps you try one more time. Get up and stand again. I know life can look very hopeless but if you’re still here and alive, then that’s one reason to know there’s something to hope for, something better. To give up on hope because of the past or the present is to settle for less than all the possibilities that could have been birthed in the future.

Let me share some things from scripture to show you how valid hope is. There’s more you can find from Genesis to Revelation hence this is not exhaustive.

Hebrews 6:17-19
Thus God, determining to show more abundantly to the heirs of promise the immutability of His counsel, confirmed it by an oath, that by two immutable things, in which it is impossible for God to lie, we might have strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold of the hope set before us. This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast, and which enters the Presence behind the veil,

Hebrews 10:23-24
Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful. And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works,

The last verse above tells us not to just hope in eternity but let that hope influence you to be an agent of two things, first, love, then good works.
Yes, the whole world lies in death, but you don’t, so be a life-giver. The world lies in darkness, so be a light-bringer. There’s a reason you are the light of the world. There is a reason you’re the salt of the earth. There is a reason the life given to you will be a “well springing up to eternal life“, not for you to drink alone but others too. – John 4:14

Don’t you also know that hope gives you something to believe God for – peace, healing, provision, economic advancement, etc? Now, you should understand why hope and faith are connected – Heb. 11:1

How can you sweeten the life of another when you yourself hope for nothing in life itself?
Even love bears all things, believes all things, HOPES ALL THINGS, endures all things. – 1Cor. 13:7

What is the essence of life if you have stopped hoping for anything good? It is not faith, not knowledge, not wisdom, and definitely not of God. Don’t give up hope, it is your essence.

FATHER, HEAL MY HEART, OPEN MY EYES AND HELP ME TO HOPE AGAIN BOTH HERE AND IN THE LIFE TO COME.

Good evening,

That you may be bound to Christ.

– James

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DAY 152 OF 365: WALKING THROUGH THE WORD

There definitely will come the day when all men will stand to give account to the Maker of us all, the Lord God Himself. You see, just as the Master of those servants returned eventually, a day would come when we all will appear before God’s presence. And that day, He will ask us for what He entrusted to us. He will then reward all according to their works… More on today’s devotional

Title: AND THEN PAY DAY WILL COME

…After a long time the lord of those servants cometh, and reckoneth with them…

Matt. 25:14-30
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Day 146 of 365: Walking Through the Word Devotional

Title: SUDDENLY, A MIRACLE!

“I have declared the former things from the beginning; they went forth from My mouth, and I caused them to hear it. Suddenly I did them, and they came to pass.

Isa. 48:3

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DAY 145 OF 365: WALKING THROUGH THE WORD

I don’t care what anyone would think of me, whatever it is about me, I am full-time, all-out for Jesus and the expansion of His name upon the earth. I want to live doing this, wear out and die still doing it…

Title: BREAKING THE LIMITS OF YOURSELF

Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying: “Whom shall I send, And who will go for Us?” Then I said, “Here am I! Send me.”

Isaiah 6:8
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DAY 144 OF 365: WALKING THROUGH THE WORD DEVOTIONAL

WHAT IS THE BELIEVER’S GREATEST SECURITY?
It is not in guards but in guidance, and I mean Divine guidance.
This security is the one tied to being led by God. It is not the one tied to our being surrounded alone.
God wants to lead us to safety… Read this and more in today’s devotional.

Title: BEING GUIDED: THE GREATEST SECURITY OF ALL TIME

Your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, “This is the way, walk in it,” Whenever you turn to the right hand Or whenever you turn to the left.

Isaiah 30:21
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DAY 143 OF 365: WALKING THROUGH THE WORD DEVOTIONAL

Being a child of God has within itself the power to organize our system after the order of God. This is called Eternal life… Read and be blessed.

Title: LIVING FOR GOD’S INTEREST

”For all seek their own, not the things which are of Christ Jesus.”

Philippians 2:21
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DAY 141 OF 365: WALKING THROUGH THE WORD DEVOTIONAL

As faithful as God is, it’s true that whoever serves Him will be paid. His word confirms that. Yet, there are a lot of people seemingly “serving” the Lord yet not being recognised for any “payment” or reward. Their lives continually remain the same way it has always been… Find out why.

Title: IS WORKING FOR AND SERVING GOD THE SAME?

So you shall serve the Lord your God, and He will bless your bread and your water. And I will take sickness away from the midst of you. No one shall suffer miscarriage or be barren in your land; I will fulfill the number of your days

Exodus 23:25-26
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GOT OIL? (NEW MINI E-BOOK)

Learn about my new 18-paged ebook

I have just finished this short exhortation in a mini e-book that God laid in my heart to do. It will bless you.

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DAY 139 OF 365: WALKING THROUGH THE WORD DEVOTIONAL

It is when we “arise” as a result of God’s “charge” which He gives us through His Word and His Spirit that we will become the blessing we have been blessed to be on the earth.

Title: 2 STEPS TO YOUR MAKING

And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing

Genesis 12:2
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DAY 138 OF 365: WALKING THROUGH THE WORD DEVOTIONAL

You may have the advantage of weapons but you may still lose the fight if you don’t know how to engage them…

Title: WEAPONS OF OUR WARFARE – Rightly engaging our weapons (2)

However, this kind does not go out except by prayer and fasting.

Matthew 17:21
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