2019 – MONDAY 22 JULY
THIS PRESENT HOPE
Jesus said to her, “Your brother will rise again.”
Martha said to Him, “I know that he will rise again in the resurrection at the last day.”
Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live. And whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die. Do you believe this?”
She said to Him, “Yes, Lord, I believe that You are the Christ, the Son of God, who is to come into the world.”
THREE KINDS OF HOPE
Eternal hope is that wonderful glorious hope that one day we will be with Christ in heaven forever.
Future hope is believing that your miracle will soon come to pass.
It is an unwavering belief that the best is yet to come.
Present hope is established on the recognition of Christ being present now to perform His will in your world.
Present hope produces “now faith.”
PRESENT HOPE DECLARES – YOU ARE THE CHRIST
All present hope is established upon – who is present in your world.
Martha came to the conclusion that Jesus was the Christ – the Son of God – and He was present in her world.
Present hope declares that the one in whom we hope – is present.
The Bible says – the power of the Lord was present to heal.
When you can declare – the Lord is with me – and He will perform His promises – then you have turned future hope into present hope.
You shall call His name Immanuel – God is with us.
DECLARE THE LORD PRESENT
Listen to the way you talk and you will know whether the Lord is present with you – or not.
Put out the welcome mat and get ready for a visit from the Lord.
If you have a guest coming to visit – you prepare yourself.
Do the same today. Get ready for the Lord to be present with you – and to perform His will – and give you the desires of your heart.
PRESENCE PRODUCES PRESENT HOPE