Sunday, August 16
Chinaemerem Joshua Ibezim
The Power Of Hope
"In hope of eternal life which God, who cannot lie, promised before time began."
Titus 1:2 NKJV
Hope is very powerful and important in receiving the promises of God. If you must receive it, then you've got to hope for it. But understand how hope works: the hope God regards is not one with the wrong attitude; no, you've got to hope with a right attitude - with joy, positivity and faith. Romans 15:13 says, "Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit."
When you have a promise from God, if you hope for it long enough with the right attitude, you will surely receive it. Sometimes it's as if the promise is being delayed; sometimes waiting is very difficult and painful; sometimes we are tempted to try the alternatives and resort to self-help: remember Abraham; the Bible says that contrary to hope, in hope he believed, so that he became the father of many nations, according to what was spoken. Hallelujah!
Proverbs 13:12 says, Hope that is delayed makes you sad, but a wish that comes true fills you with joy. Reminds me of Hannah, the woman was sad, but when she prayed God gave her children! I prophesy to you in the name of Jesus that God will grant the desires of your heart! Let all those things you're hoping for come speedily in the name of Jesus! Amen!