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Hope Times 2

Genesis 7:7 And Noah went in, and his sons, and his wife, and his sons' wives with him, into the ark, because of the waters of the flood. I remember my Great Grandmother Lillie, once wrote me a letter and in it she said: “I suppose every generation gets their trial.” When Noah entered the ark, he had the expectation of leaving the ark, he knew the flood waters would rise but he had the expected hope that they would recede, and they did. There are two types of hope in the Hebrew, unfortunately we get the same word for both meanings. Noah had a type of hope that in Hebrew is called: YAKHAL a hope that he could wait upon the LORD to end the storm and that the waters would recede, a hope in the

Hope is Fuel

Romans 15:13 So, I pray for you Gentiles that God who gives you hope will keep you happy and full of peace as you believe in Him. I pray that God will help you overflow with hope in him through the Holy Spirit’s power within you. Hope, the greatest fuel for mankind, when spelled backward it spells out FEAR. Yes, the opposite of hope is fear, that’s why the enemy uses it to steal our hope away. When you have hope, no matter how difficult the situation, you know it shall come to pass. It’s the hopeless times in life that are the most difficult. Hopelessness always drains you of strength, the great evangelist Smith Wigglesworth who lived in the 1800’s to 1947 observed the very poor, and he said

More Than a Conqueror

Romans 8:37 Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. It’s almost humorous that this verse starts with a negative, the word: Nay. Except, it is in response to some very tragic suffering incurred by fellow Christians long ago. It reminds me of all the times I have complained to the Lord about tough situations. Years ago, when our children would get into something, we would sometimes say something like: “No, No, no!” or “ I don’t think so!” This verse offsets that when you get low on strategy, and victory seems far off, the complaints start to speak out, it’s like your Father in Heaven is saying: “No, No, no I made you more than a conqueror.” What’s it li

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