-Roy Lessin, Jesus Name Above All Names
Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the commandment of God our Saviour, and Lord Jesus Christ, which is our hope. -1 Timothy 1:1 KJV
The Bible tells us plainly that the world is going in the wrong directions and moving there at a rapid pace. Today's political leaders make big promises but can only offer people a false hope.
God wants us to keep our hope in Him and not in this world's political system. Jesus has kept us in the world, but we are not of the world. He has us here for an eternal purpose—to be a light of hope that needs to be seen; to be a voice of truth that needs to be heard; to be a demonstration of love that needs to be lived.
Today we have a future hope. Our hope is not based on anything man can do or say, but is based on Jesus Christ—what He has said, what He has done, what He has yet to do. Our future is bright because His hope shines in our hearts. This hope is not fixed upon where the world is going but upon when Jesus is coming.
To keep our eyes on Jesus is to keep our eyes on hope. Hope is not wishful thinking but expectation of the promises He has given us and all the provisions He has made for us. Jesus will reign in righteousness, and there will be a new heaven and earth that is flooded by His glorious light. This is our true hope.
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