This teaching is overflowing with truths about the great Hope of Christ’s return and what it means for us as the body of Christ. It starts off with fall of man in the Garden of Eden and our need for hope. It breaks down the events of Jesus Christ’s second coming and the comfort we have as a result. Then, it looks at all of today’s issues that will be COMPLETELY done away with as a result of the Hope, starting with the seven things in Romans 8 that can try to separate us from the love of Christ. There will be perfect unity with the Hope; division will be done away with. We are going to get perfect, eternal, supernatural, and unfathomably wonderful bodies. The rulers of the darkness of this world will be overcome. And finally, there is going to be the final destruction of the Devil and his greatest weapon, death. We’ve never known life without the Adversary. There will be no more pressure, hurt, or evil. It will be gone forever, never again to be seen. We will no longer have need for the whole armor of God because the fiery darts of the wicked will not exist. Paradise restored is the final culmination of the Hope. The central blessing is that God will be there with us face to face like in the original Paradise. Our God has always been a God of hope and He wants us to be people full of hope as a present reality. The hope of Christ’s return is the Christian believer’s immovable North Star that keeps us on course and influences everything we do. Every time we speak in tongues we prove that Jesus Christ got up from the dead and remember that he is coming back. To know and to love the Lord Jesus Christ is to joyfully anticipate his return. We have the Hope of Christ’s return…he is coming back!
Topics: The Hope
Date: June 28, 2018