Abounding In Hope

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.” Romans 15:13(NKJV)

HOPE is the expectation that what you wished for will be realized. The Christian hope though, is not a wishful thinking. It is a Christian virtue that gives a believer the strength, purpose, patient and confidence to wait in expectation for the fulfilment of Gods promises

It is a fundamental principle of Christianity whereby a believer is promised a good future and a reward in following ChristThere is surely a future hope for you, and your hope will not be cut offProv. 23:18

For in hope we were saved. But hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what they already have?” Rom. 8:24
It is the “confident expectation” of what is firmly assured even when it is not very clear at that point in time. And so, its work is to keep in perspective what is to come and it has the capability to change its form from mere hope to faith when the required actions are taken.

Without hope life would have been so difficult, empty and meaningless. But when the righteous trust God and put their hope in Him, he will be helped and will not be disappointed

In the Bible’s record of the woman with the flow of blood in Matt. 9:2022; the woman who has suffered from bleeding for 12yrs said to herself “if only I may touch His garment, I shall be made well“,. That was hope! Then suddenly, shecame from behind and touched the hem of His garment“, and thats an active FAITH!

There is no hopeless situations out there for a true believer. The Bible saidChrist in you, the hope of gloryCol. 1:27. This was true of our father Abraham.

We read in the Bible that when everything was hopeless, Abraham believed anyway on what God said He would do, and for thathe became the father of many nationsRom. 4:18
There is hope for everyone in Christ Jesus because God fills us with joy and peace when we believed.We should therefore be overflowing withconfident hopethrough the power of the Holy SpiritRom. 15:13(NLT)


So
, we should really be excited, hopeful and expectant that the future is bright notwithstanding the medical conditions, financial situations and relationship difficulties of today.

Keep your hope alive and active. Whatever desire you nurture in your heart can still be achieved because Christ in you is an assurance that you will be rejoicing today, tomorrow and forever.

Amen
!
Ike

The Faithful God


God is faithful, by whom you were called into the fellowship of His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.” 1 Cor.1:9

The faithfulness of God is from everlasting to everlasting. He is the One who hears our prayers.
Sometimes though, it may seem that God is not answering our prayers. But that’s not the case at all because in those times we feel abandoned, despondent and dejected, God is busy working in our favor.

But Jesus answered them (and said) “My Father has been working until now, and I have been working“‘ John 5:17

He is so faithful that He always have answers to our questions and meets our needs in His perfect timing. The problem though is that we may be too busy and full of activities to hear His “Still small voice” 1 Kings 19:12


When
the Lord visited Marthas house, He noticed that she was occupied and too busy to listen to His teachings, Jesus warned her of being too anxious and worried about too many things.(Luke 10:3842)

We should be assured that God is partnering with us so that we are not alone in that circumstances and situations we are in. In His faithfulness, He sees to it that “all things work together and are fitting into a plan for (our) good.. according to His design and purposeRomans 8:28(Amp)
So, there is need for us to wait patiently for God’s perfect timing. It is important that we do not lose faith nor give up on God. Just as prophet Habakkuk said “For the vision is yet for an appointed time; but at the end it will speak, and it will not lie. Though it tarries, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.” Hab. 2:3

Amen

Ike

Anointing For Exploits


My people will dwell in a peaceful habitation,

In
secure dwellings, and in quiet resting placesIsaiah 32:18

ANOINTING is the expression of the sanctifying unction of the Holy Spirit of God upon the life of a Christian. It signifies Gods empowerment and blessings on a person to do exploits. The use of oil for anointing is only symbolic to depict the blessings of God and His call on ones life and the empowerment thereof.

How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power, who went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with HimActs 10:38

In Luke 4:18,19 Jesus testified that the Spirit of the Lord was upon Him as the anointed One and the Messiah to spread the good news of the Gospel, give freedom to those in captivity, heal the sick, etc.
Before Christ ascended to heaven, He promised His disciples that He will pray to God the Father, “and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you foreverJohn 14:17

It all simply means that every Christian(if truly a Christian) ought to be anointed and chosen to accomplish a purpose for the kingdom of God.

God requires us to be steadfast in fellowship as a body of Christ and so, Hehas consecrated and anointed us(enduing us with the gifts of the Holy SpiritHe sets us apart unto Himself and has put His seal of ownership on us, and given us His Spirit in our hearts as a guarantee. (2 Cor. 1:2122)

In the opening Scripture, the prophet Isaiah has told us how the people of God will live in peace and be secure in their houses. But that will only be possible after the Spirit ispoured upon us from on highand every dry areas of our lives(existence) is made fertile and endowed with the required energy to be fruitful! (Isaiah 32:15)

Life without the Holy Spirit is too much of a struggle. The anointing for exploits is that which has already broken the yoke from your neck and have set you free from captivity

The Bible says when the Holy Spirit comes, He will be your Helper, Comforter, and will teach you all things(John 14:17,26)

The
presence of the Holy Spirit makes for a life of impact and productiveness because He brings with Him authority, boldness, grace and divine favor so that you can be fruitful and be able to impact the world around you.

Amen
.
Ike