Monday, July 1, 2013

Our Hope

When the Almighty God gave a promise to Abraham, He gave a promise to the sons and descendants of Abraham, the people that are walking by the faith of Abraham…they look at the promises of God, and they see that God Himself has committed Himself so much and has said, "This is my promise to you. It cannot fail." And the promise of God is greater than what you feel. The promise of God is greater than what you see. The promise of God is greater than what any man on earth can tell you. That is on the place you put your hope.

"Can God lie?" If the Lord says, "I will heal you," is that a lie? If the Lord says, "I will deliver you," can that be a lie? Can the devil make God a liar? Can your feeling make God a liar? Can your medical doctor make God a liar? Tell me. Can the seriousness of your sickness make God a liar? No. Nobody and nothing on earth, under the earth, or above the earth, can make God a liar.

Here it says, "By two immutable, unchangeable, immovable things in which it was impossible for God to lie." "We might have a strong consolation" (Heb.6.17). A strong consolation. When you concentrate on your feeling, you have a weak consolation. When you concentrate on how other people look at you and they pity you, you have a weak consolation. But when you change everything, when you turn around and you say, "I don't look at what I see. I'm not looking at what I feel. I'm looking at the Almighty God…that Almighty God who created the whole universe without anything."

He created everything without anything. That Almighty God who divided the Red Sea, that's who I'm looking at. That Almighty God that made the Jericho walls fall down. That's the God I'm looking at. That Almighty God that gave Abraham a child at the age of 100. That's the God I'm looking at. If that's the God you're looking today, you have a strong, strong consolation, in Jesus' name.

It is the hope we have that serves as an anchor, and all the waves of the ocean, all the storms of your situation, all the difficulties or the challenges you are facing, when you have that hope as your anchor, this morning you'll come out of that condition, in Jesus' name. If you can believe today…And I'm believing along with you that today is the day of your deliverance. It is the day of your healing. The strength of the Lord will come into your life. When that strength comes, you will find, the Lord has healed you in Jesus' name.

And it says, "That we through the comfort and the patience of the Scriptures might have hope." You have hope today" Can I tell you something about hope? It's not good enough to hope for one minute and then the other minute you change gears, and then you go into despair. It is not good to have hope one hour, and then the next hour you change into the negative. The hope, the hope, the hope must be to the end.

You know ideas of the world will make you drunk. You'll be staggering. Opinions of the world will make you drunk. You'll be staggering. But when you say, "Yes, I'm holding my anchor, my faith upon the Word of God," you will not stagger. You will be stable. You will be steady. You will be solid on the Word of God and say, "This is what He has said because this is what He has said, 'You will overcome.' And remember you're hoping until the end. You're not just hoping for a moment, not hoping for a day, hoping for two days, and hoping for one week. You hope to the very end. As you hope and you're hoping to the very end, that thing you're hoping for, it will come your way in Jesus' name.

Thought for the day: “If you can believe." Say, "I believe." Everybody say: "I believe." "If you can believe." All things are possible for him that believes.

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