Did you know that as Born Again Believers in Christ Jesus, that you and I have a “Hope Chest?” I’m not talking about a cedar chest filled with “earthen treasures.” I am referring to a “Heavenly Hope Chest,” an “Unshakable Hope,” that God wants everyone to know.
Merriam Webster Dictionary:
UNSHAKABLE = Not possible to weaken or get rid of, Not able to be shaken.
HOPE = To cherish a desire with anticipation to want something to be true.
Colossians 1:23 (b) (TPT);
“Never be shaken from the Hope of The Gospel you have believed in. And this is the glorious News I preach all over the world.”
How does our hope in The Gospel of Jesus Christ remain unshaken?
We continue to advance in Faith.
How do we advance in Faith when everything around us is being shaken?
By tapping into our “Heavenly Hope Chest.”
Where is our “Heavenly Hope Chest” found?
Colossians 1:26-27 (TPT) lets us in on this “secret surprise”;
There is a divine mystery, a secret surprise, that has been concealed from the world for generations, but now it’s being revealed, unfolded, and manifested for every Holy Believer to experience.” “Living within you is The Christ Who Floods you with the expectation of Glory! This mystery of Christ, embedded within us, becomes a Heavenly Treasure Chest of Hope filled with The Riches of Glory for His people, and God wants everyone to know it!”
Jesus Christ, The Son of The Living God, is “embedded within us!”
Merriam Webster Dictionary:
EMBEDDED = Attached to a military unit or group for some purpose (such as covering a conflict or providing expert advice.)
Oxford Languages Dictionary:
EMBEDDED = (Of an object) fixed firmly and deeply in a surrounding mass, implanted.
In this case, my friend the PersonHood of Jesus Christ is “The One” fixed firmly and deeply within the surrounding mass of our spirit man’s heart when we invite Him to be our Lord and Savior.
This is powerful, Jesus Christ, through salvation has been “IMPLANTED” within us!
Not only that, He is our “Ever Present Help in a time of trouble.” Ref. Psalm 46:1. He covers us in every conflict that may come our way, always providing us with “Expert Advice” just when we need it! As we choose to stay connected to Jesus Christ, Who is our “Heavenly Treasure Chest of Hope,” drawing our strength from Him, we will remain faith-filled and rock-solid in The Kingdom of Heaven. This stance of faith enables us to become reliable, joyful dispensers of “His Divine Unshakable Hope,” wherever we go! Glory To God!
While praying and asking God to make this word, “A revelation from His Heart and not merely a human explanation,” He shared something very profound with me about Divine Hope…..
WE ARE GOD’S HOPE CHEST!
When The Lord shared His Word with me, I was surprised and began to ponder it throughout the day. Early in the morning, when I woke up, I continued to think about what He had shared with me and then I asked The Lord:
“God, how are we YOUR Hope Chest?”
Immediately came The Reply of The Lord:
“I have placed Eternity within the hearts of men, IN HOPES that man would live for ME!”
Wow! God Has Hopes! I had never heard that before. I got excited with expectation! The Lord then gave me the following scripture:
“He has made everything beautiful in its time. He also has planted eternity in men’s hearts and minds [a divinely implanted sense of a purpose working through the ages which nothing under the sun but God alone can satisfy], yet so that men cannot find out what God has done from the beginning to the end.”
Can you see this friend? The whole worth of Heaven has been, Divinely Deposited within us because of the sacrifice of Jesus Christ at Calvary! We are “God’s Hope Chest,” a “Heavenly Treasure Chest” filled with “The Riches of His Glory!” This is our “Unshakable Hope” in The Gospel of Jesus Christ that lives within us! As men and women created in The Image of God, The Lord has implanted a yearning for Eternity, a “sense of a purpose working through the ages which nothing under the sun but God alone can satisfy!”
Jeremiah 29:11 (AMPC);
“For I know the thoughts and plans that I have for you, says the Lord, thoughts, and plans for welfare and peace and not for evil, to give you HOPE in your final outcome.”
Do you know what God Has placed in His Hope Chest for your life?
My beloved friend, God Has Eternal High Hopes For Us! He has filled His “Hope Chest” that is you and me with His “thoughts and plans for welfare and peace and not for evil, to give us HOPE in our final outcome!”
Why is this so important to The Heart of Father God that you and I grasp this revelation?
Proverbs 13:12 (AMP) holds the key to our answer;
“Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but when the desire is fulfilled, it is a TREE OF LIFE.”
God knows that our flesh, the enemy, and sometimes the decisions of others can detour the timing of our hopes and dreams from being realized. The result? A spiritually sick heart, which is a confused heart. When the spiritual Heart becomes confused we can potentially “skip a beat,” regarding life-altering decisions. This can cause us to misjudge the people around us and misstep the path that is before us. However, when we stay “In Sync with God,” the desires, hopes, and dreams that He has for our lives will be fulfilled. Why?….. because the root system for our “Unshakable Hope” stems from “The Tree of Life Himself,” Jesus Christ! This is how everyone will know that we are “God’s Hope Chest” and give Him ALL The Glory For Eternity!
Ephesians 6:10 (AMPC);
“In conclusion, be strong in The Lord [be empowered through your union with Him]; draw your strength from Him [that strength which His boundless might provides].”
“Be Strong and Live Free with an Unshakable Hope now and into Eternity…..Boldly For Him!”
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