The Hope We Have
by Sis. Jane Kimmes | November 6, 2016
God had His way in the service and showed forth His wonderful works unto His people. The service went from prayer, to our opening Scripture, and right on into a praise and prophecy of deliverance. God moved swiftly into deliverance and then sent an encouraging word to all of us through Apostle Crowder.
The opening Scripture was brought by Eldress Sorrell:
2 Thessalonians 2:13-17 "But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth: 14 Whereunto he called you by our gospel, to the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ. 15 Therefore, brethren, stand fast, and hold the traditions which ye have been taught, whether by word, or our epistle. 16 Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God, even our Father, which hath loved us, and hath given us everlasting consolation and good hope through grace, 17 Comfort your hearts, and stablish you in every good word and work."
Minister Cynthia broke out into a praise and prophesied that there was deliverance in the house and that God was making all things new. Apostle Crowder agreed that there was deliverance in the house and she shut down the Sunday school lesson, because God had already stepped in and was delivering a soul and lifting the heavy burden and sorrow off of this person. Deliverance came forth for this brother and for several others in the house too.
We then went back to the lesson, but just briefly, because Apostle Crowder had many more words of encouragement for this soul and for all of us. She asked Eldress Ollie to summarize the Sunday school lesson in a few words. Below is the glorious passage of Scripture. Please read it prayerfully, meditate on this Word, meditate on Him, and let God minister to you personally:
Revelation 21:1-8 "And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea. 2 And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. 3 And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God. 4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away. 5 And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful. 6 And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely. 7 He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son. 8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death." Wow! This hope we have, but there is a warning too! Thank Him right now everybody and praise Him.
Eldress Ollie stated that we don't give up down here because we have a hope; there is going to be a new heaven and a new earth. We have a warning in verse 8, "But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death." It is important to examine ourselves and see if we are in the faith. It is necessary to have the Holy Ghost in order to inherit all things and receive everything mentioned in verses 1-7. Press into God and His Word and get strong. We must have an intimate relationship with God. Are you thirsting for Him? God will place us strategically, to bring in souls.
Apostle Crowder rose up asking all of us, "Do you have hope today?" She took us to the following Scriptures to further encouraged the brother that God was delivering and making new, whereby we were all strengthened. Here is a summary below:
1 Corinthians 10:13-14 "There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it. 14 Wherefore, my dearly beloved, flee from idolatry." God is saying that He will not let you suffer any more than you can bear. "Taken" signifies something that is trying to take you down such as a temptation, trial, despair, suicide thoughts, sickness, no work, depression, etc. The enemy doesn't like you because you have the blood of Jesus on you and you have been chosen from your mother's womb! God is faithful, just get a mind to wait on the Lord and stay full of joy. Say, "I will make it, I'm strong in the Lord, and I'm delivered." All we have to do is "shut up" and step back. God is fixing it and He has everything you need. He is making a way of escape for whatever you are going through. Don't try to fix it yourself! If you suffer with Him you will reign with Him. You can take it, just say "Lord, strengthen me" when you are going through. You must lay down all of your sin. Say, "I can take it, I can overcome, and I'm going to make it."
Isaiah 65:17-20 "For, behold, I create new heavens and a new earth: and the former shall not be remembered, nor come into mind. 18 But be ye glad and rejoice for ever in that which I create: for, behold, I create Jerusalem a rejoicing, and her people a joy. 19 And I will rejoice in Jerusalem, and joy in my people: and the voice of weeping shall be no more heard in her, nor the voice of crying. 20 There shall be no more thence an infant of days, nor an old man that hath not filled his days: for the child shall die an hundred years old; but the sinner being an hundred years old shall be accursed." Our minds have to change. Lift up your voice, it is a weapon. Praise God and sing with a loud voice, it tears up the enemy. The enemy doesn't like praise. Also, move around to keep the devil from hitting you! Be glad, for the thing that you suffer will be gone.
Apostle Crowder continued by saying that everything will be new. Lift yourself up in the Holy Ghost and this will draw others. You have to be a joy to other people; happy glad! Sing, pray, and lift that other person up. There will be no more tears and no more young folk getting old and dying out. God will give back to us what what it was like in the beginning in the garden of Eden, before the fall of mankind. The saints that trust God will live one hundred years, but the sinners will be accursed, having no hope. God is letting us know that He brought us out of sin, to live. Live! Talk about living (not dying), we have the hope of living until God says, "It's time" and He takes us home. Line up with the Word. If you get too stressed your mind will "flip." Get some rest! God will supply your need. Hang in there and you will have peaceable fruit.
2 Corinthians 5:17-18 "Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. 18 And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation;" You are covered under the blood. The Lord sacrificed Himself to give us peace. Whether you see it or not, keep saying: "I have peace." Thank Him for it, that is how you get it. Ask for wisdom and understanding. He has given us the ministry of reconciliation, meaning He has washed us. Amen.
- You have hope, "Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen" Hebrews 11:1.
- Hope makes you not ashamed, "And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us" Romans 5:5.
Hebrews 6:19-20 "Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast, and which entereth into that within the veil; 20 Whither the forerunner is for us entered, even Jesus, made an high priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec." Hope is the anchor of your soul. The Holy Ghost will lead you into all truth. Through the Holy Ghost you enter into the Body of Christ; into the Spirit realm (into the things of the Lord), where nothing fazes you any more. In this place you know that suffering, grief, etc. are going on, but you will not feel it. You have joy, peace, and hope. Melchisedec is a symbol of God. We are a symbol and son's of God.
Lamentations 3:32 "But though he cause grief, yet will he have compassion according to the multitude of his mercies." God is saying, "I gave grief, but I will have compassion." Though He lets us step back a bit, we have hope.
That is it for today! Be Blessed. Pray for our visitors, pray one for another, and pray for a great harvest of souls in Jesus' Name. Congratulations Randy! God chose you as a wonderful vessel to be added to the Usher team and you fill this position handsomely.