Thus by two unchangeable things in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled to take hold of the hope set before us may be strongly encouraged. We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and steadfast. Hebrews 6:19
The enemy’s biggest nightmare is that we would become like Jesus Christ, and that we walk as he walked. Walking like Christ means being led of God’s Holy Spirit and to use God’s talents in you in service to others.
As I have been writing about the attacks the enemy makes against us (against our faith, hope and hope) today I want to end this short series by writing on hope. I will do my best to explain how and why the enemy attacks hope.
If the enemy can conquer our thought life, we will begin to walk in defeat. Our attitudes change in each battle, if we do not stand firm in the word of GOD. Faith battle, Love battle, and Hope battle.
Faith battle: We go from humility to entitlement, we begin to get uncomfortable with God’s timing. I earned this God and you need to give it to me!
Love battle: We go from love, to lust, we begin to indulge in lustful activities, and we must remember that lust is not limited to sex. I live for Christ, become I live for me.
Hope battle: And the hope we have in God’s faithfulness, we begin to take care of the things God is supposed to be taking care of. I need love and affection, and I am not waiting on God anymore- because it does not seem like He is up to anything.
The reason why it is so detrimental to lose our hope, is because we lose courage, boldness, authority and faith all while losing hope. Everything seems jaded, and useless. Our desire to live, is affected and much more, our desire to serve God and others dies.
Choose to be led by the Holy Spirit rather than your emotions.
Once we understand that enemy wants to silence our voice, we are able to once again, use the word of God against him! Who else can fight for us? If not God? When God makes a promise, He fulfills it but it is not in our time, it is in His time. When we need help, God will help us but in His time not our time.
Our hope needs to be placed in God, but not merely a fictitious hope where we expect only good things. We have to expect for God to act but also be willing to submit to his sovereignty and timing. God will act, because He is not a God who will lie, He neither man or son of man to lie. The promises of God in Christ, are yes and amen. Let’s choose to believe, to love and to hope in God.
Father God, Lord Jesus thank you for your word and your promises. May we never forget the power of prayer and the power of your word and spirit. I ask that you enamore us once more to you loving mercy, that if in anyway we have changed towards you or in the way we see you- may we return to the good old days when it was just you and us. I pray for the grace that once set us free, and gave us joy to revive us once more. I pray for your hope to stand out in our hearts that way we can be alive in the spirit and enthusiastic in life. In the name of Jesus, Amen.