Bible Study on God’s Real Hope Of Eternal Salvation And Sins Redemption Through Faith And Repentance With The Lord’s Most High according to Isaiah 30:18-21, Romans 3:23, Romans 8:29-30, Philippians 3:21, Hebrews 6:11, Romans 15:13, 2 Corinthians 1:8-10, 1 Peter 1:3-6, 1 John 3:3, Hebrews 11:3

A real hope is due to the will of God. On the other hand, if it is not the will of God, it cannot be real hope. Because our God is God of Hope that those who believed in Him shall have eternal hope.
As said by foretold by the prophet who can see the fall of Jerusalem in Isaiah: 30. 18. And therefore will Jehovah wait, that he may be gracious unto you; and therefore will he be exalted, that he may have mercy upon you: for Jehovah is a God of justice; blessed are all they that wait for him. 19. For the people shall dwell in Zion at Jerusalem; thou shalt weep no more; he will surely be gracious unto thee at the voice of thy cry; when he shall hear, he will answer thee. 20. And though the Lord give you the bread of adversity and the water of affliction, yet shall not thy teachers be hidden anymore, but thine eyes shall see thy teachers; 21. and thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This is the way, walk ye in it; when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left. Life is always full of ups and down, it might be a form affliction or incurable diseases, a suffering or death of your beloved ones.  Rolo May who did the studied of human behavior found that whenever we are lost we tend to get more busier, running directionless and constantly hitting obstacles. We can get busy provided we must have an aim and objective and not degrade our health and able to say no to temptations of sins.

Sometimes it is thinking about death, that we learn how to live life to the fullest potential. People at the death bed can only think about things that are important in life and no longer about wealth creation and material things (because they can’t be bring along). Always it takes us to lose something precious before we learn to treasure something less precious this death starts life. Because Jesus loved us and not judged us, but cared for us and died for us on the cross. So that we can live a full life. Because we have all sinned as told in Romans: 3. 23. for all have sinned, and fall short of the glory of God;

The wages of sin is death and worse we are unable to save ourselves from our sins, because sins have stubborn properties of self blinding and self justification. The salvation plans of God is to reconcile us back to the image of His Son Christ Jesus, to save us from our sins by the sinless as mentioned in Romans: 8. 29. For whom he foreknew, he also foreordained [to be] conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren: 30. and whom he foreordained, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified. By accepting God’s salvation is to die our old bodies in sin and rise a new glorious body like Christ Jesus, for He is unblemished, sinless and He is able as described in Philippians: 3. 21. who shall fashion anew the body of our humiliation, [that it may be] conformed to the body of his glory, according to the working whereby he is able even to subject all things unto himself.

You can have real hope in your future. The effect of hope on human living is huge. According to Dr Harold Wolfe who studied previous prisoners of war that because of hope a person can go through all persecutions and suffering. But when all hope is lost a person losses the will to live as shown in this scripture Hebrews: 6. 11. And we desire that each one of you may show the same diligence unto the fulness of hope even to the end. In other words, we keep on living every day of our lives, because of hope. Moreover, as Christians we are asked to live life with deligence, prudence, wisdom and filled with peace, joy, blessings, thanks giving and praises to God.

To have the overflowing of real hope we need the empowerment of the Holy Spirit. The power of the Holy Spirit not only creates miracles of healing, demonic cleansing and even rising of the dead as affirmed in Romans: 15. 13. Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, in the power of the Holy Spirit.

To have the real hope of God we need to have faith in God that is mighty, immutable, certain, ever lasting, consistent and never little nor arbitrary. Real hope of God is never shallow life experience but overflowing with joy and hope of God. Your faith in God is the source of real hope. Only through faith is the only way to learn, experience and acquire real hope. The real hope of God is conveyed through our Lord Jesus Christ, through our faith in Him is the key to real hope.

Real hope is power that allow us to live actively and relive again. Real hope allow us to face pressures and difficulties of life as testified in 2 Corinthians: 1. 8. For we would not have you ignorant, brethren, concerning our affliction which befell [us] in Asia, that we were weighed down exceedingly, beyond our power, insomuch that we despaired even of life: 9. yea, we ourselves have had the sentence of death within ourselves, that we should not trust in ourselves, but in God who raiseth the dead: From the recollection of Apostle Paul to  managed and overcome all persecutions and death sentence by Roman Emperor Nero Caesar under the pretexts of the great fire of 64AD, which destroyed 2/3 of the old Rome city. And it is through strong faith in Christ Jesus as described in 2 Corinthians: 1. 10. who delivered us out of so great a death, and will deliver: on whom we have set our hope that he will also still deliver us;

The strength of real hope allow us to persevere and carry the Cross of Christ to the end as preached by Apostle in 1 Peter: 1. 3. Blessed [be] the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to his great mercy begat us again unto a living hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 4. unto an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you, 5. who by the power of God are guarded through faith unto a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. 6. Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a little while, if need be, ye have been put to grief in manifold trials. According to Apostle Peter the living hope is eternal and indestructible because it is through the perfect sacrifice through the purest blood of the Lamb.

We are able to live differently and victoriously because we have the hope in Christ Jesus who purify us through strong faith in Him. As Christian we have the biggest and best gift of hope, which is the blessed hope of God, that the hope of meeting our savior in the new Jerusalem is real. 1 John: 3. 3. And every one that hath this hope [set] on him purifieth himself, even as he is pure. Therefore, we need to have a bigger real hope rather than just mere worldly big car, big house and huge bank account figures, but we need to have a bigger hope of the eternal Kingdom of God and the furtherance of His Kingdom on earth. Thus, pray for the anointing of real hope into our lives that is ‘Online’ with the Will of God and ‘Inline’ with the Word of God. In accordance with Hebrews: 11. 3. By faith we understand that the worlds have been framed by the Word of God, so that what is seen hath not been made out of things which appear. The Word of God is our strength to attain real hope, because the Word of God is real and trusted.

Children Bible Story On God Search Me And Christ Jesus Really Knows My Heart according to Luke 19:1-10, Luke 15:1, Luke 5:30, 1 Samuel 16:7, Psalm 14:1, Romans 3:23, Habakkuk 2:4, Romans 1:17, Acts 16:29-32, Romans 4:16-18

The story of Zacchaeus who was the chief collector and he was wealthy. And Jesus already was prepared for him and that he was waiting to be saved. Zacchaeus was curious to see for himself who Jesus is. However, the crowd was judging Zacchaeus and Jesus for talking with a sinner at the entrance of His house, but Jesus defended that He was here to save the lost. Jesus stayed at Zacchaeus house that night and had dinner with his family. At the same night Zacchaeus was cut to the heart convicted and restituted And after being redeemed he was prepared to give half away of his possession to the poor and truly repented for his sins for cheating the poor by compensating 4 times the amount he cheated.

The above Bible Story is told in Luke: 19. 1. And he entered and was passing through Jericho. 2. And behold, a man called by name Zacchaeus; and he was a chief publican, and he was rich. 3. And he sought to see Jesus who he was; and could not for the crowd, because he was little of stature. 4. And he ran on before, and climbed up into a sycomore tree to see him: for he was to pass that way. 5. And when Jesus came to the place, he looked up, and said unto him, Zacchaeus, make haste, and come down; for to-day I must abide at thy house. 6. And he made haste, and came down, and received him joyfully. 7. And when they saw it, they all murmured, saying, He is gone in to lodge with a man that is a sinner. 8. And Zacchaeus stood, and said unto the Lord, Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor; and if I have wrongfully exacted aught of any man, I restore fourfold. 9. And Jesus said unto him, To-day is salvation come to this house, forasmuch as he also is a son of Abraham. 10. For the Son of man came to seek and to save that which was lost.

During the time of Jesus, the present day Palestine and Jerusalem city was ruled by the Roman Empire and they contracted local tax collectors and aristocrats like Zacchaeus to collect taxes from the people. However, the locals regarded them to be sinners for they exploited their authority and made them wealthy by excessive taxes beyond the stipulated amounts, which put a heavy burden on the poor and working class as seen in Luke: 15. 1. Now all the publicans and sinners were drawing near unto him to hear him. Others than those blood suckers and criminals; the working class, the commoners, the scribes and pharisees considered themselves to be non sinners. Therefore, When they saw Jesus engaging Zacchaeus instead of them, they quickly misread Jesus’s true intention of saving a seeking man and they judged based on having dinner and stayed at that rich man’s villa and therfore criticized and slandered Him in public as seen in Luke: 5. 30. And the Pharisees and their scribes murmured against his disciples, saying, Why do ye eat and drink with the publicans and sinners?

Bible memory verses suggestions and Sunday School sharing points:

1) God always looks in your heart and not in our stature and outward appearance as described in 1 Samuel: 16. 7. But Jehovah said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have rejected him: for [Jehovah seeth] not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but Jehovah looketh on the heart. Because God already know those people who has not a place for Him in their hearts except other worldly possessions and pleasures, Those are the one that displease God for their corrupt minds and wrongful deeds as explained in  Psalm: 14. 1. For the Chief Musician. [A Psalm] of David. The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works; There is none that doeth good.

2) Zacchaeus who was a sinner as described in Romans: 3. 23. for all have sinned, and fall short of the glory of God; But he was saved because he believed in the salvation of the Son of God and not by his own restitution and repentance as explained in Habakkuk: 2. 4. Behold, his soul is puffed up, it is not upright in him; but the righteous shall live by his faith. And he was saved by the grace of God and made righteous through faith unto Christ Jesus as revealed in Romans: 1. 17. For therein is revealed a righteousness of God from faith unto faith: as it is written, But the righteous shall live by faith.

3) Being good children of God, we not only need to have faith and believe in the salvation of God but also need to receive, read, learn, meditate and apply the Word of God as depicted in Acts: 16. 29. And he called for lights and sprang in, and, trembling for fear, fell down before Paul and Silas, 30. and brought them out and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved? 31. And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus, and thou shalt be saved, thou and thy house. 32. And they spake the word of the Lord unto him, with all that were in his house. If we want to be saved and restored to the bosom of Father God, we need to understand and trust the fact that no one in the history of civilizations has saved more people in the past and present than Christ Jesus; for our Lord Jesus is the true vine and the way and the light on the path to our Abba God.

4) Lastly to be save by God’s grace and love, we need to develop faith from within. The kind of faith needed is the unconditional seeking and trusting in the love of God and that He will bring us through all into victory despite how dire the situation may be now as seen in the testament of faith in God by Abraham who is the father of all nations in Romans: 4. 16. For this cause [it is] of faith, that [it may be] according to grace; to the end that the promise may be sure to all the seed; not to that only which is of the law, but to that also which is of the faith of Abraham, who is the father of us all 17. (as it is written, A father of many nations have I made thee) before him whom he believed, [even] God, who giveth life to the dead, and calleth the things that are not, as though they were. 18. Who in hope believed against hope, to the end that he might become a father of many nations, according to that which had been spoken, So shall thy seed be.