1 Tim.1:1 – Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the commandment of God our Savior, and Lord Jesus Christ, which is our hope;
Since the beginning of civilization the people of the world have lived in a state of hopelessness living lives characterized by false hope. Many have been overwhelmed by the hopelessness of poverty, war, sickness and death. In the last two years even in our most advanced civilization of all time millions have succumbed to overdosing on pain killers, living a somewhat controlled life self medicating, or falling victim to suicide.
A minority of folks have grabbed some sort of false hope in their own personal achievements or financial successes and have set their hope on the shifting sands of the here and now. Others have placed their hope in promises from the government. Trusting government has never turned out well. Two thousand years ago Hope Himself entered into our broken world. Jesus came to offer us hope. He told everyone who was hopeless to come to Him and He would give them rest. He then died for us as a man, rose from the dead on our behalf as a man, and entered into heaven for us as a man. He is our hope that has entered behind the veil on our behalf. He is our anchor of hope in the storms of life. You can enter with Him behind the veil, take hold of Him by faith as your anchor, and be seated with Him in heavenly places, ruling with Christ in this life.
Paul said that Jesus was also our Blessed Hope.
Titus 2:13 – looking for the blessed hope and the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Christ Jesus,
He promised to return for us. Every generation of Christians has looked for His return as their greatest hope. Part of this great hope is what will happen to us when He returns. In an atomic instant we will be like Him. Spiritually and physically we will become perfect. We will have immortal bodies and sin will no longer be part of who we are. Today, we taste a portion of heavenly bliss by outpourings of the Spirit. At His coming, the enjoyment of God will be our portion. Today, we joyfully hope for His coming. One day soon we will enter the full enjoyment found in OUR BLESSED HOPE.