Turn your eyes upon Jesus – Look full in His wonderful face…and the things of the world will grow strangely dim – In the light of His glory and grace.
Words of a great gospel classic remind us of hope that shines so bright even in crisis. I marvel at the first miracle of Christ at the wedding in Cana and the comment made by guests who had enjoyed the hospitality.
John 2:10 And saith unto him, Every man at the beginning doth set forth good wine; and when men have well drunk, then that which is worse: but thou hast kept the good wine until now.
This establishes a powerful principle of God in Christ Jesus at variance to inevitable decline, decay and depreciation in the world. This principle declares 2 great propositions.
- In Christ…Our best days, revivals, miracles and testimonies are all ahead of us and yet to come – things will get better…This is our hope in Christ Jesus that sustains us.
- In the world…Our worst days are still ahead…and things will go much worse – we have not seen the worst of worldly decay…yet. This is the inevitable outcome of godlessness.
Recently I wrote a short song Saved by hope – for someone somewhere who needs to rediscover hope…
Saved by hope – from shame and sorrow -The price for sin is fully paid
A lively hope, from bondage rescued – Saved by hope.
Saved by hope – complete and perfect in our Saviour Jesus Christ
Under grace, His blood has conquered -Saved by hope.
Saved by hope – all foes defeated; My soul longs to see the Lord
Clothed in His eternal glory – Saved by hope.
Saved by hope – fully persuaded – to rejoice in Christ our Lord.
Singing songs of life eternal – Saved by hope
Saved by Hope – with firm conviction – Standing firm through trials and storms
Waiting for the glorious union – Saved by hope.
Saved by hope – no more in darkness; Inexpressible our light.
Saved by hope to live forever – Saved by hope.
There are new joys even now. Rediscover the joys of a simple lifestyle in times of Recession (Chapter Eight in my book Wealth out of Ashes, deals with this)…see also my article published in articlesbase.com.
The depression makes hope in Christ even more precious and attractive to the fallen. Read about Hidden value in Recession. And for more articles in articlesbase.com – read why social decay will cause a downward spiral as opposed to the blessed assurance of an upward journey of life for the saints. (Simply click the underlined text to advance to articles)
The Redeemed Christian Church of God celebrates its 57th annual convention this week. Ministering: Pastor E.A. Adeboye and other Anointed Men of God. Link up to the RCCG Church site and be blessed if you cannot be there. Aug 3-9, 2009 : Theme “Christ in you the Hope of Glory”… listen to wonderful messages on this theme – and experience the opposite of all that can cause shame.
Enjoy a new beginning…look for someone who needs encouragement and share this message… Always remain blessed.