The Critical Role of Hope
Hope is divine. It is a work of the Holy Spirit that exclusively affects the human spirit. Hope is a supernatural energy released into the human spirit that thrusts the Christian into an absolute anticipation of some favorable divine action based upon the words of God. Hope precedes faith, prepares for faith, but does not promise faith. Like faith, hope is a gift. Unlike faith, it requires human understanding and knowledge. The greater the understanding of the principles by which God relates to His children and the knowledge of the promises God has made regarding Christian life, the greater the hope. Hope by itself does not produce divine action. Its role is to lead to faith. Although it is difficult to determine exactly where one stops and the other starts, hope ends where faith begins. And faith moves God!
I. Hope derives from the character and promises of God… Jeremiah 29:11; Isaiah 40:31
II. Hope is a divine desire in the human spirit… Romans 15:13
III. Hope directs faith… Hebrews 11:1; Romans 4:18
IV. Hope demands fulfillment… Romans 5:5; 8:24 -25
Senior Pastor Richard Hogue presents ways to win victory over the enemy and see the healing and provision of God in our lives.