2ND AUGUST – “CHRIST IS OUR HOPE”

“The hope which is laid up for you in heaven.” – Colossians 1: V5

Beloved, Our hope in Christ for the future is the mainspring of our hope in Heaven and the mainstay of our joy here on earth. It will animate our hearts to think often of Heaven, for all that we can desire is promised there. On earth, we are weary and tired, but Heaven is the land of rest where fatigue/affliction shall be for ever banished. To those who are weary/afflicted and tired, the word “rest” is full of Heaven.

We are always in the field of battle; we are so tempted within, and so molested by foes without, that we have little or no peace; but in Heaven we shall enjoy the victory, when the banner shall be waved aloft in triumph, and the sword shall be sheathed, and we shall hear our Captain-Jesus say, “Well done, good and faithful servant.”. We have suffered affliction after affliction, but we are going to the land of the immortal where afflictions are unknown. In Heaven, we shall be perfectly holy, for there shall by no means enter into that kingdom anything to defiled us. Oh! is it not joy, that you are to inherit and dwell eternally in Heaven.

Through the Spirit of God the hope of heaven is the most potent force for the product of virtue; it is a fountain of joyous effort, it is the corner stone of cheerful holiness. The man who has this hope in him goes about his work with vigour, for the joy of the Lord is his strength. He fights against temptation with ardour, for the hope of the next world repels all fiery darts of the adversary. He can labour without looking for a present reward, for he looks for a reward in Heaven. Amen!
JESUS LOVES YOU. Start your day with Jesus. Beloved, have a blessed day.

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