Gods covenant shields you from fear of the unseen and the unknown. He gives you power in Deuteronomy 31:6 to “Be strong, be bold, don’t be afraid or frightened of them, for Adonai your God is going with you. He will neither fail you nor abandon you.” During a time of uncertainty and fear, are you anchored in Gospel Hope? God’s binding promises allows you to anchor in Him supernatural hope. Here are four ways gospel Hope can comfort you and give you courage:
Hope Is the Blueprint of Faith
“Faith is the substance of things Hoped for….” –Hebrews 11:1, KJV
Just as the Bible is the blueprint for Christian living, hope is the blueprint of faith. Faith has to have hope to work. Hope has to have faith to produce. Hope gives you the picture of what God wants for you through the Word of God. Then, faith takes that idea and goes after it. That is how hope and faith work together. Hope is the plan that faith sets out to accomplish. It’s the goal setter
Hope Always Sees
“…the evidence of things not seen.” –Hebrews 11:1, KJV
The unseen things mentioned in Hebrews 11:1 are things seen with the eyes of hope. Hope always sees before the natural eye can. Some people have trouble focusing on those unseen things. They’re hung up on what their natural eyes see instead. After all, they reason, that’s reality. How can you see through the eyes of hope? By renewing your mind—read, study and meditate on the Word of God. Pray and listen to the Holy Spirit. That is how we get ourselves out of the natural realm and step into the supernatural, where truth resides.
Hope Is Always at Work
“But if we HOPE for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently.” –Romans 8:25, NIV
The powerful force of hope is a supernatural expectancy. But, keep in mind, you can expect something good or bad. Either way, you’re operating in the powerful force of hope. When you expect something good, you’re operating in hope that comes from the truth of God’s Word. When you are expecting something bad or negative, you’re operating in natural hope or even evil hope. Supernatural hope knows what God has provided and expects it with eager confidence
Gospel Hope Always Wins
“Even when there was no reason for hope, Abraham KEPT HOPING.” –Romans 4:18
God promised Abraham that he would be the father of many nations when Abraham was 100 years old and childless. All the hope he could see in the natural realm was negative. It was working against him. At his age, the only hope he had was of dying. He likely faced thoughts of doubt and natural opposition to God’s idea. But he combated those thoughts, and made a decision to operate in gospel hope instead. He had to choose between natural hope and gospel hope. He knew that gospel hope always wins—and it did!
Gospel hope is immediate, it is not a wish, it is always at work, it always wins, it has the power to overcome, and it is already in you. You already have everything you need to have real Bible hope. Hope will fuel your faith and take you to a place of victory through Christ Jesus. His promises are His will for YOU. So, no matter what, don’t give up—get your hopes up!
Watch Kenneth Copeland as he teaches you how to develop a faith that perseveres and brings you out on the other side supernaturally blessed.