"If we have hope in this life only we are of all men most miserable." 1 Corinthians 15:19
The Word clearly introduces Laodicea, the last church age, as being "wretched, and miserable." Revelations 3:17
What most saints don't know, and are not being taught from the pulpits is how Satan is coming up with new and improved tools to detour, deceive, confuse, and frustrate the saints in the last days. Just a few weeks ago the Lord warned me about a new weapon released by the adversary against God's people. The revelation was so bold and real we made a thorough study on the new spirit force coming against the believer.
I was warned about a "Spider Spirit" released against us. Many saints are being caught up in a web, their faith has diminished to the size of a fly, and are being caught up in a web without strength to be released. The Lord said, "For every animal and insect created in the natural world there is a copy of each one in the spirit world. If we can identify its nature in the natural, we can identify spirits much better.
Just a few days back, while making the long tour through Canada and Washington State, we observed a new spirit problem with many saints, and they were caught up in a "Web Of Hopelessness." Usually I will inspire faith in the hearts of believers so that miracles can happen, but on this occasion we faced something new.
The Lord said, "If you cannot arouse hope in a believer you can forget about talking faith to them." Hope precedes faith, and turns the wheel of faith so that miracles happen. Not only is our world caught up in a hopeless condition and position, there are many families and individuals facing certain things in their life that seems hopeless.
Just like faith, hopelessness is a spirit force that depletes the diligence and power of the saint. The rich "substance" that helps kick faith into action is hope. The Word declares, "Faith is the substance of things hoped for." Hebrews 11:1
When hope charges our faith, we are told, "faith produces and reveals the evidence of things not seen." Hebrews 11:1
Hope gives us signs that our faith is working, and gives us little glimmers of, and the evidence, that we are on track to enjoy the Lord's miracle power in action.
There are twelve things that saints hope for:
* Salvation (Romans 8:24,25)
* Righteousness (Galations 5:5)
* Calling (Ephesians 1:18)
* Christ in them. (Colossians 1:27)
* Greater glory. (2 Corinthians 3:7-7-120)
* Future life. (1 Corinthians 15:19)
* Resurrection (Acts 23:6)
* Final rewards. (1 Peter 1:13)
* Coming of the Lord. (Titus 2:13)
* Being like Christ. (1 John 3:1-3)
* Eternal life. (Titus 1:2)