Tuesday, September 8, 2020

"Hope for the Future"

“Hope for the Future”

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.  Then you will call on Me and come and pray to Me, and I will listen to you.  You will seek Me and find Me when you seek Me with all your heart.”     Jeremiah 29:11-13

This Scripture, is without a doubt, my FAVORITE.  Just the thought that the ALMIGHTY GOD, has PLANS for ME.  Who am I that He would even give ME any consideration?  Well, I have the ASSURANCE that I am His Child, and being His Child, He wants the BEST for ME.  So, He has made PLANS for me.  Plans to PROSPE ME, and NOT to HARM ME, who doesn’t want their CHILDREN to PROSPER, and to NOT have HARM come their way?  God’s LOVE for His Children, is so much DEEPER, PURER and STRONGER, than what MANKIND’S LOVE is, and His Desire for His Children is to give them HOPE for their FUTURE, which includes their ETERNAL FUTURE. 

His PLANS include the PLAN of SALVATION.  God so LOVES MANKIND, that He has a plan to SAVE them from the PENALTY of their sins.  This plan, was that His ONE and ONLY SON, Jesus Christ, would GIVE His Life on an OLD RUGGED CROSS, to bring SALVATION to a LOST and DYING world, a CORRUPT, EVIL, DEPRAVED, world, that is without HOPE, a part from the CLEANSING POWER of JESUS CHRIST.  A world full of MANKIND, that is DOOMED and DESTINED for an ETERNITY in HELL, with ALL its HORRORS, and NO WAY to ESCAPE, after they are there. 

However, if people will CALL on God, and PRAY to Him, with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART, He will LISTEN, and FORGIVE them, IF they will SEEK Him, with ALL THEIR HEART, they will FIND HIM.  And their DOOMED DESTINY will become a DESTINY of HOPE and PROSPERITY.  They will be able to ESCAPE HELL, and to GAIN HEAVEN, with ALL its BLESSINGS.  Which DESTINY is yours?  Are you LIVING a HOPELESS life of sin?

In order to have this HOPE for your FUTURE, you MUST be WILLING to TURN AWAY FROM, your sinful lifestyle, and TURN TO GOD, with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART.  And CONFESS your sins to Him, and ask Him for His FORGIVENESS.  Then BELIEVE, with ALL your HEART, that JESUS died for YOU, and that He is ALIVE in Heaven, making intercession for you, before God.  You MUST ACCEPT His Gift of SALVATION, and let Him give you HOPE for the FUTURE, especially, your ETERNAL FUTURE.  Do this NOW, while you still can.  He’s waiting and COMING SOON!!!  

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