Hope is Power
Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. Hebrews 11:1
Armed with the strong hope of God’s will in his mind, God’s man rises above all temptation. We speak our hope directly at temptation just as Jesus did, saying “It is written….” During His temptation in the wilderness (read Luke 4), the pimp Satan is defeated by the utterance of the will of God under the leadership of the Holy Spirit. The boy is no more, and a man rises to take his place to stand guard in that domain of life forever: A man thinking about his purpose — thinking humbly about his temptations and not borrowing trouble — thinking ahead to remove pressure on himself — ready to run when ambushed by opportunity — suited up for his hour in history.
It is already the hour for you to awaken from sleep, for now salvation is nearer to us than when we first believed. “The night is almost gone, and the day is near. Therefore let us lay aside the deeds of darkness.” (Romans 13:12)
God’s Men are donning armor, walking in the light, and suffocating the impulses contrary to their hope in Christ. The Holy Spirit is making men out of boys for the Lord Jesus in every age so that the will of God can go forward in every age. Just as it would be ridiculous to see a grown man sucking his thumb in public, slave to a childish behavior, so the Enemy has made a mockery of God’s Men by enslaving them to the habits of boys. Together with one firm voice we must speak the words of war to our ancient foe: “It ends here!”
Thank you Father for the hope that is provided me through your Holy Spirit.