Ministry of Love

The intention of this blog is to share Biblical messages at least on a weekly basis. Any response is appreciated. I do not expect everyone to agree with my interpretation of Biblical passages. I will try to respond with love and thoughtfulness.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

musings: 6/21/08;Hope. by JAH

"Hope springs eternal in the human heart," a poet said, and I think that is true, but it seems to me that many of our "hopes" are not hopes at all. They are wishes.

Hope as it is given in the Bible, is the word, "elpis." In Titus 3: 7, the form is, ἐλπίδα; "So that, having been justified by his grace, we might become heirs having the hope of eternal life." This states with assurance that we have eternal life. There is no wishing for it but a certain anticipated event yet to come, not that we don't now have eternal life, but what we have is but a taste of what is to come!

When the Bible speaks of something not likely to happen, it uses the word "euchomai," the Greek word for wish. In Romans 9:3, the form used is, ηὐχόμην. Paul said, "For I could wish that I myself were cursed and cut off from Christ for the sake of my brothers, those of my own race."

Our present hope as children of God born again by God's grace through our faith is similar to the hope that a child has for an upcoming birthday party. He depends on his mother to provide everything, the cake, the candles, the ice cream, the friends and loved ones, just everything, and there is no doubt in his mind that it will happen as planned. He rejoices with growing anticipation of what will take place until he actually receives it!

In the same way, we Christians rejoice in the victory we have over sin and Satan, aware that we did nothing ourselves, but that all is provided by our Heavenly Father through His Son Jesus. We know we are loved. We know heaven is our home. We know our anticipated joy will become reality in due time because our God has promised it to us. I remember the words of a song from many, many years ago. It expresses the anticipation of our hope well.

"This world is not my home, I'm just passing through, if heaven is not my hope, Lord, what will I do. The angels beckon me from heaven's open door, and I can't feel at home in this world any more." I may not have quoted correctly, but my hope is definitely based on fact, not fiction, and heaven is my home!

1 Comments:

At 5:20 PM, Blogger ElderChild said...

Sad it is ;-( that the multitudes believe a heretical
tradition regarding The One many, who say they are
believers, seek to follow. He Who is "The Messiah,
The Son of The Living GOD".

Seems there is undeniable proof that the traditional name
of 'jesus' was not The Messiah's GOD given birth Name
in any language! And proof exists in not just one, but all
New Testament Greek manuscripts from which catholic
and christian translators created their version of the
"bibles"!

Yes, undeniable proof!

First, the Greek word "Iesous" was used by those who
translated the Greek Septuagint, which was the Hebrew
to Greek translation of the Old Testimonies.

In the Greek Septuagint, which was translated prior to
the birth of The Messiah, the Greek word "Iesous" was
used to represent "Jeshua, son of Nun, so named by
Moses". (Numbers 13:16)

And so it was established that the Greek name "Iesous"
represented the Hebrew name YeHoWsHuwa'(which
should have been translated as Jeshua, rather than
'joshua' in the English language Old Testaments).

Then in most all the New Testament translations, from
the various Greek manuscripts, the word "Iesous" was
translated correctly as Je(o)shua(YeHoWsHuwa') in both
Acts 7:43 and Heb 4:8 and then the same Greek word
"Iesous" was traditionally(for the past 500, or so, years)
translated as their "imag"ined 'jesus' in all other places
of the English language New Testaments ;-(

However, in the original kjv(aptly named as king james'
version for it was of the church OF england) those who
did the translating of the New Testament decided to
rename Je(o)shua and declared the Je(o)shua of the
Old Testament to be of the same name as their
"imag"ined 'jesus' in both Acts 7:43 and Heb 4:8 ;-(

At least the translators of the kjv were consistent, yet
the result of their consistency is confusion ;-(

And so it was that a heretical tradition was established
less than 500 years past ;-(

Now if one wishes to take liberty and change the name
of the Old Testament "Je(o)shua" to 'jesus', well that is
their choice, yet a sad choice indeed and Truth ;-(

And worse yet you could accept the traditional lie that
the Greek word "Iesous" represents both "Jeshua" and
the catholic and christian 'jesus'. For those who seek
The Light of Truth that is confusing at best! Another
sad choice ;-(

I have been, and know that i will yet be accused of
having my portion with the "sacred name folk" or some
other similar religious group. And yet that is as far
from Truth as one could be, for i believe that, "that
which decayed and waxed old" did indeed and Truth
"vanish away" with the destruction of the earthly,
natural kingdom that was centered in old jerusalem.

The Kingdom of GOD is now Spiritual and the body of a
believer is the Temple for the indwelling Spirit, The Spirit
that leads believers on The Way to The Truth of The Life.

Sadly, many believe that a name is not important ;-( Now
when a man makes such a statement to me i simply reply,
"ok, if that's what you believe Martha", or if it be a woman,
"ok, if that's what you believe Matthew".......

Truth is important, for apart from Truth their is nothing
but "confusion and every evil work" and Truth IS that the
"imag"ined name of 'jesus' was not spoken for more than
1500 years after The Only True GOD raised The Messiah
from among the dead! Truth IS that The Messiah's GOD
given birth Name was YeHoWsHuwa'(Jeshua in modern
day English)!

Prior to that time there was no 'j' sound in the English
language, which is verifiable in most any encyclopedia.
And there never has been a 'j' sound in either Hebrew
or Greek.

Seems the vain "imag"inations of the "catholic" and
"christian" systems of religion have caused "The Way
of Truth to be evil spoken of", so why continue to use
their "imag"ined name for "The Son of Living GOD"?

Those who yet cling to the "imag"ined name of 'jesus',
after The Truth was presented unto them, have chosen
to follow the evil ways of catholicism and her firstborn
"chrisitan" daughter, "the church OF england" ;-(

I am sad for all yet held captive by the "strong delusion"
that is their "imag"ined 'jesus' ;-(

Yet there is hope!

For Miracles do happen!

Hope is there would be those who would experience
The Miracle that is receiving "a love of The Truth"!

Truth IS, Yeshua(Jeshua in modern day english) is
The Messiah, Immanuel, The Son of The Living GOD!

Peace, in spite of the dis-ease(no-peace) that is of
this wicked world and it's systems of religion, for
"the WHOLE world is under the control of the evil
one"(1Jn5:19) indeed and Truth....... francisco

 

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