THE FORCE OF HOPE PART V
“Who against hope believed in hope, that he might become the father of many nations; according to that which was spoken, So shall thy seed be. And being not weak in faith, he considered not his own body now dead, when he was about an hundred years old, neither yet the deadness of Sara’s womb: He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God; And being fully persuaded that, what he had promised, he was able also to perform. And therefore it was imputed to him for righteousness.” – Romans 4:18-22
Abraham believed in hope against hope! There was no natural reason for an old man married to an old woman to have hope of becoming a Daddy and a Mummy of their own biological child. The natural thing would have been various options like adoption and the like. However, because God said it was going to happen that the duo would have their own biological child; Abraham decided to remain hopeful even when it was naturally foolish to do so.
Brethren, an hundred years old man and a ninety year old woman having a child is naturally unthinkable and thinking that such could happen would be madness, talking about it would be living in a world of fools where self-deceit is the order of the day. Wait a minute, Abraham decided to ignore possible mockery of all around him to keep his hope alive. He did not stagger at the promise of God through unbelief; he was fully persuaded that what God promised, He was able to perform because his hope in God remained constant.
Abraham’s stance was imputed to him for righteousness! Your hope in God and His word will not just serve as the platform for faith that works; it is the platform for divine approval. You cannot have divine approval and not command signs and wonders among men. Jesus Christ was approved of God by miracles, signs and wonders.
“Ye men of Israel, hear these words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which God did by him in the midst of you, as ye yourselves also know:” – Acts 2:22
Your breakthrough is around the corner! It will manifest in signs, wonders and diverse miracles by the supernatural Hand of God. Let your hope remains alive in God and His word.
Scriptures for meditation: Psalm 119:81,114,147
Jesus is Lord!