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GRACEVINE DEVOTIONAL
Wednesday, April 19th, 2017


Ecclesiastes 9:4 KJV
“For to him that is joined to all the living there is hope…..”

When hope becomes lost, then all is lost. To be hopeless means to give up on help totally. Hopelessness is the root of helplessness.

Hope is the expectation that keeps a person alive regardless of contrary circumstances. No matter how bad a situation may be, as long as hope still dreams of positive change, life will be sustained and help attained.

Hope is a quality that gives faith impetus. Without the dreams of hope, there’ll be nothing for faith to substantiate. When Hope expects that it shall be well no matter what, then Faith comes along with the firm assurance of God’s Word to give substance to what hope dreams.

Faith births into reality whatever Hope sees dimly. To lose hope in life is to open the door to death. It is generally said that “while there’s life, there’s hope” but I’d rather say that “while there’s hope, there’ll be life”

Our Bible text of today states that being JOINED to “the living” is the source of hope. Who then can be really defined as “the living”?  I firmly believe that this term can only find appropriateness in one person - JESUS !

1 Timothy 6:17 KJV
“Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not highminded, nor TRUST in uncertain riches, but in the LIVING GOD, who giveth us richly ALL THINGS TO ENJOY”

Jesus is The Living God and the source of Life that establishes Hope in ALL who are joined to Him. This joining becomes the medium for tapping into the Life that is IN Christ.

1 Corinthians 6:17 KJV
But he that is JOINED unto the Lord is ONE SPIRIT.

Jesus IS our Hope for Eternity In God. He as our forerunner has entered into Heaven as a surety that all who believe in Him shall enter also.

Hebrews 6:19 KJV
“Which HOPE we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and stedfast, and which entereth into that within the veil; (Heaven’s Holiest place)”

By virtue of your union with Christ, your Hope is not only established in this world but for eternity. Therefore child of God, do not give up Hope. If you do, you are saying you do not believe you are joined to Christ The Living God. And if you are not connected to Christ, then you have no life.

No matter how bad it may seem, like Father Abraham, you must against all hope, keep believing in hope that all is well.

Shalom Beloved. May you be truly blessed.

Ken Okotcha

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