The Creative Aspect of God
Plant your hope. If you focus it on a particular problem in your life, it will grow up and become greater. Greater than what? Greater than the problem!
Hope is a very powerful force. And it is inside you if you are born of God. Do you understand that? The moment you received Jesus Christ as your Lord, the Spirit of the living God came to live inside you. Your inner man was reborn in His image. God literally became the Father of your spirit. Just as your body took on the same genes and traits of your natural mother and father when you were born, your spirit took on the spiritual “genes,” so to speak, of your Heavenly Father when you were reborn.
Your spirit took on His hope, His faith, His love—and all the other spiritual forces that are characteristic of Him. All of them together are called eternal life. The Greek word for it is zoe. It’s a word that defies definition. So the best way I can explain zoe is by saying it’s the part of God that makes Him God. And He invested zoe in your spirit when you made Jesus the Lord of your life.
This isn’t a human kind of hope. It’s God’s kind. It’s one of the supernatural forces He used to create the universe, and He put it inside you when you were born again. But before you can use it, you have to be absolutely certain that you have it.
“But, Brother Copeland, you don’t understand. My circumstances have been bad for so long, I don’t have any hope anymore!”
Yes, you do! Hebrews 6:19 says so. You may feel totally hopeless right now. This may be the most hopeless moment of your entire life. But, according to the Word of God, you have hope. God Himself is your hope. So the first thing you need to do is acknowledge that. Say, “Thank God, I have hope!” You have to get in agreement with God and His Word.
Hope. You have it living within you right now. Realize that. Use it. Feed it. Speak it. Guard it. Put it to work with the Word of God for a blueprint to victory.
Speak the Word
Hope is the anchor of my soul, both sure and steadfast. (Hebrews 6:19)
Scripture Study: 1 Peter 3:15-22