Gods Hope and our hope

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Gods Hope and Our Hope

Gods Hope and Our Hope

Gods Hope

In the beginning when God created the world He saw the first few days that it was good and was happy. (Genesis 1:12,19,25) When he made man to his image, according to His likeness, he created man and woman who had nothing to be ashamed of. (Genesis 1: 26.27; 2: 18, 21-25, 5:1-2) He hoped they would be fruitful and grow out to many and that they could control the earth. He hoped that they would make good use of the plant and animal world that they could take to food. (Genesis 1:28-30, 2: 15, 19; 9: 1-3, 7)

Unfortunately, the people doubted the honesty of God and His right to be all powerful. The woman went against the will of God and certainly hoped to be as God, knowing good and evil. (Genesis 3:5) Lust made her appearance (Genesis 3:6) and she seduced her husband to take the forbidden fruit to eat. (Genesis 3: 6) Failure to listen to God's commandment brought them to their own responsibility. From then on, men had to prove them self for men and for God. The Creator chased Adam and Eve (the first people) from the garden of Eden and hoped that they could cultivate the earth from which they were taken. (Genesis 3:23). The Creator had foreseen that man could have eternal life but by the fall, he was now doomed to return to dust. (Genesis 3:19) The dead would now prevail man until the missionary of God that would destroy that endpoint and man again would reconcile with God.

The first murder took place in the second generation, even though God warned Cain that it was better to turn again to do well, so there should be no elevation. Blinded by jealousy Cain / Qabil killed his brother Abel / Habil. (Genesis 4: 2,5-8) Later, there was more wrong and God saw that the wickedness of man was abundant, which made him sad. (Genesis 6: 5-7, 12-13) He stated his hope for Noah, who found favour in His eyes. (Genesis 6: 8) With him, he wanted to establish a covenant so that the good things of the world still could be protected. (Genesis 6:17-18) God was hoping that after a deluge a better generation would come from the descendants of Noah. But the Creator was aware of that man had essentially evil in him. He felt even more prepared never to hurt the earth. Jehovah said in his heart: “Never again shall I call down evil upon the ground on man's account, because the inclination of the heart of man is bad from his youth up; and never again shall I deal every living thing a blow just as I have done”. (Genesis 8:21-22, 9:9-13) God spoke His hope that for all the days the earth continues, seed sowing and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night, would never cease. (Genesis 8: 22)

People their proud wanted them to gain altitude in the heavens through a large building in a city. But God brought into their heads confusion (Babel) and putted in them different languages, so people were spread across the earth as God had desired. (Genesis 11:8)

Despite God's radical views on sin, most people ignored Him and continued to sin. From the few God chose Abram / Abraham / Avraham / Ibrähïm, from whom he hoped that he could be a blessing for many others, and from whom the whole world could be blessed. (Genesis 12:2-3,7, 15:5, 22:16-18, 23:26, Exodus 33:1) Abraham was the patriarch for the chosen people of God as to carry out God's plan.

Despite the shortcomings of man God kept following them, and He provided for people that others could serve as an example.

God /Allah calls people to Him and it is even so far as to put Moses / Müsä in charge to get them out of difficulties and to lead them to the promised land. (Exodus). The Creator wants His directives to be known so that people have something to keep on. With the Ten commandments He hopes that they will find the key to a good and spiritual life and that they will be able to recognize and respect them. He hoped that the penalties that they were receiving could be so they could learn to focus better.

God hopes that Israel's agrees with His Covenant (Exodus 24:1-8), remains faithful to Him (Exodus 34:12-15), maintains Gods Laws (Deuteronomy 4:2-20) and that Moses and the priests will be accepted as messengers of God (Exodus 24: 12-15).

To Moses / Moshe / Müsä, the Creator tells whom he is and how he wishes that people would know him. God said to Moses: "I will prove to be what I will prove to be." "I am that is. '/ I am who am" or "I am who I am" or "I will be there who shall be "And also: “I shall prove to be what I shall prove to be.” And he added: “This is what you are to say to the sons of Israel, ‘He-is / I shall prove to be has sent me to you.’” (Exodus 3:14)

"And God / Allah spoke further to Moses and said to him:" I am the (Supreme) Lord of Lords, the Lord Jehovah / JHWH / YHWH / Yud–Heh–Vav–Heh / HE, VAV, HE, YOD / Yahweh / Jahwe / Iehova / Jehowah / the One / Adonai. And to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, I always appeared as God Almighty / El Shaddai / the Ruler of all / the Strong God / the Awe-inspiring one / the All-embracing one, but what my name Jehovah / The Eternal is concerned, so I did not make myself known to them. And I also established my covenant with them to give them the land of Ca´naan, the land of their alien residences in which they resided as aliens.And I, even I, have heard the groaning of the sons of Israel, whom the Egyptians are enslaving, and I remember my covenant.“Therefore say to the sons of Israel, "I am Jehovah, and I shall certainly bring you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians and deliver you from their slavery, and I shall indeed reclaim you with an outstretched arm and with great judgments.And I shall certainly take you to me as a people, and I shall indeed prove to be God to you; and you will certainly know that I am Jehovah your God who is bringing you out from under the burdens of Egypt. And I shall certainly bring you into the land that I raised my hand in oath to give to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob; and I shall indeed give it to you as something to possess. I am Jehovah.’" (Exodus 6:2-8)

God made known his hope and he explained why He had not yet destroyed the people.

"But, in fact, for this cause I have kept you in existence, for the sake of showing you my power and in order to have my name declared in all the earth." (Exodus 9:16)

" With exultation you people will be certain to draw water out of the springs of salvation. And in that day you will certainly say: "Give thanks to Jehovah, you people! Call upon his name. Make known among the peoples his dealings. Make mention that his name is put on high. Make melody to Jehovah, for he has done surpassingly. This is made known in all the earth. " (Isaiah 12:3-5)

" For "everyone who calls on the name of Jehovah / YHWH / Adonai will be saved." (Romans 10:13)

" And now if you will strictly obey my voice and will indeed keep my covenant, then you will certainly become my special property out of all [other] peoples, because the whole earth belongs to me. And you yourselves will become to me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation.‘ These are the words that you are to say to the sons of Israel." (Exodus 19:5-6)

And God said that he hoped that people would look forward to the hope that He had given, namely the possibility of a chosen people of God, with its own Holy Land under the administration of its own, but Senior King.

The Most High, the God of gods, hopes that only He as the Only One will be honoured and adored.

”This is what Jehovah has said, the King of Israel and the Repurchaser of him, Jehovah of armies, ’I am the first and I am the last, and besides me there is no God. And who is there like me? Let him call out, that he may tell it and present it to me. From when I appointed the people of long ago, both the things coming and the things that will enter in let them tell on their part. Do not be in dread, you people, and do not become stupefied. Have I not from that time on caused you individually to hear and told [it] out? And you are my witnesses. Does there exist a God besides me? No, there is no Rock. I have recognized none.’” (Isaiah 44:6-8)

"Jehovah your God you should fear, and him you should serve, and by his name you should swear.you must not walk after other gods, any gods of the peoples who are all around you, (for Jehovah your God in your midst is a God exacting exclusive devotion,) for fear the anger of Jehovah your God may blaze against you and he must annihilate you from off the surface of the ground. (Deuteronomium 6:13-15 ) (Deuteronomium 10:20)

After having foreseen worldly social redeemers (Judges / Richter) God foresaw as kings Saul, David and Solomon and the Jewish monarchy. (Kings) The association of tribes in an empire after the death of Solomon became broken with the northern tribes of Israel and southern Judah. But God kept his hopes on the development of the offspring and gave several prophets for the people to lead. Hosea and Sefanja warned against idolatry, while Joel about God's mighty army and Amos was on the impending verdict. With Malachi God let reprimand and promises come to the people while Isaiah, Micah and Zechariah shined a light on messianic promises which God hopes that many people will understand and accept.

In four BC, at the Roman empire a child was born of a virgin. (Matthew 1-2) This is the realization of God's promise to send a Saviour, the anointed, the Messiah / al-Masïh . God hopes that this is the precursor whom people can accept to be delivered from death and can accept as their King. It is Jesus / Yeshua / Yashua / Isä, son of Joseph and Mary / Maria / Maryam of Nazareth, which was born the only son of God. (Matthew 3:17, John 3: 16)

In the garden of Eden after the Fall God already promised a solution for the destruction of evil. (Genesis 3:15) With the arrival of the carpenter's son, this plan of God was put into practice. The hope of God that this man would make the right choices became truth. Jesus was not tempted even though he repeatedly was put to the test. The simple man grew to be a great teacher and prophet. God gave him the opportunity to perform many miracles so that bystanders could easily understand what a force God had prepared him to give.(eg Matthew 9)

It is next to God the mediator of a New Covenant given to us to achieve Gods and our hope. (1 Timotheus 2:5, Hebrews 8:6, 12:24)

"We know that an idol is nothing in the world and that there is no God but one. For even though there are those who are called “gods,” whether in heaven or on earth, just as there are many “gods” and many “lords,” there is actually to us one God the Father, out of whom all things are, and we for him; and there is one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom all things are, and we through him. (1 Corinthians 8:4-6)

The religious leaders accused Jesus of being Satan, but in him was no evil. (Matthew 12: 24, 2 Corinthians 5:21) He who was without sin did fully sacrifice him self for humanity and was put to death on a wooden pole (Matthew 20:19, 1 Peter 2:24)

" The God of our forefathers raised up Jesus, whom you slew, hanging him upon a stake. God exalted this one as Chief Agent and Saviour to his right hand, to give repentance to Israel and forgiveness of sins. "(Acts 5:30-31)

The gate of death is revealed to us (Job38: 17). Lazarus was brought out of the tomb by Jesus and Jesus in turn rose from the dead. After his resurrection Jesus Christ appeared to many people so once again bearing witness to the possibilities which are in God's hands and which God hopes to grant us.

In Christ we have a wonderful example of what God has in store for us. God hopes that we will follow Christ and that we not only listen to him, but would try to be as Jesus was.

We can freely choose whether or not to make the hope of God thru into reality. Each of us has the possibility of the Word of God to themselves, to examine it and to learn it well. Then we can choose to be partners of God's Plan. By accepting God's hope and His Laws or to follow His good healthy rules we can make our hope for a peace-full world reality.

Our Hope

We have a wonderful hope, and we want to preach and teach that Bible hope to everyone we meet. Read how Scripture offers that hope to all people:

    • "the one hope that belongs to your call" (Ephesians 4:4),

    • "the hope of Israel" (Acts 28:20),

    • "for hope in the promise made by God to our Fathers" (Acts 26:6),

    • "having a hope in God ...that there will be a resurrection of both the just and the unjust" (Acts 24:15), and

    • "we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Through him...we rejoice in the hope of sharing the glory of God." (Romans 5:1-2)

This website is designed to bring this "hope in God" to the attention of every viewer, and to encourage them to "seize the hope" that is set before them (Hebrews 6:18).

Giving preference to the Word of God instead of the word of people and traditions.