Life has Purpose. And God has a Plan for your Life, which is to become Energized and Fruitful, Abounding in Good Works. There are three Aspects of being a Believer that we must continue to Develop… Spiritual Realities that must be constantly focused on in our hearts. Love, Faith, Hope. These are the Engines that drive us toward our destination. When we have understanding how these work for us, we find our purpose, our vision and our direction. These are the most imperative aspects of our spiritual life. Everything follows these three Realities. Our lives are found in them…as completeness.
And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love. I Corinthians 13:13
These are spiritual realities that are absolutely necessary for us to function in the spiritual realm. And for us to have an impact in this worldly realm. These three abide to give us the Who, What, Where, When, and How of our eternal calling. Everything that God has done for us is embodied in these three. And now every thing we do is to be exhibited and expressed in them….in Love…in Faith…in the Hope.
Love is first, God’s Love to us, and then our Love for Him.
Faith is our ability to believe God’s Word.
Hope is our future reality. It is our completeness of salvation in victory and righteousness. It is our eternal spiritual lives, with new bodies abiding in His glory. This starts at the point of Christ’s return for his church.
Why is Love the greatest? Love is the greatest of these three because it acts as the “catalyst”. It is the energizer to our Faith. And in order for the Hope to be activated, we must first have Faith to believe it. And the more we Love with the Love of God, the greater our Faith will be energized…resulting in endurance in the Hope. We need all three activated and functioning in our lives as a synergetic force.
For we through the Spirit wait for the hope of righteousness by faith.
For in Jesus Christ neither circumcision (works of the flesh) availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision; but faith which worketh (energizes) by love. Galatians 5:5, 6
Love energizes and provokes our Faith into believing action…and anticipation of our great Hope.
“but only faith that is spurred on to action by love.” Galatians 5:6b (Williams)
“but only faith activated and energized and expressed and working through love.” Galatians 5:6b (Amplified)
Love, Faith, Hope work together for us to fulfill our Eternal Purpose.
The Apostle Paul commends the Thessalonian Believers for their example of Love, Faith and Hope.
“We remember before our God and Father your work produced by faith, your labor prompted by love, and your endurance inspired by hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.” I Thessalonians 1:3
God has called us to eternal glory in Christ, and how we get there is through and in these three Energizing Realities. These are what we build our lives on. This is our greatest support system.
Let’s begin with The Hope…
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