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Now Living in a Not Yet World

Listen to the Message
 
 
Isaiah 60:1-6
 
It’s a life of becoming than it is a life of being. 
 
It’s  more of a journey right now than it is a destination. 
 
Till then, we live only with glimpses of this great and future glory. 
 
John 10:10
 
The abundant life has nothing to do with economics. 
 
Living in Hope
 
“having and not having at the same time”
 
We can experience the joy of God’s promytofay even though we only see glimpses 
 
Like an Inheritance 
 
Romans 8:24-25
 
The Biblical concept of hope can best be described as “positive expectations based on God’s goodness”.
 
Hope opens the fire if Possibilities in your life. 
 
But He promises the future will be full if the goodness of God. 
 
1. Put on the face of optimism. 
  • “The tendency to look on the more favorable side of events or conditions and to expect the most favorable outcome.”
  • ”The belief that good ultimately dominates over evil in the world.”
  • Romans 8:28
  • God is making everything work out for the best.
  • “Arise, shine, for your light has come; and the glory of the Lord rises upon you.” Isaiah 60:1
  • “Darkness as black as night covers all the nations of the earth, but the glory of the Lord rises and appears over you.” Isaiah‬ ‭60:2‬ ‭
  • God’s people are making a greater difference throughout the world than we ever have before.
  • You have His presence to guide you and His promise to sustain you. 
2. Look for others to come your way
  • “All nations will come to your light; mighty kings will come to see your radiance. Look and see, for everyone is coming home! Your sons are coming from distant lands; your little daughters will be carried home.” ‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭60:3‬-4
  • If we want our churches to grow we need to offer people a “note of hope”. 
3. You’ll have all you need at the right time. 
  • “Your eyes will shine, and your heart will thrill with joy, for merchants from around the world will come to you. They will bring you the wealth of many lands.” ‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭60:5‬
  • Even though in the present we have struggles and troubles and trials, we also have the promise of God’s provision. 
  • Phillipians 4:11-13, 4:19
  • Psalm 145:18-19