Forever: Live in Hope


Positive Prospective Mental Imagery


Some day you will read in the papers that D.L. Moody of East Northfield, is dead. Don’t you believe a word of it! At that moment I shall be more alive than I am now Dwight L. Moody

In heaven we will see much more clearly, but continue to learn

1 Cor. 13:9-12 For we know in part and we prophesy in part, but when completeness comes, what is in part disappears. When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me. For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.

In heaven we will see much more clearly, but continue to learn

Luke 15:7, 10 I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent… In the same way, I tell you, there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.

The Hope (anticipation) of heaven is breathtaking

Romans 12:12 Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer

1 Peter 1:3 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead

Living Hope is the foretaste of forever in our souls

Eph. 3:18-19 And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is. May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God.

A living hope plants seeds of forever growing in my soul

Col. 3:1-3Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God

This isn’t heaven, so don’t expect it to be. Max Lucado

How does it shape our lives now

Live in Hope

PS 31:24 Be strong and take heart all you who hope in the LORD.